Northwest Door 2017 Dealer of the Year
Are you in the market for a new garage door for your home or business? How about a pedestrian door? Perhaps a nice fireplace to warm up next to? You may be surprised to find that if you live near Kent or Shoreline, Washington, there is an outstanding business that can assist you with the purchase and installation of all of these products: Cressy Door & Fireplace.
At Northwest Door, our dealers aren’t just important to our business, they are our business. We have more than 1200 dealers nationwide and while we feel it is important to recognize all of our dealers for their hard work, we recognize one Northwest Door dealer each year for the exceptional job they have done representing our products. Cressy Door and Fireplace took home the plaque this year, and after speaking with Owner Rick Witters about his business, it’s easy to see why.
Cressy operates out of two locations: a Kent facility which measures in at 25 thousand square feet, and their ten thousand square foot Shoreline location. With a team composed of 54 people between Kent and Shoreline including 33 technicians, 13 salespeople and eight office staff members, Cressy has the manpower to take on quite the workload in the greater Puget Sound area and they pride themselves on the drive and knowledge of their employees.
This powerhouse of a company has been in the greater Seattle area for over 65 years and does the majority of their work between Centralia and up to Mt. Vernon, while still taking on projects as far east as Suncadia with a smaller number of projects on the west side. Their projects are composed of about 15% fireplace, 15% pedestrian doors, 35% residential garage doors and 35% commercial. “If you choose to just get into one thing, like if guys are pros at just residential doors, that’s great and I applaud that. But I’ve been lucky enough to surround myself with people that are really good with all those product types”, said Mr. Witters.
Rick also mentioned that Cressy supports an organization called Reality Sports – A Christian based sports organization that teaches kids skills to help them excel in not just sports, but life in general. “It’s a great organization based out of the south end. That’s probably one of my favorite things right now that we’re supporting in the community.”
A common trend that Mr. Witters has noticed recently is an influx in modern style (contemporary) projects incorporating products like our Modern Classic and Modern Tech. “I think the last ten years have been the most interesting out of the 40 years I’ve been doing it. All the new products that have been coming out – it’s just interesting. I love the diversity of the industry, it’s always changing and you’re always seeing new faces all the time as well as your loyal returning customers.”
Northwest Door is very proud to be associated with and acknowledged by such a fine company as Cressy Door & Fireplace. We are both eager to see what 2018 and beyond holds for the door industry.