Todd Wiley, TruKitchen’s Senior Designer, has been working in the industry for the past 25 years. His passion ignited in college when he started working for a builder and cabinet shop owner. Realizing that he had to immerse himself in the industry to learn, he took a job at local shop on the Lake Michigan shoreline. As his passions grew, he moved on to Standard Kitchen Distributors where he continued to master the trade. This experience gave him the exposure to the systems and process that he was searching for. Feeling like there was more to learn on the design-end of the business, Todd then spent 7 years at a Cascade based design shop. For him, this experience gave him what he needed to further pursue his passion and open his own design shop, which is where he is today.
When asked about why he likes working for TruKitchens, Todd says “I enjoy putting thought and effort into all aspects of cabinetry design, exploring new materials and innovations.” In addition, Todd finds it helpful to use his passion for cooking as a guide, stating: ”I love to cook and I can picture myself in spaces that I create and how I would want the space to function.”
When he’s not designing great kitchens, Todd can be found at his Rockford home spending time with his wife Amanda and their four kids. He loves spending time in nature, playing hockey, and making his family some good southern barbecue.
We are a unique blend of dreamers and design professionals. We love what we do and we are good at it. One of the greatest compliments is being told how greatly we'll be missed after the project is complete. We feel the same way about our clients and that's what inspires our creativity and passion.