Team

TLS by Design employs a seasoned team of furniture-making professionals. In addition to craftsmen and seamstresses with 15-50+ years of experience, TLS has an apprentice program where we bring in less experienced employees to learn alongside those who have spent their entire lives making quality furniture.

Located in Portland, IN, TLS is in the midst of a region known for both woodworking and upholstery making. In addition to our team of full-time employees, we have access to a large pool of experienced part-time workers who help us meet demands when we receive larger hospitality or university projects.

 

Jeffrey Berkshire

Mill Shop

  

Susan Betts

Seamstress

 

Rickie Burkholder

Upholstery 

 

Melinda Elston

Head Cutter, Seamstress and Quality Control

Over 20 Years of Industry Experience 

 

Chad Funk

Upholstery 

 

Karen Hines

Upholstery and Sewing 

 

Todd Howerton

Upholstery and Sewing 

 

Dan Hunley

Head of Mill Shop, Inventory and Purchasing 

 

Faith Lowrance

Sewing 

 

Jason McAbee

Mill Shop 


Roger Mullenkamp

Chief Mechanic.  Mill Shop and Upholstery Craftsman. 

Over 40 Years of Industry Experience

Responsibilities: Maintaining Machinery, Mill Shop Craftsman and Outsiding

 

Jason Saxman

Upholstery 

 

Ryan Skirvin

Head of Upholstery and Product Development and Planning