After over 10 years of installing high quality, custom-built doors for Florida homeowners, the family-owned-and-operated Heckard’s Door has become a full-service company with the acquisition of Williston Door & Millwork.
The union of the two companies, which became official in January 2016, means that Heckard’s Door now carries the largest selection of high quality, custom-built doors in all of North Florida, with state-certified contractors ready to complete installation. From intricate French doors to hefty sliding glass door systems, Heckard’s can meet any of your home’s door needs, improving not only the home’s appearance, but its energy efficiency, accessability and security.
Originally established in 1972, Williston Door has been a supplier in Greater Gainesville for unique, customizable doors for nearly half a century. When Barry Heckard, the owner of Heckard’s Door, got the call last year that Williston Door was up for sale, he knew that acquiring the company would fulfill his longterm goal of creating a one-stop shop for his customers.
“It just seemed like the perfect fit for our growing company,” explained Heckard. “Whereas you might have to deal with three or four different companies when selecting a new door and having it installed — we handle everything ourselves. No part of our job is outsourced.”
The newly expanded Heckard’s Door offers the personalized charm and service of a local business with the comfort and security of a large, established organization, he added. Outstanding customer service remains a core component of the company’s guiding values, even as the company grows. Noted Heckard,“We pride ourselves on fostering great relationships with our clients, no matter how big or small the project may be.”
The loyalty and committment to customers is also echoed in the company’s treatment of it’s employees, old and new. As a loyal member of the community, Heckard has made it a priority to keep Heckard’s Door a local, family-owned-and-operated business. The company also prioritizes its employees and their families — all of the employees from Williston Door were kept on staff after the company was absorbed.
In addition to the company’s expanded selection, Heckard’s Door has an expansive service area in Florida — ranging from Fernandina Beach to The Villages. The company recently became the only company in Florida with Florida Wind Code and Florida Product Approval on its custom wood doors, as well as the state-of-the-art folding door system.
“Providing the best product and the best customer service is what we strive to do,” Heckard concluded. “The high level of service and installation we’re known for is still very much present within the business. The only difference now is that our family has expanded to include the high-quality customization offered by Williston.”