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Designer Diaries: High-Quality Doors That Will Change Your Home's Interiors

interior design manufacturer visits, high-quality manufacturers visits, portland designers and builders Last week, Associate Interior Design, Daniel McCulloch flew to Denver, Colorado to visit TruStile's manufacturer. Daniel was nominated by Portland Millwork to be sent to TruStile, which was a great honor for GHID and for Daniel. He headed out to Colorado with 15 other local builders and designers to get to know the history of how these high-quality doors are made, the history of the company, meet with Corporate, i.e. The President and CEO of the company, Scott Schmid.

A Quick History Of TruStile, A High-Quality Door Option

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"TruStile was founded in 1995 on the principles of design flexibility and short lead times — two things that were noticeably lacking in the custom door market. Our founders recognized a market need for a dependable source of high-quality doors easily specified to match any architectural style and application. Referred to internally as “No limits!” manufacturing, this philosophy continues to be the foundation of TruStile’s business practices. If you can dream it, we can design and build it.

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"TruStile was one of the first door manufacturers to leverage the superior benefits of MDF (medium density fiberboard) for paint-grade door applications. Since then, we have become the nation’s leading manufacturer of solid MDF doors. In 2003, we recognized an opportunity to bring these exceptional manufacturing principles to the stain-grade wood door market. With the addition of our wood door manufacturing plant, TruStile now has the ability to fulfill virtually any door need for any residential or commercial project.

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What Differentiates TruStile From Other Door Manufacturers?

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Every TruStile door is made to order, each built to the exact style and size you require. TruStile still builds its MDF doors using traditional stile and rail construction, a method usually reserved for wood doors. Our solid MDF doors are never routed or filled with cheap core materials like those of our competitors. Instead, each door is constructed to provide superior, architecturally correct details and an unequaled finishing surface.

Why Pick A Higher Quality Door From TruStile?

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Daniel let us in on a little secret. He says that doors are inherently the last thing chosen when designing and building a home, but should be chosen in the earlier stages because it's evident throughout the entire home's design. By waiting until the end of the design/build process, people are less likely to save money for these sound resistant and completely customizable doors. He says that you can reduce overall home costs by spending less on trim and more on things that you touch on a daily basis. He says that you can see and feel the quality of these doors, and this quality will increase the value of your home.

Fun Facts About TruStile!

-TruStile has over 400 door styles in their catalogue, but if a designer can draw a picture of the door they want built, TruStile is guaranteed to make it

-TruStile purposely spells "stile" with an "i"

-Doors are made out of rails and stiles; rails are the horizontal supports and stiles are the vertical pieces

We hope you enjoyed seeing some behind the scenes photos from Daniel's fabulous trip to TruStile. If you're thinking about remodeling or building a new home, get in touch with us! We can help you create the home of your dreams, all the way down to the very detail on your doors. Don't forget, if we can draw it, TruStile can make it!