The Genuine. The Original. Overhead Door™
Locally Owned for 50+ Years
The Overhead Door Company of Huntsville/North Alabama™ is committed to bringing you the best in residential garage doors and services, commercial doors and services, garage door openers, accessories and repairs. We also offer loading dock equipment for your commercial and industrial applications with repairs always available.
We have the door to fit your style, your budget and your needs. Whether you need a stylish new garage door for your home, a more energy-efficient commercial door for your business, or a better integrated door system for your industrial application, Overhead Door™ has the products to keep you up and running.
Locally owned and family operated since 1968 - The Overhead Door Company of Huntsville/North Alabama™ is the only garage door company within Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur and surrounding North Alabama areas with tens of thousands of satisfied customers for over five decades. We use no subcontractors and are licensed and insured. As the only local authorized Overhead Door Company™ in North Alabama, we offer only the best garage door repair and service with the products you want and the safety you need.
We have a long history here in North Alabama. We are proud to call ourselves a local distrubutor of The Genuine. The Original. Overhead Door Company™. Look for the Red Ribbon®.
Serving: Huntsville, Athens, Madison, Decatur and the surrounding metro areas.
The History of the Garage Door
The Overhead Door Corporation Invented the Garage Door in 1921 and the Garage Door Opener in 1928
At the end of the 1800s, cars appeared and slowly began replacing the horse and buggy. By the end of the early 1900s, thanks to Henry Ford, cars began to become more and more afforable to the masses. Storage for these cars became a problem. Garages began to slowly appear. In fact, the term garage first appeared in the English dictionary in 1902, a derivative of the French term "garer," which means cover or shelter.
A young man named C.G. Johnson invented the garage door in 1921 and changed the course of the garage door's place in our history. Johnson took his invention and traveled across the United States with a small prototype of his invention mounted to the back of his Model T, promoting and sharing his new innovation at county fairs and countless small towns.
Johnson was ahead of his time by using sales tactics such as customer coupons and bulletins to share the news about his innovative garage door while creating customer awareness. He established a network of disbributors and soon his invention of the "overhead door" gained widespread popularity. In 1926, Johnson invented the first electric door opener. His inventions created the foundation for C.G. Johnson's well-respected enterprise that would be become known as The Overhead Door Corporation.