All Season Garage Doors
A Business Built By Quality Service
Like so many before him, Tim Eveleth grew tired of being a truck driver. He grew tired of the long hours, missed holidays and countless miles spent alone on the road. So in 1991 when he and his wife decided to move closer to their families, he was on the look out for a new occupation.
“I told myself I'd rather find a different job that sit in a truck all day,” Eveleth says. “I haven't missed or looked back on a single day of truck driving ever since!” Luckily for Eveleth, he had a friend who worked in the garage door business for more than 30 years out of Silver Valley.
Eveleth joined his friend's company, learned the ropes and soon after in 1996 founded his own company All Season Door. “It was a natural progression getting into the garage door business,” he says. “I've always enjoyed the construction side of the industry. I enjoy hands on stuff and getting out there and working with the people.”
Eveleth spent the next several years growing his business by word of mouth, helping in his father's welding shop and doing odd job construction projects around the community. The learning experience was good for Eveleth, who found himself in new job sites and occupations each day.
“I'm not exactly sure how I got into the construction business,” he says. “Except my dad and I were always remodeling at my folk's house. I'm sure some of it came from that. I guess I didn't know much about the industry when I started, but I was always interested and willing to learn.”
But that eagerness eventually overcame him, and Eveleth grew too busy to complete all the projects at once. In 2000, he discontinued his construction work and branched out on his own with the garage door business.
His one-man company, All Season Door installs garage doors and does maintenance and repair on all makes and models for both commercial and residential spaces.
“I try to provide quality customer service and fill the needs of the customer,” Eveleth says. “I can buy doors from almost any manufacturer and my first priority is to figure out what the customer needs and then go from there.”
Evelth says since the building industry has slowed down, he works less and less with private contractors and more and more with home owners on retrofit projects and small repairs. These days, every home seems to have a garage door, he says.
“It seems like more and more people are realizing that the garage door is one of the first things you see when you come into a house,” he continues. “For a long time homeowners emphasized on other parts of the house and the garage door was kinda standard, but now we are seeing that change.”
Carriage-house garage doors, decorative hinges and handles and ornate wood doors and powder-coated colors are now becoming the standard on the single, double and even triple car garages that Evelth installs. “I can do almost anything to add that extra appeal to your house,” he says.
Eveleth purchases most of his garage doors from Midland Garage Door Mfg. Co out of Fargo, North Dakota but if customers bring a picture or advertisement of what is it they're looking for, he'll do his best to find it.
Although he prefers residential projects, Evelth has installed a 16x147 foot garage door (airplane hanger). The standard size he works in is generally about 16x7 feet. In addition to installation, Eveleth repairs garage doors and garage door openers and he can even program the transmitters that are built into new vehicles.
“If it's repairable I'll try my best to repair it,” he says. “It's always nice to come home to a garage door, hit the button and it works even if the power is out and the battery is dead.”
Eveleth stresses that garage doors are intricate and can be dangerous to work with, so he advises homeowners to call a professional when problems occur. He also offers free consultations and estimates on repair projects and new garage door installations.
“The one thing I try to impress upon people is that I'm here to serve the customer and their needs,” he says. “If the customer tells me whatever they want to see as the end result I'll do my best to get that done. That's my main thrust. It's not necessarily about me but what they want in the end.”
Evelth is his company All Season Door are licensed, bonded and insured. For more informational call 509-935-6118 or his cell phone at 509-936-0317.