Known as the Door Operator Guru, Roy Bardowell is one of the most respected and knowledgeable men in the garage door and operator industry. His special passion for residential garage door, commercial door and gate operators leaves an impression on everyone he meets. Roy's training sessions at IDA Expos are always the one of the most widely attended sessions. He has been recognized by IDEA with the "Commitment to Excellence Award" and is an IDEA Certified Door Dealer Consultant. Roy is a member of the tech service team at Micanan Systems. He was Operations Manager at Guardian until 2012. We hope that you find Roy's articles informative and entertaining. Feel free to leave your comments for Roy.
by Roy Bardowell, CDDC
Finding good companies that do various home services can sometimes be a taunting task. It is no different with finding a good garage door service company. There are a number of websites like Yelp, Houz, and my guy who claims to have vetted service companies and will steer you to the best and most reputable service companies. Even so, you may want to go it alone and here are some tips to help you out.
Foremost is word of mouth. If a neighbor had a good experience with a service company, it is probable that service company will do right by you also. With garage door service companies there are a few RED flags to watch for.
There are many 1-man service entities that are not legitimate companies. If you call a number and the guy answers with the generic “garage doors” and not with a real company name, you can bet this guy is masquerading as another company. Believe me, this is very common. Still, you can always go to bbb.com or Yelp.com and see real reviews and how a company is rated.
I personally just started my 48th year in garage door design, service, and installation and can honestly say; I have never jilted anyone and have always presented a stellar experience. I am currently on medical leave and have curtailed my garage door service days. However, my son Roy III; owner of Luxor Door Service in Huntington Beach, CA. has been in service for 5 years and has followed my example.
Roy at Luxor Door can be reached at (714)727-5000. You will love his work, like 50 others have who have given Luxor Door 5-stars on Yelp. Need garage Door service? Call Luxor Door. Roy not only will repair your door system and make it better than new—he will provide a great experience. You won’t be disappointed.
Roy Bardowell, CDDC, is a member of the tech support team at Micanan Systems. He served as Operations Manager at Guardian Access & Door Hardware until 2012. He has been in the door and operator industry since 1973 and is known as one of the industry’s most experienced operator technicians and trainers. Roy received the IDEA Commitment to Excellence award in 2008 and IDA’s Jerry R. Reynolds Volunteer Service Award in 2017. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org