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Good Friday & Resurrection Sunday

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 10:11 am by Dan Musick

Two of the greatest events in history:

Good Friday – Jesus died to forgive the sins of all who would believe in Him!

“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.…

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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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Business Kingdom Purpose

Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 5:09 pm by Dan Musick

Business Focus

Over the years, our primary focus has been to honor God by being good stewards of the resources He has provided. Further, leading us to create a kingdom purpose to help direct our business.

A man holding magnifying glass that is reflecting a single light onto the surface symbolizing a businesses kingdom purpose.

Business from God’s Perspective

I learned this principle from two Christian businessmen, Bill Pollard, and Dick Lauber.…

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Christian Business Philosophy

Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 2:00 pm by Dan Musick

There are not seven nor ten nor fifteen ingredients for success. There are thousands, and one mistake can torpedo a business. This is why a solid Christian business philosophy is crucial.

One important ingredient for the Christian in business is to honor God.…

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Faithful Stewardship Requires a Lifetime

Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:02 pm by Dan Musick

When my three kids were young, I was struggling with ordering my life of family, business, church work, and leisure time. I approached a fellow church member, Bill Pollard, for advice. He had successfully grown Service Master. I asked how to establish priorities.…

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International Door Association IDA Expo 2015 Indianapolis

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 11:11 am by Dan Musick
International Door Association Expo 2015 onsite program and event badges.

IDA

This is the first trade show for door dealers that I’ve attended in over 20 years. The trade organization used to be called D.O.D.A., short for Door and Operator Dealers of America. While at the International Door Association Expo, I took a lot of pictures and videos I’d hoped to post here, but I discovered on the way out that I was not to publish them.…

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Integrity

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 4:42 pm by Dan Musick

Business relationships are based on trust.

Trust is based on integrity.

But trust is not blind.

“Trust, but verify.” You may remember Ronald Reagan quoting these words in the context of the United States trusting the Soviet Union.

“Listen to what they say; watch what they do.”…

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DDM Reflects On the Resurrection

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 8:15 pm by Dan Musick
An image of three crosses with a sunset in the background indicating the resurrection.

One of the things I noticed over the years when reading the account of the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord is how no unbeliever ever saw him after his resurrection. Jesus made special promises to see Peter and the other disciples, but there is no mention of any Roman king, guard, or any of the general Judean public seeing him.…

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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.