Quality Gates’ Veterans Day Gate Giveaway

The entry window will close Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:59p CDT. Only one entry per email address. Send nominations to rebecca@qualitygatesandopeners.com with the subject line “Nomination.” Please include your veteran’s name, address, and contact info (as well as your own.)

Value of Prize – The prize value will be approximately $10,000 depending on the type and size of gate system the winner requires. We will be providing a free year of QSA (quarterly service agreement) gate maintenance after the installation is complete, as well as a one-year warranty on gate labor and any additional warranties associated with the products given.

Eligibility – The nominee must be active US military or a United States veteran to be eligible to win. Candidates must be the owner of the property and live in Bay or Walton County. The site must be solar-compatible and gate-ready.

Selection Process – 5 finalists will be chosen via documented random process and treated to a catered lunch or dinner with our company on Friday, October 1. All finalists that meet the criteria will be reviewed to ensure qualification in the days up to October 1 and a final winner will be selected at dinner. The goal is to have the gate up and running (weather permitting) on Veterans Day—November 11, 2021.

Property disqualification – The property must be located in one of the counties described above and the candidate must be the homeowner. The site must be solar compatible and have a “gate-ready” driveway.

Other – Winner agrees to allow Quality Gates to use their story (if provided though this is not mandatory,) images, and video without compensation or restrictions. The Quality Gates’ Veterans Day Gate Giveaway is a one-time gift. It does not include financial assistance for future replacement, repairs, maintenance, or operating costs. Depending on the actual work performed, the part may be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty or our one-year warranty on labor. No other warranties or guarantees apply.

No purchase is required to enter.

Quality Powder Coating: Why We Choose to Use Powder

Where Did Powder Coating Originate?

Powder coating has been around for several decades but has only recently been recognized as a better choice than paint for many projects spanning myriad industries. Originally founded by a German scientist in the 1950s, powder coating used to be a far more difficult and costly process. 70 years later, we’ve perfected this process and made it far more affordable than ever before. Today, powder coating is done all over the world in lieu of its more toxic and less-durable cousin, paint.

Benefits and Advantages to Powder Coating

  1. Durability. Powder coating has a finish similar to paint but can withstand harsher elements and circumstances than paint applications can.
  2. Non-toxic. Powder coating contains safe materials and components, whereas paint fumes are toxic if inhaled for long periods of time.
  3. Easy and efficient to apply. With the right equipment and materials, powder coating can be easier and more efficient to apply than paint.
  4. Timely process. Because of the powder oven, it takes far less time for the powder to “dry” than paint.
  5. Affordable. Powder coating is far more affordable today than ever before. With all of the above benefits and advantages, it seems too good to be true that powder is so accessible, but it is!

Why We Use Powder Coating at Quality Gates

Among the many positive things about powder coating, it is also recommended by the EPA for sustainability. At Quality Gates, we choose to use the best quality, most sustainable, and durable option for adding color and texture to our materials. The secret to a perfectly applied quality powder coating starts with the powder. We use reputable, consistent brands and colors that allow us to provide consistent quality powder coating for projects ranging from small residential projects to larger industrial powder coating jobs. We also provide a color matching service for those who need to match the powder to a particular paint color. At our powder coating shop in Panama City, FL, we happily stock black, bronze, and white, but the color possibilities are endless!

Are you in the market for a brand new gate, or maybe you have a powder coating project on the horizon? Visit our website to request a quote today! If you’re already one of our wonderful customers, please consider leaving us an online review.

What Separates Us: Quarterly Service Agreement

When our customers are searching for gates or gate service, they tend to find out that we are different from most. We pride ourselves on what separates us from these other companies. Many of these companies will not return to provide maintenance, repairs, or warranty support after the initial installation. They may come from out of town to do so, and then unfortunately they expect you to fend for yourself.

Why is this a problem?

Most gate companies do not offer servicing of your gate after it has been installed. If you’ve ever owned a gate, you understand that gates are problematic by nature. They are often hit by vehicles, struck by lightning, damaged by storms (particularly here in Florida,) or a host of other issues that can go wrong with the operation of a gate.

