Mock Woodworking Acquired by Dix Communications

Josh Curtis
Managing Director
Footprint Capital
Phone 614.327.8746

230 West Street
Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43215


Footprint Capital (“Footprint”) was pleased to act as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Mock Woodworking Company, LLC (“Mock”) in the sale to Dix Communications (“Dix”). Doug Mock, as President and 2nd generation owner, desired to complete a long-term transition plan with an organization who shared his genuine caring for employees and customers, integrity, craftsmanship, growth, and legacy. Footprint was engaged to lead a comprehensive sell-side process that ultimately resulted in Dix Communications being selected as the preferred buyer.


Mock has manufactured and designed architectural woodwork since 1954. Founded as a small cabinet shop, Mock has grown to become one of the largest woodworking and millwork companies in the Midwest. In collaboration with architects, designers, contractors, and end-users, Mock Woodworking focuses on custom products in store fixtures, hospitality, corporate, healthcare, academic, and public buildings. Based in Zanesville, Ohio just outside of Columbus, Mock’s craftsmanship can be found across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit.


Dix Communications is a fifth generation, family-owned business that was established by bringing print news, marketing, and advertising opportunities to the communities they served. It was established in Wooster, OH and grew to include print, television and radio media properties. In the past 10 years, Dix has transitioned the business by selling its print and television properties, retaining a majority of broadcasting holdings, adding an advertising agency, and diversifying its holdings. For more information, visit:


Footprint is a boutique investment bank focused on advising owners and operators of privately held companies in the middle market. Footprint’s services include sell-side and buy-side merger and acquisition advisory, ownership transition planning, capital raising, and strategic management consulting.