Residential Garage Doors


1859

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

1930s

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

1964

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

1969

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

1972

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

1977

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

1970s

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

1980

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

1983

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

1986

Instrument Systems of New York acquires Clopay Corporation.

1986

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

1989

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.

1992

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.®

1995

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

1996

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

1997

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.

1998

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

2000

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

2002

Released Next Generation Value and Value Plus finger protected doors.

2003

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

2004

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

2005

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.

2008

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

2011

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

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

2012

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