After 62 years at their location on Michael Anna Street, Overhead Door of Southeast Missouri has moved locations to be at 206 State Highway C in Jackson.
Todd Reiminger, who owns the company with his brother Travis, said the move allows the company to have more space and be able to deliver their product easier.
At the new location, the office area, showroom and shop space has all grown. Reiminger said employees are no longer “on top of one another” and more doors are on display than ever before.
The company purchased the building on State Highway C, which previously housed Semo Ag & Dairy, last March and officially moved to the new location in late June. “We did the remodel ourselves,” Reiminger said. “As we would get caught up on work, we would send guys up here to do a lot of the remodel.”
He said the move became necessary as the business grew. “The shop alone to store materials was big enough, but we just didn’t have enough space in the office for what we needed,” Reiminger said.
Reiminger said that his grandfather Raymond Reiminger, who started the business in 1957, added on to the old location several times over the years but there was no longer room for future expansions.
“Parking was another issue,” Reiminger said. “We started having our guys drive their company trucks home because there wasn’t enough parking for all the employees.”
Reiminger said the new location gives their semi trucks room to maneuver and even load up indoors. A drive-through pathway will soon be added to speed up that process even more. Because of this, he said response times have been comparable to their old location.
“Honestly, we are on the interstate, so we can head to Cape just as quickly here as when we were in the center of Jackson and having to drive through all those stop lights,” Reiminger said.
He added that their previous location wasn’t always in the center of Jackson. When it was built, the location was considered on the outskirts of the city. That changed once development grew on the east side of Jackson and on East Jackson Blvd.
He said that in addition to the new location, Overhead Door has added a new service software in the past year that has helped with response times.
“The majority of response time for service calls – from the moment we take the call to the time we get somebody dispatched and out to their house – is within 24 hours,” Reiminger said. “It’s pretty quick and we are definitely seeing an uptick in customers because they like that fast service.”
Overhead Door offers various residential and commercial garage doors, along with openers and accessories. On the residential side, they also do gate operator systems and screen doors for garages.
“Screen doors are starting to pick up a little bit,” Reiminger said. “Residential customers are wanting to utilize their garage as an outdoor living space, so in summertime they can pull down a screen on their garage doors to keep the bugs out.”
Reiminger said they also do hanger-type doors, storefront grill doors, security grills and fire doors. “We do a bit more than just garage doors, but garage doors remain our bread and butter,” he said.
Reiminger said the business has never been better, with residential and commercial building continuing to be high in the area.
“The chamber of commerce has done a good job of promoting business in Jackson,” Reiminger said. “So between that and the community being a good place to live with the housing market, there has not been much a dip at all in homes being built. Even when the housing market took a nosedive, we had a speed bump but it didn’t quit.”
He said that the business, which was first run by his grandfather and then his father David Reiminger, will now be ready for even more growth in the future.
“My oldest son is working here now,” Reiminger said. “That will be the fourth generation here.”