NEW: QGO Powder Coating in Panama City

Powder Coating in Panama City

At Quality Gates, we powder coat more than just gates! As of 2021, we’re proud to announce we’ve launched our premier powder coating service at our shop in Panama City, Fl. We are open for business and looking for medium to large powder coating projects in the Panama City area.

This exciting development has been a long time coming for our company. For those of you who don’t know, Quality Gates began as just two guys in a pickup truck back in 2007 and has grown exponentially over the years. We are so grateful for all our wonderful clients!

Our Powder Coating Team at Quality Gates

Chuck Wyzard, Manager of Powder Coating at QG. Powder Coating in Panama City

Our brand new powder coating department is led by Mr. Chuck Wyzard, our Powder Coating Manager, and our on-site powder coater, Brandon Geldert. In addition to Brandon, we also have several other team members cross-trained on powder coating to help out where needed. Michael Johnson, Quality Gates veteran (and US veteran!) is among the powder coaters we have on our staff and we are actively working to build our internal powder coating team!

About Our Powder Shop in Panama City

We stock three colors in our Panama City powder coating shop–white, black, and oil-rubbed bronze but we also provide color-matching and can obtain custom colors, from something muted and conservative like grey or off-white to bright oranges, purples, greens… you name it! We can powder anything from pizza racks to large industrial parts.

How to Request a Quote

Reach out! Give our office a call at 850 271-3617 or visit our website to request a quote today! If you’re already one of our wonderful customers, please consider leaving us an online review about your experience with us!

Quality Gates | Access Control Applications

At Quality Gates, we offer access control for most applications, including pedestrian gates, vehicular gates, exit doors, and more. We’ve compiled a product list for you here to describe the kinds of access control we provide at Quality Gates, as well as our recommended access control applications and favorite brands!

Basic Keypad

Keypads are ideal for any kind of gated entry–from residential applications to larger community and industrial sites, keypads are simple, tried-and-true methods for access control. Most notably used by Quality Gates for pedestrian gate access control and vehicular gate access control, keypads are available in wireless and hard-wired connections. They are typically compatible with solar as well as electrical applications and are available in standalone or tied into an access control system by way of Wiegand connection. This allows easy tracking of who comes in and out and which codes are used. Keypads work great for beach access gates and pool gates, as well.

Applications we recommend:

  • Pedestrian Gates (beach access gates, pool gates, residential pedestrian gates,)
  • Residential and Community Vehicular Gate Access
  • Secure facilities

Brands we love!

  • Essex, Linear, DoorKing, LiftMaster, Assa Abloy

Maglocks as a Locking Mechanism

Maglocks are great additions to pedestrian gates and in some cases vehicular gates to keep them closed tightly. A standard size maglock that Quality Gates would typically use on a gate is a 1200lb maglock–this means the resistance is equal to 1200lb. This works well for many breezy coastal sites or tropical locations. Quality Gates uses self-closing hinges on our pedestrian gates to ensure they close behind each guest further enhancing the security of your application.

Applications we recommend:

  • Pedestrian gates that require locks or tropical, breezy locations.
  • Vehicular swing gates

Brands we love!

  • Secolarm, Assa Abloy, DoorKing, Liftmaster, Locinox, Alarm Controls

Request to Exit Devices for Pedestrian Exit

Request to Exit (REX) buttons and Request to Exit hands-free devices are easy-to-use and typically used on access-controlled pedestrian gates or doors. Available in button-style (touch to exit) and hands-free styles (wave to exit), these make exiting a secure facility a breeze. These are also used with solenoid locks (door strikes) and include panic bar-style exit devices as well as motion-detection devices to automatically unlock a door upon approach.

Applications we recommend:

  • Access-controlled pedestrian gates (beach access gates, hotel pool gates, etc)
  • Access-controlled exit door for secure facilities

Brands we love!

  • Secolarm, Essex, Assa Abloy, Honeywell, Alarm Controls, Enforcer

Telephone Entry Systems for Large Communities and More

For larger communities (either residential or industrial), a telephone entry system can make more sense for guests and those who are not authorized to be on the property. These devices allow visitors to call in from the entrance gate and speak to someone for entry. There are many types ranging from very basic call boxes to fancy systems with video.

Applications we recommend

  • Apartment building gates
  • Residential gated communities

Brands we love!

  • DoorKing, Elika, Cell Gate, Maximum Controls, LiftMaster

Card Reader/Fob Reader for Access Control

Card/fob readers (HID and/or AWID) are popular choices for basic access control. Another great option for apartment complexes and larger community applications, card readers can be a great way to grant gate or door access to permanent residents in a community or employees in a secure facility. Like keypads, these devices can be tied into a database where the credentials for each card-holder or fob-holder can be tracked for better security.

Applications we recommend

  • Residential communities
  • Secure facilities

Brands we love!

  • DoorKing, Essex, LiftMaster, Linear

Are you in the market for an access control system? Visit our website to request a quote today! If you’re already one of our wonderful customers, please consider leaving us an online review about your experience with us!

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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