The Martin Door Story

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorDoors

Martin Door Manufacturing has risen from humble beginnings in Santa Ana, Calif. to be an industry leader in garage door manufacturing. In fact, it is a matter of pride for company chairman Dave Martin that the sun never completely sets on a Martin Garage Door since Martin doors are sold in 93 countries and are found in the northern-most parts of Norway and the southernmost parts of Argentina.

The company was started in 1936 by Martin’s older brother, Leno. At the time, a complete one-car garage door sold for $16 installed, while a two-car garage door sold for $29 installed. Martin’s one-piece door soon became a hit and Dave remembers installing new door for movies stars Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope.

From one-piece doors, Martin has grown to be an innovator within the industry. Dave Martin is one of the industry’s pioneers and his record backs that up — especially in key areas of safety.

Some of the Martin Door “firsts” include:

• Hot-dipped galvanized steel and two coats of factory baked-on enamel for better rust protection.

• Hemmed steel edges on the garage door tracks, for added safety.

• Hot-dipped galvanized torsion springs for rust resistance and long life.

• Wood-grained texturing to the face of the steel door for beauty.

• Controlled descent device, which stops a door from a free fall.

• Finger shield

™ and a safety spring system standard on residential door models.

It was this dedication to safety and quality that impressed Claude Thompson, president of Martin Garage Doors Hawaii, when he was researching a garage door line to sell in Hawaii.

“I looked for a door that I would put on my house,” remembered Thompson. “I wanted certain features plus quality, all of which you find in a Martin Door and more.”

Thompson founded Martin Garage Doors Hawaii in 1995 and has been selling garage doors to satisfied customers ever since.

Martin Garage Doors Hawaii has become a valued member of the extensive dealer network for the manufacturer.

“Martin Garage Doors Hawaii is a long-standing dealer for Martin Door Manufacturing,” Martin said. “We are very pleased with their dedicated service to the people of the Hawaiian Islands. I have personally visited some of their garage door installations, which were always found to be professionally done and the customers more than satisfied.

“We now consider Martin Garage Doors Hawaii to be one of our top dealerships in the world.”

ADDRESS: 2839 KILIHAU ST.
CONTACT: 836-0029
WEBSITE: www.MartinGarageDoorsHawaii.com

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