For more than 13 years, 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. Cross Functional training is of critical importance at TLS.
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 a local group of woodworking and metalworking specialists.
President: Elizabeth Day
Office Manager and Cutting, Sewing and Upholstery Coordinator: Heidi Bouse
Business Development Director: J.P. Day
Millroom and Framing Coordinator: Tom Leonhard
Upholstery Team Leader: Chad Funk
Solidworks and Product Development: Trey Hummer
Cutting Lead: Rhonda Fultz
Lead Seamtress: Melinda Elston
Mill Room Lead: Jason McAbee
Framing and Springing Lead: Roger Mullenkamp