Timberlane Values


Through quality craftsmanship, teamwork and superior customer service. As the country approaches a national election during trying times, Timberlane Shutters is keeping American traditions alive in a craftsmanship-based centuries-old industry.

Montgomeryville, PA (October 24, 2012) – One of America’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, learned his craft by apprenticing for his brother who was a printer; Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, apprenticed as a machinist before developing the Model T; and Rick Skidmore, Founder of Timberlane Shutters, craftsman of custom-made exterior-only shutters, was introduced to woodworking, and the values of work ethic and tenacity, by his Father who was a master woodworker and cabinetmaker at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for almost 40 years.

The skills of craftsmen, who more often than not were once apprentices themselves, took on the role of pioneers in shaping a “young America” incorporating the attributes of quality craftsmanship, teamwork and superior customer service – the exact same ones which Timberlane Shutters, headquartered in Montgomeryville, PA, was founded upon, and still upholds, for almost 20 years now.

At Timberlane Shutters they are passionate about the creation of each and every exterior shutter as they are truly one-of-a-kind – envision Mister Geppetto the fictional woodcarving character in the 19th-century story about the creation of the wooden puppet Pinocchio – from the materials and shutter style, to color and finishing touches.

“We take immense pride in what we do at Timberlane Shutters,” stated Skidmore. “This national election year has people reflecting – and for many years, through an ‘all for one, one for all’ culture, the Timberlane team has grown stronger, more efficient and feels true achievement,” added Skidmore.

Featured on numerous homes, buildings and structures throughout the United States, Timberlane’s shutters and hand forged hardware can be found on such American-icon buildings like Washington DC’s Lincoln Cottage, Blair House, Woodrow Wilson Home and The White House – to name a few!

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