Our Heritage

Now Part of the Dillard Door Family

With more than 60 years in the industry, we have built a reputation for integrity and reliability that has served us beautifully. We have achieved great success by adhering to our promises and doing things right.

Dillard Door & Entrance Control’s portfolio is more diverse than ever. A company that has been around for decades, we take pride in solving any entrance-control or security need our customers have.

Gulf Coast Shutter and Overhead Door Company of NW Florida became part of the Dillard Door Family of companies in 2019.

Our Heritage

1940

1940’s

Shortly after returning from World War II, John Dillard Sr. created Southern Glass Company in 1953 by partnering with an overhead door company.

1950

1957

The Dillard Door division was born. Dillard began by making custom industrial doors and gates and later sold endorsed suppliers’ solutions. We installed Elvis’ iconic Graceland gate in 1957.

1960

1960’s and 1970’s

1960’s and 1970’s

John W. Dillard Jr. joined the firm and took charge of manufacturing. The company added more suppliers to the product portfolio. Dillard Door and Specialty Co. became the distributor for North American Door Co, and Atlas Door Corp.

1980

1980’s

1980’s

The Advanced Automated Entrances division was formed by Dillard Door Co. The company began installing and servicing automatic pedestrian doors and gates. Our reputation for excellence grew, attracting more suppliers to the Dillard family of companies.

1990

1990’s

1990’s

The Entrance Control Systems division began, specializing in alarms, access controls, and closed-circuit TV cameras.

2000

2000’s

2000’s

In October 2002, the Dillard family sold the company to Chris W. Bird. The parent company’s name was changed to Dillard Door & Security by Chris and it remains today.

2010

2010’s

2010’s

Dillard Door acquired Tr-State Glass Company and Trace Electric. The flourishing company also acquired Gulf Coast Shutter and Overhead Door Company of NW Florida. Known throughout the south for excellence and problem-solving, Dillard Door & Entrance Control offers any entrance-control or security need imaginable.

2020

Today

Dillard Door & Entrance Control and its family of companies is known throughout the southern U.S. for excellence and problem-solving for any entrance-control and security need.

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