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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 & 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

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 interested in a part-time software developer position, please contact us.…

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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. Also, a commission after a minimum sales figure has been reached. The outside sales position involves contacting commercial and industrial accounts.…

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Sales Help Wanted at DDM Garage Doors

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:26 pm by Dan Musick

DDM Garage Doors in West Chicago, Illinois, is growing. We need someone to help customers in the United States and around the world get parts for their garage doors and dock equipment. Therefore, we are looking for a person to fill our sales position.…

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Introducing Ray Bansal – Phoenix / Scottsdale / Tempe, AZ Doors

Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 6:43 pm by Dan Musick
A picture of Dan Musick standing  with Ray Bansal outside of DDM Garage Doors office.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of personally training men to repair residential and commercial garage doors and openers, along with steel rolling doors and dock levelers. In fact, this week I had the honor of training a true tradesman and businessman, Ray Bansal.…

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Way to Go FedEx!

Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 9:18 pm by Dan Musick
The FedEx Trademark logo.

We had hit a quagmire in synchronizing our shopping cart with the FedEx website. I told our customer service rep, Kevin Kedzior, about the problem. It seemed insurmountable. However, in just a few days, he brought over two of FedEx’s top software guns, Justin Cagney and Ed Cohen.…

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Who are We?

Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 8:04 pm by Dan Musick

As I mentioned in an earlier blog about our kingdom purpose, the Convene business network has been instrumental in helping us identify who we are. This helps us keep in touch with the truly important. We continue to see as God directs this business through all of us here at DDM Garage Doors and DDM Web Services.…

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Celebrating 20 Years on the Web

Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 8:26 pm by Dan Musick

The year was 1997. The internet was just coming of age. Interest in the profit potential of web-based businesses was reminiscent of the gold rush in the last century. It was the year that my 12-year-old son, Erich, posted our first web page.…

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WWJD – What Would Jesus Do?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:25 pm by Dan Musick

Many years ago, I was replacing a gear on a Chamberlain/Liftmaster/Sears opener. I had learned from previous jobs that the top neck of the drive shaft often wears from dried grease. I put two and two together, and I concluded that if I replaced just the gear, I would probably need to return in a few months to replace the drive shaft and another gear because it is not possible to purchase just the drive shaft.…

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Unmatched Support. The Right Part. DIY with Confidence!

YES, WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! DDM is considered a life-sustaining company because we are an internet retail company that provides essential products. Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, however, we are changing our local order pickup policy at our West Chicago location. To pick up an order you will need to order first. The quickest way is to order in advance through our online shopping cart. There you can select the local pickup option. Or, you can call 630-293-1337 for assistance, to confirm availability of parts, and to place your order. Once ordered, your parts will be available for pickup in the lobby of our north side front entrance. Longer items will be picked up on the south side loading dock. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this challenge together. More information is available on our blog titled DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In the same article you will also find documentation and an answer to the question: "Is a garage door repair company a life sustaining business?"

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 SHIPPING TIMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED, EVEN ON NEXT DAY AND SECOND DAY SHIPMENTS. NORMAL TRANSIT TIMES DO NOT APPLY.