Mid Central Door
Meet the faces behind our doors. We have the industry’s best of the best.
Brian joined the team in 1994. He is the General Manager of Mid Central Door and he has learned the business from the ground up during and after college. He oversees the department managers within the company and is very hands on when it comes to Customer Relationships and Project Management. His day can vary from being primarily in the office to multiple site meetings with contractors and owners. He believes in building relationships by earning the customers’ business through mutual trust and respect and by performing at a superior customer service level and attention to detail to ultimately result in what is best for the customer overall needs they are trying to achieve and by respecting it is ultimately their choice and facility. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife, kids, extended family and pets and enjoys four wheeling and snowmobiling.
Contract Estimating Manager, Fabrication Team Manager, FDAI Certified Fire Door Assembly Inspector
Eric is a DHI certified FDAI (Fire Door Assembly Inspector). He works with not only other company FDAI’s, but also very closely with end users in healthcare and education in Life Safety awareness. Eric consults end users with standards, codes and requirements in healthcare as it relates to swinging fire doors as well as performing inspections and leading our fire door team. Eric also has several different technical trainings and various certifications as it relates to architectural frames, doors and builders hardware. As the estimating manager at Mid Central Door, Eric works with the company’s lead estimator to review and be involved with key projects from both a company and end user relationship growth perspective. This involves reviewing architectural plans and specifications from contractors and architects with his team and collaboration of final bids. Eric is also one of the company’s senior project managers. In his over 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 currently lives somewhat local to the area and enjoys getting as much time as possible with his two sons and wife.
Manager - Service and General Sales
Roger joined the Mid Central Door team in 2005 and has been the service manager since 2012. He handles walk-in customers and call-ins, without any of his days ever appearing the same. His day to day is consumed with material pricing, creating sales orders and working with field staff to coordinate installs. 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 college, and has seen just about every aspect of the business having worked in many departments during his employment. Outside of his roles at Mid Central Door, Roger enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Hardware Lead , Purchaser
Andy has been with Mid Central Door since 1999. 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 joined Mid Central Door in 2012 and 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 joined the team in 2014 and 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.
Project Administrator, Bookkeeper
Lucy has been with Mid Central Door since 2013. As Project Administrator, she manages the project accounting and contract administration, as well as general bookkeeping for the company. She enjoys the staff, culture and enjoys solving complex account issues, striving to keep the accounting side accurate and moving in a timely manner. On the weekends, you can find Lucy spending time with her husband and two youngest kids fishing, camping, hunting, and gardening. She also plays trumpet with the St. Cloud Municipal Band and Riverside Jazz in Sartell.
Contract Sales PM Team Manager
Contract Lead Estimator
Bethany is the Contract Lead Estimator at Mid Central Door; she started out with the company back in 2014 as an Estimating Assistant, moved into a Project Manager role and has since shifted her talents back into estimating. Bethany works with many contractors on design build projects, open market bids and private bid invitations. Her day to day is consumed with reviewing project specifications and architectural plans, material pricing and coordination between contractors, vendors and Mid Central Door’s staff. Bethany is kept busy outside of work with her four children and their many sports and hobbies. When time allows, Bethany and her family can be found camping during the Summer months and participating in local 5K’s and half marathons.
Metal Shop / Purchasing Coordinator
Scott has been a key employee for both Mid Central Door and American Door Works throughout his employment. He started his career with the company in 2002. His first job was at American Door Works as a Commercial Installer and he transferred to Mid Central Door a year later. At Mid Central Door he has worked in the fabricating shop, installing doors, warehouse deliveries, general sales and is currently the Metal Shop/Purchasing Coordinator. On weekends he can be found with his fiancé and their twins. His free time is taken up with their kids!
Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in Operations Management. He started at American Door Works in 2014 and moved over to Mid Central Door in 2015 into the position of Project Manager. His weeks are busy as he puts together submittals, proposals, detailing projects, and coordinating project information between Mid Central Door and the customer. He enjoys the challenges of each project, and all of the parts commercial walk-thru doors and hardware projects include. On weekends you can find Shawn fishing, golfing, and watching sports. Go Vikes!
Project Manager II
Chad is one of our Project Managers, which means he works with the General Contractor to get project details coordinated, oversees material handling, ordering, fabricating, invoicing the project, providing pricing for changes and working through close outs and punch lists at the end of the project. Having been with the company since 2012, Chad began his career as a service technician with American Door Works, while advancing there to a Sales Associate in the Service Department, Chad moved over to Mid Central Door in 2016. Aside from raising four kids with his wife, being a volunteer fire fighter in Avon, and playing guitar when he can, Chad is always busy.
Justin started with Mid Central Door in 2017 as a Project Manager. Justin’s responsibilities include managing the projects from start to finish with a focus on customer satisfaction. He enjoys the people at Mid Central Door. We have got a strong team here! I really enjoy the insight that everyone shares about the world that is frames, doors and hardware. It’s great to work with people that believe in helping each other to achieve the highest customer service possible, ensuring that our customers come first. Away from work, Justin enjoys all forms of gaming (PC, arcade, cards), going to concerts, taking in a show at Chanhassen or some art at the Walker…. and of course PINBALL
Brian is an Estimating Assistant at Mid Central Door. He joined the company in 2018. He enjoys the people he works with and the variety of work spending most of his time in Estimating but also helping out in Bookkeeping. Evenings and weekends are spent attending local sporting events and spending time with family and friends.
Corporate Support Team
Gary is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Mid Central Door and American Door Works. 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.
Mark "MAC" Cariveau
MAC is the President of American Door Works and Mid Central Doors. He is new to the team in 2018 and joined the team because of its’ great reputation in the community as a product/services provider, an employer and as a dedicated community supporter. In his 40+ years of working experience he has spent half of his years working in wholesale distribution and the other half in manufacturing in a variety of leadership positions. He believes in creating a positive customer experience and is excited to be working with such a great group of people. MAC is active in volunteering on a number of fronts including his church, the United Way and as a member of Crew 52 for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. He and his wife are empty nesters, having raised two children, and have recently added a couple of grandchildren. When not at work, he enjoys playing basketball, projects around home and cabin, reading and gazing upon shiny cars.
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.
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. .
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 his kids in their many sporting events and he and his wife enjoy traveling with their family.