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About Overhead Door – Overhead Door Corporation’s founder C.G. Johnson invented the sectional garage door in 1921 and the electric garage door opener in 1926.  For nearly 95 years, the Overhead Door brand has stood for top quality products and expert customer service.

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About C.G. Johnson & Overhead Door Corporation

OHD Blog - Overhead Door of So Cal Garage Doors, Poway, San DiegoOverhead Door’s founder, C.G. Johnson, was a true innovator and the epitome of a clever entrepreneur. He acknowledged the nagging problem of his day and came up with the most clever solution: the original Overhead Door. And, just five years later, he invented the first electric garage door opener. Then he leveraged those innovations into a business and a brand that quickly​ gained a reputation for quality, service, and integrity.

In 1921

C.G. Johnson of Detroit, invents the “upward-lifting garage door,” selling this new product to a prospering nation that was exchanging horse and buggy for the automobile. Partnering with attorney Forest Mckee of Hartford City, Indiana, the company starts its first plant in Detroit. To market the product, Johnson mounts a small prototype of his door on the back of his Model T Ford and drives around the country signing up distributors.​

When C.G. Johnson began his endeavor, Ford Motor Company was manufacturing over a million new cars for the first time, making the Midwest a focal point for garage door production.​

The Original Garage Door Factory:

The original factory in 1921 was a two-story, 1,000-sq.-ft. building in Detroit with a production capacity of one door per day. In 1924, the factory moved to Hartford City, Indiana, and built a new plant with 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.​​​​​​​


Overhead Door continues to be one of the most recognized and respected brands in the industry and offers everything from commercial and industrial overhead doors and access systems to a complete line of residential garage doors and openers.

Overhead Door products are manufactured to give you durable, long-lasting performance for years of extended use and trouble-free operation. Each product, from residential to industrial to commercial applications, is backed by knowledgeable and professional customer support for troubleshooting and answers to your questions.

Overhead Door™ Garage Doors and Openers Deliver superior Performance, Style, and Reliability

About Overhead Door Company of Southern California

Overhead Door Company of Southern California in San Diego County’s only source for the complete line of genuine Overhead Door brand products and services.

We are centrally located in Poway, Overhead Door Company of Southern California services all of San Diego County and some areas in Riverside County.  Operating from a 10,000 square foot building, we carry many of our doors in stock so we can react quickly to meet your needs.

We invite you to visit our 2000 square foot showroom with full size operating doors and openers so you can see, touch, and hear what you will be purchasing before you buy.

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Overhead Door Company of Southern California uses only our own factory trained technicians who have passed our extensive background check and drug screen process.  Our technicians will notify you when they are on their way, and they will arrive on time, in uniform, and a properly sign written truck, so you know who they are and that they are an authorized ODC of Southern California employee.

Overhead Door Company of Southern California continues the tradition of providing quality products, industry expertise, and a world-class purchasing experience.  Call 858-547-3600 today to schedule a complimentary sales consultation or to schedule maintenance or service repair of your existing garage door or opener.

Remember, unless you see the Red Ribbon, you’re not getting genuine Overhead Door products and services.

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Overhead Door Company of Southern California – 12215 Kirkham Road Suite 200, Poway, CA 92064

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If you need help selecting a garage door, opener, have product questions or would like to request a quote or schedule a garage door repair service. Contact us today +1 (858) 547-3600 or send us an email on the form below.