Locally owned & operated
Locally owned and operated, Markham Garage Doors’ trucks can be seen daily servicing your community. It’s nice to know that when your door breaks we are just around the corner.
Markham Garage Doors sells and services garage doors and openers in Markham, Unionville, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Pickering, Scarborough, Uxbridge, Ajax, Whitby, Aurora, Newmarket, Ballantrae, Mt. Albert, North York, Durham and York Region including North Toronto.
Your Local Garage Door Experts
Markham Garage Doors was founded by Chris Dale and Kevin Chappel, both of whom graduated from university in the class of ’99 with a Business Degree. Chris Dale grew up loving everything mechanical. He loved working with his hands and always wanted to figure out how everything worked, which usually resulted in tearing things apart and rebuilding them. Kevin grew up loving architecture, drawing, and collecting. His obsession for design, innovation, and perfection was setting him up for success in his career.
Chris and Kevin met in high school and became friends. High school led to University and that led to the work force. Chris graduated and was looking for work, not sure what was the best fit as he loved hands-on work. He got a job with a garage door company and requested to learn the installation end of the business. Chris learned quickly and enjoyed the mechanics of residential and commercial installations. He moved from installs to sales and enjoyed meeting new people daily, teaching them the differences between doors and installation practices. Still, within the same company he moved indoors to VP of operations where he organized the daily routines of the technicians, controlled the purchasing of inventory, and researched new products. As much as he loved learning every aspect of the business, Chris always wanted to own a business of his own.
Kevin graduated and got a job with one of the biggest garage door manufacturing companies in Canada. Kevin was taught how the manufacturing and supply end of the business operated, and learned a lot about the design, construction and manufacturing of garage doors. His job was Account Manager and he organized the orders for smaller independent dealers. He left that company after several years to sell that same product for a medium sized independent company in York Region where Chris was currently working. Kevin enjoyed meeting homeowners and as a result became very successful at sales. He was becoming a well known trusted salesman among homeowners, architects, and custom home builders.
This is where Chris and Kevin’s dreams started to solidify. They both knew that in order to be happy they would have to create an entirely new company that they could call their own. They could see the potential in offering new products to customers. Existing business had been done one way for so long, that change was next to impossible. It was the push they needed.
Markham Garage Doors Ltd was now open, from dream to reality in just nine years within the industry. Markham Garage Doors was set to change customer expectations of what shopping for a garage door should be like. Chris and Kevin opened the doors offering the largest variety of garage door styles and colours from several of the top manufactures in the industry. This was a totally different way of thinking.
Markham Garage Doors had set themselves apart from other companies in their industry, who supplied and distributed just one brand. Now customers have many choices all under one roof. Chris and Kevin knew that a full service and installation company is only as good as its employees. They made sure they hired the best technicians, and made them employees. Their technicians have become a huge part of the team, and an enormous reason why Markham Garage Doors is your most trusted garage door company in the GTA. If you’re happy working for someone you will always give 110%. This is the case every day with our employees. You can’t beat the individual attention and service that Markham Garage Doors gives each of its customers. This level of attention can only be delivered by having the very best team.