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About Us

“In The Beginning”

Mark, the Managing Director, of Arridge Garage Doors Ltd. “found” garage doors in a Job Centre in Wolverhampton in 1989. As a Design Technology (B. Ed. Hon’s) student at Wolverhampton Polytechnic he took a summer job as a garage door fitter. Having previously been a furniture maker he had the basic skills. Four months later, when 3rd year studies began, he carried on doing garage doors from the boot and roof of his Fiat 127 in order to make ends meet.

“The Middle Bit”

Graduation, 6 months teaching in Siberia, getting married and getting a teaching job did not hamper his side line of garage doors. Teaching became a bit stale and stifling so Mark went full time with the business of supplying and installing all types of garage doors in Shropshire, North Wales, Cheshire and Powys. The odd customer further afield purchased garage doors on a supply only basis with Mark going through sizes, fitting tips etc. very carefully over the telephone to ensure things went smoothly for the customer when the door arrived.

The supply only side of the business grew and grew. Google advertising, 12 web sites later a move to special purpose offices and professional full time staff (see Meet the Team) has made Arridge Garage Doors Ltd. Britains leading garage door discounter. The only ISO9001 approved on-line garage door company.

“Now”

“Every customer, whether they are down the road, in Lands End or John O’ Groats gets the same level of help and attention with their garage door as my very first customer did. The customer needs to be advised, informed and happy” says Mark.

As a result of this a good percentage of customers – trade and retail – return with repeat orders. Customers requiring installation can also be accommodated as Arridge Garage Doors Ltd. has utilised and developed their network of quality garage door installers and fitters. Any garage door purchased from Arridge Garage Doors Ltd., at their heavily discounted web site prices, can be installed by these fitters for a fixed cost. All our fitters are very experienced, do a good job, and charge fair and reasonable prices.

 


Mark talking to DIY SOS designer Julia Kendell at the NEC Home Building and Renovating Show, March 2011.

 

Bob, Arridge Garage Doors Ltd. Sales Office Manager, adds:
“Competition is severe, economic conditions are harsh and customers have to shop around when they buy anything these days. We have a “like for like” Price Guarantee so please give us a chance to have your valued custom if you do happen to find a keener price. Our product knowledge, technical help, deliveries and general service are the very best. We also pride ourselves in our After Sales Service – in the unlikely event you need it!

Our main suppliers such as Hormann, Carteck, Cedar Door, Garador, Aluroll etc. like customers who purchase their products through us because they know that when the door arrives it will be correct”.

“The Future”

Whatever the weather or economic conditions we will keep our standards at the very highest level and our prices low to ensure we keep our many valued customers happy – ESPECIALLY YOU!

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