an industry giant.
an exceptional human.
1950 - 2021
If you crossed paths with Rudi, chances are good that your life was somehow enriched. Professionally, he was a go-to resource for doors and leadership. Personally, he was an intent listener, generous giver and exemplified good character.
He shared stories and his sense of humor. He offered advice and a unique perspective on life. He sought ways to help others in ways that only he could. He was an extraordinary friend and father.
Rudi's reputation for having a strong character, loving spirit, and unwavering commitment to always help others is well known. He cherished his relationships, personal & business, and always strived to do the right thing, no matter the cost.
He celebrated a nearly 50 year career as a door fabricator, manager and salesman. He spent time at Florida Door & Trim, Mills & Nebraska, Delta Millwork, Smyth Lumber, Stock Building Supply and finally his own company, Stratford Doors. His peers respected him, customers trusted him and he took great pride in his work and being a part of the construction industry in Central Florida.
Above all, Rudi was a family man. His sons, Patrick and Ryan, were his pride and joy. He attended each of their events, supported them in every endeavor and loved them unconditionally.
Rudi leaves a void that cannot be filled. He will be missed greatly and remembered for all the good he put into the world.