Overhead Door Blog

Thanks to two of our local Builders

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:39 AM

The old saying goes: "word of mouth is the best form of advertising", so we decided to ask some of our loyal local builders if they would let us record their word of mouth referrals. Out of the four we asked, all four said without a doubt they would do it. Here is our first ad with two of these builders running on the Charlottesville Radio group station of WINA. You can hear these during the day and during the broadcasts of Virginia Basketball games this fall and winter. Thanks to Porter Smith of Craig Builders and Wendell Gibson of Gibson Homes. Folks do your self a favor when you are looking to buy a new home in Charlottesville, like the stickers at the farmers market say.... BUY LOCAL! Stay tuned for the next round with two more builders. Take a listen below.

What the builders say

check out their websites here:




Tags: garage doors, Local Buidlers, BUY LOCAL, door, garage door, Gibson Homes, UVA Basketball, replace garage door, Craig Builders, WINA

Congratulations to our Leader Wayne Shaner

Posted by Chris Shaner on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:06 PM

This past weekend Wayne and Sue Shaner were honored at the UVA-Miami football game. See the link for the whole write up on the VAF's website:

VAF Member of the week 

Thanks for being a member of the community for the past 33 years, and maybe Saturday's last minute win for UVA over Miami will be the new greatest UVA sports moment.

Tags: VAF, UVA Football, Wayne Shaner, garage door

Can you find the Coiling Garage Door?

Posted by Chris Shaner on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 02:54 PM

There is a warehouse at the corner of 2nd street SE and Monticello avenue, where a artist has painted a wonderful mural:

Warehouse behind Frank IX resized 600

Can you spot the coiling door in the mural? When a new tenant moved in they needed access to the outside on this side of the building. So we put a 600 series coiling door in an opening they cut out and the artist came back and painted our door to blend in with the rest of the mural. The result is a unique application and a coiling door that blends in well with its surroundings. Where can we put a garage door for you?

Warehouse behind Frank IX 3 resized 600


Tags: garage doors, door, garage door, painted doors, murals, coiling doors

Beautiful Wood Doors!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 02:51 PM

We recently did a four door garage for local builder Tom Greer. The customer chose African Mahogany as the species of wood he wanted for his custom garage doors. We provided the doors and Tom's people stained them. See the beautiful results:

Greer African Mahogany 3

Greer African Mahogany 2

The design on the inside is great looking too! We had to make two doors follow the roofline to accomodate some car lifts. see below:

Greer job inside resized 600

Next time you need a quality garage or home call Tom Greer, and call us, The Overhead Door Company of Charlottesville to get the exact doors you want!

Tags: Tom Greer, new home, garage door, wood doors

Spring is in the air!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

Yes! Spring is here and along with fresh grass to cut, gardens to start, or the general spring cleaning, this is also the time people are putting their houses on the Market to sell. Did you know putting new garage doors on your house has the highest return on investment according to Remodeling Magazine. See news coverage here: News on Cost vs. value of garage doors.

You can also use an interactive return on investment here: Return on investement.

So if you are putting your house on the market, why not give us a call and see how we can up your curb appeal and protect your investment with new doors.

Happy Spring!

Tags: garage doors, new home, door, selling home tips, replace garage door

Put me in Coach!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 09:29 AM

Spring is in the air, and the boys of summer are in full swing over at Davenport field. The Overhead Door Company of Charlottesville is partnering with the United Way to show our support for our neighbors in the community and UVA Baseball by joining the United Way's Home Run club. For every Homerun the UVA baseball team hits begining April 1st to the end of the season we will contribute Ten dollars to the United Way. We think it's a great way to start the spring! So head on out to Davenport field and cheer on the Hoos and those Home Runs! Put us in coach we're ready to play!

 United Way Blog

Tags: United Way, UVA Baseball, door, garage door, Home Run Club

Wow! Interesting what you can find when you Google your Company.

Posted by Chris Shaner on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

Here is an old youtube video put together by the yellowbook people back when they finally realized this internet thing might actually catch on. enjoy!

What Happens when we come to replace your garage door?

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 01:53 PM

Here is a video we did a year or so ago. It goes through the process of what happens when we come to replace your garage door.

Tags: door, garage door, replace garage door