American Door works
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Gary is the president and owner of American Door Works and has been tied to the company his entire life. He started out sorting nuts and bolts and sweeping floors working for his Dad, Roger. He then transitioned to installations, warehouse, and administration after graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gary’s daily duties at the helm vary greatly. While he’s mostly hands off, he still visits stores, customers, and works on local non-profits and numerous charitable boards. His career highlight has been buying the family business and continuing to serve the communities and the people within. At home, Gary’s life is loud… and messy! He and his wife have four daughters – including triplets. He and his wife enjoy running races, reading, and Gary is also a gamer… playing a little bit of everything from strategy to sports.
1972 was a busy year for Roger Bechtold. His first child was on its way, he and his wife had just built their first home, and his brother Len suggested they buy the Overhead Door distributor in St. Cloud. Roger decided to make a change from his career in excavating and try something new. Through the years, Roger held many positions at his garage door company, including garage door installer, service technician, commercial estimator, and eventually President. Under Roger’s leadership the company grew, and his success and leadership attracted many great people to the organization. In 1994, his hard work was recognized as he was named the St. Cloud Area Chamber Small Business Person of the Year. Roger sold the business to Gary in 2008, and these days you are likely to find him spending his days rebuilding an engine in his shop, or playing cards with friends.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim is the Chief Financial Officer at American Door Works. He enjoys working with various departments to develop processes to make them more efficient and cost effective. On the weekends in the winter you can find Jim at the hockey rink and in the summer at the lake and golf course in the summer with his family, which include twins.
Chief Operating Officer/St. Cloud Division Manager
Dave is general manager and part-owner of American Door Works. He began his career with the company 28 years ago and was in charge of taking over the commercial department. What he found is with this company, there’s plenty of room to grow and advance your career. Day to day, Dave is in charge of all locations and overseeing the employees in St. Cloud. Although these are two of Dave’s major job duties, his time is also spent working on commercial projects and overseeing the bidding process. The biggest highlight in his career seeing the company’s growth. When Dave isn’t in the office, you can find him at his lake cabin nearby – the place where his family congregates. He has three kids that are grown and married and on the weekends, they all head to the cabin for family time.
Alexandria Division Manager
Randy recently was named the division manager of the Alexandria branch after spending the last 17 years with American Door Works. He appreciates the well run, family owned aspect of the company and has seen just about everything in his career with American Door Works. From commercial assistance, warehouse, residential installer, and sales. Today Randy spends his days overseeing the general operation of the branch including sales, scheduling, human resources, accounting, and more. In his free time, Randy spends time with his wife and toddler daughter. He golfs and hunts mostly birds with his 14-year old chocolate Lab, Buster.
Willmar Division Manager
Todd is the division manager of the Willmar branch, and has been with American Door Works for nearly 20 years. He credits his longevity to the ownership, culture, and the fact that it’s fun to work for a company that is a leader in the industry. In his role, Todd handles the day-to-day operations of the store. This includes overseeing selling, accounting, human resources, and scheduling for his staff of eight. When he’s not at work, you can find Todd outdoors hunting or fishing on the lake he and his wife live on. His other passion is a cappella music, and he sings in a barbershop quartet, directing the chorus. He grew up watching his dad perform as a singer and followed suit. Todd also is involved with broadcasting and has been the voice of the Willmar Cardinal hockey team for years, and coached his kids when they were younger.
Brainerd Division Manager
Chad has been with American Door Works for 12 Years in several capacities. He started in the warehouse, sold residential and commercial doors, scheduled and managed commercial install technicians along with warehouse personnel and is now leading the Brainerd office. His vast knowledge of overhead doors and parts has helped the company to be creative in getting doors into tight spaces and being creative in a number of different garage door applications. Chad enjoys working with customers and helping them come up with solutions for their homes and businesses. He heads up the Commercial projects in Brainerd, schedules and manages employees, and is involved with the Mid Minnesota Builders Association. In his free time, you can find Chad working on his hot rod, playing sand volleyball and enjoying time at their family cabin.