How We’re Different

At Quality Gates, what separates us (among other things) is that we offer a fully-operational service team to respond within 24 hours (weather-permitting) of your service complaint. We pride ourselves on our quick response time and overt professionalism of our technicians and staff. We offer a default service warranty up to one year from installation at no charge, and after that if you’d like to subscribe to our Quarterly Service Agreement, you also have that option. Based on the myriad problems that gates are susceptible to, we certainly recommend it.

About our Quarterly Service Agreement:

If you choose to subscribe to our QSA, you’ll receive a full servicing of your gate four times per year. This means all operational parts will be inspected, the functionality of your gate will be tested, and we’ll also ensure that your gate has remained compliant with ASTM-F2200 and UL-325 standards (up to code.) In addition to testing all operational components of your gate, we will also clean your operators and apply pesticide, check and tighten bolts and anchors, lubricate moving parts, and more. It is well worth the investment!

For more information on our QSA please call our office. If you’d like to request a quote, please visit our website.

In the market for a brand new gate? Visit our website to request a quote today! If you’re already one of our amazing customers, please consider leaving an online review!

At Quality Gates and Openers, we are Certified Gate Installers!

(What are ASTM and UL Certifications, and why do they matter?)

When you are ready to have a gate installed, you want it done correctly. Here at Quality Gates, we are certified gate installers and fabricators by the I.D.E.A. (Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation). This may not sound all that exciting, but in the world of gate safety it means everything.

What exactly does it mean?

This means our team is qualified to create and install the highest quality product possible to keep you and your family safe when operating your gate. Each member of our team has been trained to conform to ASTM and/or UL which combined follow all the code requirements for automated operator safety, design safety and more.

Why should this matter?

One main reason: safety. Gates are dangerous! There are many ways things can go wrong if a gate is improperly installed that can result in severe injury or even death. We install our gates correctly, efficiently and up to code. If something should ever happen to anyone involving your gate, you will be liable and the company who installed it will be liable. We make sure to do it right the first time, so you and your family can enjoy your gate knowing it has passed the certification standards for gate safety.

There are many codes that require the adherence to UL and ASTM, including building codes, fire codes, residential dwelling codes and property maintenance codes.

These certifications have been around for years, but alarmingly most people (including gate installers) either have not heard of them or do not adhere to them. We at Quality Gates are here to tell you that WE absolutely do, and pride ourselves on our certified gate installers and designers. It is in everyone’s best interest to conform to the UL and ASTM standards to keep your loved ones safe.

Ready to see our incredible fabrication and install teams in action? Visit our website to request a quote! If you’ve already had wonderful experience with our team, please consider leaving an online review!

What Separates Us: A Quality Gate

Our Philosophy.

We are an award-winning custom gate and powder coating business located in Panama City, FL. At Quality Gates, we specialize in the highest quality gate fabrication and craftsmanship. All our technicians and members of our installation and design teams are certified by IDEA (Institute of Door Education and Accreditation,) which surpasses UL 325 and ASTM F-2200 qualifications. Our team has the most up-to-date training and knowledge to ensure a properly designed and installed automated quality gate and opener system.

We offer access control, custom fabrication and powder-coating, including a full one-year warranty on labor and quarterly service agreements to help ensure the longevity of your quality gate.

We proudly service all areas of Northwest Florida, from Cape San Blas to Pensacola and everywhere in between and as far north as Headland, AL. It is our pleasure to provide the best quality gate installations, service, and powder coating around.

Meet our Team

Chris Harris –President/Owner

Brandi Bickford—VP of Finance/Human Resources

Chuck Bunch—Service Manager

Brice Parry–Sales Manager

Rebecca Eckles—Manager of Customer Relationships and Marketing

Chuck (Charles) Wyzard–Manager of Powder Coating

Angel McDonald—Office Assistant

Dakota DeBusk—Lead Installer

Michael Johnson—Service Technician/Powder Coater/Shop Assistance

Joshua Daniels—Service Technician

Bryce Hall—Service Technician

Zippy Pace— Fabricator

Zach Revis— Installation

Brandon Geldert— Shop Help

Mason Langston–Shop Apprentice

We are Essential.

We are deemed an “essential business” by the US Department of Homeland Security and are continuing to work hard through these trying times. We assure you all members of our team have been trained on how to interact with customers using proper social distancing procedures and are ready to serve you. Request a quote today!

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