Ongoing Community Involvement and Humanitarian Efforts
- Local Schools, Fire, and Police Programs
- Habitat for Humanity
- The North Texas Food Bank
- Agape House
- World Vision
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- The Bob Woodruff Foundation
- The Fisher House
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- The Wylie Christian Care Center
- Salvation Army
- The American Red Cross
2018 International Door Association Humanitarian Award Winner!
Plano Overhead Garage Door was recognized by the International Door Association at their annual meeting. The IDA is recognized as the industry leading organization for garage doors in all of North America! Nick and Nathan McGregor were recognized for their efforts in the Hurricane Harvey, and Plano Overhead was commended for ongoing charitable donations, community involvement, and humanitarian efforts as well!
Homes for Our Troops
We were given the chance to donate our services to SSgt Omar Milan and the home the Homes for Our Troops is building his family. It is a huge blessing to be a part of his story and his journey.
During his third tour on Jan. 9, 2012, Marine Staff Sergeant Omar Milan, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist, was conducting post-blast analysis in support of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines in the Nawa District of Afghanistan, when he was in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion. The blast resulted in the loss of SSgt Milan’s right leg, significant injuries to his left leg, loss of fingers on his left hand and damage to his right arm among other injuries.
After enduring 40 surgeries and physical therapy for two years, Omar was medically retired in 2014. He now lives with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters in Texas and says a home adapted to his injuries will help him and his family tremendously.
Omar is thankful to everyone who will contribute to his build project. “My family and I are forever grateful for everything and every single person who make this possible.”
The Finished Product:
Our CEO and CFO spent time in Houston helping rescue Houston evacuees and coordinating boats. They were also able to transport a family from Buffalo to Houston to see their 1 and 3 year old children that were stranded in Spring, Texas. They took a full truckload of supplies that contained water, baby formula, diapers, food, toiletries, and other supplies. Most parts of Houston were unreachable because of the flooding, but they were able to get the supplies to a staging location in North Houston and also help offload countless truckloads of supplies from other volunteers.
2016 Rowlett Tornado
The leading magazine in our industry, ‘The International Door & Operator Industry’ by the International Door Association, has published our story about the disaster relief and charitable work we performed following the Rowlett tornado.
A 2001 Contribution that Keeps on Giving!
Founder’s Park (Behind Wylie High School). It had been so long since we contributed, that we had forgotten about providing labor and financial support for the construction of Founder’s Park in Wylie. It has been newly renovated, and looks great! Imagine how many little feet have run across this playground!!
More Back to School Donations!
We continue to support local schools and students in need. Showing our children the importance of giving to others is a great developmental tool. Education is the backbone of our society, and every child deserves to have the materials they need to learn!
More Christmas Donations!
We were able to purchase enough toys this year for 15 children in need of support! Giving gifts is the reason for the season, especially to children who might not have gotten gifts otherwise!
A 7 Year Old Warrior
This summer, seven-year-old Paetyn, received an extremely rare diagnosis of both AML and ALL leukemia. Putting her “chemo infused ninjas” to work, Paetyn began a battle that no child should ever have to fight… and SHE WON!
This month, Paetyn will undergo a stem cell transplant as part of her treatment plan. In a combined effort with Dance Company of Wylie (DCW), we helped create a number of activity boxes to help keep Paetyn busy during her extended hospital stay. Each of DCW’s competitive dance teams took on a theme and donated numerous games, puzzles, books, activities, etc. Plano Overhead then stepped in to purchase various sizes of storage totes to help keep Paetyn’s new activities organized in the hospital.
Knowing that Paetyn’s medical expenses and her parents’ time taken off work quickly causes bills to pile up, we also contributed a monetary donation to assist her family with their current needs.
Pictured with Paetyn is her friend, dance teammate and Plano Overhead family member, Audrey McGregor.
Please join us as we pray for Paetyn!
North Texas Food Bank
Based on an initiative of a local Plano church, we decided to donate $500 worth of diapers, baby food, and miscellaneous food and materials to our local North Texas Food Bank. The principle of the message was that giving a little can add up to a lot, and that paying it forward has a butterfly effect on our community. It’s important to remind ourselves that even though we live in a Metroplex in one of the wealthiest countries, and have one of the highest standards of living of almost anywhere in the world; there is plenty of need right here in our backyard. Children and seniors are particularly in need in our communities, and it really doesn’t take much to make a huge impact. The North Texas Food Bank has been around for over 30 years, is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, and is the largest North Texas charity. We hope that our donations will provide children, as well as other community members with a a little more to help them through the winter. If you’d like to donate, or learn more click here. You can donate $5 online in less than 5 minutes!
Habitat for Humanity
We have done a number of projects for Habitat for Humanity over the years in numerous cities. We love our community, and do our part to give back whenever we can! The pictures above show our most recent project we performed in Dallas. Habitat is a non-profit, non-governmental agency. The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope”. Homes are built using volunteer labor, such as ours at Plano Overhead Garage Door!
We were honored to receive national recognition for our International Supertech Day celebration for a 2nd time. We had an amazing time during both celebrations! We appreciate how hard our technicians work, through the extreme heat and cold of North Texas.
40th Anniversary Celebration!