Director of Human Resources
Todd has spent the past 16 years in HR, and the past three with American Door Works as the HR & Safety Director. He enjoys the interactions with employees his position affords him, and there is plenty of opportunity for versatility each day. When he’s not at work, Todd and his wife enjoy supporting their three young kids in a variety of activities including baseball and dance.
Director of Marketing
Kristen is the Director of Marketing at American Door Works. Some of her favorite things about her job is the growth of the company in all of the locations, the customers and vendors she gets to work with and the fascinating and every changing construction industry. Kristen enjoys leading the marketing and advertising aspects of the company in all markets from the website, radio, newspaper, and tradeshows to the sales and marketing strategy. Kristen is known at work for always having a Cherry Coke nearby but outside of work she is know for being on a golf course and traveling. This year she has seen Israel, Hawaii, and New York.
Quentin is the Residential Manager and has been with the company for almost 10 years. He joined the team after graduating from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in Sales and Management. He’s had several roles in his tenure at American Door Works and is now managing the Residential Sales Department. . The best part for him about working for American Door Works is the company has a great owner. Gary truly takes care of his employees and is an easy guy to work for. Quentin’s duties include managing the residential department, overseeing sales consultants and installers. A major highlight of his career was while he was working on the service side of things. From when he started in service to this past year, he was able to take part in assisting in doubling the growth in that department. When Quentin isn’t in the office, you can find him at home with his wife and toddler son, and he’s active outside golfing, camping, fishing, and playing summer softball league.
Greg is a Sales Consultant working in the Residential Department and has been with American Door Works for three years. Greg’s major job duties include taking residential phone calls regarding new doors and openers, meeting with walk-in customers to find out their garage door, and/or, opener needs, talking with, or meeting, Contractors and their clients, to discuss door and opener options, quoting, selling, and ordering, both residential end user, and Contractor, doors and openers. No two days are exactly the same, but one thing is for certain; he loves helping people, and seeing, and hearing, the satisfaction that people have when dealing with the American Door Works brand, People, and products. Outside of work, Greg interests and hobbies include; any outside adventure, traveling, fun with family/kids/friends, music concerts, flea markets/auctions/garage sales, working in the yard & outside gardening, working out, golf, creating/building artwork, furniture, anything, from re-purposed pallets, and trying most anything at least once.
William is the service department manager at American Door Works, and in his 13 years with the company, has seen the service department double in size. He notes the long-standing relationships between the business and customers both residential and commercial as something to be proud of. He spends his days overseeing everything that goes through the service department including calls, customer interaction, and setting and managing goals with employees for expanding product lines and technology innovations. William stays busy outside of work keeping up with his four kids ranging in ages from 12-23. Having grown up on a farm, William says outdoor activities are a big part of his life including gardening, hunting, and fishing.
John is our Service Consultant, which means he handles scheduling, fills in for sales, and takes incoming customer calls. At American Door Works, he manages customer needs from start to finish without handing off any pieces of the transaction – taking total ownership. In the evenings and weekends you can find John throwing a curve ball strike for his amateur baseball team the Sartell Muskie's. He also enjoys watching any other sports indoor or outdoor. When he's not playing baseball, he's probably on the lake fishing in the summer or hunting in the Fall.
Brian is in the service department at American Door Works and is our newest employee! He's looking forward to assisting customers with all of their residential and commercial service needs. Brian’s days include answering phones, conducting service calls, and scheduling the service department technicians. When Brian isn’t in the office in the winter you can find him playing men’s hockey league and in the summer he’s trying to catch the biggest fish, beat his previous score on the golf course or enjoying the beautiful scenery MN has on his Harley.
Joe is in commercial sales at American Door Works. He joined the company after Graduating from St. Cloud State University with a major in Business. During his 21 years, he has seen the company grow from one location to four. His primary focus during these years was to maintain the close relationships he has developed with all the customers. Joe has held many different positions from scheduling to sales over the past 21 years. Currently his duties include sales, purchasing, and assisting other departments and locations with questions they may have about products we have sold and are currently selling. Joe is married and has three children. When Joe’s not working, you will find him attending his Children’s sporting events, pulling them tubing at the lake, mowing lawns or getting in a round of golf. Joe is an avid sports enthusiast taking in many local high School and Collegiate sporting events.
