2017 IDA DIRECTOR ELECTION & RECOGNITION AWARDS ENTRY DEADLINES

On October 27th, the IDA Heritage and Nominating Committee will meet to select director nominees for the 2017 election and to select individuals and companies for the recognition award program. Members are encouraged to submit names for both director and recognition award nominees on or before September 30.



DIRECTOR POSITIONS TO BE FILLED

Region 5 – Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana and all US possessions west of the United States

Region 6 – Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and all US possessions in the Caribbean

Region 10 – Canada

Region 12 – Mexico

Industry Members

Submission of names other than Region’s 5, 6, 10 or 12 are encouraged as well.



RECOGNITION AWARD CATEGORIES
  • Joseph Caputo Dealer of the Year Award
  • International Dealer of the Year Award
  • Jerry R. Reynolds Volunteer Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Industry Member Award
  • Heritage Award
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Door Technician of the Year Award
To submit a nomination for Director click here.

To submit recognition award click here.



2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 IDA Scholarship recipients.

Alana Babineau, Raynor Door Authority of New England, Manchester, NH
Alanna Battistini, Precision Door Service of Greenville, Greer, SC
Morgan Blickley, A.B.E. Doors and Windows, Allentown, PA
Katarina Bourne, Overhead Door Central Oregon, Bend, OR
Christian Curry, NationServe of Tempe, Tempe, AZ
Blake Cusick, Monrovia Garage Doors, Monrovia, CA
Brennan Czuchran, Deluxe Doors, Martins Ferry, OH
Jessica Deters, Twin City Garage Door, Minneapolis, MN
Jack Flinchum, Aspen Garage Door, Waunakee, WI
Madison Genson, Genson Overhead Door, Locke, NY
Dylan Gordon, Garage Door Center, Post Falls, ID
Jaylene Grinaker, Proline Systems, Kirkland, WA
Julia Hall, Valley Overhead Door, Decatur, AL
Sydney Kale, Precision Overhead Garage Door Service, Columbia, SC
James Leggett, Southeastern Garage Doors, North Charleston, SC
Makenzie Lewis, Consolidated Overhead Door & Gate, Santa Barbara, CA
Monica Paulina Marroquin Luhrs, Door King de Mexico, San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL Mexico
Kraig Mickey, Thompson Garage Doors, Sparks, NV
Jenna Muir, Suburban Overhead Doors, Media, PA
Spencer Mund, Reed City Tool, Reed City, MI
Julia Novello, Joseph Chisholm Door Corp., Waltham, MA
Bevanne Pember, Haas Door Co., Wauseon, OH
Carley Rortvedt, Midland Garage Door Mfg Co, West Fargo, ND
Travis Rosebrook, Creative Door Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Karla Michelle Sanchez Gonzalez, KM and Supplies SA de CV, Mexico City, MEX, Mexico
Emma Sand, C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Arthur, IL
Nicole Sargant Gibson, Garage Door Depot, Mississauga ON, Canada
Jayden Schmidt, Midwest Garage Door, Pawnee, IL
Layne Tosney, Magic City Door, Birmingham, AL



www.GarageDoorCare.com
Enhances Industry Image

Since October, 2009, IDA has been promoting IDA members to consumers via GarageDoorCare.com.  An often asked question by the membership is, "What's IDA doing to call attention to the professional door dealer members of IDA?"  Take a look at these numbers:

Number of consumers who turned to the "Locate a Qualified Professional" listing of IDA dealer members as a result of the public relations campaign:
  • In March and April 2016, a total of 1,323
  • In March and April 2015, a total of 1,289
  • Total of top 10 months since 2009: 3,713
IDA is working on behalf of the total membership to drive consumers to you, the professional IDA dealer!  And, it's doing so 24/7!



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 IDASavings.com website.



Tips for Consumers

We know that within most markets there are companies and individuals who prey on consumers, especially ones who are not fully aware of how to locate a professional. Unfortunately, this is true within our very own industry and profession.

One tool you can use in your area is communicating these tips on how to locate a professional door business. You should share these tips with your local media and also any local consumer advisor organizations, and highlight them in your showroom.

Here are 10, and you can probably think of even more:
  1. Does the business have a brick and mortar office in the community?
  2. Has the business provided you with names of satisfied customers?
  3. Have you checked with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List or Chamber of Commerce?
  4. How long has the company been in business?
  5. Does the company carry required insurance; very important.
  6. Many companies are members of the International Door Association, these firms adhere to a strict Code of Business Practices – check it out
  7. Many companies are also accredited by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and use IDEA certified door technicians – check it out
  8. Does the company install products or repair them in compliance with local, state and federal codes?
  9. If you are requiring only repair or service work, make sure you obtain a firm estimate prior to authorizing the work. If the cost of repair or service seems extremely unreasonable, it probably is.
  10. Although it may seem unimportant, are the company vehicles clean and professionally signed? If required, do they include a contractor license number?
IDA has produced a brief video utilizing Ms. Ida that you could include on your website, and even feature in your showroom. The video is entitled “What to Look for When Selecting a Door Dealer”. Check it out by clicking here.




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:

IDAScholarship.org


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