In 1926, C.G. Johnson invented the first electric overhead garage door opener in Hartford City, Indiana. At that time, electric garage door openers did not become popular until ERA Meter Company of Chicago offered one after World War II (1939-1945). The opener could be opened via a key being inserted into a post located at the end of the driveway, or with the flip of a switch from the inside of the garage.
Since 1977, Plano Overhead Garage Door has been installing quality garage door openers, as well as garage doors. Today’s modern garage door openers provide many different options to choose from to meet the needs of our customers. Some of the best features of modern garage door openers include built-in WiFi, battery backup, laser park assist, wireless remotes, safety reversing sensors, motion sensors, and so much more!
Hard to believe that, in under 50 years, we have gone from opening our garage doors using a key on a post, to being able to operate and monitor the history of your garage door opening from anywhere in the world.