About Us

Faith, family, and friendship

These form the foundation of BobsCNC. Bob and Pam Wood, and Kathi and Keith Havens have been best friends for over 30 years. Their friendship is rooted in the desire they share to follow Christ. BobsCNC exists to design and manufacture great products and to plant and grow great relationships with customers and employees.

Bob, a graduate Missouri University of Science and Technology, has more than twenty years of experience in design and manufacturing. He has been building CNCs routers in his home shop for over fifteen years.

Keith, has been in sales and marketing since the 1970s. He has been a small business owner with experience in both retail and manufacturing management.

Pam, a surgical nurse has an extensive background in medical administration. She is our business manager; she keeps our books in order and helps schools and other organizations with their purchases.

Kathi, worked as a teacher in a private academy and as a medical records supervisor at a local hospital. Kathi is our project manager and supervises the packaging of our products.

Our History

In 2015 Bob Wood and his wife Pam started BobsCNC to manufacture and sell the RP-9, a 3D printer Bob designed. In 2016 the company expanded its line of products with the introduction of the E3 CNC Router, which featured an X Frame, Gantry, and Z Carriage constructed from laser cut 6mm Baltic birch. Because of its innovative design, sales of the E3 exceeded expectations.

That year Bob and Pam along with friends, Keith and Kathi Havens formed a partnership to guide the growing business. The E4 CNC Router with a full 24" X 24" cutting area was introduced to compliment the E3.

In 2018 Bob and Keith retired from their jobs to focus fulltime on BobsCNC. Soon the business outgrew its original home in Bob and Pam’s garage and shop. In 2018 the foundations for a new manufacturing facility were poured.

Incorporating customer feedback and suggestions, the E3 and E4 were redesigned and replaced by the Evolution Series CNC Routers. Utilizing an acme screw on the Z axis, a more robust frame design, and a self-squaring Gantry the new machines offered best-in-class performance. Customer demand also led to the introduction of the KL7 Series with 3' X 3' and 4' X 4' cutting areas, Bell-Everman Drives on the X and Y axes, NEMA 23 Servos with Closed Loop Quadrature Encoder Motors, and a ball screw on the Z axis.

Continued growth in 2019 necessitated building an addition to house the packaging and shipping departments which was completed in 2020. In 2021 BobsCNC introduced the Revolution, the first stand-alone rotary axis CNC router on the market. The principle of simple cost effective design continues to drive BobsCNC’s creation of new, innovative products.

Our Philosophy: Simple Cost Effective Design

“A simple design eliminates needless complexity without compromising performance or reliability. A cost effective design selects materials and components that perform their designed function accurately and dependably. Together they give customers the best possible value.”

—Bob Wood