Door Dealer of the Year Award

November 30, 2010

Maine business receives 2011 Joseph A. Caputo Door Dealer of the Year Award

HAMPDEN, ME – David Plowman, President of PDQ Door Company in Maine, announced today that PDQ Door has been selected by the International Door Association (IDA) as the recipient of the 2011 Joseph A. Caputo Door Dealer of the Year Award. 

"We're very honored to be recognized on an international level," says Plowman.  "The list of past recipients is very impressive and we're thrilled be joining a group of such high caliber businesses from around the world."

The IDA selects a dealer for this award based on recommendations from the organization's members. The recipient must demonstrate high integrity, be respected by peers, be quality-oriented, display community and industry involvement and serve as a model door dealer company.  PDQ Door is the award's first New England recipient.

Plowman credits the success of his company to his dedicated employees. "We have five full service locations and 46 trained employees with an average of over 10 years with PDQ Door," says Plowman.  "Not only do we pride ourselves on our customer service and quality products, but on being a business that is active in our local community."

PDQ Door Company has donated thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours to numerous local school projects and charity events.  Some of these include the Hampden/Newburgh Little League, Penobscot County Conservation Association, Hampden Boosters Club, Hampden Kiwanis, Dexter Football, Nokomis Football, Friends of the NRA, WhiteTails Unlimited, Junior Achievement, Dollars for Scholars, EMHS Healthcare Charities, Eastern Maine Community College Scholarship Fund, and the Maine Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure.  

David and his wife Debra are also active community members.  David spent six years on the Hampden Town Council, is a member of the Penobscot County Conservation Committee, Hampden Rifle and Pistol Club, and the NRA.  For nine years, two of which he was head coach, Plowman helped coach his daughter's softball team in Little League as well as ASA summer ball.  Debra serves on the Board of Directors of Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine and has spent 16 years serving in Augusta as State Representative and State Senator.  She was recently re-elected and chosen by her peers to be Assistant Majority Leader in the Maine State Senate.

Kerry Fifer, along with his wife, Heidi, of Milford are also owners and partners in PDQ Door.  David Plowman commented that, "Kerry's knowledge and experience was integral to our business plan when we opened PDQ Door in 1994.  Without Kerry, PDQ Door would have never gotten off the ground and his efforts have helped us grow to our 5 locations."

Plowman will attend the International Garage Door Exposition in Indianapolis in June to accept the award.  For more information on PDQ Door, call 1-800-734-1401 or visit their website at


About PDQ Door Company

David and Debra Plowman, along with their business partners Kerry and Heidi Fifer, started PDQ Door Company, Inc. in 1994 on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor, moving their location to Hampden four years later. PDQ Door is a statewide one-stop shop for garage doors, garage door openers, security doors, and door-related products from quality, top-name brands such as Liftmaster, Raynor, Sawmill Creek, and C.H.I.  Specializing in installation, service and repair, PDQ Door offers a wide variety of beautiful, functional and durable garage doors and security products for your home, cottage, or commercial building.  PDQ Door Company now operates in five locations throughout the state of Maine including Hampden, Rockport, Bath, Waterville and Houlton.  In 2009, Dave Plowman was named Hampden Business Association's Business Person of the Year.

About the International Door Association (IDA)

Created in 1995 with the merger of the Door & Operator Dealer Association (est. 1968) and the Far Western Garage Door Association (est.1964), the IDA today has 5,000 members worldwide.  Each year, the IDA recognizes individuals and companies who have served the association, and/or industry in an extraordinary way.  The IDA's primary mission is to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism.

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