IDAExpo 2015

Photos from this year's Expo

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From the legendary Cincinnati Reds
'Big Red Machine'...

Johnny Bench a Hit as IDAExpo 2015 Keynote Speaker

National Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench told old baseball stories, antidotes, and business inspiring stories to kick off the IDAExpo exhibits to a great start.

Afterwords he hung out at the IDA booth, took photos with attendees, and signed autographs.

Read our Johnny Bench interview

IDAExpo 2015 Featured Speakers

IDAExpo always features several inspiring and informative speakers. This year is no exception and will feature Scott Hunter, a professional business coach, Gene Marks, a columnist, author and business owner, as well as Tim Richardson, speaker, author and entrepreneur. Click the link below for more information.

[Click here to see 2015's featured speakers]

Get the IDAExpo App!

This year's IDAExpo will feature a new mobile app. Available for iOS and Android, this app will feature an interactive exhibit hall map, all show events, education sessions, social media links and more!

1. Download the Lumi Show app at your Apple or Google app store or by clicking the link below:

Get IDAExpo Lumi Show App

2. Open the app and enter this Event ID:


3. Download the event and explore!

IDA President's Commentary

Come Help Us Celebrate!

Bill Gibson, IDA President

The 2015 IDAExpo™ will place a spotlight on two very special events that took place in 1995: the formation of the International Door Association, and the first IDAExpo. These events will be acknowledged during the entire 2015 IDAExpo, and I encourage you to place the dates in your Outlook calendar and join us for a huge celebration – April 8-11, Indianapolis, Indiana USA!

Did I say huge? Well, that’s no doubt an understatement. IDA will be pulling out all stops to make this a significant time to reflect, enjoy, and draw significant business and personal benefit.

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  • Dealers who attend represent an estimated 75% of the annual U.S. garage door volume
  • Attracts 85 to 90% of garage door manufacturing in terms of dollar value
  • In 2014, provided 75 hours of educational programming directed to those who sell, install and service door and access systems
  • 2,233 attended seminars at IDAExpo 2014
  • 3,812 hours of education presented in 2014
  • A global event; 29 countries were represented at IDAExpo 2014
  • New faces and products – 2014 show featured 19 first time exhibitors!
  • Provides fundraising opportunities for the
    IDA Scholarship Foundation
  • Recognizes industry leaders including door technicians
Education. Exhibits. Excitement.

All three well describe the value of attending the IDAExpo. The educational programming produced each year by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) continues to set an educational benchmark in our industry. The exhibits provide attendees an opportunity to discover what’s new, and to actually see and touch new products. In addition, visiting with product provider personnel face-to-face is truly invaluable. And, of course, such events as the Golf Outing, Motorcycle Ride and President’s Awards Banquet are very exciting to enjoy.
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“I’ve developed strong relationships with my counterparts in the industry, been exposed to the products and services of additional vendors, and received all forms of training. Being IDEA accredited differentiates us from our competitors.”

– Jack Curtis
Raynor Garage Door Authority
Ft. Wayne, Indiana

IDAExpo Charitable Organization

Located in Fayette County on a tranquil 22-acres, The Ranch of Opportunity offers a peaceful and healthy environment for girls to live, learn, and grow during a 6 month residential treatment program.

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Congratulations to our

IDAExpo Award Winners

Heritage Award:
Chisholm Overhead Door Company

IDEA Daniel R. Apple Commitment to Professionalism Award:
Mike Watkins of Wayne-Dalton

2015 IDA Dealer of the Year:
American Door Works

IDA Humanitarian Award:
Jack Schrader, Overhead Door Company of
Lycoming County, Williamsport, PA

2015 Jerry R. Reynolds Volunteer Service Award
Garry Stewart, Doorman Service Company,
Kent, Washington

IDA Distinguished Service Award
Bearge Miller, Miller Edge

International Dealer of the Year
Grendal Trevare A/S, Kjopmannsvik, Norway

Industry Member Award
Sommer USA, Charlotte, North Carolina

Technician of the Year
Chris Wolters, Wilcox Door Service

Presidential Service Award
Steve Pascuzzi & Dan Nixa

IDA Globe Award
Michael Beltrami

“I get a lot from IDA. Going to the IDAExpo has exposed me to worldwide suppliers, educational programs that can’t be found anywhere else, and the ability to learn from people who do the same thing I do and have overcome challenges I’m facing.”

– Richard Neas
Cardinal Door, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri

Schedule of Events

(As of 1/25/2015, subject to change)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  • 7:30am - 4pm: IDEA Testing (Pre-Registration req.)
  • 8am - 5pm: General Registration
  • 8am - 4pm: Motorcycle Ride (cancelled)
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm: 2-Day Tech School
  • 9am - 5pm: IDEA Train-the-Trainer Class
  • 8:30am - 5pm: Educational Workshops
  • 11:30 a.m. - 6pm: Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • 7am - 5pm: General Registration
  • 7:30am - 4pm: IDEA Testing (Pre-Registration req.)
  • 8am - 5:30pm: Educational Workshops
  • 8am - 5pm: 2-Day Tech School
  • 7pm - 9pm: *Presidential Awards Banquet
  •                     (Cocktails 6:30pm)

Friday, April 10, 2015
  • 8am - 5pm: General Registration
  • 8am - 8:30am: IDA Annual Meeting of Members
  • 8:30am - 10am: *Opening Session
  • 10:30am - 5pm: Opening Day of Exhibits
                              (Convention Center)
  • 9:00pm: *Hospitality Concert featuring
                    The Little River Band

Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • 8am - 10am: IDEA SuperTech
  • 9am - Noon: General Registration
  • 10:45am - 3pm: Exhibits (Convention Center)

( *Located at the JW Marriot - ticketed event )

Complete Schedule of Events

View the Onsite Program!

Preview all the educational programs, exhibitors, schedule and more by downloading the program that will be handed out at IDAExpo.

(Right-click on the button if you'd like to download the PDF to your hard drive).

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Announcing the IDA Membership Drive!