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Dress it Up for a New Look

Have you ever bought shoes from a major chain? I mean a store that specializes in only shoes or sneaks, not a department store. You find the perfect pair of footwear for your style and budget hopefully from a friendly and polite salesperson. You box them up and head to the checkout. It is at … Continued

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The Garage Door Midway Experience

We’ve talked at great length about how great our garage door service is, why we’re different, how we innovate every day, and what exactly you can expect when you make a call to us. There is still one thing that we cannot overcome and that is the reputation of others. As much as we try … Continued

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You could but where’s the advantage?

Like many small businesses we spend a fair amount of time paying attention to what our competition is doing. We’re sure they do the same with us and that’s a good thing. It’s a good thing because competition makes us a better company both professionally and technically which ultimately provides you, the customer, with far … Continued

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Without Philip Vaughan it would not work?

Wheelbarrows, wagons, bicycles, garage doors and more all owe their success and efficiency to Philip Vaughan. From here on out I will use PV for his name because, quite frankly, it’s a weird spelling and I cannot get my fingers to type it correctly. PV is not a well known inventor. I’d say he falls … Continued

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Shut Down and Down Shut

I have a rule. The rule is no politics or religion discussions at work. I’ve had this rule for over 12 years and it’s worked well. There are very few other topics that are so polarizing and can create such heated exchanges in a short period of time. Plus, I believe that your personal opinions … Continued

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The Big Cheese

Garage doors have loads of moving parts. We have outlined in previous articles how you, the homeowner or business owner, can do some service on your door to keep those parts in harmony. Overhead Door of Albany has many moving parts to. These parts can be broken down into 5 basic groups. We have sales, … Continued

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Overhead Door and Denmark Drivers – No Shortcuts

My youngest son is 16 and has his driver’s license. Being the second child of mine to get his license my angst about handing him the keys for the first time was lessened greatly. Our friends have kids that are or have just reached the age of driving. I am able to empathize with them … Continued

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Owners, General Managers, and a Simple Question

Dave and Kim Ripley own the Overhead Door distributorships for Albany New York and Rutland Vermont. I happen to have the pleasure of working for them. Through a series of unique coincidences, a little luck, and a mutual friend I sit at one of the two locations every day. They have two of the best … Continued

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Kids, Trains, Dirt, and Tracks

Who doesn’t love a good train? For those of us who don’t live in a area where trains frequently run it’s simply a delight to have to stop at a railroad crossing and wait for a train. It’s quite a spectacle seeing something that big and that heavy to be moving along at such a … Continued

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Like Everything Else – Garage Door Openers have Evolved

Garage door openers provide a level of convenience that is unrivaled by many of today’s comfort gadgets. Those who have them currently installed already know that when it’s pouring down rain and you have a trunk full of newly acquired groceries the luxury of pulling in and avoided the inevitable soaking by Mother Nature. Same … Continued

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