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Overhead Door Celebrates 95 Years!

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

This year, Overhead Door celebrates our 95th Anniversary!  Learn more about our founder, C. G. Johnson and his many contributions to the garage door industry.

In the early 1900’s Henry Ford unveiled the Model T. This automobile was affordable, reliable, and had country roads and small towns in mind. The cost of the Model T made it affordable for the majority of the population. This boom in the automobile industry led several other car makers to start producing affordable cars, which made for even more car owners. With so many Americans now on the road they needed a place to store their newly purchased vehicles!


Carriage houses, originally meant to house horses and the carriages they led, had a new addition: the automobile. Eventually, carriage houses were phased out as more and more people purchased vehicles, and were replaced with garages. Early garages had side-opening panel doors which worked, but not in the most convenient manner. Seeing that these doors required double the amount of space to open, C. G. Johnson had an idea. In 1921 Johnson patented a sectional overhead door, and with that idea, a corporation was born.

To showcase this new invention, Johnson traveled to fairs and expositions with a prototype door attached to his Model T. With the help of new marketing tactics such as customer coupons and community bulletin boards, Johnson quickly established a network of distributors. Five years later, Johnson brought another invaluable piece of technology to the industry to help those who could not manually lift their doors: the electric garage door opener. These two inventions laid the foundation for Overhead Door Corporation, which has continued to be a leader in the industry!

If you have an Overhead Door garage door, we'd love to hear what you think! Share with us by commenting below!

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Overhead Door: Number One Garage Door Brand

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jul 07, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Did you know Overhead Door is the industry's number one garage door brand?

According to Builder Magazine's 2015 Builder Brand Use Study, Overhead Door has once again earned the distinction of being the industry's number one garage door brand. The study is a survey of the nation's largest homebuilders, asking participants to rank garage door brands in the following categories:
  • Brand familiarity
  • Brand use during the last 2 years
  • Quality of product
  • Brand most used

Number One

Overhead Door took the number one spot in brand familiarity, quality of product and brand most used. These results were announced in Builder Magazine's April Buyer's Guide. This publication is distributed across 10,800 builders in the United States, measuring product categories from windows to appliances.

We are honored to know that Builder Magazine readers voted us number one garage door brand. This only continues to motivate us to provide a quality product with reliable service to not only our consumers, but for homebuilders as well. We are committed to providing best-in-class products for many years to come.

Free Design Consultation

Looking for a new garage door to improve the look of your home? Look no further than Overhead Door! We were voted number one garage door brand for a reason, let us show you. Start by requesting a FREE design consultation today. We will discuss which door/style is right for your home, as well as pricing and ROI. Contact us today!

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The Overhead Door Difference

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

When hiring someone to work on your home, whether it be to remodel your kitchen or install a garage door, you want someone who knows what they're doing. Not only do you want experience and expertise, but you want a reliable product. You've found that combination with Overhead Door.

We Strive To Exceed Your Expectations

At Overhead Door, we have created the industry of overhead doors. Since 1921, we have lead the industry by providing a high-quality product and honest, reliable customer and product support, while maintaining our honest and trustworthy reputation. We understand your needs and do everything in our power to exceed your expectations.

In addition to providing a reliable product, we have a comprehensive selection of overhead door system solutions. From garage door maintenance tips, owners' manuals and easy downloads to step-by-step programming instruction and settings help, we make servicing your garage door simple.

Think Of Us First

OODlogo2verhead Door is one of the most recognized andrespected brands in the garage door industry. With our nationwide network of more than 450 authorized Ribbon Distributors, we are a leading provider of overhead and garage door systems, and we continue to lead the way with innovative solutions and unmatched professional installation, service and support that keeps customers coming back. We strive to give our customers confidence and peace of mind. So, the next time you have an overhead door need, whether it be commercial or residential, think of us first. We assure you won't be disappointed.

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