Steve joined American Door Works almost five years ago and is in charge of scheduling all commercial and residential installers, and he works in conjunction with the sales people and service departments. He also manages the warehouse and deals with inventory to make sure everybody has what they need when they need it. Steve is the guy that is known for working hard and always being busy. And this is exactly why he loves his job – he has to be busy and enjoys being busy. He has the mindset that there are “inside customers” and “outside customers” – his installers at American Door Works are his “inside customers”. Steve is there to serve his co-workers so they can serve the “outside customers”. When Steve isn’t busy at work, he’s busy at home. He and his wife are high school sweethearts and have been married for almost 42 years. They have four kids and 13 grandkids ranging in age from 18 months to 14 years old. Aside from family time, Steve likes to fish and golf and enjoys time at his church singing in the choir and serving in the Men’s ministry.
Door Assembly Technician
Keith is a door fabricator assembly technician at American Door Works, building the biggest commercial doors we sell! He has been in his current position for 16 years but his total tenure is 35 years. He’s stayed at American Door Works for three decades because good people own the company and he truly enjoys his hands-on job. A typical day for Keith involves getting build sheets from sales people that he uses to assemble the commercial door kits for particular projects. His co-workers know him as the go-to guy for technical questions that he credits as being with the company forever – he has a lot of experience and knowledge. When Keith isn’t assembling door kits, you can find him spending a lot of time involved in the Luxemburg Lions Club. He is currently their secretary and some projects include being involved with Camp Friendship and building ramps for those in need. Aside from volunteering his time, Keith is a big fisherman and fishes year round.
Commercial Installation Technician
Cole is a commercial installer and has followed in his father’s footsteps. His dad has been with American Door Works for 25 years, and Cole has been an installer for 8 years. Commercial Doors can vary in size up to 40’ wide and 14’ tall and Cole enjoys the variety of sizes of doors he installs. He enjoys traveling around the state and enjoys the challenge of fitting doors into small spaces. Cole is known as being a pretty easy-going guy and he enjoys the people he works with. Cole grew up in the area and continues to live here today. He comes from a big Harley family (once having one himself), so riding is something he has always been passionate about.
Dale is a service technician for American Door Works and has been with the company for 14 years. He credits his longevity on the company being a fun place to work, he gets to be outside, and no two days are the same. Prior to being a service technician, Dale was a commercial installer. His current duties every day are a surprise. Dale doesn’t know what his day looks like until he gets to work that day. He mainly works on commercial doors but also dabbles in the residential side. Growing up on a farm, Dale enjoys the outdoors and land. When he’s not at his home you can find him up north at his hunting land. Dale is also a family man with two kids and three grandchildren, living nearby.
Commercial Sales Consultant
Derek is a commercial sales and project manager. No two days are alike for Derek, who has spent the last three years at American Door Works. He spends his days reviewing architectural plans, and bidding accordingly for both residential and commercial projects. With a degree in Drafting from St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Derek is tasked with paying extremely close attention to specialized doors, and not overlooking the tiniest detail of the project. Derek and his wife have three kids under five, so he’s busy. A couple of his major interests include college football (go Michigan!) and deer hunting.
Jake is a Service Technician and has been with American Door Works for 15 years. He started out working in the commercial department then went on to residential before landing in the service department. Jake’s job is one that varies, and that’s why he enjoys it. With his job you never know what you’ll get into and there’s not a chance to get bored. He really enjoys spending time with his coworkers and the camaraderie present within the company. Jake is a local – born and raised. Outside of work, Jake can be found at his cabin up north, spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids, or finding little projects to work on around his house.
