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    About Discovery Design

    About Discovery Design

    The evolution of the equipment designed and built by Discovery Design Truck Body and Equipment Inc. began in the mid-1970s with a simple flatbed truck and a gas-powered conveyor that was originally intended to transport bales of hay up to lofts in a family barn. By 1978, that concept gave birth to the very first “roofing conveyor truck” used in St. Louis, Missouri, and quite possibly the entire region!

    Our original leaders were former roofing installers from the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Having a thorough understanding of the roofing industry, the first roofing delivery trucks designed and built by our original fabricators and mechanics were strong, lightweight, and durable.

    40 years-worth of first-hand use of the equipment and fearless experimentation have spawned innovative and cost-effective equipment that is the Discovery Design brand. Our advancements include 3 design patents which have literally changed and improved the concept of roof-top delivery. We are passionate about what we do, and our clients experience that passion when they visit us.

    Realizing that everyone in the service equipment and trucking industry could benefit from our labor-saving innovations and custom truck beds, Discovery Design Truck Body and Equipment Inc. was established as an independent company in 2015. We continuously find ways to employ “mechanical advantage” into every system. Replacing the human element in favor of mechanical advantage saves labor, time and costs. Our goal is to help our customers use their brains more than their backs! Our slogan, “Innovation that WORKS” is more than just a tag-line – it is a statement of fact!

    Combine our custom welding talents and experience with our highly-skilled Diesel and Auto Technicians,plus our Hydraulic Services, and you have something very special, indeed. Discovery Design is truly the one stop shop you have been looking for. Let us prove it to you.

    Decades of evolution


    TJ Schmidt

    Parts & Service Manager

    Rick Pogue

    Sales Manager


    Karen Stiebel

    Administrative Assistant

    Eli Robertson

    Diesel Technician/Service Truck

    Chet Panhorst

    Welding Craftsman

    Dewayne Parrett

    Lead Fabrication Craftsman

    Jacob Wireman

    Welding Craftsman

    Chandler Shupp

    Diesel Technician

    Joe Raney

    Welding Craftsman

    Josh Hunt-Viehland

    Diesel Technician

    Jack Hembrock

    Welding Craftsman

    meaningful mentors

    Our Mentors

    No amount of schooling can substitute for genuine experience. The late Mike Henningfield (left) and Jack Hembrock (right) have seen it all. With decades of service to their credit, these two men are valued mentors to our young Discovery Design team. Their vast knowledge combined with the next generation’s creativity will catapult us into the forefront of the material handling industry, We are thankful for Mike and Jack’s contributions and look to them for guidance and leadership to make our products and systems even better. Discovery Design Truck Body and Equipment Inc. is very grateful for these two gentlemen.