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We Watched One Of Our Hard-Working Employees Achieve The American Dream

Not Everyone Gets The American Dream…But We Watched One Of Our Hard-Working Employees Achieve It!

At Today’s Entry Doors, we’re committed to two goals:

  1. Serving our community with distinction as entry door specialists. 
  2. Being the kind of company good people want to work for. 

 

Like many companies in the Orange County, CA area… we’re a family of families. 

 

We treat our crews and our installers well because livelihoods and our overall company reputation depend on them. 

 

After 32+ years in business, we know everything revolves around your people. 

 

So, we promote a positive ‘People First’ company culture. 

 

We inspire. We innovate. We reward hard work.

 

And, when we can, we support one another in more extraordinary ways.

 

Like This One Time, We Helped A Man From Across The Sea

Here in Orange County, CA, the immigration issue is a big one. 

 

But for us, we don’t care where you’re from. While we absolutely follow every letter of the law and demand excellence, we also care about attitude. You could be a Michaelangelo of entry doors; the Einstein of door science…but if you’re a bad apple, well, you’re not made for our blend of apple juice.

 

That said, we’ve got great employees. 

 

A diverse crowd. 

 

One of them, who we’ll call Bob, actually came to America on a Green Card from Sri Lanka. He has since moved on to a different career, but we’d like to share a little of his story with you. 

 

Don’t worry; most of us had no idea where he was from when he first told us either. 

 

Here’s a map:

Map with red arrows pointing to Sri Lanka

It’s that small island few Americans are aware of (no offense), just off the southern tip of India. 

 

Sri Lanka has a little over 21 million population, but you could easily fit the entire area inside Washington State.

Map of Washington State with the outline of Sri Lanka overlayed to compare size difference

That said, here are a few things you should know about Bob:

  • This man truly dreamed of becoming an American.  
  • The goal? To build a better life for himself and his family. To steer their own path.
  • For Bob, to become an American and enjoy the rights and freedoms that come with it…was TRULY…amazing. Not hype. Not fast food and football (although he’s a big Raiders fan). Not the Hollywood version (big movie nerd too). But the America enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Bill of Rights.
  • He worked hard for us. He worked honestly. He worked with an every-detail-matters attitude. He was a great example of the American Spirit gritting its teeth and striving to live life on its terms, rather than terms imposed upon it. 

 

Such a great guy to have on our team. 

 

When we heard that he finally qualified to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, we supported him 100%. You bet.

 

Today’s Entry Doors is a locally-owned and family-run company that values our freedoms and hard-working people. It’s important. 

 

Thanks for your time.

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Why Us, Doors, Our Products

When New Samples Fall Short!

The Time We Bought A Woman’s Premium Entry Door…When New Samples Fall Short!

Here’s the deal, we’re raving fans of the innovative American manufacturers we work with. 

 

They’ve steadfastly kept their fingers on the pulse of Orange County, CA homeowners and the types of premium entry doors we love in this part of the county… for generations.  

 

That said, from time to time…the process goes haywire. 

 

Good ideas, like good intentions, don’t always work out the way we expect. 

 

Sometimes they fall flat, like thin pancake batter on a red hot cast iron pan. 

 

And when they do, we spare no expense to take care of our customers. 

 

While it’s only happened two or three times in close to a decade, we’d like to share an example. 

 

She Decided To Try A Cutting-Edge (Albeit Not Too Popular) Fiberglass Door Skin…

We had a manufacturer release a beautiful new skin for a line of their fiberglass doors. 

 

It was an incredibly realistic and sleek fir grain. 

 

They’d mastered other grains (mahogany, oak, alder, etc.), but this was their first attempt at fir. And to be honest, fir isn’t the hottest grain or style in Southern California. 

 

 Here’s an example of a fir grain door we’ve installed just to give you a better visual. 

beautiful door by TED

Now, under normal conditions when we visit your home to go through product ideas, we have AWESOME samples to show you.

 

In fact, we have a one-of-its-kind MOBILE SHOWROOM!

 

Right this way…step right in…

mobile showroom from Today's Entry Doors

Once inside, you can really get your hands on the core styles, hardware, accessories, etc. 

 

Our customers absolutely love it, and so do we.

A customer enjoying Today's Entry Door's Mobile Showroom

However, because the fir grain was so new we could only show this lovely woman (we’ll call Anne) a small corner of what her entry door would look like. 

 

Regardless, she felt it was the perfect ‘New Hotness’ look for her home’s exterior facelift.

 

She made the choice, so we made it happen. 

 

Unfortunately, when the door arrived…dun dun dun… it was nowhere near what she expected!

 

What were we supposed to do? Stick her with a door that was way off the mark, partly due to the fact our manufacturer samples in this rare case were so small?

 

No way.

 

Instead, we bought that door so she could get her money back… and the picture-perfect door. 

That said, would it surprise you to discover Anne happily returned a year or so later?

 

This is why we stake our company reputation on,

 

If we say we will, WE WILL.

 

Reach out and contact Today’s Entry Doors and see for yourself. 

 

We’ll bring the mobile showroom by for a fun visit. 

person spraying a door handle with sanitizer following 5 step formula for general door care
Doors, Homeowner Information

A Simple 5 Step Formula For General Door Care

Most homeowners have some sort of seasonal house cleaning and maintenance regimen. A few times a year, we clean, fix, replace, or update the things around the house that go unnoticed day-to-day. 

Something that many people overlook during seasonal cleaning  are the doors to their home, which ironically is one of the things in the home that we use most often. In order to ensure your doors look as good and last as long as possible, you absolutely must maintain them.

But how…? 

For general door care, here is a simple 5-star formula that’s easy to remember. 

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Doors, Homeowner Information, Our Products

How To Choose a Proper Door

Looking for a new door? With the internet as well as local sources, there’s no end of options available. But a door can be a big investment, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice. For the money you’re putting out, you’re probably looking for a door that’s both beautiful and durable so that it can last for years without needing to be replaced again. This can be trickier to find, especially when you have to sift through all the options.
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Door Installation, Doors, Homeowner Information

The Importance of Having Your Entry Door Professionally Installed

Home improvements like a new door and installation are an investment, and many homeowners on a budget are afraid to spend too much. Because of this, DIY door installations have begun to rise in popularity. The idea is that homeowners will only have to pay for the door and not the installation. Plus, it can make a homeowner feel quite accomplished if they’re able to do a successful DIY project.
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