OUR STORY

FORMOLOGY ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

Formology has a focused vision as an innovator and manufacturer of interior architectural panels and custom fabrication. We utilize sustainable practices to create top quality products from beginning to end.

Formology is dedicated to using environmentally sustainable manufacturing practices. The health and sustainability of our environment are of utmost importance to us and are the principles on which our products are built. Our purchasing practices give preference to local, certified suppliers who demonstrate forestry of the highest standards. We collaborate with local organizations to develop markets for wood from well managed forests and promote good forestry standards.  Where possible, we advocate for the use of recycled, post-industrial, or reclaimed materials.

Dirk Wallace, VP and Co-founder of Formology, leads the Product Development and Innovation side of the business. Dirk grew up as the son of a cabinet maker in Eugene, Oregon and acquired the skills of a true craftsman watching and working alongside his father. Over time, Dirk developed a passion for the beauty and endless possibilities of designing with wood, and in 2012, after patent filing for some of the products he had developed, met Bill Voss, a long-time Technical Rep for Weyerhaeuser's Trus Joist business. Throughout his 38 year career, Bill has built a reputation for promoting many new and innovative products and was excited to advise Dirk as he pushed forward with product and business development. In 2015, with product testing completed, Dirk shared his vision with Mike Lipke, President of Trillium Pacific Millwork and Formology became a reality. With Mike at the helm and Rori Homme serving as VP of Sales and Marketing, Dirk is able to focus his attention on product development. Bill continues his involvement as a consultant, investor and Board Member.

Mike Lipke is President and Co-founder of Formology and Owner of Trillium Pacific Millwork (TPM). Mike has spent his entire professional career in the wood products industry. After obtaining his BS in Economics and MBA from Willamette University, Mike started his career as a controller for a mill in LaGrande, Oregon. Throughout his career, Mike has worked in many aspects of the wood industry including Controller, Plant Operations, and Manufacturing Team Management. He has a keen understanding of the entire wood products industry. Mike ventured out on his own in 2008 after responding to a “mill for sale” ad in Inc. magazine. Mike acquired the mill and renamed the business in 2009 during an economic slow-down. He has successfully turned around the operations of the mill, quadrupled TPM’s production and work force and expanded to a 55,000 square-foot facility.  

Recognizing the natural blend of their individual strengths and capabilities, Dirk and Mike created Formology as a balanced blend of innovation, design and manufacturing. Formology has grown to become a one of a kind, materials manufacturing and finished product total solutions provider, serving the architecture, interior design and design/build industries.