When you think about what it’s like to work at a garage door installation and service company, what do you think of? Harsh environment? Long days? Too much work?
Did you ever think it could be one of the best family and rewarding environments you can find? If not, you haven’t heard what it’s like to work at Easy Lift Door Company! Easy Lift has provided a safe, professional, and most importantly, a family environment since 1984.
To better describe what it’s like to be a part of the Easy Lift Door Company family, we sat down with our Sales and Field Manager, Daniel Garcia, to hear his story of working at Easy Lift. Enjoy the interview!
How did you get into this industry?
Started at age 16 doing custom doors all over the Bay Area, mostly wooden doors. Been with Easy Lift for about 5 years now.
What do you like about Easy Lift?
The family environment, the amount of support and patience they’ve had with me.
How did you grow in the company over time?
I started as an installer, installing both basic and custom doors. After leaving Easy Lift for a short amount of time, I decided that I wanted to return in the sales and management side. After patience and practice, I was at the forefront of the opening of our Bay Area branch in Fremont. I’ve been working at the Bay Area branch in the office for about 3 years. The branch has grown from one person to nine people and from a storage unit to a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse!
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I really like how close-knit the company is. We’re all friends, we’re really close and everyone helps each other out. I love knowing that I can trust my workers and products to be the best for customers rather than other companies. At the end of the day, I’m happy, the customer is happy and we know we did the best job we could do.
What are you most proud of about Easy Lift and the team?
Since I’ve been here, it’s made leaps and bounds. I started when the economy was really bad. It was tough and overwhelming at times. To see how it’s transformed in such a great way is awesome. The office and entire business structure has been remodeled. Everything is more structured! We’re committed to training our workers as best as possible and getting them certified so they can do the best work possible while being safe. We are also able to provide our workers nice company vehicles which is great. This is the busiest year we’ve had at Easy Lift. I’m proud of how the company has grown!
Speaking of being busy, Easy Lift is hiring, yes?
Yes! We are mostly looking for garage door installers to join our team. We’re looking for workers who have experience or are very willing to be trained. Starting from scratch can be great and molding someone into a garage door installer is something we can definitely do.
What is something you would tell a garage door installer at the beginning?
It’s a really great career, and I tell that to all my installers. It’s good money. Working as an installer is a specialty trade. I would tell them that Easy Lift is a great company to work for, and if you give us your best, we will give you our best. I know this from my personal experience. The company has worked with me so much to help me succeed and I’m grateful for it. We have people that have worked for Easy Lift for 15+ years because it’s a great company to work for. Last but not least, the work is hard, but that’s why they call it hard work!
What can someone expect their first day, or first week at Easy Lift?
A comfortable environment with a lot of work to be done. I try to make everyone’s time here extremely rewarding and comfortable!
Did you know that we’re currently looking for hard-workers to join our garage door installation team in both Sacramento and the Bay Area? Apply here and join the Easy Lift team!