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About Our Overhead Company in Fort Smith, AR

EST. 1981

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Founded in Fort Smith, Arkansas


Our Story

Southwest Garage Door was founded in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1981. Since then, we have been serving the region with a commitment to quality and excellence, earning the reputation of a trusted overhead door company.

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SouthWest Garage Door installs great doors. Open and Shut Case. 

SouthWest Garage Door

Southwest Garage Door is a locally owned company. We have been in business for over 40 years,
serving Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The company was started by John and Cathy Martinkus in 1981. They built a company based on
superior quality and service. Their reputation of caring for their customers allowed them to build and
maintain a successful company. In January 2021, John and Cathy decided to retire and enjoy time with
their family. We are so grateful to them for the foundation they built!

My wife, Heather, and I bought the company in February 2021. We both were born in Arkansas and love living in the Ozarks! We are so excited about serving the region's door and gate needs. We are humbled by the support provided by our three daughters, family, and friends.
I spent 27 years in the manufacturing industry, and I am grateful for all the lessons I learned in my professional career. I am excited to own a business and implement key values I've learned over the years.

Southwest Garage Door is one of the largest overhead door companies in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. We service residents immediately with their garage door needs. We will not try to “up sell” you, rather we commit to solving the problem you have. We believe taking care of your immediate need quickly and efficiently will result in a long term loyal customer.

We install thousands of doors every year! We can absolutely meet your needs for design and
installation of your new home or your remodel project. We have the best overhead door brands in the nation. CHI, Clopay, and Raynor have been rated in the top 5 best overhead door manufacturers in the United States.

When I think about this page… “About us”, I think about our technicians and office staff. We have the
best! Our combined years of experience of installation and overhead door service among our
technicians is 175 years! Our office staff has been in the business for 15 years. We have been
recognized by our customers for providing excellent advice and design recommendations. 


Southwest Garage Door is a company committed to service. We have been around for a long time and plan to keep it that way!

Doug Walker 


Value Each Person

We strive to respect and understand each person. We want to be known as a company that cares for their employees, customers, and suppliers. It is important to us to honor our customers and employees.


We strive to “do what is right” all the time! We want our company to be known as one that will tell the truth and do our work with excellence. It is our desire to “do right” by our customers and our company.


This is so important to us. Our objective is to do it right the first time! We emphasize doing our work with “excellence”. We know that installing and servicing your doors and gates correctly shows our commitment to quality.

Our Mission

Want to join the team?

The best thing about Southwest Garage Door is the people that make up our team.

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