Over the past decade TLS by Design has employed 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 positioned in 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. Additionally, we have network of Amish cabinet shops who supplement our capacity with their well-recognized quality.
General Manager: JP Day
Office Manager: Heidi Bouse
Production Coordinator: Tom Leonhard
Upholstery Team Leader and Development Specialist: Ryan Skirvin
Solidworks and Product Development: Andrew Wellman
Marketing and Business Development: Andrea Byrum
Cutting Lead: Rhonda Fultz
Lead Seamtress: Melinda Elston
Mill Room Lead: Jason McAbee
Framing and Springing Lead: Roger Mullenkamp
Upholstery Artisan Leads: Chad Funk and Brett Wagner