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Another Job Well Done!

Posted by Brian Clark on Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Thanks to Lisa Miller of Howell Door Company, Inc. for sharing pictures of one of their latest jobs. Lisa says she's been sharing this on their social media and getting lots of positive response. Great work!!



As always, we welcome your comments in the space provided below. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Tags: eden coast, window design

Another great job!

Posted by Brian Clark on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 03:17 PM

One the newer design ideas we've been asked to replicate is wrought iron scroll work. Well, here it is. The scroll pattern is made of the same composite as our overlay. A black paint finish completes to look.

Thank you to Mike Guthrie of Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City for sharing the pictures. Great work!!



Decorative glass options can be installed behind the scroll for more variations of design.

Let us know your thoughts on this new look.

As always, we welcome your comments in the space provided below. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Tags: Garage door window scroll work

Finally, A Garage Door That Pays For Itself!

Posted by Brian Clark on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 06:00 AM

Finally, A Garage Door That Pays For Itself!

The 2016 Remodeling Cost vs. Value report estimates 90-91% of garage door replacement costs will be recouped at resale, increasing the value of your home and making it one of the best home improvement projects a homeowner can invest in.





Homeowners consider remodeling or replacement projects throughout the year as a way to increase the value of their homes. Some projects add more value than others and are able to better recoup their costs.


Every year Remodeling Magazine surveys realtors across the country to compare home project costs with their perception of what those projects bring to a home’s price at resale. The results are compiled into the Cost vs. Value Report annually at the beginning of each year.


The 2016 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine shows promising results for the garage door industry. Compared to the 2015 report the mid-range garage door replacement increased 3%, recouping 91.5%, while the upscale garage door replacement recovers 90.1% of the cost. This makes replacing the garage door one of the top gainers, outperforming many popular projects such as siding, window replacements, and kitchen updates.


It's no surprise that realtors across the country rated exterior projects as some of the most valuable for homeowners. Garage doors account for a large percentage of the front of the home and play an important role in the aesthetics and curb appeal of the home. With various door styles, colors and window options homeowners can differentiate their home from others in the neighborhood and increase their home value at resale.


With an increase in payback for garage door replacement, now is the perfect time to consider replacing an old garage door. Check with your local C.H.I. door professional when choosing a new garage door; they are a great source of information and can lead you in the right direction.

To read the full project descriptions and access national and regional project data, visit www.costvsvalue.com.


"Cost vs. Value" is a registered trademark of Hanley Wood, LLC.

Tags: home improvement

New 2015 Eden Coast Brochure is hot off the presses!

Posted by Brian Clark on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

2015_Eden_Coast_Brochure-page-001Eden Coast is proud to unveil our new catalog for 2015!


Due in part to many of the great suggestions we received from our customers for more photos and more information, we took the opportunity to add 8 new pages to our Eden Coast brochure. We added a two-page spread highlighting some beautiful stained door options as well as a page on louver doors and various paint finishes. We also clarified things a little by removing the names of the standard stain offerings. We felt that the names tended to cloud some peoples' decision on which color to choose.


Please take a minute to browse the new catalog. For those of you who have requested literature, we will begin shipping this week. Thank you for your continued support of Eden Coast products, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.





Fantastic Social Media Tools for Garage Door Businesses!

Posted by Brian Clark on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

This week, we invite you to read this great article we found in the Fall 2014 DASMA Insider Magazine.  We certainly do appreciate Tom Wadsworth for letting us share.  We at Eden Coast can attest to the value of both Facebook and Houzz.  Both avenues have been great relationship builders for us.  We'd love to hear from you about your experience with Facebook, Houzz or any other Social Media tools you have found helpful to grow new and existing relationships with customers!

Although we have provided the article below, you can click on it to view a larger copy at the dasma website. 


Social Media

If you would like to browse the entire on-line magazine, here is the link:  http://www.dasma.com/PubMagInsider/093014/093014DAS.html.  In addition, if you want to check out the houzz website:  http://www.houzz.com/

We always invite your insight and experience!  Please share in the comment section below!

Until next time,


Tags: B2C, b2b, eden coast, garage door dealer, architect, builder, homeowner, garage doors

Eden Coast Announces a New Addition to the Family!

Posted by Brian Clark on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

describe the imageWe have, once again, expanded the Eden Coast family! We welcomed our newest team member, Rosmery Mojena, effective September 29, 2014.  

“Rose” (as she prefers to be called) was born in Havana, Cuba.  The youngest of three children, she and her family arrived in the United States twenty years ago the old fashioned way – on a man-made boat with a paddle! Although she was very young at the time and doesn't remember much about the experience, she is forever grateful to her parents and their sacrifice in bringing them all to America in hopes of providing a better way of life. Now, twenty years later, Rose says she is living the American Dream.

She is “loving every minute of” pursuing her B.A. in Accounting and is looking forward to acquiring the real life experiences Eden Coast can offer.  She has lived in Georgia for the last 17 years, and has only been able to return to Havana once to meet her grandfather for the first time.  She says it was the best two weeks of her life!  She has two dogs and loves spending her time outside.  However, Sundays are spent indoors during the fall so she can watch her beloved Florida Gators, Dolphins and Hurricanes.  I wonder if we will have any luck converting her to a Bulldog fan!

