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Updates to the High Lift Inquiry Form

Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 12:28 pm by Philip Kendall

We’ve recently updated our automated High Lift Inquiry Form. Now it is easier than ever to get a quote for the cost of your custom high lift kit.

Changes to the High Lift Inquiry Form

We now show the total price in the “Prices” section at the end of the form, including the cost of an opener and remote controller.…

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The DDM Garage Doors Blog is now Open for Comments

Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 11:50 am by Philip Kendall

We are excited to announce that the DDM Garage Doors blog is now open for comments. You can share your thoughts, questions and feedback with us and other readers by leaving a comment at the end of each post. We would like to hear from you and help answer any questions you might have.…

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How to Best Use the DDM Garage Doors™ Parts Page

Monday, May 15th, 2023 at 2:31 pm by Philip Kendall

Are you looking for garage door parts but don’t know where to start? DDM Garage Doors is a garage door parts retailer based in the Chicago area, although we serve customers worldwide. Our mission is to help our customers find, order, and safely install garage door parts.…

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Caleb Penney – our new Customer Service Representative

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 at 4:52 pm by Philip Kendall

Caleb Penney was born in 1999, on the cusp of the new millennium. He spent most of his childhood in the city of Dakar, and graduated from Dakar Academy in 2018. He started working for DDM in the fall of 2022, shortly after graduating from Wheaton College.…

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Philip Kendall

Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 4:44 pm by Philip Kendall

I’m currently a Sophomore in college, working part-time as blog editor and contributor for the DDM garage doors blog. I started work at DDM in the fall of 2022, but I met Dan Musick, the company’s founder, at a wedding in 2017.…

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The History & Quality of LiftMaster Operators

Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 5:33 pm by Dan Musick

In the garage door industry, we distinguish between “openers” for residential applications and “operators” for commercial and industrial applications.

Back in the early eighties, I worked for Northwest Door in Elgin, Illinois. While there, I got to know a gentleman who had formerly worked for John Greene Corporation in Downers Grove, Illinois.…

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Source of Wisdom and Security in the Garage Door Business

Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 4:57 pm by Dan Musick

My son sent me this passage a few years ago, and I keep it posted on the wall here at work. With garage doors or any other business, operating wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and justice come from the Lord. He truly watches over us throughout our lives.…

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Part-Time Software Help Needed

Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:10 pm by Dan Musick

About the Position

DDM Garage Doors is looking for an experienced software developer. The applicant must have at least four years of experience programming with PHP and a high mechanical aptitude. The starting rate is $40.00 per hour. If you are looking for a part-time software developer position, please contact us.…

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Some of the Best New Year’s Resolutions I’ve Heard

Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 4:32 pm by Dan Musick

To begin with, why make a New Year’s Resolution? Regardless of how trivial it might be, it can enhance your life in the upcoming year.

Learn a good trick.

Go on YouTube and look for “life hacks” and try some of them.…

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Outside Sales Help Wanted

Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 5:56 pm by Dan Musick

Our business is expanding, and we’re looking for someone to help with outside sales. This position requires some travel.

For the qualified individual, we are offering $6,000 per month. We are also offering a commission after a minimum sales figure has been reached.…

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