For 100 years, Overhead Door® has provided the utmost convenience for home and business owners by inventing the first uplift garage door in 1921, followed by the electric garage door in 1926. Founder C.G. Johnson not only created one of the modern devices we rely so heavily on today, he backed each delivery and installation with outstanding service and quality products. That tradition continues on today.
Overhead Door arrived in Edmonton by a bit of a circular route. Ray and Moyra Storey joined the franchise in Saskatoon in 1961. In short order, the Storeys grew the business across Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC. They purchased the Edmonton franchise in 1969 and shortly thereafter John Storey joined the family business, leading the Edmonton branch. In 2016, ownership transitioned to Brendan Storey and Greg Yost. Today, as Overhead Door Co. of Edmonton celebrates 60 years in the capital city, they consistently rank in the top five in volume among the 450+ distributors across North America.
A one-stop solution, clients can rely on Overhead Door Co. of Edmonton 24/7. Residential doors include steel and aluminum across a variety of styles designed to resemble traditional and modern iterations of carriage house, wood, and sleek minimalist doors. Thermacore® technology, a choice for the consumer when choosing an insulated garage door, provides maximum thermal efficiency – perfect for Edmonton’s cold months.
The commercial selection includes rolling steel, high speed, sectional, and security grilles in (depending on the style) metal, aluminum and glass, or fabric. The Overhead Door team helps clients design their best solution among this selection, be it a door with a high fire rating, wind load capacity, or insulated core. The goal is a commercial door that exceeds performance – and that is what Overhead Door aims to deliver every time.
Mike Kostuik, Director, Commercial Operations, who joined the Edmonton branch in 2018, further describes why Overhead Door Co. of Edmonton continues to be a decades-long success.
“Our people are the reason we have been and will continue to be successful. The group of field technicians we’ve assembled is second to none and our office staff are some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated team members supporting them. In every department you will find a group that comes to work every day with the sole focus of helping our customers succeed.”
He continues, “Our team is encouraged to makes decisions based on relationships rather than an individual transaction or project. We’ve established some very important partnerships over the past 60 years, enabling us to weather many storms and continue to grow in the process. It’s our ownership’s mandate to support these partnerships above all else, and this is what sets us apart.”
A continued presence in Edmonton is important for the local owners, and for the brand. The leadership team says, “The intersection of businesspeople, local government, provincial government, diverse customer base, suppliers and friends makes the business community better and makes Edmonton better.”
John Storey adds, “The Edmonton business community has a very family-like feel. You can trust the relationships that you build, and the events over the last 18+ months have demonstrated how valuable these relationships truly are. The community has supported our organization for a long time and we just hope to continue to give its members the same value that we receive.”
Supporting the community is one of Overhead Door’s main priorities. The John and Dianne Storey Family Foundation supports 22 local charities with annual donations; due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation significantly increased its donations over the past year and a half.
It’s not just the community and customers that have Overhead Door’s focus. Leadership is committed to providing an outstanding working environment for the team. With this value top of mind, both the brand and the local branch are thrilled to rate high on Glassdoor, an independent employee review site where workers can describe their experience working for companies across Canada.
Overhead Door Co. of Edmonton is very grateful to the employees and clients that have helped make the local distributor a success.
“Our company is excited for the next five years of our strategic plan, which includes continued focus on our core competencies, expansion in products, services and new markets while embracing a lean culture – all of which are possible through an exceptional team of people that make it happen each and every day for the customer,” concludes Greg Yost. “Sixty years is just the beginning!”
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