Founded by Abe, Morris and Herb Brenner in 1951, the values and principles that built the Amarr brand today are the same as when the company first began. Starting out as a local building supply company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the three brothers recognized that the market demands were shifting. They streamlined their product lines and focused on quality garage doors.
During the 1950s and 60s, Amarr Garage Doors quickly grew. The knowledge accumulated as a major local distributor and installer of garage doors allowed the company to capitalize on increasing market demand for quality products by the late 1960s.
With the first manufacturing facility opening in 1969, the company began supplying Amarr garage doors throughout the southeast. During the 70s and 80s, manufacturing capabilities were expanded into Alabama and Texas and eventually to a large steel door manufacturing facility near Kansas City.
The 1980s brought the introduction of Amarr Door Centers throughout the United States. This innovative distribution concept allowed dealers to have ready access to a complete inventory of quality Amarr products.
By the start of the new the millennium, Amarr became a national – and international – leading brand in the door access systems industry. The number of independent dealers who sold Amarr garage doors grew to more than 3,000. The company also partnered with major retailers, including Costco Warehouses, Sam’s Club, and, under private label, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Sears, to offer a wider distribution of garage doors.
In November 2013, Amarr was acquired by ASSA ABLOY, one of the world’s leading brands in door opening solutions, to become the leading North American sectional door brand of the company Entrematic.
Entrematic combines long established brands with nearly 200 years of cumulative expertise under one umbrella to provide one of the most complete ranges of entrance automation products and warehouse solutions. The Entrematic product portfolio encompasses commercial sectional doors, loading dock equipment, HVLS warehouse fans, high-performance doors, residential garage doors, and pedestrian door automation and operators. Visit www.entrematic.us for more information.
Today, two manufacturing facilities in Lawrence, Kansas and Mocksville, North Carolina produce Amarr garage doors. The company also has a state-of-the-art research and development facility at its headquarters in Winston-Salem. Amarr garage doors are made in the USA of imported and domestic components.
High quality, beautifully designed, strong and safe Amarr door access systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications continue to be the focus of the company – all while maintaining the original, solid foundation of values and principles.