Providing our customers with quality products and service at a competitive price.

Our Story

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 1148 Pulaski Hwy, Shop 327 Bear DE 19701, 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.

We stand by our quoted prices and do not surprise customers with hidden costs.
We specialize in residential work & never subcontract.

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.

Frank Kifer

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