Posted by Debbie Ditta on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
Old Boston truck             Overhead Door truck
The electric opener was invented by C.G. Johnson in 1925 in Hartford City Indiana.  Electric Garage Door openers did not become popular until Era Meter Company of Chicago offered one after World War II where the overhead garage door could be opened via a key pad located on a post at the end of the driveway or a switch inside the garage.
The first wireless garage door opener were invented and developed by two US inventors at the same time, one in Illinois and the other in Washington State.  They were unknown to each other.  
Today, Overhead Door is one of the most-recognized and -respected brands in the garage door industry. With our nationwide network of more than 450 authorized Ribbon Distributors, we are a leading provider of overhead and garage door systems, and we continue to lead the way with innovative solutions and unmatched professional installation, service and support that keeps customers coming back.
                      Door Report garage door remote
1926 image of remote                             2012 image of remote