By Gary E. Cleveland, Cleveland & Company, Inc / Allstate
Did you know that the first overhead (upward swinging) garage door was used in 1921and in 1926 electricity was added to power the operation of the door?
If you’re anything like me, you don’t think too much about your garage door. But, when that morning comes when you’re late to work and nothing happens when you push your remote button, you know it’s going to be a bad day.
No doubt you have opened, closed, driven or walked under an Overhead Door from Overhead Door Company of Polk County. Overhead Door was started by Leo Woodard in 1971 and moved to their current location in 1982. The foundation that was built over 40 years ago has allowed the company to steadily grow through the years. Their customers have experienced the quality of the Overhead Door product coupled with the fairness and integrity of the trained employee service technicians.
Overhead Door sells, installs, and services both residential as well as commercial doors. Training is ongoing as the technology changes. Training this year will include a focus on circuit boards, remotes and other electronics. Whether its technology, building codes, or other government regulations, one of challenges of this business is to stay on top of the learning curve.
But what is most important is what hasn’t changed over the years. It’s the old fashioned idea of putting the customer first while serving the customer with integrity and providing a quality product at a fair price. This approach has allowed the company to gain new customers by word-of-mouth advertising.
Overhead Door Company of Polk County is a member of the International Door Association. Their favorite community project is to provide toys to many underprivileged children in our community through their involvement in the Polk County Christmas Angels.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Overhead Door Company of Polk County for their dedication to our community and congratulate them for being our Small
Business Award winner for the month of July 2014.
Small Business of the Month committee chair Gary Cleveland presents the July Small Business of the Month Award to Justin Barnhill.
Overhead Door Co. of Polk County
Mr. Leo Woodard
3412 Reynolds Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803