Randy has been in the garage door business more years than we can count. He’s the one who is out measuring doors for jobs on homes as well as fitting doors into unique spaces on commercial projects. His vast knowledge is a big asset to the American Door Works team. He looks forward to his annual elk hunting trip to Colorado, watching his boys play basketball and baseball and is an avid sudoku player!
Sales & Client Services Manager
Nate is our newest employee at American Door Works and we really enjoy having him on our team! He’s looking forward to growing sales at all of our locations and continuing to provide excellent customer service and helping us be the premier provider of Residential and Commercial Doors and Service in Central Minnesota. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. He spends most of his free time enjoying time with my family and being an active fan of various sports teams (many times the two are combined). He’s missed two home Gopher football games since 1998. He enjoys watching his kids in their many sporting events and he and his wife enjoy traveling with their family.
Mid Central Door
Brian is the General Manager of Mid Central Door. He’s been with the company for 21 years and learned the business from the ground up. Brian started part-time while attending college and learned early on that this family owned business and technical type of career suited him well. Brian enjoys assisting his clients so they receive the product and service to meet their needs while respecting the ultimate decision is the clients to make no matter the size or scale of the project.. He has been involved in every aspect of the company during his 21 years. In his day-to-day, Brian’s duties vary from managing the office to meeting clients on-site. He’s in charge of everyday operations and also holds the title of senior project manager. His largest project to date has been the East addition of the St. Cloud Hospital that involved over 1,000 openings and in depth coordination. Brian treasures the many people he has been fortunate to have met and work with over his years in this industry and looks forward to future growth of business relationships. Outside of his career, Brian spends time on his 20-acre property with his wife, two kids, and four horses.
Senior Project Manager
As the head estimator at Mid Central Door, Eric reviews architectural plans and specifications from contractors and architects. He compiles all the information into a final take off's for manufacture quoting. Eric then assembles open market bids on our commercial contract projects. He has several different technical trainings and various certifications as it relates to architectural frames, doors and builders hardware. Eric also is one of the company’s senior project managers coordinating materials, detailing product orders and working with contractors through project completion. In his almost 10 years at Mid Central Door, Eric has worked in various roles. From a part time delivery driver during his college years at St. Cloud Community and Technical College, through the hardware department, into project management and currently heads the estimating department. Eric has many hobbies that involve building, and anything he can make with his hands. He’s a guitar player from a former local band. He’s involved with the St. Stephen Lions Club, and currently has two young boys with his wife.
Roger has spent 11 years at Mid Central Door and the last three as the service manager. He handles walk-in customers and call-ins, without any of his days ever appearing the same. There is much versatility regarding design and building customers’ doors that Roger appreciates all the aspects his job offers him. Roger started in the warehouse after graduating from St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and has seen just about every aspect of the business from sweeping floors, welding, fabricating, install, and estimating. Outside of his roles at Mid Central Door, you can find Roger 15 feet up in a deer stand, on the lake, or spending time with his wife and baby girl.
Andy has been with Mid Central Door since 1999 (16 years!). His passion is in the door hardware side of the business. He’s built great relationships with vendors and finds that very rewarding. His favorite projects have been the Boys Scouts Castle at Parker Scout Reserve in Nisswa because of all the old antique looking hardware and ISelf @ SCSU for all electronic and unique hardware. (Some of the hardware had to be purchased from the UK) On the weekends you can find Andy hanging out with family and friends playing a good game of cards or hanging out on the beaches of sunny Florida a couple times a year.
Corey is in the ever growing General Sales Department. He enjoys the variety that general sales offers, seeing and dealing with customers that walk in and building the relationships with customers. On the weekends you can find him at a variety of different sporting events, doing stuff around the house and in the yard, and spending time with family and friends. He also plays a lot of golf in the summer and playing basketball on Wednesday nights in the winter.
Amanda is the Estimating Assistant at Mid Central Door. She keeps our estimators organized and on track. She enjoys the people she works with and the variety of projects that come through the bidding process. On the weekends you can find her spending time with her family.
