One of America’s best-known and trusted names for Garage Door Openers is Genie. Genie is a well-renowned brand name. Genie has a respected history that has stood the test of time. This is because of Genie’s high standards of quality and customer service. Millions of Genies’s products are sold today. But, as with many companies, a well-known name alone doesn’t always provide enough information. That is why we provide this guide to the history of Genie’s garage door openers.
Genie was founded back in 1923, at the time, they were well known as the Alliance Manufacturing Company. Their production has included a wide range of industrial, military and consumer products. In the 1940’s, during the World War II, the Alliance production company has produced products that included everything from canteen handles, generators, fuse caps, and voltage regulators.
Over time, the Alliance Manufacturing Company was known to produce the first garage door opening unit in 1954, naming the new found product, the Genie. The Genie was then mass produced, as a radio-controlled garage door opener for residential use. With this, the Genie became the leader not only in just design but also in reliability and safety. These are all the core values that Genie still abides by to this day.
Going forward, the Genie engineers have brought the new innovation as the first direct drive screw opener, in 1958. With implementing further design improvements that have resulted into the offer to consumers of the split rail. With this implementation, this has opened mass opportunities to many retailers for the very first time in the middle of the 1970s. This was growing with rapid consumer appeal for the Genie products, and has grown into the market of do-it-yourself. So, when the company infiltrated the market with this, in 1983, the company has tapped into the home, as well as the shop vacuum market, which resulted in the change of it’s name 1985. From then on, going forward, it is now known as Genie Home Products.
The company was then purchased by the Overhead Door Corporation in 1994, and the Genie has since become the symbol to millions of customers as a trusted and reliable company. Customers sought out to indulge in the brand, ranging from home centers, hardware stores, wholesale clubs, and professional dealers. While Genie is continuing on the focus of their quality in their products and innovation, these services have, and still remains the backbone in the legacy of Genie.
As of today, Genie now manufactures a remote-controlled system specifically for Garage Doors, and many associated accessories. Today, these openers are included with such advanced features like the 140 volt DC motor, and the remote access security system, Intellicode. This remote access security system automatically changes the garage door’s security code that is derived from the combination of billions, each time the transmitter has been activated. In addition to, the Safe-T-Beam. The Safe-T-Beam has an infrared system that can sense when an object is in the way of the garage door’s path, preventing entrapment, and capitalizing on safety.
Genie also has the customer support of the homeowners, retailers, and dealers in this industry, simply because Genie is the best of the industry, resulting in why Genie has become the most recognized in the homeowner’s market.
The next time that you are looking for a new garage door opener than you should consider looking at a Genie. Our staff will be happy to discuss the different options with you and help you plan a system that will fit well into your lives and your home.