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Our History

Garage Door & Gate Solutions Pty Ltd began life in 1996. The company principal, Frank Van Den Broek, purchased assets and re-employed a number of staff from the business previously known as A&R Doors, which was established in 1976, in Clayton Victoria. In 1996 the business operated from a 5,000 square foot factory in Urban Street Braeside. In mid 2004, the business moved to an 11,000 square foot factory at 23 Canterbury Road Braeside. Since 1996, the business has enjoyed strong growth, and remains focused on its goal of striving to be the "finest provider of high quality, great value packages of product and service in the garage door industry in Victoria ".

Today there is close to 100,000 homes across Melbourne with a garage door manufactured, installed or serviced by the dedicated staff from A&R Doors and now Garage Door & Gate Solutions.

The proprietors of Garage Door & Gate Solutions Pty Ltd, husband and wife team Frank and Trish Van Den Broek, have been in the garage door industry since 1977, having previously operated another successful garage door business in Melbourne .

 


Proprietors Frank and Trish Van Den Broek

Frank Van Den Broek is a 47 year old second generation exponent of the trade, who's father Colin began installing Roll-A-Doors for B&D in 1962 out of a modest factory at Bayswater, only a few years after Arthur B yrne and Paul D avidson ( B&D ) developed the unique concept of a rolling steel garage door in Sydney in 1956. Colin engaged two sub-contractors to satisfy the growing demand for installers within B&D, (including Rudy Vucenik who later established Garage and Industrial Doors at Ferntree Gully). Colin, Rudy and Martin were soon responsible for all Roll-A-Door installations in the eastern and southern suburbs of Melbourne .

Colin eventually moved to a sales role within B&D, before establishing an independent B&D Dealership, Dandenong Garage Door Centre with his eldest son Frank, in 1977. It was there that Frank acquired the technical knowledge and solid grounding necessary to run a successful garage door business.

Trish Van Den Broek has experience in banking, administration, book-keeping and customer service. In 1997, Trish moved to a full-time position within the business.


My brother Mike and I in front of Dad’s trusted EH wagon.

Today, Frank and Trish work full-time in the business; Frank in the field as Sales and Business Manager, while Trish manages Administration. Staff numbers close to twenty, including Door Installers, Sales Representatives, Door Fabricators, and Office/Internal Sales Staff. A number of the dedicated team have over twenty years experience in the trade.

Potential customers sometimes ask why they should buy their door or opener from us, as opposed to someone else that at first, appears the same as us. The answer is this experienced group of people, and the synergies and philosophies that bind us together. Quality and value are not only measurements of how good the products are that we supply, or how competitive our price is. Quality and value are measurements of how well we install those products, how well we back them up, and how well we treat our customers before, during and after the sale.

In July 2004 the business moved to a new purpose-built 11,000 square feet building at 23 Canterbury Road Braeside.

Showroom
"Trish and I had known for some time that we were outgrowing the factory that the business had occupied in Urban Street, Braeside since 1987. Loading and unloading was difficult, staff were cramped, customers had to park too far away, and the showroom needed a major revamp. We wanted to stay in the area, so I began searching for another home for the business. We couldn't find anything suitable that could serve the purpose in all three critical areas; warehouse, office and showroom, so after searching for about six months, we decided to buy land and build. We knew it would take longer, but the end result would be better for the business, our employees and customers."

The business now has the latest door and spare parts storage facilities, tilt door production equipment, separate areas for visitors and deliveries, a dedicated service area for repairing garage door and gate openers, modern staff facilities and thanks to the design team at B&D, probably the most modern showroom in Australia, with parking just outside the door.

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Our Showroom

At Garage Door & Gate Solutions, we're familiar with all the latest garage doors, automatic openers, materials and techniques, which has enabled us to develop the right 'garage door solution' for Victorian homes for almost 30 years. Now, with great facilities including a fresh modern showroom, and the support of Australia 's number one manufacturer in B&D, we have the complete package to offer our customers.

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International Door Association

The International Door Association (I.D.A.) is an international body of committed manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and installers in the garage door industry. Based in the USA , there are over 1,800 members worldwide.

Garage Door & Gate Solutions Pty Ltd has been a member of I.D.A. since 1998. We're keen to keep up with all the latest news, products and trends, to ensure our range is at the cutting edge of design and performance, and that the advice we give our customers is the best in the business. Through I.D.A. we also keep up with the latest installation, technical and safety issues, to ensure we maintain the best procedures and work practices.

Garage Door & Gate Solutions Pty Ltd has agreed to honour the I.D.A. Installing/Servicing Dealer Code of Business Conduct, and Installer Code of Conduct, which pledges honest and ethical business and installation practices that we, and others like us agree to follow.

Refer to our links page for more information available from the International Door Association.

Garage Door & Gate Solutions were recently voted the 'International Door Association International Dealer of the Year' for 2008!

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B&D Doors Accredited Dealer Program

B&D Accredited Dealer

To get the most out of your B&D garage door, it must be installed by a B&D Accredited Dealer who offers the complete range of B&D products, together with installation, maintenance and repair services, and receives full training and support from B&D under its national Team B&D Accredited Dealer Program.

Garage Door & Gate Solutions is proud to be one of the first B&D Dealers nationally to be accredited, and leads the way with the first state of the art “B&D by Design” showroom.

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