Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Myerstown, PA the Shank Door Company is happily celebrating 60 years of service within the community. With a variety of doors available to both residential and commercial clients the capability of Shank Door goes far beyond the products themselves. It is certainly not just doors that have propelled the deep-rooted success of this local business; with its origins in Harrisonburg, Virginia, when during the 1950s a gentleman named Ralph Shank began to sell and install garage doors. In that time the familiar and popular one piece, single slab, tilt garage door was predominant. With hard work, discipline and the heart of a true entrepreneur Ralph found success and after a short time in Baltimore, MD he moved in 1964 to Pennsylvania. Ralph continued his dedication to the garage door business in Pennsylvania and began selling doors out of the basement of his home with the humble beginnings of this company in excellence, superior labor, remarkable product and sincere customer service.
The current location of Shank Door, was originally a farm belonging to his brother Aaron Shank and became the established site for business in 1973 only two years after taking on his first employee Ira Mast. In 1976 Ralph sold the business to Ira, as Ralph remained involved in some capacity following the transition. Ira continued in the course of distinction set before him by Ralph growing the company competently and yielding growth. Despite a fire experienced in 1982 when the building burned, Ira persevered and rebuilt, despite any initial setback Shank Door did rebound and saw expansion that led to the construction of several additions as the company moved forward.
While styles and times have certainly changed from Ralph’s initial interest in doors, the market for quality, durability and function have not. Employing approximately 30 installers and 10 service technicians, Shank Door maintains the quality and hard work set forth by Ralph 60 years ago; providing installation, service and maintenance on preexisting or new construction to customers within the area, throughout the state and out of state. This commitment has earned them excellent reviews on Angie’s List as well as countless customer referrals. Entry Doors, custom doors, garage doors, rolling doors, fire doors, and horse barn doors, roll up screens and retractable awnings are among the products available for residential or commercial clients. With integrity and diligence woven into the fiber of this local company, it’s founder, owner and employees; the Shank Door Company is a strong resource to consider for any home or business to install a product that increases operation and value. The success of Shank Door is due to the God given opportunities, their loyal contractors and customers.