American Door works
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Gary is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of American Door Works and Mid Central Door. He 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 for American Door Works and Mid Central Door. He joined the company in 2015. 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 in 1987 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 overseeing the team 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 is the division manager of the Alexandria branch. He joined the company in 1998 and began his career in the St. Cloud office of 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 since 1998. 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 since 2005 and has worked 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 a dedicated career in Human Resources, and has been at our company since 2013. He is the Human Resources and Safety Director for American Door Works and Mid Central Door. 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.
Greg is a Sales Consultant working in the Residential Department and has been with American Door Works since 2013. 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 since he started with the company in 2002 he 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 children. Having grown up on a farm, William says outdoor activities are a big part of his life including gardening, hunting, and fishing.
Service Consultant / Scheduler
John is our Service Consultant / Scheduler which means he handles scheduling for our commercial and residential team. He joined the company in 2016. He also 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 playing baseball for his amateur baseball team the Sartell Muskie's. He also enjoys watching any other sports indoor or outdoor.
Joe is in commercial sales at American Door Works. He joined the company in 1994 after Graduating from St. Cloud State University with a major in Business. During his time with the company 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. 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.
Door Assembly Technician
Keith is a door fabricator assembly technician at American Door Works, building the biggest commercial doors we sell! He started his career in 1980. He’s stayed at American Door Works because of the 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.
Randy has been in the garage door business more years than we can count and has been on our team since 2003. 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 joined our team in 2015 and represents both American Door Works and Mid Central Door in his role as the Sales and Client Services Manager. His focus is on developing positive customer relationships, helping our customers be successful and providing excellent customer service to help 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 his 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 and coaching his kids in their many sporting events and he and his wife enjoy traveling with their family.
Service and Scheduling Coordinator
Andy joined the American Door Works team in 2018 as our Service and Scheduling Coordinator. The favorite part of his job is that he gets to help people by listening to their needs as they stop in the showroom or call on the phone. He then coordinates and allocates the proper resources necessary to help satisfy every customer. There is nothing better than hearing a happy customer knowing that you were able to help them. He also likes the people he works with at American Door Works and it is fun to come to work every day. When not at work, you can find him golfing (he started when he was 2 years old), fishing, playing disc golf and going to fun places with his fiancé.
Jana is in charge of our accounts receivable, accounts payable, and works closely with payroll, inventory, and collections for all of our overhead door divisions. She has worked for American Door Works for 19 years. She started here in 1999 as a temp to hire at the St. Cloud branch as our Receptionist and gradually worked her way up to the accounting and payroll department. Jana appreciates the flexibility and growth opportunities she has found working for this family oriented company. Outside of work Jana lives in Sauk Rapids with her two pre-teen children and enjoys taking them on vacations each year, attending her son’s soccer games, and encouraging her daughter with her passion for art.
Parts Counter Coordinator/Service Consultant
Linda joined the team at American Door Works in 2018 as the Parts Counter Coordinator/Service Consultant. Linda provides general customer service and support on inbound calls and in the show room. She provides assistance in the areas of parts, accessories, service orders and new operator purchases. At work, she enjoys the family atmosphere and the camaraderie striving for the same things in life…Success and Happiness! Away from work you will find her gardening, cultivating flowers, sewing, alterations, scrapbooking, camping, fishing, and deer hunting. She also enjoy thrift shopping, repurposing items, antiquing and making crafts. Linda comes from a large dairy farm family of 14 where she milked cows and did her share of chores for years. She is a life-long learner and graduated from the University of Minnesota—Crookston with a double major in Sales and Marketing Management, was their Senate President, graduated with honors, gave the commencement speech and was voted Woman of the Year. She has worked in retail sales and service, production and the banking industries with a main focus of giving great customer service.