Four Generations of Quality Door Manufacturers
With almost 100 years of manufacturing and engineering excellence, our four-generation family business has been arecognized leader and innovator in the garage door industry. Our family is the world’s oldest manufacturer of sectionalgarage doors that is still owned and operated by the founding family. Today our three-section garage door logo representsthe previous generations, and the colors, font, and the letter “F” pull from the classic Fimbel Architectural Doors logos.
Since our humble beginnings in Hillside, NJ, when we started producing doors for The Overhead Door Company, to ourstate-of-the-art manufacturing facilities today, Fimbel Architectural Door has earned a reputation for quality and designexcellence. Whether your needs are residential or commercial, carriage style or modern design, historic restoration or newapplication, we can create the perfect garage door experience for you. We will design and build your door using low-maintenance, energy-efficient materials, manufactured in a sustainable way. We graciously recognize that safety and qualitybegin with each one of our team members, and choose to work with partners that share our values and ambitions forquality, safety, and customer satisfaction. Our “family” extends to our team, partners, community and customers; we arewho we are today because of them. We look forward to our family working with your family to create something trulyspecial.
Milestones In Fimbel History
1924: It begins in 1924 with a master carpenter, Edward Fimbel Sr., signing the first franchise with The Overhead Door Corporation tomanufacture, distribute, and install wood sectional garage doors in the northeastern region of the US. A dream to bring forth morebegins.
1946: Edward Fimbel Jr., a mechanical engineer, begins his life-long career in the garage door industry after serving in the U.SNavy during World War II. The business and family continue their expansion and innovation.
1950: Paul Fimbel, Ed Fimbel Sr.’s eldest son, opens a new 60,000 square foot New Hampshire-based manufacturing facility whichwould operate over the next 50 years.
1967: Opening a new 140,000 square foot factory in Whitehouse, NJ, the newly organized and renamed company, Fimbel DoorCorporation (FDC) commences production of wood, aluminum, steel and fiberglass doors. Also Edward Fimbel III joins FDC assales manager.
1984: After shaping an industry, Edward Fimbel Sr. passes at the age of 94, passing his lessons and his legacy to Edward Fimbel Jr.who becomes president of FDC.
1988: Fimbel opens their new McAdoo, PA manufacturing plant to produce Powerlift Residential Garage Door Openers.
1991: Fimbel acquires and sets up an automated roll forming line to manufacture foamed-in-place residential and commercialinsulated steel doors at their Whitehouse, NJ factory.
2004: Edward III launches Fimbel Architectural Door Specialities (FADS) in Whitehouse, NJ to turn the garage door from ordinary toextraordinary while maintaining the family legacy.
2014: Erin Fimbel Heindrichs, Edward Fimbel III’s daughter, becomes president of FADS, beginning the fourth generation of FimbelLeadership. In this role, she launches “Operation Excellence” (a continuous improvement program) to drive benchmarkperformance in quality and customer service.
Today: The Fimbel family has manufactured garage doors for more than nine decades, making it the world’s oldest manufacturerof sectional garage doors still owned and operated by the founding family.