As a lifelong resident of Delaware, this Navy veteran spent 13 years being stationed all around the world. When his time spent in the military ended, Frank Kifer knew he wanted to find a niche for himself. In 1991, when he returned home after his service, he began his search. Having always been mechanically inclined, he tried out garage repair/installation with a friend and in it, he found a career that he really enjoyed. Rather than being an employee, Frank knew that he had bigger plans for himself and began to construct a plan of his own.
Frank, along with another veteran, began First State Garage Doors in 2003 and has been doing it ever since. His business has grown over the years, but the values that it began with have remained the same. Honesty, professional service, quality products with competitive prices, and customer satisfaction are the cornerstones that Frank designed his business around.
First State Garage Doors installs new garage doors and openers, and repairs existing garage doors and systems. Frank and his employees value every customer they work with and take all the time that’s necessary to help them find the perfect products for their home. They are committed to providing quality, and will work as long as it takes to provide the best experience and service possible. Their employees are dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional, and are prepared to answer any questions you might have. They have excellent ratings and reviews from Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, and Facebook. Because they are not a franchise, they are able to avoid high overhead and marketing costs and they pass those savings along to you, their customers.
First State Garage Doors is located on S. Dupont Hwy, in New Castle, DE, but provides service to the greater Delaware area. Their goal is to build long-term trusting relationships by being there for their customers whenever they need it, 24/7.
A Letter from the Owner
I started this business after working for the largest garage door franchise and learning exactly what I could offer customers that the large organizations couldn’t: superior customer service. I am personally at every door installation and take my time on each job to ensure the highest quality installation to my customers. First State Garage Doors is one of the few companies that covers the labor charge on all warranty calls that do have to happen. I can afford to do this because I sell quality products and install them correctly the first time, making warranty calls a rare occurrence. I want to be “your” garage door guy and for you to be comfortable, knowing that my service is honest and professional. I want you to be so impressed with our service that you can’t wait to refer me to your neighbors, friends, and family. My client’s word of mouth is the best marketing I could hope for.
I live my life based on two principles that my grandfather instilled in me as a young boy: A man is known by his work and a job worth doing is worth doing well. I hope that you’ll see those principles in action at your next garage door project.
Our Client Testimonials
These guys are awesome! They make you feel like you are the best customer they have and always take great care of you!
Fair & Honest
First State Garage Doors does excellent work for a great price! Thanks for your fair and honest approach to business.
Frank did a great job! We highly recommended First State Garage Door!
Fair & Honest
They are prompt, fair, honest and perform outstanding service. Calls are always returned promptly. I recommend them heartily!! They are the best.
Honest & hardworking
The best! We used them at our old house and wouldn’t trust anyone else at our new house. Honest, hardworking guys that do what is needed at a fair price.
Impressed with the quality
We needed emergency service today for our garage door. Super impressed with the quality of the service provided from First State Garage Door but totally amazed that it came without any additional service fee! We will highly recommend your company to all our friends. Thank you Mr. Stewart and company.
Frank and Phil did such a great job with my garage door installation. From consult to completion they were 5 stars. Thank you!
Thanks to Frank at First State Garage Doors for the speedy response to my call about a snapped spring. Returned my call within 10 minutes and arrived an hour later to do the job. He checked out and serviced our other door as well-set up with new pulleys, cables and springs. […] in under 2 hours from when I placed my call. […] Nice doing business with Frank and First State! I am a proud supporter of small businesses like First State.
Fixed the problem quicker than expected
Frank was great! Very pleasant and helpful. He arrived earlier than promised and fixed the problem quicker than expected. The repair was less expensive than the price of other place’s service fee for coming out. Very impressed. I would recommend First State Garage Door to everyone.
Delivered on everything that was promised
Frank was a pleasure to work with. He explained all the details about the different types of doors and options. This made the decision process much easier. The install went great and they delivered on everything that was promised. I would highly recommend First State Garage Door if you are in the market for new garage doors.
Far better in every aspect
We just had our garage doors installed!! First State Doors out of 4 estimates got our business […] because they stand behind their doors. The owner personally [installed] the doors and [they] are guaranteed. […] The Wayne Dalton Door is just far better in every aspect […]. Thank You so very much for such gorgeous garage doors!! They also add to the value of our home..
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Our Garage Door Service Areas
New Castle County
Southern Chester County