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.
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.