FIX IT UP: Open to Possibilities with Overhead Door Company of the Chippewa Valley
Garage doors used to be only about function – as long as they went up and down, provided privacy, and kept out the elements, a homeowner could make do. “When I got into the business, it was raised panel, brown or white,” Tim White, owner of Overhead Door Company of the Chippewa Valley, said about popular options two decades ago.
Today, Overhead Door Company offers a wide array of models that combine high-tech function with eye-catching form. Residential and commercial customers alike can choose among insulated steel Thermocore doors; sleek, modern aluminum doors; traditional wood; as well as vinyl and fiberglass options. Models come in a wide array of panel styles, colors, and finishes. Many doors also include a range of decorative windows and accent hardware, allowing homeowners countless ways to enhance the curb appeal of their houses. “If you can dream it, we can have it built,” White said. “The garage door has now become people’s front door,” explained sales manager Brad Wright. “The trend has been to match the garage door with the front entry door.” And these days, simple push-button openers aren’t the only option for entering your home. With the OHD Anywhere system, garage doors can be controlled via a smartphone app, allowing homeowners the ability to let in visitors remotely as well as to monitor when doors are opening and closing. Such technology was probably unimaginable when Overhead Door was founded in 1921 or when the Eau Claire distributor opened in 1955, but it all comes as part of the decades of dedication and service offered by Overhead Door Company of the Chippewa Valley. “You don’t get to stay around if you don’t know what you’re doing,” Wright said.