Family owned and Operated since 1989
In the beginning…
Years ago when Tina and Tom Branch started their own garage door service and installation business, their biggest obstacle to success wasn’t technical expertise. Tom had been successfully installing and repairing residential and commercial garage doors and openers since high school, and had been taught by the best in the business. Tina had been learning the business aspects, working directly with customers, calculating estimates, answering the phones, and helping Tom with repairs... also since high school.
As they learned the business of being in business, their biggest obstacle wasn’t getting new customers. Word-of-mouth referrals began to increase as satisfied customers told friends and family members about the excellent repair job or quality installation they received. Tom and Tina are honest, reliable, and they get the job done right for a fair price.
As young business professionals, the young couple’s biggest obstacle wasn’t their ability to work with people. They were friendly, easy-going, Very knowledgeable and listened well to detail they always made sure the customer was satisfied weather a small or large job they are hands on.
Their biggest obstacle to success... which turned out to be no obstacle at all — was their youth. They were 17 years old at the time, and when customers first met them in person, their young age caught people by surprise. But it didn’t take long to earn customers’ respect.
20+ years in business
Today, Tina and Tom Branch can look back over more than 20 years with the satisfaction of knowing they built their local family business through hard work, perseverance, and solid work ethics. Now with four branches of their business, the residential based and the commercial based Garage Door Professionals, their work can be found in eight Florida counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Hardee, Hillsboro, Pinellas, and Pasco. They have been selected as installers of choice by several large retailers. Their employees have historically stayed with the company for many years. And their youthful enthusiasm for a job well done has never changed... although our ages have =)
Family and community values
Tina and Tom maintain strong community values and give back in many ways. They are very active in their church and community. They sponsor youth sports teams in soccer and little league baseball. They contribute to police benevolent funds and sponsor events supporting foster kids’ programs. They donate to Easter Seals, food banks, and benevolence programs providing holiday food baskets, paying slightly higher prices but knowing they are helping to provide jobs.
Old fashioned values of honesty, quality, reliability, integrity, and customer service remain the hallmark of Garage Door Professionals. Their work is guaranteed: guaranteed quality; guaranteed workmanship; and guaranteed satisfaction.
To maintain the highest technical standards and latest industry knowledge, Garage Door Professionals are members of the following:
Florida Operator and Door Association (FODA)
International Door Association (IDA) www.doors.org
Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) www.dooreducation.com