TruStile® Makes a Lasting Impression at Tradewinds Show Home

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Last week in Orlando at the 2008 International Builder's Show (IBS), visitors who toured Builder Magazine's Tradewinds show home were inspired by a unique collection of doors by TruStile. One of the most commented-on design elements in the home, the selections from TruStile's Designer Door collection illustrate that doors are just as important as any other component that goes into a custom home.

TruStile doors (AD3030 in MDF) at 2008 Tradewinds show home

The value that TruStile adds to the home is self-evident as you walk through. We were in search of a door manufacturer that offered a cutting-edge design, and TruStile doors were different, in a fantastic way.

When Builder Magazine began assembling a design and sponsor team for Tradewinds, its 2008 premier model home for the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Orlando, Denver-based TruStile® Doors was a natural fit. Tradewinds is a mecca of progressive design and sustainable building techniques, and TruStile's Designer Door collection helped showcase the home's coastal-contemporary style.

"We wanted something very fresh and unique, and when we scouted last year's IBS, TruStile jumped out at us as having a phenomenal array of selections with very high-quality doors. Tradewinds is a multimillion dollar home, and we were striving for excellence," said Paul Pistulka, builder and CEO of Charles Clayton Construction. "The value that TruStile adds to the home is self-evident as you walk through. We were in search of a door manufacturer that offered a cutting-edge design, and TruStile doors were different, in a fantastic way."

Constructed in an urban redevelopment community in Orlando's Baldwin Park, Tradewinds offers nearly 7,400 square feet of sustainable, lakeside luxury and innovative building products. One of the most striking design elements in the home is the bank of closet doors in the main entry corridor. Part of TruStile's Designer Door collection, the paint-grade MDF doors feature circular inserts with 3form® eco-resin and Capiz seashells. The closets are outfitted with ambient lighting that makes that doors stand out, even in the evening. "The contemporary door style worked well with the home's modern, lakefront design, demonstrating that doors can be a powerful design element -- just as powerful as any other interior component," says Jason Mounts, director of marketing at TruStile. "As one of Tradewinds' premier sponsors, we had a great opportunity to showcase TruStile's forward-looking design leadership and manufacturing flexibility."

Another Tradewinds' highlight is the rich TruStile mahogany master bedroom doors, complete with blue-stain finish. "In the master suite area, we had ordered nice, mahogany paneled doors. Much of the interior, including beams and cabinetry, was made of cypress wood, and we felt that a traditional stain would not be a good fit," said Pistulka. "The design team came up with the idea for a blue stain, and TruStile's mahogany doors accepted the stain very well. It gave them a very unique finish."

"The main thing we loved about TruStile was the variety of styles and options to choose from," says Dave Brown, team member and co-owner of Brown & Deddens Design Studio. "They offer so many materials, finishes and door grades, and then there's the decorative part, as well. It made it easy for us to carry a design theme throughout the Tradewinds home." Other doors in the home included three-panel MDF doors and another unique, Art Deco-inspired selection from TruStile's Designer Door collection.

Builder Magazine offered guided tours to IBS attendees during the 2008 show in mid-February, with TruStile's doors drawing the unrivaled attention of show goers. To view TruStile's Designer Doors and other custom door designs, visit their Photo Gallery at, or contact Director of Marketing Jason Mounts at 720-322-8345.            

About TruStile® Doors
Based in Denver, TruStile Doors is a leading manufacturer of quality architectural doors in medium density fiberboard (MDF) and natural wood. With a made-to-order manufacturing process, TruStile offers customers style, selection and design flexibility with more than 350 styles and the ability to fulfill any custom design. TruStile's full-line of interior and exterior doors can be individually tailored to reflect personal design styles, adding beauty and character to any project. TruStile provides the shortest lead times in the industry and limited lifetime product warranties. For more information, visit

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