International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2012

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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Philomath, Oregon DOORDEALERDIALOG Applegate Door Company Philomath, Oregon... ...A Dog Gone Great Business By Chris Long, Editor, International Door & Operator Industry In mid-July, I had the privilege of visiting with Lawrie and Melissa Theurer, co-owners of Applegate Door Company, Philomath, Oregon. When I walked into their place of business, a facility that felt more like a home than an offi ce, I was greeted by Melissa, Lawrie, and their dog, Baxter. I would soon learn that Baxter was an important member of the Applegate Door team, and was basically a permanent fi xture in the offi ce and on Lawrie's service truck. I would also learn that these two individuals epitomize the meaning of being a door dealer. What a delightful couple they are! Lawrie is a man I could sit and listen to for hours on end. He just has a way with words; explaining things in a manner anyone can understand. If he ever gives up his day job, he could do very well as a story teller. Melissa complements her husband, offering a contagious, friendly smile along with the wisdom of an experienced 'doorman' (woman). Together, they have devoted 28 years building a successful door business, serving their community, and raising three sons. Lawrie was born in Philomath and has been a resident of the city his entire life. 20 International Door & Operator Industryâ„¢

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