Modern Home Builder - Winter 2018 - 49
Carriage House Door Co.'s craftsmanship has
earned the devotion of customers.
BY ALAN DORICH
After nearly 20 years, Carriage House Door Co. has
earned a reputation for consistently meeting its clients'
needs. "Our customers have an expectation of quality and
service that we've been able to maintain over the years,"
General Manager Shawn Guthrie says.
This dependability has turned many into loyal Carriage
House Door customers. "Our top-five customers have been
with us since the beginning," he says. "We continue to grow
The company, which has operations in Sacramento, Calif., and Old Fort, N.C., manufactures custom wooden garage doors, pedestrian and driveway gates, and shutters. The
company started operations in 1999 as part of Garage Door
Specialists, which built the wooden doors.
Carriage House Door broke away as its own company and
opened its North Carolina shop in 2006. "We felt the need
to have another facility on the East Coast," recalls Doug Sequeira, the general manager of its Sacramento office.
Today, the company sells its doors through wholesale
distributors to architects, designers, contractors and homeowners. Guthrie, who runs its North Carolina office, notes
that the majority of its doors are installed on custom homes
that take one to two years to build.
"Architects and designers will have that design hammered
out before coming to us," he says, noting that these firms are
familiar with Carriage House Door's work. "They have ideas
of what they want that door to look like.
"We also provide a great tool on our website for architects
and designers to assist with design," he adds. "They can go to
carriagedoor.com and request a password to access the site
designed specifically for architects and designers."
SETTING ITSELF APART
Carriage House Door is the industry leader in its niche, Sequeira says. When the company releases a product, "We'll
see our competitors follow suit with something similar,"
But Carriage House Door sets itself apart with the quality
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