About Us

Overview

Porter Trustin Carlson (PTC) is a full-service interior solutions distributor headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Specializing in reputable division 10, curated from across the United States, PTC works with Architects, Designers, General Contractors and Facility Managers in Iowa and Nebraska to fulfill project design with quality manufactured goods.

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History

Porter Kraus Co. was established in Omaha in 1918. Mr. Porter and Mr. Kraus were primarily involved as brokers selling stone aggregates for roads to cities, counties and the states of Nebraska & Iowa.

In the 1940s, Mr. Harry Trustin, a former UPRR draftsman and WWI veteran, joined Porter, changing the landscape of the brand, Porter Trustin Company.  These two partners pursued a new industry, selling windows and doors to commercial contractors. Over the next 100 years, the product offerings continued to expand as the needs changed for commercial construction design.

Mr. Ed Carlson joined Trustin in the 1960’s, thus creating the current company name of Porter Trustin Carlson Co. (PTC). Carlson’s expertise grew the window business and PTC was the first subcontractor in the Omaha area to provide and install suspended acoustical ceiling systems, in addition to acoustical consulting by Carlson.

In the 1940s, Mr. Gunnar Mossblad, a Swedish immigrant, came to the US and attended Nebraska University at Omaha. With a degree in engineering under his belt, he joined in partnership with Carlson in 1970.

Directly following his UNL College of Engineering graduation in 1975, Mr. Jerry Kuehn started his first full-time employment as Sales/Estimating with PTC.  He bought the company from Mossblad in 1995 and the name remains the same today as the premier architectural construction building material supplier/subcontractor.

Meet the Team

Jerry Kuehn

Owner + President

Jerry Kuehn has been the owner and president for 25 of the 45 years…

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Preston Bell

General Manager

In the past 5 years at PTC, Preston has integrated his background in commercial…

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Tabatha Podrazik

Sales Account Executive

Tabatha has been serving PTC customers in Iowa and Nebraska as the rep for…

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Alice Rodriguez

Accounting

Alice is a graduate of Chadron State College and has over 12 years of…

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Hunter Johnson

Project Manager

The newest addition to the PTC team, Hunter started with us in March, 2021.…

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Jason Alley

Operations Manager

Since starting the role as Operations Manager, Jason’s responsibilities include planning and scheduling installations…

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Nicole Kuehn

CS Inside Sales + Project Manager

Nicole started working for PTC in 2018 to help support one of their biggest…

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Tim Smith

Project Manager

Since 2015, Tim has worked for PTC as a project manager and estimator in…

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Vicky Lorsch

Project Manager

Since 1988, Vicky has been an integral part of the PTC team. Her experience…

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Our Mission

Porter Trustin Carlson exemplifies customer service by delivering cost efficient solutions with dedication and excellence.

Our Values

Integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity in all our actions with clients and in the community.

Commitment

We genuinely focus on our client relations and our ability to provide quality solutions to fit independent challenges.

Delivery

We are respectful, honest, and accountable for delivering project-focused solutions from inception through maintenance.

Why Choose Us

Our team of experts is available to offer you:

  • Product design assistance with Life Safety Codes
  • Technical detail and support
  • Installation by factory-trained and certified product professionals
  • Preventative maintenance and onsite service and repair
  • LEED Certification consultation
  • Accredited AIA CE programs
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