We were recently invited to attend a tour of the TruStile door manufacturing facility in Denver, Colorado. For those not familiar with TruStile doors, they have been around for many years building quality doors (none of that “hollow-core” cheap stuff) but have been recently garnering attention with their newer glass panel designs that can turn a home’s doors into….well, artwork! I was first introduced to these doors at our recent Luxury Home Show by our friends at Probuild. I was captivated by their glass panel doors, which have an organic look. I loved them all, but my favorites were the ones with infused with leaves (shown at right). The leaves are thin and elegant and have the color of light wheat, making them perfect for any color scheme.
Who wouldn’t enjoy looking at these beautiful creations every day? And, there are so many amazing designs to choose from! The folks at TruStile say that they have door styles for any style home, and I can concur simply because of the wide range of selection. There’s glass infused with a multitude of organic products from leaves to bamboo rings, along with variations of glass finishes too numerous to mention (but you can see some of them below).
They do also have solid doors, of course. In fact, that is their mainstay. Those have been around for many years. They are well-priced and excellent quality. You know, the interior doors in a home used to be solid and heavy. When you opened or closed a door, you felt the quality of it, and it reflected on the quality of the home. With the advent of production homes, the nice heavy quality door has become less prevalent because of budget constraints. Well, it’s time to bring back quality doors to our homes, and these doors have the panache to do it.
P.S. We got to see some of the parts for doors they are custom building for Disney. That’s another nice thing about TruStile – they are known for their ability to create custom doors. Oh, the possibilities… in fact, I actually do have one designed for our upcoming offices and showroom. I can’t wait!
One more thing…when I posted my favorite door on my pinterest board, I got 15 re-pins and 4 likes within a couple of minutes. So, I am not the only person who likes them.
TruStile now offers an online TruCAD Door Design Tool, which allows you to create a door to your specifications. We think it’s pretty neat, and hope you’ll give it a try.
Twitter Interview with TruStile Doors
If you missed our Twitter Interview with TruStile Doors, we’ve got it here for you. If you have a Twitter account and prefer to see it on Twitter, just click “Discover” and look up hashtag #JCHinterview. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about TruStile custom doors and we hope you will enjoy and learn from it. Feel free to follow up with us at @JCHAustin or @TruStile if you have any other questions.
Us, too! Thanks for joining us to talk about doors. How’s the weather in
#Denver today? #JCHInterview
The weather is great today, thanks. It is crystal clear and finally above 40 degrees for the first time in two weeks!
Great! Chuck, for our viewers, can you tell us a little about yourself & what you do at
@Trustile Doors? #JCHInterview
I am based at TruStile’s
#Denver, CO headquarters and I oversee Marketing and Customer Support at our company #customhome #JCHinterview
So, we all have some area of expertise. What’s the emphasis of
@Trustile as a company? #JCHInterview
We are focused on building the highest quality doors to the exact specifications of builders and homeowners.
So, they are all custom doors? That’s amazing!
I came and saw your facility & I love the emphasis on Engineering on your doors. Is that makes TruStile’s doors different?
Yes – all of our doors are built with authentic stile and rail construction, giving them crisp architectural detail.
Also, all of our doors are custom built to the exact specifications that a builder or home owner desires in their project.
That’s great – no ‘drive through’ mentality here. What about Engineering?
We engineer each component of our doors individually using the highest quality materials and cutting edge machinery
That’s what really impressed me most about seeing how your doors are made!
When someone’s trying to decide between different doors, what process should they think through in terms of what you offer?
The process should start with the architectural style of the home – doors should match and enhance your interior design.
#JCHinterview @TruStile Where are your custom products manufactured? #JCHinterview
All of products are manufactured in Denver, CO. We have two manufacturing plants – one for MDF doors and one for Wood Doors.
@KindleLiving, thanks for the question. If anyone else has questions, just jump in! #JCHInterview
When someone is trying to decide between different doors, what process should they think through in terms of what you offer?
Oops, I meant to ask, What if color or style is the most important factor I’m considering which one would I look at?
#JCHInterview @TruStile Great to hear! Denver’s a great town & #madeinusacommands a certain respect #JCHinterview
If you plan to paint your door, MDF is a great material for painting. Color is a great way to add interest to doors!
Ooh, and I LOVE your doors with glass. My favorite is http://bit.ly/Zl3v5N . They lend themselves to the white painted look!
In our new
@healthynewhome initiative, these are all the rage due to the way they let light in with such style! #JCHInterview @KindleLiving Thanks – we are proud to be #madinusa. Our wood doors are also #FSC certified to be from responsible sources. #JCHinterview
Well, here is the actual link: http://bit.ly/Zl3v5N and the name is Fossil. Love it!
Using glass in interior doors is a growing trend and more and more customers are using it to improve light & add interest.
We love the Fossil Resin in that door as well It provides a really unique element to doors and can really differentiate a home
So you mentioned
#FSC certified, this answers questions we get about #greenbuilding. #JCHInterview
Building products should be third party certified to be from responsible sources –
#FSC certification is rigorous #JCHinterview
What’s new at
@TruStile in terms of advancements? What products are you most excited about? #JCHInterview
We have a great new door design tool on our website that allows customers to
#customize their door parts and dimensions. #JCHinterview
Love that! Can you give us the link to that door design tool?
We also have some cutting edge
#moderndoordesigns and materials that we are working on which will become available in 2013 #JCHinterview
The link to
#doordesigntool is http://trucad.trustile.com/doordesigntool/ it is very easy to use and provides shop drawings #JCHinterview
That’s exciting! We are doing tons of new
#modern #design #stylehomes – so we want to be first to see those! #customhome #JCHInterview
You already have lots of great
#modern #design #style #doors. What’s your favorite? #JCHInterview
This is one of my favorites: http://bit.ly/RwQsua We have a client who loves circles, and she loves this door!
My favorite is this
#BlackWalnut door with six #whitelami glass panels – http://bit.ly/UoFaW0 – very sleek and refined! #JCHinterview
This has been great My last question: on a personal note, what one factor in your career has contributed most to your success?
Thanks for the opportunity! Listening to customers & always trying to deliver the highest
#quality are most important for me. #JCHinterview
Before we go, does anyone else have any questions for Chuck?
#JCHInterview @TruStile Have you built custom doors for any high profile projects? #jchinterview
Yes – quite a few, including the Wynn Resort Casino and the Trump Taj Mahal – both had very complex
#customdoor requirements #JCHinterview @TruStile How exciting! Can I find photos of these projects online? #jchinterview
Here are links to pictures of the Wynn http://bit.ly/RwRAOr and the Trump Taj Mahal http://bit.ly/S9umjb
Thanks so much, Chuck!
@TruStile is an exceptional partner, and we appreciate your time today! #customhome #builder #JCHInterview
Thank you again for the opportunity. We love working with innovative
#customhomebuilders like @JCHAustin Have a great day! #JCHinterview
This concludes our interview. Thanks for joining us!