We welcome Rose and the strong skill set she has developed over 7 years of experience in a fast paced office environment. Rose will serve as Office Administrator in our Lawrenceville, GA home office and will report directly to Duane Laricey, President.
Image Boians Cho Joo Young

Tags: B2C, b2b, eden coast

7 Tips on Custom Composite Garage Doors

Posted by Brian Clark on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

ID 100206688Kristen Bosse of Georgia State Homes was kind enough to do an interview with Brian Clark, our Director of Sales and Marketing in an effort to get to know more about our business and why we do what we do.  We have copied a part of the interview here and have included the link where you can read the article in its entirety.  Thank you Kristen, for taking the time to get to know about us! Enjoy the article!


Can you briefly go over the main options that homeowners need to decide on when they're considering a new custom garage door?

Whether it is a replacement door or for new construction, a great place to start is your local garage door dealer who's familiar with what's out there. Here are some key topics for discussion with your dealer about your composite door purchase:
Can I have any design I want?
Would I like to add windows to one or more sections?
Can I have any color that I want?
Can I match a wood that I like or that is already on my house?
What level of insulation is appropriate?


What are some of the most popular garage door styles and features for most homes?

In terms of style, customization is what distinguishes us from the rest. Our attention to detail and dedication to quality are the cornerstones of our success. We do have some designs that are requested more frequently than others, but when it comes to a custom composite door, the design and finish are as individual as the owners and their homes.

As for features, you may wish to incorporate windows into your door or embellish the door with some decorative hardware. It's totally dependent on your vision.


How well do your garage doors stand up to the environment?

We have a large number of our doors installed in Florida. That is one of the harshest environments anywhere with its extreme heat, humidity and coastal exposures. The main advantage of using composite materials to clad the door is that it is fully customizable and it is a better alternative than wood. The composites we use will not rot or decay. The finishes we apply, be it paint or stain, are from the highest quality manufacturers and are designed to stand up to all temperatures and harmful UV rays.


And for the rest of the story, click on the link next to "Check out my interview" below....


Check out my interview, 7 Tips on Custom Composite Garage Doors on Georgia State Homes, one of the top sites for Georgia homes for sale, including Douglasville, GA homes for sale. Georgia State Homes also services Florida real estate and North Carolina homes for sale.


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Tags: B2C, b2b, eden coast, finish on composite door, composite garage doors, composite garage door design, home improvement, architect, homeowner, alternatives to wood doors, rot free and maintenance free, garage doors, window design, customized glass options, garage door design, eco-friendly door material

Tips and Tricks - Garage Door High Lift

Posted by Brian Clark on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

describe the imageHere’s the scenario: You’re at a sales appointment and the customer says “I want to put a car lift in my garage to store another vehicle and I need the door to go up as close to the ceiling as possible.” They go on to ask for specific dimensions and clearances, but you’re not really sure about how it will all come together. Here are a few tips I’ve gathered to help clarify high-lift issues. 

First, let’s define what high-lift is.
Simply put, high lift is the difference between the height of the door and the bottom of the horizontal tracks.

My “Rule of Thumb” for maximum high lift (up to 64” using 2” track) is Headroom minus 10”. Let’s look at an example:
  • The door you will be installing is 8' high (96")
  • The total front wall height is 12' (144")
  • This means the headroom is 48" 
  • The maximum high lift would be 48"-10" or 38".(The 10"deducted is the space needed for the horizontal track (2") plus the drums and end bearings). 
  • The distance from the floor to the underside of the horizontal track would be the door height plus the high lift. In this example 96"+38"=134" (total front wall height minus 10") 

I hope this helps the next time you need to figure a high lift job. Many thanks to C.H.I Overhead Doors for the majority of the drawing.

Please feel free to download our Headroom Requirements Worksheet for your use. 

If you have any tips and tricks you would like to share, feel free to email me at brian@edencoast.com. As always, we encourage your comments or suggestions in the section below. Thank you!

Tags: garage door dealer, builder, homeowner, garage doors, garage door design

Top 7 Tips for Choosing a Garage Door Repair Company

Posted by Brian Clark on Thu, Aug 07, 2014 @ 01:38 PM


Our thanks goes out to Tom Wadsworth and the DASMA Insider for these great tips to help you when you need your garage door repaired. Please share this with your friends. I’m going to print a copy and tape it to the inside of my garage door right now!

How to choose a garage door repair company (2)

As always, we encourage your comments and suggestions in the area provided below.




Tags: B2C, garage door dealer, home improvement, builder, garage doors

Email Scams Target Garage Door Dealers

Posted by Brian Clark on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Emails scams have been around for as long as there has been email. I’m sure all of us have been declared winners in the Nigerian lottery, but some scams are not so preposterous. Here’s one that came to my inbox just last week:


From: Kevin Lance [mailto:officeofkevin47@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:03 AM
To: Brian Clark
Subject: Qoute needed

Hello Sir/Mardam,

I am Mr Keven.I am contacting your company to make an order of 16 by 7 Non Insulated Garage Doors.I will like you to get back to me with the price of 13 units the specs below including tax to be picked up at your location.I also would like you to advice me on the terms of payment that you accept.

Below are the specs.

16 by 7 Non Insulated Garage Door

Thank you


I did not alter his message and as you can see, the grammar and spelling are a dead giveaway. He couldn’t even spell his name correctly from the hijacked email account. Below is a great article from the DASMA Insider on how to spot such scams and what to do if you fall victim. Please forward this message to make others aware.


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As always, I encourage your comments and suggestions to further the discussion. Thank you!

Tags: B2C, b2b, composite garage doors, composite garage door design, garage door dealer scams

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