Lucy has been with Mid Central Door for almost 3 years as a temporary part time receptionist. Today she does much more (and is full time!) solving complex account issues and balancing the books for the projects we handle. She enjoys the staff culture and the accounting side to keep things timely and accurate. On the weekends you can find Lucy spending time with her husband and 3 youngest kids camping, fishing, hunting, and gardening. She also plays trumpet with the St. Cloud Municipal Band and St. Cloud State University Campus Band.
Tim is an integral part of our Hardware and Parts room. He enjoys working as part of a team, enjoys the communication in the office, how friendly everyone is and staying busy. Every time UPS comes, it feels like Christmas! Since moving here from Nottingham, England, he has found several hobbies, including gunsmithing and Ice fishing. Tim and his wife enjoy visiting friends and family on the weekends and visiting new places around MN.
Assistant Project Manager
Ben is an assistant project manager at Mid Central Door. His day is busy putting together submittals for new projects and monitoring the progress on current projects that are his responsibility. He enjoys various tasks that have to be done for each project while learning something new every day. On the weekends you can find Ben spending time with his wife and 2 year old daughter outside, crafting, or watching movies. Ben is also an avid photographer and woodworker.
DJ has been with Mid Central Door for 4 years in a variety of positions, and currently he is one of the project managers. He enjoys building relationships with customers that instill the confidence of a job well done! Having a customer request to work with him again, is one of the most rewarding aspects of his job. His favorite project that he has worked on, was the Renville County Hospital. The challenges and scope of the work, made this project difficult, but very rewarding for him to see the end result. He enjoys spending time with his best friend and wife of 15 years, along with his three kids ages 6, 11, and 13. Together they enjoy traveling, sports, and home improvement projects. He is involved in coaching softball and baseball, a cub scout leader, and looks forward to helping in other activities as his children grow.
General Sales/Project Manager
Bethany enjoys the fast paced environment as a Project Manager at Mid Central Door as well as the people she works with. The industry is always changing and new products come and go, so being able to see, use and provide these new products is challenging and rewarding. Her favorite project that she has run thus has been with Breitbach Construction and is the Central MN Credit Union Service Center in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Seeing the project start from the ground up was really interesting and now seeing some of the final pieces come together, along with the frames, doors and hardware we supplied is really a neat process to be a part of. She doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet outside of work either. She and her husband have 3 three beautiful children ages 11, 4 and 2. She also enjoys participating in local 5K’s and half marathons with her husband. She’s got a full marathon on her bucket list for the future! They also spend a lot of time in the Fall and Winter watching their oldest daughter play basketball in the Albany Girls Basketball Association traveling league and enjoy every minute of it!
Scott has been a key employee between both Mid Central Door and American Door Works throughout his 13 years of employment. He started at St. Cloud Overhead Door in 2002 as a Commercial Installer and moved over to Mid Central Door a year after that and has worked in the fabricating shop, installing doors, warehouse deliveries and is currently the hardware coordinator. On weekends he can be found with his fiancé and twin 2 year olds Thomas and Julia. His free time is taken up with their kids!
Assistant Project Manager
Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in Operations Management. He started at St. Cloud Overhead Door in 2014 and moved over to Mid Central Door a year after that into the position of Assistant Project Manager. His weeks are busy as he puts together submittals from bid proposals, detailing out projects, and coordinating project information between Mid Central Door and the customer. He assists the estimating department and has his own jobs to run and coordinate. He enjoys the variety of job duties, how every day is different and the people he works with. He enjoys the challenge of each project and all of the parts Commercial walk thru doors and hardware bring. Soon he’ll master the vast hardware combinations. On the weekends you can find Shawn fishing, enjoying the outdoors, playing golf, and woodworking.
Assistant Project Manager
Chad is one of our Assistant Project Managers, which means he coordinates projects between material handling, working with project managers to get job details coordinated. Having been with the company for four years, Chad began his career as a service technician with American Door Works and moved over to Mid Central Door. Chad is always busy. Aside from raising three kids with his wife, he’s training to be a volunteer fire fighter in Avon, organizing and running 5k’s, and playing guitar when he can.