Residential Garage Doors


History begins with Benard Seinsheimer Corporation, a paper wholesaler in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Manufactures black out window shades during the War and changes name to Clopay, an acronym for “cloth and paper”.


Clopay enters the garage door business with purchase of Baker-Aldor-Jones of Hialeah, FL.


Clopay acquires Francis Products of Russia, Ohio and factory becomes the main manufacturing location.


Baker-Aldor-Jones and Francis doors change to Clopay® brand name.


Wood doors made in Ludlow, Vermont and Ada, Oklahoma.


Clopay organized into Plastic Products, Window Fashions and Garage Door businesses.


First steel doors produced and led the market conversion from wood to steel doors.


Pioneered Tog-L-Loc technology to assemble steel doors and one of the first to use pre-painted steel.


Instrument Systems of New York acquires Clopay Corporation.


First Clopay Dealer Advisory Board is formed and meeting held. Board is still active today.


Holds first Authorized Dealer Conference at the Doral on Miami Beach.

Late 1980s

Establishes Distribution Center network for improved customer service.

Early 1990s

Clopay first to focus on garage door appearance. Creates “We Look Right At Home®” tag line. Begins investing in Clopay
brand awareness.

Clopay establishes the ProSeries logo for use by its dealer network.

Clopay begins manufacturing insulated sandwich constructed doors for the residential and commercial markets.


Acquires Ideal Door® and Phoenix Door, two Wisconsin-based door companies.

Mid 1990s

Introduces new Leaded-Look windows, a first in the garage door industry.

Introduces EZ-Set Spring System.®


Clopay’s parent company changes name to Griffon Corporation. Clopay is recognized as the fastest growing garage door brand.


Clopay is awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, first and only in the garage door industry.


Clopay acquires Holmes-Hally Industries, which includes Arizona Door Systems of Tempe, AZ, and Holmes Door of Auburn and Holmes-Hally Hardware. This makes Clopay the largest manufacturer of residential garage doors in North America.


Establishes Master Authorized Dealer level. Leads the industry in WindCode® product line and program.


Introduced the Reserve™ Collection – Beautiful, hand crafted, wood Carriage House doors.


Released Next Generation Value and Value Plus finger protected doors.


Launched Coachman™ Collection, a classic look that’s virtually maintenance-free. The perfect blend of beauty and practicality.


Introduced the Brilliance™ Series of windows. Beautiful cut glass appearance at popular price points.


Launched Gallery™ Collection, stylish and affordable carriage house designs.

Released the Avante™ Collection, Sleek Contemporary designs for exterior and interior applications.

2006 and 2007

Purchased 900,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Troy, OH and moved Tempe, AZ manufacturing to Troy, OH facility.


Launched polyurethane foam injected residential and commercial doors, Ultra-Grain® paint finish and a line of complementary fiberglass and steel entry doors.


Completed consolidation of primary door manufacturing into Troy, OH location.

Introduced Canyon Ridge® Collection, a composite wood look without the maintenance.


Completed expansion of polyurethane foam injected door capacity and Ultra-Grain® finish on raised panel doors.

Introduced colored overlays on Coachman® Collection.

Introduced the addition of the Canyon Ridge® Ultra-Grain® to the Canyon Ridge® Collection