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Project of the Month Winner – July 2017

From Left to Right:
Steve Atterson, Owner of Overhead Door Company of Everett
Manager of The Platform Apartments in Kent
Maintenance Manager of the Platform Apartments in Kent
Lance Tennison, Project Manager at Overhead Door Company of Everett

Our Project of the Month winner for July 2017 is from a product line that Northwest Door recently introduced – Hörmann Flexon High Performance Doors. This specific garage door was a 20’ x 8’2” Speed Guardian 5000 Spiral Door with five ventilated slats complete with a 463 phase heavy duty commercial gear drive opener. High speed, high performance doors excel during intense operation and demanding conditions and can improve efficiency, safety, profitability and even air quality. These doors can last over one million cycles with minimal maintenance and are perfect for high cycle applications like fire stations, car washes and dealerships, and parking garages – like the one being showcased today at The Platform Apartments in Kent, WA.

This particular door was sold and installed by the Overhead Door Company of Everett. OHD Everett has been around since 1965 and services Snohomish, King and parts of Pierce County. They take great joy in making their customers happy and love the variety that working in the garage door industry offers (not just projects – customers too!) Roughly 60% of their business comes from commercial projects and although they have installed a few high performance doors in car dealerships before, this is the first Hörmann Flexon door they have installed. Lance Tennison, Project Manager at OHD Everett, said that the decision to use the Speed Guardian 5000 on this project really came down to the response time on behalf of Northwest Door. He had questions about the door, we had answers, and everyone involved in the project was quite pleased with the results. Both Overhead Door and The Platform Apartments are already planning on future Speed Guardian projects!

It’s not every day that you get to see a garage door that can open at a rate of 80 inches per second, so check out the videos below to see for yourself!


Interested in incorporating a Hörmann Flexon high performance door on your next project? Call Northwest Door’s commercial design team for more details at 800-522-2264 (Ext: 741 or 729) and contact the Overhead Door Company of Everett to get planning!