Steffes Cabinet Shop
Born and raised in North Dakota, Steffes founder George Steffes moved to Portland to make Liberty ships during World War II. Upon his return in 1947, he decided to start a business making cabinets. Unable to construct a shop due to the shortage of materials, he found an old dance hall in Sentinel Butte, took it apart board by board, and reconstructed a building. The Steffes Cabinet Shop also served as the family's home for many years, as they literally raised their children in a manufacturing setting.