Business owner finds market refinishing garage doors

Pat Huntimer’s garage doors turned out to be an advertisement of sorts that launched him into a small enterprise.

In the past, he decided his garage seemed “kind of simple and ugly,” so he put a wooden grain faux finish on the doors.

“And I had several opinions and after that placed fliers outside in the neighborhood and got some interest,” he explained.

Following a contractor contacted him, business got busier. He has labored on properties which have made an appearance in the past 4 Parade of Homes activities placed on by the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire.

“I haven’t publicized,” he explained. “I’ve got a few yard signs and signage however wasn’t certain how busy I want to get.”

By day, Huntimer works for Wells Fargo & Co., exactly where he manages a Web development team.

Most of the remainder of the time, he’s active on projects for his company, Fall River Designs. His specialty is actually personalized wood grain faux finishes upon garage doors as well as entrance doors. The technique can make a steel or even fibreglass door seem like wood and also include curb appeal, he said.

“You can purchase wood-grained faux-finish doorways, however they only have about three options, and several individuals are seeking to match the front door or even complement stone or brick, and that’s where I do something diffrent for them,” Huntimer mentioned.

He is doing all the staining – it has pretty much taken over his garage – and has help with base coats. His wife, Cindy, helps with designs. He’s thinking about building a small shop.

Much of the company has been around in new construction lately, Huntimer claimed, nevertheless he sees a large market in refurbishments.

“People don’t consider they can do it … which isn’t true,” he explained.

GARAGE DOOR BEFORE

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A “before” form of a garage doors which was refinished.

Garage Doors AFTER

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An “after” version of a garage door that was refinished.