“An Automatic Fit”
IDC-Automatic Garage Door
One of the largest residential garage door companies in the Upper Midwest is right in our backyard. Industrial Door Company was founded in 1974 by Gerry Sizer in his Elk River garage. By 1977, IDC had moved to Coon Rapids, where its headquarters remains today. In 2011, IDC acquired Champlin-based Automatic Garage Door and changed its name to IDC-Automatic Garage Door.
Sizer retired in 2000, and his children, Jeremy Sizer and Jodi Boldenow took over as owners. Since then, IDC-Automatic Garage Door has been manufacturing garage door springs in Minnesota, Ohio and Arizona, and shipping them all over the world. However, they choose to keep the garage door installation portion of their company local.
Sizer and Boldenow emphasize employee satisfaction, each year sharing five percent of IDC-Automatic Garage Door’s profits with employees, and they pass along the same message to their customers. “We have been empowered by the company owners to make the right decision for the customers and make it right. It’s that ma and pa feel that’s made us successful. Doing the right thing and rolling up your sleeves is what’s made us who we are today,” says Jenny McGrath, Director of Sales and Marketing.
IDC-Automatic Garage Door was recently awarded with the Twin Cities Business Magazine’s Top Family Business in 2015, and Top 150 Workplaces by the Star Tribune. Sizer and Boldenow have a five year plan to hit $100 million in revenue through acquisitions and expanding their company’s geographic reach, but say Coon Rapids will always be IDC-Automatic’s home base.
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