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ing a Contemporary door collection. "We offered different designs
that were a combination of wood, metal and glass," Sequeira says.
Doors also are getting bigger, Guthrie says. "A lot of the market
is driven by the $2 to $5 million and up homes," he says, noting
that the larger homes require larger garage doors. "Twelve-foot
ceilings relate to a 10-foot garage door."
Some customers also are putting car lifts in their garages, which
have required Carriage House Door to adjust its product as well.
"I've also done doors where they put the door straight up so they
can put a basketball court in the garage," Guthrie adds.
Although the doors still have the same look from the outside,
the track selection has become very custom, he notes. "We can
design the track for lift clearance or follow the roof line of the
interior," Guthrie explains.
"The idea is to keep the door as close to the front wall and ceiling for unique applications inside the garage," he continues. "Common lift clearance is for car lifts or sports courts."
"We have dealers in every state," he says. "But it would be nice to
focus on filling in those gaps and grow into the areas where there's
a lot of potential."
These may find the company opening new offices in Denver or
elsewhere in the Midwest. "That's what we're working on right
now," Sequeira says. )
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY
Sequeira, who has been with Carriage House Door since 1999, is
proud of how the company has grown over the years. "We've been
able to change with the times and hold our position as an industry
leader," he says.
The company plans to grow its presence. "I see us expanding and
moving into different areas where we may not have a strong foothold," he says, noting that this would bring the company further
from the coasts.
Known for the high quality of its doors, the company offers products made from the best
materials, such as vertical grain western red cedar and ribbon Sapele Mahogany.
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