Our Story

Rick Burk, Archway Garage Doors & GatesEvery business has a story to tell – including one that does garage door repair, Agoura Hills. At Archway, the tale begins in 1986 when founder Rick Burk settled in Simi Valley, CA. Fresh out of the Navy Seabees, Rick wasted no time in getting his California contractor’s license. Originally, he started out in plumbing with a C-36 license and the purchase of A & B Plumbing.

As with any saga that spans decades, it would take a brief return to Rick’s home state of Illinois where he was introduced to working on garage doors rather than plumbing that his true calling was discovered. Excited with the new possibilities, Rick returned to the coast with a final relocation to Lancaster where he opened Archway Plumbing & Garage Door Service, adding a D-28 license for garage doors and gates. While he’s always maintained the plumbing license, his business focus has been on garage doors ever since.

Along the way, he met James Meyer who was already experienced in the same field and working at a different contracting company. The two became friends, so it was perfectly natural for Rick and James to become partners in the daily operations of Archway Garage Doors.

James Meyer, Archway Garage Doors & GatesForming a team allowed Archway to expand its service area from Lancaster and the Antelope Valley area to cover both Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys as well. James’ many years of experience working in the garage door industry brings lots of knowledge and happy customers to the growing business.

If there is one thing we know inside and out at Archway, it’s garage doors. Lancaster and Simi Valley based, our service area reaches north to Oxnard and down to Calabasas as well. Whether you need a new garage door or garage door repair you can count on us for all their needs.

While the name, Archway Garage Doors,┬ámay be rather new, our customer care will never be compromised with the level of knowledge and skill, along with the quality of service we happily deliver. Both Rick and James strive to meet every client’s expectations on quality workmanship at a fair price – as does their new partner.

Kevin Cortrite, Archway Garage Doors & GatesJoining the team in the spring of 2015, Kevin Cortrite brings almost 20 years of experience in servicing, and installing garage door and gate devices. For a company built on such a solid foundation, only a partner whose first concern is customer service will do, and Kevin definitely keeps this foremost in his daily work. Everyone at Archway believes that the customer comes first, and they’ve got both the knowledge and reputation to prove it.

Part of what makes any professional really shine at what they do is being passionate about their work. Kevin looks forward to going to work every day, and tries to pass that love for the industry onto the clients. A resident of Simi Valley for almost 45 years, he’s the proud father of 5 unbelievable children, with one granddaughter, and a grandson who is due to arrive shortly.

Kevin looks forward to meeting you, and providing excellent service on your gates and garage doors.

Our Service Fleet

Santa Clarita – Simi Valley

Archway provides top notch garage door repair; Agoura Hills, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita and all of Simi Valley with same day service.

Lancaster – Antelope Valley

Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley and Lancaster garage doors installed or repaired, call Archway and get same day service.

Malibu – Agoura Hills

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