Company Background

Since 1953, Obar Door & Gate has been installing and servicing overhead doors, gates, and door and gate operators. Obar Door & Gate offers a wide range of products from all leading brands and offers service contracts to keep your door or gate system operating smoothly and safely.

Our History

Obar Distributing was started by Lawrence O'Beirne, Andy Krenciglova and John Reardon in 1953. They were hired by Ray Door Company to distribute residential garage door operators. Tom Dagata had a degree in electronics and was hired as a service rep. In 1957, Tom and Andy purchased the company from Mr. O'Beirne and John Reardon started selling and installing Ray Door garage door operators and radio controls. In 1963, Tom purchased the rest of the shares from Andy. In 1965, Joe Dagata, Tom's son who also had a degree in electronics, joined the company to service and install garage door operators. In 1966, they began servicing garage doors and in 1967 began installing garage doors. In the late 1960's, Vemco started manufacturing gate operators. They contacted garage door companies to see if they would be able to install their gate operators as well since they are similar to garage door operators. Obar Distributing expanded into installing gate operators, access controls, steel curtain doors, mall grill doors and turnstiles.

In 2000 when Tom Dagata retired, Joe Dagata became President and Barbara Dagata became Vice President. In 2005, they split the business to Obar Distributing and Obar Door & Gate to better showcase what the business does.

Obar Distributing continues to distribute parts for garage doors, door operators, gate operators, and access controls.

Obar Door & Gate sells, services, and installs overhead door and door operators, gate and gate operators, access controls, turnstiles, and rolling curtain doors. We pride ourselves by offering service 24/7 using a live operator even on weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Obar Door & Gate – in business since garage door openers first appeared!

Our History
Our History
Serving Northeast Ohio & Surrounding Areas Since 1953 View Service Area
I highly recommend OBAR! — Craig