Overhead Door Company of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City has been locally owned and operated since its inception in 1956. Deric Powell owns the company and employs a staff and crew of 50. It is a full service door company with dedicated Residential, Commercial, Wholesale and Parts departments. Deric says the key to current success and future growth is in the company’s commitment to communication and customer satisfaction. Powell has put tremendous emphasis on having experienced “Door People” in customer service, sales and management positions. Most of the employees in these positions have “field experience” in their background. Longevity is also a factor contibuting to Overhead success. There are a number of 10, 15 and 20 year door veterans on the Overhead team. Hall of fame installer John Musser was with Overhead Door for over 45 years before his recent retirement.
The company has been affiliated with manufacturer Overhead Door Corporation of Dallas Texas since 1956. Overhead Door Corporation created the first upward lifting garage door in 1921 and the first garage door opener in 1925. Overhead Door Company of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City built a new 12,000 square foot facility on the south edge of Cedar Rapids in 2001. For over 40 years prior to 2001 they had been located on 8th Avenue near downtown where the YMCA currently is.
Overhead Door Company of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City prides itself in Customer Service excellence. Same Day Service has been factor in recent growth. The company has been a member Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa for over 35 years as well as The Homebuilders Associations of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Deric Powell is a strong believer in community support and is involved with a number of local organizations including the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.