The Fawley Story

In 1981, a few local contractors and homeowners took a chance on a new business started by Tom Fawley –  a garage door company. To make this new business a success, Tom worked six days a week to serve the community, many times coming home in the evening only to turn around again and go help get someone in, or out, of their garage. Through hard work and honest dealings, Tom’s business continued to grow and prosper over the next 43 years. To meet all his customer’s needs, he added installers, service technicians, and office staff, even bringing his own son on board to help grow the business.

As a family-owned and operated Portage, MI-based garage door company, Fawley Overhead Door continues Tom’s dedication to personal service and quality work. Our friendly and skilled technicians continue to work according to the core values of honesty, integrity, and commitment put in place by Tom in 1981. At the end of every day, our #1 goal is customer satisfaction – because if you’re not happy, we’re not.

Company History Highlights

1981

Tom Fawley started Fawley Overhead Door.

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1981
1988

After seven years of hard work on his own, Tom hired his first employee and bought a second truck.

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1988
1991

Fawley Overhead Door moved out of a CJ’s Store & Park (a 700 sq. ft. mini storage space) and into a 1250 sq. ft. commercial warehouse space.

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1991
1999

New logo and branding elevated the look and professionalism of Fawley Overhead Door.

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1999
2001

Fawley Overhead Door moved into a 6500 sq. ft. location with a 2500 sq. ft. showroom where they still operate today.

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2001
2007

Tom bought Professional Garage Door Service from Dick Eiman.

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2007
2023

Fawley Overhead Door is a leading garage door company in Southwest Michigan, providing quality residential and commercial door services.

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2023

Our Company Credentials

Home Builders Association of Western Michigan (HBA)

Fawley Overhead Door is a member of the Home Builders Association of Western Michigan. This association was established in 1946 and is the professional association for members of the housing industry in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Calhoun, Branch, and Van Buren Counties, as well as parts of Allegan and Barry Counties. The HBA helps members of the residential construction industry ethically and efficiently provide the community with safe, quality, and affordable housing.

Better Business Bureau, Accredited Business

The Better Business Bureau maintains business reviews on more than 4.5 million businesses, rating businesses according to complaint histories, responsiveness to customers, licensing, legal and government action, and other factors. Only Accredited Businesses that meet the BBB Code of Business Practices – like Fawley Overhead Door – are permitted to display the BBB logo in their marketing and place of business.

International Door Association (IDA)

The International Door Association’s primary mission is to enhance the value and professionalism of door and access system dealers by providing programs and services for education and training. The IDA plays an important role in quality creation and control through their helpful programs and services. They aid garage door and access dealers who sell, install, and service the superb products produced by the door industry’s exhaustive list of manufacturers.

Why Partner with Fawley Overhead Door?

  • Sam was really helpful and professional!

    Becky Burns Avatar Becky Burns
    April 13, 2024

    Jacob from Fawley Overhead Door did an amazing job with my newly installed garage doors and openers. He explained how they worked and what I needed to do to... read more

    Michelle Green Avatar Michelle Green
    April 13, 2024

    We had a spring break on our garage door. Fawley was out the next day to fix the spring! Jake (sorry for calling you Luke as you were leaving!) was... read more

    Tyler Brown Avatar Tyler Brown
    April 13, 2024

    Gavin was on time and was very courteous and made sure to clean up any mess at the end of the project.

    ryan howrigon Avatar ryan howrigon
    April 13, 2024
  • Calib was very knowledgeable and energetic. He was very personable and kind and informative. Fawley is doing a good job with hiring such wonderful people

    Julie Anttila Avatar Julie Anttila
    April 13, 2024

    Great communication. Fast service and Brett explained everything up front including cost.

    Nichole Tremblay Avatar Nichole Tremblay
    April 11, 2024

    Kaleb did a tremendous job. He inform me as to what needed to be done. He also help me set up opening the garage door through my van.... read more

    Daniel Jimenez Avatar Daniel Jimenez
    April 10, 2024

    Bret was very pleasant, professional and very easy to talk with. Bret shared what the problem as soon as I showed him. Thanks Farley for having Bret because he's definitely... read more

    Willie Carson Avatar Willie Carson
    April 10, 2024
  • Jake did an excellent job today. He was prompt,efficient, and speedy. He even removed a dead raccoon from my driveway. I'm sorry I hadn't done Spring... read more

    Jacqueline Light Avatar Jacqueline Light
    April 10, 2024

    Great service. On time, friendly and answered all my questions.

    Kim Goidosik Avatar Kim Goidosik
    April 9, 2024

    We have used Fawley Door for years. Todays project was replacing a door and door opener on an old residential garage. Gavin was exceptional! Professional, courteous, friendly, and incredibly effective.... read more

    Char Rob Avatar Char Rob
    April 8, 2024

    Quick quality service

    Roger Packard Avatar Roger Packard
    April 8, 2024
  • From booking the schedule to the service itself- TOO NOTCH customer service.

    Jen Holmes Avatar Jen Holmes
    April 8, 2024

    Kaleb Tafil repaired my garage door. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. It was evident that he enjoyed his job. And I enjoyed meeting him and listening to him sing... read more

    Elaine VanBelleghem Avatar Elaine VanBelleghem
    April 8, 2024

    I really appreciated Fawley Door providing me same day service when I needed it. The technician did a wonderful job at my house. Definitely recommend Fawley Door for others.

    Valerie Lamper Avatar Valerie Lamper
    April 8, 2024

    Jake is very good at what he does Same day service fast and efficient Jake was very good at showing me how to maintain the equipment on my garage door... read more

    Paul Bowes Avatar Paul Bowes
    April 8, 2024
  • This is the second time we have used Fawley for our garage door/opener needs and they are so easy to work with. Always on time, always courteous.

    Donna Adams Avatar Donna Adams
    April 8, 2024

    Jake was amazing. He fixed our garage door quick and efficient. He was professional and pleasant. We are very pleased

    Erika Asiala Avatar Erika Asiala
    April 8, 2024

    Same day arrival…explained everything to me, very professional and experienced. Brett got the job done very quickly and I was very satisfied with the work. Highly recommend

    Brandon Bell Avatar Brandon Bell
    April 8, 2024

    Excellent job installing the new garage door opener.

    Don Jankowski Avatar Don Jankowski
    April 8, 2024

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