From the owner: Daniel Cummings:
My mom told me that ever since I was little, I loved construction. She would drive me to construction sites just to sit and watch all the big machines at work. As soon as I could hold a tool, I was always trying to build things.
I was raised by a single mom and one of my first mentors in life was a gentleman named Jerzy. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. I sat there and soaked up everything I could learn from him like a sponge. He taught me hardware specs, auto/motorcycle maintenance, electrical, construction, flipping machinery, and pride in the work we completed. He had a saying,
“Do it right, or don?t do it at all”.
When I was 16-years old, I started going to EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) to study welding and fabrication. My first job was altering some interior rod iron dog gates to a new width and a better latch design. I sketched up my design, drafted some blue prints, and called in the material order. I worked on that first project everyday after school for two weeks making sure it was absolutely perfect. It was like I found the missing puzzle piece to my life. It all fit perfectly.
“I was that kid in High School kids came to if they needed something built or fixed”
Halfway through High School, my best friends’ dad offered me a position at his garage door repair company. With a fabrication & mechanical background, I picked up on the work quickly. I instantly wanted more responsibility, and in the 8 years I was with the company, I handled every aspect of the business. I pride myself on my hard work and reflecting on every install or repair I’ve ever completed. And I am always looking for ways to raise the quality of the work I do.
With 8-years in the industry, 3 years of metal fabrication, and the desire to keep growing my skills, I wanted to dive into what made me happy. I started my garage door business with a focus on installing & fabricating custom garage door systems and top quality repair work.