About Us

Goebel delivery truck design from the 1950's
Goebel delivery truck design from the 1950’s

The more experience in an industry, the better the results. Established in 1935 as F. C. Goebel & Son Cabinet Shop, our focus was on quality and service. Some things should never change.

Today, four generations later, that small shop is 183,000 square feet of manufacturing space with 150 employees dedicated to the Goebel vision: to be the industry leader through its people, customer service, and quality products. We keep building on that solid foundation.

Throughout our 80 year history we have remained true to our values and continue to exceed client expectations through:

  • Valued and skilled employees
  • Unparalleled quality and service
  • Integrity, honesty and fairness
  • Continuous improvement

Goebel Fixture Company: A Timeline

  • 1935

    Fred Goebel has a dream…

    Fred Goebel uses his excellent woodworking skills to do small repairs for the community and starts making custom-built cabinetry.
  • 1938

    Humble Beginnings

    Goebel's Cabinet ShopFred Goebel and his sons, Virgil and Harvey, open F.C. Goebel & Son Cabinet Shop – a kitchen cabinet and fix-it shop in Hutchinson, MN.

  • 1948

    Disaster Strikes

    Fire nearly destroys the company’s new 2600 sq. ft. facility, built just a year earlier to accommodate Goebel’s move toward commercial projects.

  • 1952

    New name, new focus…

    The company changes its name to Goebel Fixture Company and sells its kitchen cabinet business to focus on store and bank fixtures.

  • 1955

    Passing the torch…

    Fred Goebel passes away, leaving the business to his sons Virgil & Harvey.

  • 1964

    Continuing Tradition…

    Harvey passes away, leaving Virgil to manage the business.

  • 1966

    A period of growth…

    The company is incorporated and earns a well-established reputation in the department store industry.

  • 1973

    Providing employment opportunities…

    Goebel TruckGoebel Fixture Company grows to 63 employees and begins to produce knife blocks for Chicago Cutlery.

  • 1985

    Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!

    The Company celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Employee count is 133 with 300 additional employees working at job sites across the United States.

  • 1995

    Retail Consolidation…

    Mergers and acquisitions affect the department store industry and the Company’s business remains stagnant for six consecutive years.

  • 1999

    Reinventing our brand…

    Through in-depth strategic planning, Goebel Fixture Company reinvents itself – focusing the business on the high-end specialty retail market.

  • 2004

    Reaching new heights…

    The new focus of the Company results in sales topping $25 million. The knife block production line is shut down after 7 million blocks are produced.

  • 2007

    Expanded capabilities…

    The Company expands its capabilities to include vendor shops, in-house metal and international projects.

  • 2008

    Expansion and Acquisition

    Overall sales top $43 million, and with 105 employees, the company begins strategic efforts to expand, through partnerships or an acquisition.

  • 2010

    A new facility…

    JY0_6484Goebel Fixture Company increases its capacity through the acquisition of Environments – a 70,000 sq. ft. facility in Minnetonka, MN.


  • 2012

    4th Generation CEO…

    Matthew Field CEO4th Generation Matthew Field takes on new role as Chief Executive Officer.

  • 2015

    Celebrating our 80th Anniversary!

    The company celebrates its 80th anniversary. Employee count is 150 employees.

  • 2016

    SHOP! Hall of Fame Award…

    Virgil's Hall of Fame InductionAfter five decades of executive leadership, Virgil Goebel is inducted into the Hall of Fame for his substantial imprint on the industry.



  • 2016

    Award Ceremony…

    Goebel Fixture Company celebrates the 2016 Award Ceremony on November 2nd.

  • Now

    A bright future…

    Goebel’s strategic focus remains on luxury. The company has defined customer service as its mission and differentiation. Goebel will remain committed to the client and creating luxury environments.