I get asked a lot, “Why?” Why am I in “doors?” Like many
entrepreneurs, the road had many twists and turns, but ultimately “necessity is
always the mother of invention.” I saw a need, I saw a market, and the timing
In 2005, I was faced with the need to maximize the opening space
on my own hangar. I was looking for the largest opening with the lowest
profile. I needed the ultimate pairing of form and function…a bit of
architectural genius meets extraordinary manufacturing technology. I wanted the
sexiest, most aesthetically appealing, bad ass large door system on the planet!
But the more I began digging into what was available, the more disappointed I
became. I couldn't use a bifold (too much head space lost). I couldn't use
sliders (too much width lost). I couldn't use fabric (looks terrible). And, I
couldn't use stackers (all of the above). The dilemma at hand would soon be
cured with some innovative thought and a pencil.
The vision was there
immediately. I drew up a single panel hydraulic door which conquered all of the
issues. Simple. Just a few moving parts, sound engineering, and it call came
together. My very own Hydroswing® was born.
Over 7,000 units later
and the most efficient, most aesthetically versatile door system is fully
established and still evolving into new and exciting markets. It's been a tough
and long road, peppered with plenty of lessons that have built not only my
doors, but have paved the way to my knowledge of this business.
The story is an
interesting one, which I shall tell over the next few months. As I venture into
the new territory of blogging, I’d like to share my insight and experience into
why the Hydroswing Hydraulic Door System is a now a growing world brand, and world
leader in the simplest most efficient large door system for aviation,
architecture, agriculture and industry.