Kansas City Live Interview

On May 2nd, 2018, Royal Garage Door did a 4 minute segment with Kansas City Live on KSHB 41 News! It was so exciting! Gary, Eric, Trevor, and Nakai went to the news station and set up pretty early in the morning. While they waited they were able to check out some other areas of the station as well. They even met a newly signed Chiefs player and his new baby! Trevor’s favorite part, by far, was sitting in the weatherman’s chair! Also, did you know that all of the cameras in the room aren’t actually moved by cameramen; the cameras run like remote controlled cars by the control room! Here is the video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCDY05H65Q

Now, 4 minutes goes by VERY quickly during a discussion, so some of the points we wanted to talk about were missed. Here is an overview of what we wanted to say!

First, Royal Garage Door is family owned and operated and has been since 1990! Royal Garage Door was ran by only Gary until 2011, and Eric started in December of 2011 after finishing his Bachelor’s from the University of Kansas. In February of 2012, Eric’s wife, Nakai, joined on to take over Facebook as the Social Media Manager. Nakai is who responds to all of your online messages through Facebook, Yelp, Google, and comments on the company blog posts. In August of 2018, Nakai will join Gary in the office when their youngest starts school! In January of 2017, Royal Garage Door opened their first storefront location! They have multiple full doors displayed as well as numerous smaller displays of partial doors, color samples, and garage door openers. You can come visit us at 13920 W 108th St, Lenexa, KS 66215.

One of the major questions KC Live had to ask was what the current trending and most popular designs were. Right now, the answer to that is modern, modern, modern! The new Modern Steel Collection, Canyon Ridge Modern Collection, and the Avante Collection are truly captivating. The customization on these doors truly allows homeowners to have a one of a kind garage door! Windows can go in any section, in any location, and any order or combination thereof. Something else that has just been introduced is our new Slate Finish! For the interior or exterior of your home, slate is definitely popular! Mostly, people just want to avoid what was popular for the last 50 years. Garage doors can come in ANY color you want now, and bright colors on the right house definitely adds that special kind of flare! A classic door that is still desired today is the carriage style garage door. Our Coachman and Canyon Ridge Collection is perfect for that!

KC Live thought it was really cool that Royal Garage Door had done multiple jobs at Kaufman Stadium! The work includes garage doors on the following:

  • Majestic Team store (2017)
  • Diamond Club (2012)
  • Worked on/Shortened two doors to make them into counter height for concessions (2015)
  • 2 Counter Shutters Miller Lite Bar (2018)
  • Price Chopper Market Place (2018)

A second aspect Royal Garage Door hoped to discuss was what to consider when hiring a garage door company. A great question to ask is if they are authorized with their main garage door manufacturer. Royal Garage Door has been an authorized dealer with Clopay since 2015. This authorization means that Clopay trusts and partners with them to provide superior levels of expertise and service. Only five garage door companies in the KC Metro have this status. All authorized dealers offer a minimum of 1 year installation warranty. Something else Royal Garage Door is trusted to offer from Clopay is the Gold Bar Warranty. Only four garage door companies off this, and it upgrades all hardware and extends the warranty of the newly installed garage door!

KC Live also wondered which garage door opener Royal Garage Door most recommend. The answer to that is Genie! Royal Garage Door is a Gold Genie Pro Dealer, one of only two Gold Genie Pro Dealer’s in the KC Metro! Their Lifetime warranty on the drive gear as well as the motor on high end models really puts genie at the top. Two other items newly offered by Genie are their Aladdin connect system and their new LED light bulb. Aladdin connect allows you to connect your garage door opener to your home Wi-Fi, letting you monitor, set alerts, and open/close your garage door from your phone, tablet, or any internet-accessed device via the Aladdin App! (Never forget to close your garage door again!) Their LED light bulb is special in that it eliminates the radio frequency interference that some people experience with their lights, openers, and remotes. If you have to get RIGHT next to your garage door opener to open it with your remote, give Royal Garage Door a call! This light bulb will work with any garage door!

The final aspect Royal Garage Door wanted to make sure they shared with the public is that they are members of NARI have been since June 1, 2011. NARI, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (RemodelingKC.com), is the premier source for the remodeling industry and its consumers. In order to become a part of NARI a business must be in business for over a year, be insured at federal, state, and local levels, and be approved by their Committee Board. NARI expects all of its members to hold their work to extremely high standards. A business can only promote products/services known to be functional/economical… no scams! All contracts and warranties must comply with federal, state, and local laws. Advertising and sales promotion are factually accurate, never using misleading practices to deceive or take advantage of customers. NARI is a non-profit trade association focused on the residential side of the remodeling industry that gears its efforts towards educating not only its members but also homeowners! For consumers, education on what they should be looking for in a contractor is key, while NARI members are kept up to date on codes, safety, and new techniques. Homeowners are taught how to ask proper questions about background work, references, and how to compare bids. NARI ensures quality not only for this generation of trade workers, but also for the next generation. NARI Next includes workers aged 21-35. Most of NARI’s members are also active members in Habitat for Humanity and other community service projects!

Royal Garage Door hopes you enjoy the KC Live clip as well as the extra information on what Royal Garage Door feels is the most important part of their business! Happy Summer!