by Terry Rogers
Richard “RJ” Armstrong Jr., owner of Armstrong Overhead Doors, says that family has been a strong part of the success of the company. He learned his trade at another overhead door company in the area, discovering that trust, responsibility, as well as high-quality, reliable products and services combined with family values were the keys to business success.
“I enjoy getting out there and doing the work myself when I can,” Armstrong said. “When I have a crew of at least two working, I often do service work or install doors myself between meeting with customers and being the salesman for our company. I stand behind the quality of our work 100 percent. If something isn’t right, I quickly fix it.”
Armstrong has been with Janice McCormick for 15 years and they have a daughter, Natalie who is 14. Armstrong has a son, Ricky, 21, while McCormick has two sons, Jesse, 23, and Joshua, 21. McCormick is a nurse, but works part-time at the door company doing bookkeeping and secretarial work. Her son, Jesse, works for the company when he is not attending the University of Pittsburgh. Armstrong’s cousin, Jimmy Passwaters III also works for the company when he is not working for the National Guard. Carl Richardson, who is the company’s full-time employee, has been a family friend since he and Jesse became friends in grade school. Armstrong was born and raised in Milford, the son of Richard Sr. and Nancy.
Armstrong Overhead Doors offers commercial and residential garage door sales, installation and repairs as well as garage door operator sales, installation, service and repair. The company sells and installs gutters as well. All estimates are free and com with a 100 percent guarantee.
Working with several commercial and residential builders for over a decade, Armstrong doors was built a dependable reputation in Kent and Sussex Counties.
“Layton Builders has been working with Armstrong Overhead Doors for over 10 years,” Ted Layton, President of Layton Builders said. “Armstrong’s ability to stay on schedule, on budget, dependability, and quality workmanship has made him one of our top vendors to turn to.”
Local builder Carl Spangler has been a customer of Armstrong Overhead Doors for many years and says that they are “always dependable and professional.” Customer Buzz Thornily says that “Armstrong goes out of his way.”
“You have to do what you like to do,” Armstrong said when asked what advice he would give to others who were considering entering the industry. “Satisfaction and enjoyment are the key to making your business lasting and successful.”
For more information about Armstrong Overhead Doors, call 302-422-8854 or visit them online at www.armstrongdoors.com.
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