Automatic Garage Door Company is a family-owned business that has offered full installation, service and repair for Northeast Ohio homeowners, businesses and contractors since 1985. Ever since our founding, our company mission has been to service customers with honesty and integrity. We also pride ourselves on providing highly professional service at reasonable rates.
Northeast Ohio’s Most Experienced Team
Our team can give you solid advice for purchasing a garage door, an installation that meets the highest industry standards, and excellent after-sales service thanks to our on-call service program. No job is too big or too small for our expert team! We know our experience with every brand of garage door and garage door opener will save you time and money. Learn more about the people who make Automatic Garage Door Company the best in the business.
James Varney, Retired President
Jim founded Automatic Garage Door Company in 1985. In addition to building the business from the ground up, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the company. Along with a skilled crew, he established a proud history of providing quality service to the Northeast Ohio community. He officially retired in 2017, however, you might still see him here and there. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and classic car collector.
Jeff Varney, Second Generation President
Jeff lives in Chagrin Falls and started working in the family business part-time in 1994. After graduating from Baldwin Wallace University in 2004, he became a full-time member of the team, and is now owner and President. Jeff offers deep expertise in garage doors and related products and is an expert in service and sales. In his free time, he serves as a youth wrestling coach for his alma mater, Kenston Schools.
Sara Varney, Operations and Marketing
Sara is Jeff’s wife and “officially” joined the team in 2019 after working in Advertising/Communications for 14 years. She has a Bachelor in Business/Marketing from Miami University, Oxford OH, and is responsible for managing our Operations and Marketing. When she’s not in the office, she’s with her and Jeff’s two children, Jeffrey and Layla who certainly keep her on her toes.
Monica Rice, Office Manager
Monica has over 20 years of customer service experience, and previously worked as the executive director of a Symphony Orchestra. Monica brings a diverse background in customer service, management, sales, and marketing. Monica is an alumni of Ashland University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Music and Philosophy, as well as the University of Akron where she earned her Master’s degree in Music. She lives with her husband and rescued pit bull in Streetsboro, and in her free time enjoys reading, music, and making jewelry.
Karl Schabel, Technician
A resident of Norton, Ohio, Karl has been with Automatic Garage Door Company since the beginning. Karl is our resident commercial service and installation expert, and can also capably handle any residential need. In his free time, he loves camping and boating with his wife and children, and working on cars.
Steve Whitman, Technician
Steve was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He has 10 years experience installing and servicing residential and commercial garage doors and openers. He has been a great addition to the team because of his quality of work, understanding of the business, and his infectious personality. He is a single father raising two children on his own. In his spare time he likes playing airsoft tactical missions, watching movies, and loves The Walking Dead.
Mike Tyree, Technician
Mike has over 7 years of experience as a garage door and opener technician. He joined the Automatic Door team in 2017, and when he isn’t working he loves football and spending time with his son. In his words he “is just living life while I can”.