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DASMA Resources to Advance Garage Door Safety - All Year Round With Mike Fischer, host, and Dave Monsour, DASMA Technical Director
May 24, 2022

The Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) represents more than 95% of the US Door and Access Systems market; DASMA members are committed to the safety of their installed products. DASMA publishes a library of technical resources aimed

Garage Door Safety Month: Building Codes, High Winds and Garage Doors
May 03, 2022

How Local Building Departments Can Advance Garage Door SafetyRecent updates to the International Codes requiring labeling of garage doors to include wind pressure ratings will increase the emphasis on code compliance for wind resistance. Join Mike and his

Welcome Back to IDAExpo+!
March 22, 2022

With two weeks to go before the 2022 IDAExpo+ in Las Vegas, Mike sat down with Brenton Cheney and Jim McGrath to catch up on the exciting offerings that await attendees at IDAExpo+. Listen to hear about the educational events, bigger and better exhibit ha

Florida Sales Tax Credit for Impact Rated Doors
March 15, 2022

Join IDA Executive Director Mike Fischer and his guest- Michael J. Fischer of The Legis Group in Tallahassee as they discuss the 2022-23 Florida Budget process- and the two-year sales tax exemption that will go into effect on July 1, 2022. The conversatio

Investment Planning and Strategies for Small Businesses
March 08, 2022

Join guest Nick Purchiaroni, Financial Advisor RICP™, and Senior Partner with Integrated Financial Group. Listen to this IDA Door-Cast to learn important information about investing in today’s unprecedented times- and how to improve your financial outlook

How IDEA Certification and Accreditation Can Help Your Door Business Prosper
March 01, 2022

Join Mike and his guest for a conversation with Roy Bardowell, a 50 year veteran of the door business. Roy is a frequent contributor to IDA Magazine, and an IDEA CDDC (Certified Door Dealer Consultant). He will share his perspective on how IDEA certificat

Life in a Family-Owned Door Dealer
February 15, 2022

The family-owned door dealer is the backbone of the door business; many IDA dealer members encompass multiple generations of ownership and leadership. The pandemic and related supply issues have had a huge impact on family-owned small businesses, door dea

SmartHomes for SmartDealers: How today’s garage door systems will connect you to tomorrow’s successes!
February 01, 2022

This episode of the IDA DoorCast is sponsored by the Genie Company. Join your host, IDA Executive Director Mike Fischer and his guest Tom Kerber of Genie. Tom will share his insights about the SmartHome revolution, and how Genie’s products can help door d

Conversation With IDEA President, Mark McManus
January 18, 2022

Mark McManus, the co-owner of Door Boy in Berkeley Heights, NJ, and the President of the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA), will join your host, IDA Executive Director Mike Fischer, to share his perspective on operating a family-

Read the Instructions!
December 14, 2021

Manufacturer installation instructions are part and parcel of product listings for doors and openers. Whether it’s proper installation of photo eyes, wind load reinforcements, or fire door components, codes and standards require adherence to those instruc