Nelson Wood Shims is the largest shim manufacturer in North America. The Nelson shim is consistently a favorite with contractors and lumber yards. Their state-of-the-art, high volume production facility makes superior quality products for distribution nationwide.


As a Platinum Claris Partner, Nelson trusted LuminFire to take over support, maintenance and enhancements of their FileMaker workflow solution after their existing developer retired.

Nelson uses a custom FileMaker Go app on iPads with cellular connectivity to assist with inventory management. LuminFire updated the solution to the latest version of FileMaker to ensure Nelson Wood Shims could take advantage of all the new FileMaker innovations and increase the app’s reliability. Plans for the future include integration of their FileMaker app with Netsuite.


Nelson Wood Shims then wanted to distinguish themselves from their competitors, so relied on LuminFire to create a new WordPress website that conveyed their commitment to “quality first.” Their site’s UX gives quick, intuitive access to information about Nelson’s full product line of shims and their specialty products for niche industries, contractors, and retailers. LuminFire retained relevant information from Nelson’s old site, but refreshed its appearance using a customized Genesis theme framework built on top of WordPress.

Requiring reliability and performance, LuminFire migrated Nelson to Brilliant Hosting, which includes free premium plugins, backups, security, SEO, forms, workflow, analytics, and more.

If you have a FileMaker solution that requires quality support or enhancements, or you need a new website that draws more customers and integrates with FileMaker, choose LuminFire. Contact us for a free consultation.

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with the Claris platform including FileMaker and WordPress. He also knows Apple macOS technology inside and out.