Local Legacy

Family-Owned Garage Door Company Celebrates 75 Years Serving San Antonio

By Amy Morgan


Were you aware the first thing most people notice about your house is your garage door? Changing that focal point can set your house apart and increase curb appeal and value, especially if you are considering selling. In this changing market, sellers can no longer expect multiple offers over listing price. Remodeler Magazine©'s 2022 Cost Vs. Value Report “once again shows that garage doors take the #1 spot for return on investment as a home upgrade.”


“In San Antonio, so many garage doors face the street and make up a large portion of the front elevation of the home,” agreed President and Owner of Hollywood-Crawford Door Company Randy Oliver. “Changing the garage can make a huge difference.” Sellers looking to be more competitive need to make sure the exterior of the house gives the right impression to attract that top offer as the market cools.


“‘Curb appeal’ and ‘first impressions’ are strong concepts in real estate because they have a surprisingly big impact on how much money prospective home buyers are willing to pay for a home. Prospective buyers who see a ‘buttoned up’ exterior form the impression that the house is in good shape,” according to Remodeler Magazine©.


Hollywood-Crawford – San Antonio’s Garage Door Installation and Repair Company - has been proud to provide San Antonio area homeowners, homebuilders and businesses with residential and commercial garage doors, openers and repairs for 75 years. “We’ve stayed true to our mission to provide the best experience for each and every customer,” from the website. They remain San Antonio's Only IDEA Accredited Door Dealer.


Perhaps you’re interested in turning your garage space into a home office or a party room. Hollywood-Crawford maintains a spacious showroom at its location at 11234 Gordon Road where more than 40 beautiful doors are on display to inspire projects of all types. The showroom is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturdays.


Sectional overhead glass doors open space – providing light and circulation for an indoor/outdoor game room, home office or barndominium. “People have put in full-view overhead glass doors in place of a wall in many buildings to transform a project,” Randy said.

What if the unexpected happens and something goes awry with your garage door? Perhaps you hear an unusual noise or, worse yet, the door won’t open or close? Hollywood-Crawford employs expert technicians to service and repair existing garage doors and openers. Each extensively trained technician has passed background checks and drug tests for your peace of mind. Technicians will always try to troubleshoot and repair any existing garage doors and openers before recommending replacement.


Hollywood-Crawford offers free estimates and fair and honest pricing on all repairs. In cases where replacement is necessary, technicians carry a complete line of parts and garage door openers with them so you can be confident your problem can be handled in a timely manner – usually on the first trip, Randy said. They’ll perform a free safety check, preventive maintenance and even program your Homelink, Car2u or remote control so garage access is simple.


The family-owned company has built relationships with all the top door manufacturers. Randy joined his father-in-law, Doyle Benton, in the business in 1981. The 86-year-old still joins the team daily to assist with payroll and provide wisdom from experience.


Hollywood-Crawford is known for its service excellence. The company has accumulated more than 1700 five-star Google reviews and is the only one designated a super service winner by Angi for the past 15 years. “Hollywood-Crawford has earned customer loyalty by the way we take care of people,” Randy said. “Everything we do points to our core values to put people first and honor God,” he said. “We strive for safety and excellence.” They’ve been named the 2022 Best Garage Door Repair Companies in San Antonio by, the 2022 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite and 2021 Top Work Places by the San Antonio Express News. That list just scratches the surface of the awards they’ve collected over their history.


Hollywood-Crawford extends their mission to give back to the community. Each year the company donates a sizable sum to local faith-based charitable organizations.  This year they’ll share $75,000 in honor of their 75th anniversary to organizations like Daily Bread Ministries, South Texas Alliance for Orphans, Hill Country Daily Bread, the SHARE Center and 1Hope for Kids. They also sponsor the Calf Scramble at the Livestock Exposition Fundraiser and provided the garage door and garage door opener on a young veterans’s new home through the Jared Allen Wounded Warrior Organization.


Hollywood-Crawford Door Company — helping customers with garage door repair in San Antonio and the surrounding areas for 75 years by providing high-quality garage door parts and exceptional customer service.

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