Being a family owned business, all of the Acker employees move between each of the manufacturing departments learning every aspect of the woodworking trade. However, we each have our own specialties creating a solid team of artisans with the ability to take on your job.


Pete Acker: President and Head of Manufacturing

Dedicated employee for 37 years


Jeff Acker: Vice President and Head of Installation

Dedicated employee for 33 years


Barb Acker: Office Manager and Treasurer

Dedicated employee for 32 years

Pictured (left to right): Alec, Dave, Brandon, Pete, Jeff, and Ross

 Brandon Acker:  Field Installer and Finishing Specialist

Dedicated Employee for 10 years


Ross Notham:  Door, Sash, and Millwork Mfg Specialist

Dedicated Employee for 26 years


Dave Germanson: Combination, Leaded Glass, & Millwork Mfg Specialist

Dedicated Employee for 14 years

Our People

Our Mission

 Acker Millwork Company provides our clients with quality wood windows and doors while

striving to revive, capture and preserve the essence of historical and architectural designs.

Our goal is to not only make historical designs relevant to today’s homeowner, but to also

exceed their expectations of quality through excellent customer service

and superior craftsmanship.


About Us

After returning home from the army in 1956, Ken Acker began working with his father building homes in the Milwaukee area.  Soon after, he saw a pattern developing: the cabinets they were installing did not arrive on schedule, creating a delay in the construction process.  Ken embraced this as a challenge and decided to set up shop in his basement making the cabinets himself.  Eventually his work evolved; he soon began manufacturing wood windows and doors to fill the needs of local contractors.  The work was piling up, and Ken’s small basement shop was hindering his business.  He realized that if he was going to work more efficiently and take on more projects he would need a larger facility—it was time to expand.


In 1959 Ken Acker and his wife Ruth Ann established the Acker Millwork Company.


The business flourished.  The specialty niche of custom wood windows and doors was rapidly growing and the company began taking on new customers, catering not only to big business but more specifically to the individual tastes and needs of homeowners.  With their sons Pete and Jeff, they have combined time-proven construction methods and innovation with a strong tradition of hard work to build a reputation of precision and customer service just like one expects from a trusted family business.

Our History


3300 West Pabst Avenue Milwaukee, WI  53215   Phone: (414) 672-2200   Fax: (414) 672-2203