IDEA Certification – here we come

So this week my husband and I are taking Leo’s Overhead Doors to the next level. We are pursuing an IDEA certification for the company, meaning we will be the only local overhead door company certified by the industry. There’s a bunch of stuff to do to earn this certification, and we are well on our way. Eric was able to pass all of the industry testing on the first try, I am very proud of him. This is just further confirmation that we are committed to doing our best.

So wish us luck on this journey, so far so good! We do have a lot more to accomplish to get this certification and recognition.


Welcome (back) to John & Lorraine!

So, it has been a week since I’ve updated this blog, and there’s been a lot going on. Aside from the regular workings of Leo’s Overhead Doors, I picked up my in-laws, John and Lorraine, the 2nd generation owners of Leo’s, from the airport yesterday. They have retired to Florida 2 years ago-ish, and are back for a visit. Needless to say, after having owned Leo’s for 40 years or so, they were more than thrilled to be back dealing with irate customers and office problems today 🙂

In any case, I’m making the most out of having grandparents around and taking advantage of the free babysitting.

At any rate, they do send their regards via this blog.

Leo’s Doors blog has arrived!

Welcome to Leo’s Overhead Doors’ blog. I am Valerie M, and my husband Eric is the owner and president of Leo’s. It is very nice to be here. I’m not sure what direction this blog will go in, as initially I want it to be about Leo’s Overhead Doors, but as I’m writing this, I’m trying to put my seven month old to sleep in my office, changing a diaper, overseeing our invoicing, and hearing a bunch of whacks, grunting, and whams from the guys in the warehouse right outside my door. This could be why my little baby boy is having trouble sleeping. So you can probably imagine that this blog can go in any direction from here….

Anyway, the goals I have for this blog are:

  1. to introduce and maintain a presence for Leo’s Overhead Doors that is more personable and beneficial to the company, our clients, and vendors.
  2. to be more accessible
  3. to put more of our family’s voice in the identity of our company, to differentiate ourselves from the mechanical, cold, profit-oriented businesses that are the majority out there.

So I hope that this blog, with any readers’ help and input, can achieve exactly that and more. Please, any and all feedback is very much appreciated, and I’m looking forward to sharing with you all!