IDAExpo 2015

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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.

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IDA President's Commentary

Thank you for helping us celebrate at IDAExpo 2015! We hope to see you in 2016!

Bill Gibson, IDA President

The 2015 IDAExpo™ placed 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 were acknowledged during the entire 2015 IDAExpo. I encourage you to place the dates in your Outlook calendar and join us for our IDAExpo 2016 – April 27-30, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA!

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

Want to remember that booth you visited? Download the IDAExpo 2015 Onsite Program

The 2015 Onsite Program was handed out to all attendees of IDAExpo and includes information on all the educational programs, exhibitors, schedule and more.

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

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Shane Schauer, Dakota Door Inc, Aberdeen, South Dakota, was the winner of the Harley Davidson Road King during the ‘Unleash the King’ membership sweepstakes drawing on Saturday, April 11 during the 2015 IDA Expo in Indianapolis.  Shane joined IDA at the Expo in Las Vegas in 2013. Shane is pictured on the right below.

“I had a great time on Friday picking out a Harley and it really was a wonderful experience. Here's a photo I took with the manager, Gary, at the dealership. Thanks again for the bike of my dreams.” - Shane Schauer

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