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Overhead Door Corporation is  a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications with our headquarters located in Lewisville, Texas.

Overhead Door Corporation has five divisions: Access Systems Division (ASD), which features the Overhead Door™ and Wayne Dalton garage door brands; The Genie Company, manufacturer of remote-controlled garage door opening systems; Horton Automatics, a manufacturer of automatic entrance systems; TODCO, the largest producer of truck doors for the transportation industry and Installed Services Division (ISD) which features two service and install brands: Creative Door Services in Western Canada and NationServe in the United States.

Our founder, C. G. Johnson, created the original upward-acting garage door in 1921 and the first electric garage door opener in 1926. We now employ more than 3,500 people, have 22 manufacturing facilities, 78 regional sales and service and installation centers and more than 5,000 distributors and dealers that service national builders, national accounts, architects, general contractors and homeowners, as well as major retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Overhead Door Corporation is a subsidiary of Sanwa Holdings Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.
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Our vision is to:

  • Lead the Americas in providing access solutions and services that meet the developing needs of our customers
  • Be our industry’s best at delivered quality and customer service
  • Leverage the power of modern and emerging technologies in creating new value for our customers and our company
  • Bring together the creativity of each individual in a team environment for the enhancement of the corporate value


Our mission is to enhance the safety, security, convenience and appeal of places where people live, work and go.

Core Values


We recognize people as a competitive advantage we earn by ensuring that we hire, continuously develop, engage, reward and retain a diverse team of powerful people.


We believe that it is our business to provide for the needs of our customers and to strive for 100% satisfaction in our attitude and in our spirit.


We always do what is right with no exceptions and conduct ourselves as professionals.

Health and Safety

We strongly promote employee wellness and insist on the highest standards of safety for ourselves, our partners and our customers.


We focus on continuous improvement and achieving the highest quality in everything we do.


We foster a spirit of urgency and intense focus on achieving challenging goals. We are competitive and play to win.

Social Responsibility

We strive to contribute to the prosperity and sustainability of our team members, stakeholders, the communities in which we live and work, and our planet.


We create an atmosphere of open, consistent, two-way communication.


We are individuals united by our commitment to achieve common goals.


At Overhead Door Corporation, diversity means respecting one another and learning from our unique backgrounds and experiences as one hard-working, talented team.
Helping to accomplish our mission takes many different individuals. Different perspectives spark creative and innovative solutions that add superior value for our customers, suppliers, distributors, investors, and employees.
We value diversity. Our culture supports it, our communities reflect it, and an increasingly diverse customer base demands it.
Many faces…one team…the premier provider of access solutions.