Roy North started as an installer for a small garage door company in 1969. He and his wife, Marcena, bought the business after the owner retired in 1972. He was then joined by his oldest son David who started working for the company right after his high school graduation. Soon after, David's siblings (Darrel, Darrin, Connie, and Carol), and close friend Brent Butzin, also joined the company. When Roy and Marcena retired in 1992, their children and Brent became co-owners of the business and David became the president.