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.

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.

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’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’s

1990’s

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