About Us

/About Us
About Us 2018-06-14T14:23:00+00:00

Who We Are?

For nearly half a century, Pater Architectural has been designing and creating architectural masterpieces from the finest woods available. We create exact historic replications for preservationists or create new rich wood products to add the perfect touch to new architectural projects. We strive to exceed your expectations. Whatever your budget, we can give you value added engineering and solutions that will help you to make the best decisions for your particular circumstances.

  • Artistic design build ability
  • 10,000 sq. ft. facility
  • World class woodworking equipment
  • 40 years of custom fabricating, shaping wood in a mirade of ways
  • Professional networks built over a 30 year span

Our Story

John and Judy Pater have been partners in the business since 1986. In 1988, they married, purchased their original Indiana homestead in Aurora, and started their family. Johns working career has evolved from framing carpenter, exterior trim carpenter, interior trim and cabinetry installer, design/build cabinetmaker/custom remodeling, architectural millworker, door designer/fabricator, historic window fabricator and restorer.

We live and work on 68 beautiful river valley acres. After we moved to Aurora, John spent ten years designing and fabricating custom high end cabinetry for the Greater Cincinnati market. In 1997, we expanded, adding production milling equipment and went on to participate in three large casino interiors that we were fortunate to locate in our county and the neighboring one. By 2000, we bought European high end production window making equipment to make historically correct, true mortise and tenon replicated and custom windows and doors.


Since this time we have replicated thousands of historic sash and whole window units, made and restored hundreds of doors from churches to brew pubs to ultra high end homes, made custom moldings and pre-finished them for the newest skyscraper in Cincinnati. We have made custom residential libraries in Greenwich, Connecticut and Key West, Florida.

We have two sons, Jeffrey and Benjamin, who have worked with us in the business while also exploring other options for their careers. Both are interested in living on the family farm and carrying forward the business when our time for retirement comes. Like most small successful business owners, we love what we get to do for a living. We consider it a privilege to help our customers bring their visions to life.


John PaterFounder and Owner
John is a true American entrepreneur, with an emphasis on the arts of design and music. He is highly respected by his fellow peers in the woodworking field. Many who have taken the time to know him call him a “dying breed”.
Judy PaterCo-Founder and Sales
From managing projects to developing long lasting business relationships, Judy will be there every step of the way. Pragmatist, accountant, marketing, sales, she knows how to make it happen on time and right (or she doesn’t sleep).

Here’s The Good Stuff. Some of Our Best Work Is Featured Below.

Get a Quote

Pater Architectural makes is easy to build beautiful, unique pieces that will blow your mind.

Our options, designs and work give you the power you need to showcase your project.
Get a Quote