62 Sanford Drive, Gorham Maine  04038
Phone: 207.591.5740 / Fax: 207.591.5741

About Us

OUR MISSION:  To produce the finest, custom unfinished and pre-finished treads and moldings to your specifications!

What we do:

Custom Stair Treads- customized to size, shape, wood type, with or without returns

Winder Treads- "pie" shaped or trapezoid shaped treads for winding stair cases

Starter Steps- the first step of the stair, often larger with a rounded end or ends

Risers- front face-board between steps

Nosings- connects to the flooring to overhang a landing or open space below

Saddles/Thresholds/Reducers- transition pieces that sit between rooms connecting different types of flooring

Handrails- traditional 6010 profile from maple or oak, or choose a unique or custom profile or exotic species

On Request- Table tops, counter tops, glued-up panels

Turnings- We partner with a local craftsman for custom rounded newels and other turnings

**Now offering a full line of trim- crown, base board, chair rail, casings and other custom mouldings from poplar or hard wood**

Our Services

Prefinished products ready for installation

Staining to coordinate with your prefinished flooring

Handscraping/wire brushing/distressing by hand

Now offering Rubio Monocoat- oil-rubbed finish to match recent trends in flooring finishes

Installation services offered as crews are available.

Our Process

We receive rough lumber weekly and mill it into a finished product to your specifications ...jobs are made to order, with 95% of items made/finished by hand in our shop in Gorham Maine

Lead time is 10 business days for standard tread orders- add time for staining or custom measurements

Stain/finish matching using a sample of the flooring provided by the customer or a proprietary sample board from the flooring company

Shipping via freight carrier or UPS

What else you may want to know

Box Treads- standard tread that fits between two walls with no return on the ends

Return Treads- a tread with one or two mitered or rounded returns that "finishes" an exposed end of a tread on an open staircase

Inside Dimension/throat- an important measurement for a DOUBLE RETURN TREAD. Required to ensure that it fits around the skirt boards of an open staircase.

We are a Veteran Owned and Family Operated Business.

Our Story

 Greetings from the new ownership team!

New England Treads is under new ownership as of 26 August, 2014.

There is no change to ordering procedures, price quotes or production methods.

The production manager, Tom Johns, is remaining with the company to provide important continuity and we are adding to the team with new employees.

Bill and Tara Benson, the new ownership team, are excited about earning your business. Bill recently retired as a Colonel of the Army after 24 years. He is pursuing his passion for small business, woodworking and the teamwork associated with the manufacturing process. Tara brings her 20 years experience as a registered nurse and community organizer as well as her passion for people to the  front office. They both have been learning the business at New England Treads since June and are committed to producing custom, quality treads and moldings to your specifications. Next time you place an order, please take a moment to introduce yourself to the new ownership team.


Business Manager/Owner- Bill Benson

Office Manager/Owner- Tara Benson

Production Manager- Tom Johns

Call or email us with your questions


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