About TruStile

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.

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.

Perhaps what differentiates TruStile most from other door manufacturers is our passion for building eye-catching doors to create inspiring spaces — and doing things just a little differently. From our manufacturing philosophy, to our industry-leading lead times, to the people who run our business, TruStile’s mission is to change the way people think about doors.


Our People

Scott A. Schmid
President and CEO

Scott has over 20 years of experience in management and consulting in consumer products, high technology and other industries. He has a proven track record of developing and executing strategies that create competitive advantage. His positions have included:

  • Vice President, Marketing, Inflow, Inc.
  • Vice President, Marketing Planning and Strategy, Rhythms NetConnections
  • Manager, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Brand Management, Procter & Gamble

Scott holds a Masters of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern University.

Senior Management Staff

Jeff Elkin
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Chuck Tamblyn
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Support

Steve Farley
Vice President of Commercial Sales

Steve Jara
Vice President of Operations

Todd Piper
Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

Robert Stuart
Vice President of Engineering