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With almost 100 years of manufacturing and engineering excellence, our four-generation family business has been a recognized leader and innovator in the garage door industry. Since our humble beginnings in Hillside, NJ when we started producing doors for The Overhead Door Company, to our manufacturing facilities today, Fimbel Architectural Doors has earned a reputation for quality and design excellence. Whether your needs are residential or commercial, carriage style or modern design, Historic restoration or new application, we can create the perfect garage door experience for you.  

In 1924, 10 years after Ford's first moving assembly line came to life, Edward Fimbel, Sr. purchased the very first franchise from the inventor of the overhead garage door. Then known as the Overhead Door Company of Hillside, he built a business and a legacy on craftsmanship and quality. The company moved to modern facilities in Whitehouse Station, NJ in 1969 where we still operate today as. In this location, Edward Fimbel, Jr. lead the company through decades of cultural and political turmoil, and at the age of 95, he remains a staple in the office and as a resource. To learn more about our origins, check out this article.  


In 2004, Edward Fimbel III foresaw the increase in popularity of carriage doors and founded Fimbel Architectural Door Specialties manufacturing patented doors from composite materials and continuing the commercial product line with a more focused product offering. Thanks to the creativity and wealth of knowledge he possesses, there are now many collections of beautiful, virtually maintenance free, and sustainable garage doors continuing the family tradition.


Today, Erin Fimbel is taking the company to the next level. With focus on continuous improvement and growth, she is carrying on the family traditions and bringing today's business mind to the table. Fimbel Architectural Doors' headquarters resides in a solar powered manufacturing plant and remains just across the road from our 1969 facility. We also have additional manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania for increases capabilities.

Our ability to design and engineer custom applications makes us a favorite among architects and design-build firms. We make the Fimbel ADS's engineering department available to provide insights and inspiration to architects and engineers seeking to solve a tough challenge or simply needing to design a completely unique door from advanced materials. Enjoy a quick 'tour' of our showroom.

In 1924, traditions began. The world meets the first ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, and our family meets the world. Our commitment remains to that time-honored tradition today. We will design and build your door using low-maintenance, energy efficient materials, manufactured in a sustainable way because we know the past is what got us here, and the future depends upon our good choices. We look forward to our family working with your family to create something truly special.

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