Overhead Door Co. of Eugene - Springfield

The Overhead Door Co. of Eugene-Springfield was started in 1966 by Bob and Peggy Ashmore. Their original shop was located at the NW corner of West 11th Ave. and Conger St.

Bob and Peggy built the business to a point where, in 1974, they needed more room. A new building was erected at 4095 West 11th Ave. In 1986, the Ashmore family sold the business to Gordon McGraw. The company, at that point, had six full-time employees and was just coming out of the serious recession of the early 1980's.

As building began to increase, more installers were hired and, in 1990, Gordon purchased property of 1.4 acres with an existing building. The building was remodeled and in January, 1991, Overhead Door moved to 2080 West 7th Place. The 1990's continued with growth and yet more installers were hired and trained. This growth included an increase in security related products, such as automated gate and entry systems.

Needing even more room, an additional building was built on the 7th Place property in 1997. This building, at 2090 W 7th Place, is where Overhead Door is today.  The Next Generation, Katie Schnider, Paul Burrell, Chris Schnider and Sara Burrell completed the purchase of the OHD Company in March of 2013.  Continuing the values and customer service of previous owners.

The Overhead Door Co. of Eugene-Springfield's growth has been due to devotion to customer service, and our Mission Statement reflects this:

"The Overhead Door Co. of Eugene-Springfield is dedicated to excellent customer service. We strive to continually improve our customer service by being devoted to customers' needs, while encouraging employees to reach their fullest potential."


Gordon McGraw
Consultant

I was born in Cornelius, Oregon. I moved to Eugene in 1969 to attend college. I graduated in 1972 from the University of Oregon and began working for JC Penny Co. I later worked for Pape Bros. Caterpillar dealership. I bought the Overhead Door Co. of Eugene-Springfield in 1986. After purchasing OHD, I worked in Commercial Installation for 2 years, learning about application and requirements necessary for effective use of overhead door systems. My philosophy is that "Customer Service is Paramount." Our goal has always been to provide excellent customer service so people will tell their friends and family. We have been able to expand the company based on this philosophy. We now have a staff of 26 employees involved in installing residential and commercial doors and operators, as well as gate operators and entry control systems. We also field a team of service technicians to meet the customers' maintenance and repair needs. I have been married for 34 years and have 2 adult daughters.

 

Katie Schnider

Katie Schnider
President, CFO

My involvement in the Overhead Door Co. started at a very young age.  In 1986, when I was just 6 years old, my parents embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, owning a small business! I started contributing more when I began working in the office after school, in 1997. I started out doing mostly office and paper work, but I was also known to get greasy counting inventory! At age 17, I learned the importance of responsibility and commitment to an after school job, plus how cool it was to have a little extra spending money! Over the next few years I worked off and on for Overhead Door, fitting it into my busy college schedule at the University of Oregon.  Between going to class and studying, I was able to land a job with the Student Funding Department.  Being a student controller taught me more than I ever learned in a classroom, and I stayed there until my graduation in 2003. But after spreading my wings in the Portland area, trying out the Auto Industry, I landed back in Eugene in 2006 with the Overhead Door Company.  Now, I am doing a little bit of everything around the company, from customer service and payroll to accounting and bookkeeping.  

 

Paul Burrel

Paul Burrell
President, COO

I am a born and raised Oregonian.  I began working for Overhead Door Co. while I was working on my degree in Business Management.  I worked in the shop and as a helper in the field when I was needed.  I graduated from NCU in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree.  I gained great work experience at Munnell & Sherrill, in the positions of Inside and Outside Sales.In July of 2007, I received an opportunity that I could not pass up.  My career dream has been to own my own business.  With help from my partner Katie Schnider, we are making this happen for both of us.  I started installing Residential Doors and then moved into the Service Field.  Now I am purchasing product and helping manage the company along with Gordon McGraw and Katie Schnider.I plan on continuing the level of customer service and satisfaction to all of our existing and new customers in the future. 

 

Alan Ludvickson

Alan Ludvickson
Residential Sales Manager

My name is Alan Ludvickson, and I am originally from Dodge City, Kansas.  I went to college at Emporia State University, and I have a sister who lives in Kansas City.  I have two grown sons, Derek, who is a carpenter, and Ian, who is a chef in Portland.  I moved to Oregon in 1978 and began working for The Overhead Door Co. of Eugene- Springfield that same year.  I am very involved in the Lane Co. Home Builders Association and I am a "Life Spike Member".  I have many long-standing relationships with most of the best builders in Lane County. 

 

Curtis Kindrick

Curtis Kindrick
Service Manager / Gate Operator
Design Manager 

My tenure with Overhead Door began in May of 1974.  I started working in the company's warehouse and soon became the first Service Technician.  I spent 14 years in Residential Service, and added another 8 years of experience in the Commercial Service and Gate Operator Installation department.  With product knowledge and expertise, I was moved into the Service Manager position in 1996, where I now run a crew of 5 Service and Gate Operator Technicians.  I have acquired a total of 33 years experience, and am blessed with the opportunity to manage the very department that I began. Being a life-long resident of Springfield, I have been married for 31 years and have two lovely daughters.  Among other things, my hobbies include hunting, fishing and golf.  I have dedicated myself to serving the needs of others and have been a volunteer firefighter at the Mohawk Valley Fire Dept. for 35 years.

 

Brandon Clark

Brandon Clark

Commercial Installer
Employed since 1996

 

 

Brian McClanahan

Brian McClanahan

Commercial Service Technician
Employed since 1991

 

 


Chris Millus

Warehouse
Employed since 2012

 

 

Craig Unruh

Craig Unruh

Residential Installer
Employed since 1989

 

 

Dennis Hill

Dennis Hill

Residential Installer
Employed since 2005


 

 

Eric Sather

Eric Sather

Gate Installer/Service Technician
Employed since 1998

 

 

Mark Reed

Mark Reed

Residential Installer
Employed since 2002

 

 



 

 

Ian Gwaltney

Ian Gwaltney

Residential Technician
Employed since 2009

 


Chris Schnider

Chris Schnider

Vice President / Commercial Sales Manager
Employed since 2010

 

 

Steven Cannon

Steven Cannon

Residential Technician
Employed since 2011