In June of 1989, David and Marie Hall decided to open a residential and commercial garage door business in Asheville, NC after realizing a need for qualified door technicians. That day marked the first day of business for Asheville Garage Door Services Inc. Over the course of the next 25 years, AGDS became know as Buncombe County’s premier garage door service and installation company with a focus on residential and commercial garage doors and openers.
With David’s 35 years of field tech experience and Marie’s accounting and business, background allowed them to provide the right balance of technical experience and business acumen necessary to grow a wonderful business. Their “mom and pop” business model was just what the Asheville area needed and allowed for steady growth over the next 25 years.
In 2016 David and Marie decided that they were ready to retire and began the search for a qualified company to continue what they had started years ago. They wanted to make sure that whoever acquired the business would continue to be a “customer superstar ” to the thousands of customers they had serviced throughout the years. They wanted to find a company that would align the same values and ethics that had made them a successful business. The last and biggest concern was to secure employment for their current employees.
The search was over when they came to an agreement with Dusty Georges and Garage Door Specialist Inc. from Morganton, NC. Dusty Georges values aligned perfectly to create a seamless acquisition. Because both companies were family owned and sold the same products it was a perfect match.
Dusty Georges has been in the door and access business for 20 years and he considers himself a “generational doorman.” His dad Barry Georges started Garage Door Specialists Inc. in 1976 and Dusty has been around the business literally all of his life. He likes to say that growing up around the dinner table all that was talked about was doors and openers. Dusty has grown the business from 6 employees running 3 trucks to more than 20 employees running 15 trucks with a strong focus on commercial and industrial doors, docks and gates.
The acquisition will allow Asheville Garage Door LLC. to become the leader in the residential, commercial and industrial door, dock and gate business in Asheville and surrounding areas. Our size allows us to negotiate better costs from suppliers thus allowing us to pass the savings onto our customers.