What is the IDEA?
The International Door Association (IDEA) is an organization devoted to enhancing the professionalism of door and access system dealers providing standards to ensure quality for customers. The association identifies door and access systems dealers as retailers that sell, install, and/or service product types that include:
- Residential Doors and Operators
- Commercial Doors and Operators
- Fire Doors
What Does the IDEA Mean to You?
By enhancing the professionalism of door and access systems dealers, the association augments the value that our industry provides to consumers helping to set standards. In order for an organization to receive the IDEA’s certification, employees must pass a six part written examination, which challenges their knowledge in all aspects of residential and commercial access systems products.
Additionally, companies must provide proof of insurance, proper tax licensing, tenure, and reputation. Currently, this accreditation is voluntary, but as time progresses, advancing technology and security standards make higher demands on the standards of all employees in this industry. Certification with the IDEA ensures that companies are at the forefront of this fast paced industry both technologically and ethically.
The IDEA has initiated many programs for the continued education and success of companies in the door and access systems industry:
- The annual trade show and exposition: IDEAExpo
- The trade journal: International Door & Operator Industry
- Continued educational scholarships for members via the IDEA Scholarship Foundation
A Plus is IDEA Certified
A Plus Garage Doors has put in the extra time and money to become IDEA certified, because we know this creates value for our customers. We know that the increased knowledge of our industry translates into better products, services, and efficiency for our clients. Our certification is also a demonstration of our commitment to and passion for our work.
Here are some of the certifications our employees have earned: