Tom Welsh

Tom Welsh joined Studio 08 Consultants in 2013. He has over 25 years experience in the door and hardware industry. Tom started as the truck driver for Mid America Door & Hardware, a local distributor, in 1986. He learned all aspects of the industry from the ground up by serving as truck driver, shipping and receiving manager, locksmith, hardware coordinator, project manager, estimator, salesperson, and sales manager – working for Mid America, Miller Contract Supply, and for the last 12 years at Commercial Openings.  Tom received his AHC in 2003, and has recently had the opportunity to specify hardware for many projects as an independent consultant in addition to his full time job as sales manager at Commercial Openings.  His experience in these various roles has enabled him to gain a tremendous understanding of product application.  Also in 2003, he completed the EH-1 electrified hardware course which has helped him keep up with the ever increasing role of electronic security in the openings industry.  Tom serves as a consultant in order to assist professionals from all areas of the construction and design industry with needs regarding specifications for doors and hardware.

Member of the Door and Hardware Institute

Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC)