Congratulations to Shane Schauer!

Shane Schauer, Dakota Door Inc, Aberdeen, South Dakota, was the winner of the Harley Davidson Road King during the ‘Unleash the King’ membership sweepstakes drawing on Saturday, April 11 during the 2015 IDA Expo in Indianapolis. Shane joined IDA at the Expo in Las Vegas in 2013. Following is an excerpt from an email received from Shane.

"I had a great time on Friday picking out a Harley and it really was a wonderful experience. Here's a photo we took with the Manager, Gary, at the dealership. Thanks again for the bike of my dreams."
- Shane Schauer

Board Elects New Officers

During the April 7, 2015 regular meeting of the IDA Board of Directors, the following officers were confirmed:


Randy Oliver
Hollywood-Crawford Door Company, San Antonio, Texas

Past President

Bill Gibson
Overhead Door Company of Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky

Dealer Vice President

Paul Peloquin
Ridgefield Overhead Doors, Ridgefield, Conneticut

Industry Member Vice President

Flossie Mohler
Miller Edge, Inc., West Grove, Pennsylvania


Tim Matthews
Overhead Door Corporation, Avon, Indiana

IDA Member Services ProgramMember Savings Program Offers Huge Discounts

Additional value can be added to your IDA Dealer/Industry membership through the new IDA Member Savings Program. The new program offers collective buying power through a 150,000 business Buying Group Alliance. Significant savings opportunities include Grainger Tools (19% average savings), ADP Payroll (25% average savings), Hewlett Packard, Office Max, Staples (20% average savings), and many more!
Click here to view a flyer for participation information.
Click here to visit the website.


Dealer FIT is an invaluable managerial tool that allows you to compare financial and managerial results of your dealership against the industry norm for dealers with similar sales volumes and similar types of sales activities.  Those who participate in the Dealer FIT Survey have all the statistics relating to garage door dealership’s financial and operating characteristics. Join today! It’s quick, easy and FREE to all IDA Dealer Members. In addition to our in depth spreadsheet analysis, the new Dealer FIT report now features many full color graphs and charts. Click here for more information.

New IDA Scholarship Foundation Website!

The IDA Scholarship Foundation has redesigned their website to be cleaner and easier to use. IDA Scholarships are available for all IDA dealer/industry members, their family, employees, and employee families. To learn more go to:

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IDA on Living Dayton

Door Maintenance Tips…some valuable tips on steps you can take to enhance the operation of your garage door.


IDA MOBILE SITE…Check it out!

IDA has launched its very own mobile website.  Using a tablet or smart phone a user will be redirected from to the mobile site:  Users are given the option to view the full site by clicking “Full Site” at the bottom of every page.  Though the mobile site does not contain all information found on the full site, it does give the mobile user a quick understanding of the International Door Association.


The IDA, in partnership with SCI Companies, a leading provider of HR outsourcing services, announces that the IDA member publication, HR Best Practices Guide for Management, has been updated with new material to comply with all federal regulations. 

IDA first produced this guide in April 2009 for the IDA Expo.  It was revised in July 2012, and now again in September 2013.  The IDA Member Services Committee has committed to updating this guide every year in order to keep it current with all federal laws regarding human resources issues.

Changes were made in Chapter 3: New Employee On-boarding, to clarify the completion and timelines for submission regarding Sections I and II of the Form I-9; in Chapter 9: Leaves of Absence (LOA), with information regarding the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), and in Chapter 10: Benefits Overview, information was added regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Throughout the guide, website references were updated to reflect the correct link.

You can find the updated guide under the Member Downloads section of the IDA website,  You can view a description of the guide under Member Benefits on the website.  


Introduced by Gary Lombard during the 2013 IDAExpo, a complete series of Tool Box Talks are now 
available to IDA members.  These Talks are an ideal addition to your safety program and are relevant to your specific business.  To view the Talks, click here. (You will be required to login).

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