For more than 15 years, TLS by Design has employed a seasoned team of furniture-making professionals. In addition to craftsmen and seamstresses with 15-40+ 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.
TLS strives to be the best supplier of furniture to the hospitality industry. Located in Portland, IN, TLS is positioned in a region known for both skilled woodworking and upholstery . In addition to our team of full-time employees, we have assembled a team of metal fabricators, specialty carpenters, powder coat finishers and others which allows TLS to offer a broad product offering.
President: Elizabeth Day
Director: Jeff Day
Director Operations and Administration Manager: Heidi Bouse
Business Development and Design Director: J.P. Day
Product and Process Engineers: Alyward Omoding and Trey Hummer
Channel Development, GSA Specialist and Special Projects: Grafton Balko
Supervisor of Cutting, Sewing and Upholstery: Tony Davidson
Upholstery Leads: Karen Welsch & Rickie Burkholder
Cutting and Sewing Leads: Melinda Elston, Karen Hines and Pat Guggenbiller
Finishing Lead and Special Projects Coordinator: Bob Brelsford
Millroom Coordinator: Jason McAbee
Chief Mechanic: Roger Mullenkamp