Neoporte Modern Door was founded in 2001 in Southern California by sculptor and entrepreneur Kenneth Hepburn. While renovating his own home in Venice Beach, Ken came to the conclusion that there just weren’t any really cool residential steel doors on the market. Ken quickly combined together his passion for modern design and metal working experience and Neoporte was soon born.
Under Ken’s guidance Neoporte pioneered the development of ultra-modern, stainless steel door systems for residential use in the USA. Neoporte’s award winning designs quickly gained notoriety amongst modern enthusiasts and the architectural and design community. Neoporte doors were showcased on an HG TV segment and doors began appearing on luxury homes featured on television shows such as CSI Miami, Up All Night, and Oprah and Hollywood blockbuster hits such as Contraband. Articles and ads have appeared in design publications such as Dwell, Architectural Digest, Lux Magazine, California Home & Garden, and San Diego Home & Garden.
As Neoporte grew, so did its need for better manufacturing capabilities, R&D and engineering resources, as well as capital for growth. Ken developed a relationship with Mantra Holdings, Inc., an Arizona based Investment Company with existing holdings in the steel door manufacturing industry. Mantra Holdings, Inc. took full control of the Neoporte Modern Door brand in 2009 with the determination to carry on Ken’s vision for the Neoporte Modern Door brand.
In 2010 Neoporte’s Santa Monica showroom was closed and all operations were centralized to Mantra’s existing door manufacturing operation in Phoenix, AZ. New finishes including Jet Black and ERA were quickly developed and introduced to complement Neoporte’s stainless steel offering. Work began on a new series named NEO by Neoporte that would fit more budget conscious projects and open up Neoporte luxury to a broader customer base. Neoporte also introduced PIVOT, a variation of its classic Neoporte system to meet growing market for pivot door systems. In addition to bringing new products to market, Neoporte focused on revamping its door system components including hardware, thresholds, and weather seals. The result was a modern door system that is as functional as it is beautiful.
Today, Neoporte Modern Door is the industry leading supplier of modern, steel entry doors systems. Neoporte provides architects, designers, builders, and homeowners solutions for modern steel doors and turn-key entry systems. Products are shipped across the US, Canada, and internationally beyond.