The History of Overhead Door™

2021 marks 100 years for Overhead Door Corporation

Old Overhead Door Truck

Back in 1921 a young man named C.G. Johnson invented the upward acting sectional garage door and changed the course of the garage door’s place in history. He was ahead of his time by using marketing and sales strategies such as customer coupons and sales outlet bulletins to communicate the news about this innovative new product and create a call-to-action for consumers. Johnson traveled across the United States with a small prototype of the door mounted on the back of his Model T, promoting his innovation at county fairs and in countless small towns (pictured here).

He established a network of distributors and soon his invention of the upward acting sectional garage door gained widespread popularity. In 1926, Johnson was at it again. He invented the first electric door opener. His inventions created the foundation for C.G. Johnson’s well-respected enterprise that would become known as the Overhead Door Corporation.

100 Year Anniversary

2021 marks 100 years for Overhead Door Corporation. Located in Dallas, Texas, it is still recognized as a leading single-source manufacturer of integrated door and operator systems for commercial, industrial and residential applications. The company’s comprehensive product line encompasses residential garage doors and openers; commercial operators; sectional doors and rolling service doors for commercial and industrial applications; high-speed traffic doors; security grilles and closures for a variety of retail and commercial uses.

In total, Overhead Door Corporation and its operating divisions provide the most extensive selection of door systems and related products backed by the leading brand names in North America.

Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™, offers the very same service and products that has made the brand Overhead Door™ the leader in garage doors and garage door service.

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