IDA President's Commentary

Thank your for helping us celebrate in Atlanta! We hope to see you in Las Vegas 2018!

IDA President
Randy Oliver

Since 1987 I’ve attended 28 of the 30 shows and after each one ends I begin looking forward to next year’s event and the opportunity to reconnect with my fellow door guys and gals, learning all that I can at the various workshops, attending the fantastic awards banquet, enjoying the lively and entertaining hospitality parties, being inspired by the terrific keynote speaker, and of course enjoying the latest and greatest products and services our industry has to offer on the Expo floor. I encourage you to plan on joining us in 2018 in Las Vegas. Place the dates in your Outlook calendar and join us for IDAExpo 2018 - April 25-28, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA!

Schedule of Events

(As of 4/28/2017, subject to change)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m IDEA Testing**
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Educational Workshops
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2-Day School (day 1)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IDEA Train-the-Trainer**
  • 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDEA Testing**
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 2-Day School (day 2)
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Workshops
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2-Day School Cert. Testing**
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. President's Awards Banquet*

Friday, April 27, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. IDA Annual Meeting of Members
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session*
  • 10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Opening Day of Exhibits
  • 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch*

Saturday, April 28 , 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. IDEA the SuperTech!
  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon General Registration
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibits
  • 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch*

*Ticketed event
**Requires pre-registration

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President's Award Banquet Winners

  • IDA Globe Award:
    Bill Gibson
  • Joseph Caputo Dealer of the Year Award:
    D.H. Pace Company
  • Jerry R. Reynolds Volunteer Service Award:
    Roy Bardowell
  • Industry Member Service Award:
    Iowa Spring Manufacturing
  • Distinguished Service Award:
    Chuck Miller
  • Heritage Award:
    Heimar “ED” Niit
  • Humanitarian Award:
    Ron Read
    R.W. Garage Doors, Inc., Vacaville, CA
  • International Dealer Award:
    Puertas Y Controles Automaticos S.A. De C.V.
    Overhead Door Company of Ireland
  • High Roller Distinguished Service Award:
    Denco Marketing
  • Door Technicians of Year Award:
    Lawrie Theurer
    Applegate Door Company, Philomath, Oregon
    Dan Shearrer
    A1 Affordable Garage Door Services, Plano, Texas
  • Director Service Award:
    Tim Matthews
    Bob Hammersley
    Gordon McGraw
    Jack Schram
    Jennifer Juhlke
    Miguel Acosta
  • Presidential Service Award:
    Paul McManus
    Flossie Mohler
  • IDEA Daniel R. Apple Award
    Tim Castello, Miller Edge
  • IDEA Service Awards
    Dick Lano
    David Mount
    Daniel Dombkowski

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IDA Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament Winners

  • Men’s Long Drive:
    Chris Colton, On Trac Garage Door Company
  • Women’s Long Drive:
    Shawn Aldous, Vee Industries
  • 1st Place Team – 60 (-12)
    Jim Lema, Controlled Products System Group
    Ben D’Englere, Controlled Products Sys Group
    Scott Garland, Janus International Group
  • 2nd Place Team – 65 (-7) (Ties were decided by lowest back 9 score on Heritage Course)
    Scott Hartman, LiftMaster
    Rod Slaughter, LiftMaster
    Scott Schmidt, A-tech
    Ken Heid, A-tech

“In today’s market so much happens ‘digitally’ that it is easy to forget the importance of face-to-face contact with customers. The 2016 Show helped us strengthen existing relationships and build new ones. The IDAExpo has been central to our growth over the years.”

– Doug Kidd, CEO
Re-Source Industries, Inc.

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.

2017 Tancil Horne Charity Award Recipient...

Just 1 Book

The 2017 IDA Tancil Horne Charity Award recipient is Just 1 BookThe award will be presented during the IDAExpo Opening session on Friday, April 21 in Atlanta.

The idea of Just 1 Book came from 10 year old Sarah Dewitz, and has grown leaps and bounds during the past few years.  Sarah is now 18, but she still believes that every child deserves their own books.  In the beginning she secured donations of books from her classmates, schools, businesses and community service groups. The donated books are distributed to children throughout Orange County, Florida and beyond.

The organization has distributed more than 100,000 new and slightly used books to children in central Florida since its inception.

Visit their website:

“IDAExpo 2016 was a rousing success for ABC Docks, LLC and the ‘Aaron-Bradley™’ product line.  We stayed busy the entire time, meeting with existing dealers and qualifying potential new ones.  And, we were busy for nearly an hour after the show closed on Saturday.  In my 15 years with the company and exhibiting at each of the Expos, I would rank this as one of the very best, if not the best in which we’ve participated.  Hats off to all the staff and to the organizing committee for a job extremely well done.  I’m looking forward to Atlanta in 2017."

– Bill Reitmeyer, Operations Manager
ABC Docks, LLC