International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2013

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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By Todd Thomas Santa Barbara, California DoorDealerDialog ...Quality and Professionalism are the Order of the Day, Every Day When Don Van Buren, talks about the importance of professionalism in the industry, and how quality is more important than thrift, he's not just saying what he thinks others want to hear. In fact, when your customer lists includes names that resemble the red carpet parade list at the Academy Awards, being the best in the game is a requirement just to be allowed to play. And Van Buren's company, Consolidated Overhead Door and Gate plays, and wins, a lot. Interestingly, Van Buren did not spend his entire life in the door industry, as is often the case among those running well-established, successful door companies. His entry into the door industry came through an unusual portal. He was a successful banker, and it turns out that banking can teach one everything he needs to know about selling doors and gates and accessories. 16 International Door & Operator Industryâ„¢

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