One Brewing Company’s Open Community Feel with Aluminum Full View Doors

Quincy, known as Illinois’s “Gem City,” is located on the Mississippi River and has many much-loved, historic buildings in the downtown area. One building being remodeled by Josh and Tieraney Craig to revitalize downtown Quincy, Illinois is Quincy Brewing Company.

All photos (c) Quincy Brewing Company – Facebook

The idea for Quincy Brewing Company first came about eight years ago, but due to timing, it hasn’t come into fruition until recently. Josh has always had a passion for brewing and enjoys home brewing as a hobby. When the opportunity arose to make the dream of Quincy Brewing Company a reality, the Craigs were eager to fill a need in Quincy, as not many breweries are nearby – the closest being about a half hour’s drive away.

Located on downtown Quincy’s 6th Street Promenade, the new home of Quincy Brewing Company will reflect the original style of the building and the open community feel of the area. Lots of the building parts are being repurposed, and the original columns on the façade have been revealed in the remodel as well. To mix the original style with modern characteristics, the Craigs chose Amarr aluminum full view doors for Quincy Brewing Company. Four Amarr 3550 doors in black anodize finish with gray tint glass are used throughout the building – with one being used as a counter door that opens to the sidewalk on the Promenade. The doors will be operated by hand and lend to the community feel. “We’re all about that!” says Tieraney, adding that other businesses in the area also use aluminum full view doors to make the Promenade feel unified and “welcoming.”

Quincy Brewing Company “is our contribution to Quincy, to take something old and make it new again, and put love into it,” says Tieraney. Quincy Brewing Company’s official opening is scheduled for October 11, 2019. Visit quincybrewingcompany.com to learn more.

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Amarr’s Patented Bottom Bracket Increases Garage Door Safety

Did you know that Amarr garage doors come with a safety bottom bracket with a patented design?

This safety bottom bracket is tamper-resistant, making it impossible to access and alter the red fasteners that hold the cable tension. “The safety bottom bracket also allows garage door technicians to remove the roller carrier and replace rollers without having to unwind the springs,” says Brandon Gentle, Applications Engineering Manager at Entrematic.

For even more garage door safety, Amarr garage doors also exceed the DASMA standard of a 2:1 safety factor for the load rating for any door with this safety bottom bracket installed. Brandon explains, “We use this on doors with 2″ track, which max out at 635 lbs.  The bracket pair is rated for a 750 pound door (rated for 375 pounds for each side).  The 2:1 safety factor means it was tested to over 1500 pounds for the pair without failure.”

Increased safety is just one Amarr Advantage – learn about the other advantages here!

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Hybrid Door Solution Provides Views, Energy Efficiency for Remodeled Fire Station


Adams County Fire Rescue’s (ACFR) Washington Street station in Denver, Colo. was in need of a major upgrade.  Luckily, ACFR was about to undergo an extensive and adaptive reuse project.  The station’s 25-year-old doors were showing wear and tear.  The aging doors had small windows and very low R-value, resulting in cold bays that took a lot of energy to heat.  It was a perfect opportunity to find a new sectional door solution for the building – hybrid Amarr 2742 steel sectional doors with a 19.4 R-Value with two Aluminum Full View sections in each door. 

The result of the remodel was a modern-looking, state-of-the-art combination station and administrative center, and the Amarr commercial doors played a big part in the improvements.

Unobstructed Views

The old doors of the fire station had small, oblong windows that made it difficult to see vehicles and activity both inside and outside the bay.  The new hybrid doors feature aluminum and glass full view panels.  These panels provide unobstructed views in and out, increasing visibility and safety.  They also allow more light to flow into the bays – an important architectural point for the building.

Increased R-Value

With an R-Value of 19.4, the Amarr 2742 doors provide excellent energy efficiency.  The doors are 2” thick, constructed with a thermal break and use foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation creating a strong monolithic panel.  The bays now heat up much faster, reducing the need for radiant heaters and allowing less energy use.

A Brand New Look

Before the remodel, the exterior of the station was looking dated.  The remodel brought the building into the 21st century with clean, modern lines – while still maintaining a nod to the old red façade.  The bay doors feature a stucco-embossed finish in Commercial Gray which flow nicely with the overall building design.

To learn more about ACFR, visit our case study page!

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Here are the Seven Hottest Amarr Products from IDA Expo 2019

The International Door Association (IDA) Expo 2019 was held March 15-16 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Entrematic booth was packed with exciting Amarr products!  Here’s our product roundup of the seven hottest Amarr products from the Entrematic booth:

1. Amarr commercial polyurethane insulated steel doors
Now available in five section thicknesses, there is an Amarr commercial polyurethane door to meet various energy efficiency demands in today’s marketplace.

Product Highlights:

  • 5 section thicknesses: new 1”, 1-3/8”, 1-5/8”, 2” and new 3”
  • The Amarr 2747 versatile replacement section is compatible with competitive shiplap profile sections
  • The new Air Infiltration sealing in most models meet the building energy efficiency standards: ASHRAE 90.1, IECC® 2015 and CA Title 24 2016

2. Quiet Door option
Tired of the loud sound of your garage door going up and down? The new Quiet Door hardware option is a perfect upgrade for a new or existing door. Check out the difference in our video.

Product Highlights:

  • Reduces door operation noise by up to 38% – the same noise reduction as going from the sound of a vacuum cleaner to the sound of a running shower
  • The Quiet Door option can be put on already-installed doors – perfect for upgrading existing doors

3. Amarr Color Zone
Available for both residential and commercial steel doors, let your inner designer shine by customizing the color of your new Amarr door!

Product Highlights:

  • Choose from over 600 factory-applied Sherwin-Williams SnapDry™ paint colors
  • Paint is resistant to dirt, fingerprints and weathering
  • Available on all steel Amarr residential and commercial doors, except Amarr Carriage Court

4. Frost and Dark Tint glass options
We’ve expanded our residential glass offering with these two new glass options. Frost, shown above left, and Dark Tint, shown above right, are both popular in contemporary home design.

Product Highlights:

  • Available on all collections except Amarr Carriage Court
  • Increase privacy while still letting natural light into your garage

5. Mosaic window options
Add visual interest to your modern or contemporary-style home with Mosaic window options on your Amarr garage door!

Product Highlights:

  • Available in short or long panel windows
  • Available in Clear, Obscure, Frost or Dark Tint glass options
  • Place a window in any standard position on any section of an Amarr traditional steel door

6. Charcoal Gray
Following the trend of dark colors in home exterior design, Charcoal Gray is a sophisticated and dramatic color option for the garage door.

Product Highlights:

  • Now available in Amarr Classica, Lincoln, and Hillcrest residential garage door collections

7. Amarr Residential Garage Door Openers
The Amarr 860 and Amarr 840 Smart Wi-Fi Residential Garage Door Openers shone bright at IDA – and not just because of the LED lighting!

Product Highlights:

  • 3000 lumens of LED workspace lighting
  • Quiet operation
  • Smartphone control through the Entrematic app
  • Geofencing options through GPS location services
  • Voice control via smart home speakers
  • New, lower pricing available April 1, 2019

Entrematic and Linear/Nortek Control hosted an Amarr Dealer Appreciation Event during the IDA EXPO at Tin Roof in downtown Indianapolis. Thank you to all of the 130+ dealers for joining us for our event!

For more photos of the Entrematic booth and Dealer Appreciation Event, visit us on Facebook. See you next year in Salt Lake City at IDA EXPO 2020!

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2019 Cost vs. Value Report: Garage Door Replacement Still #1

Trying to decide on a remodeling project, but want something that will give you the biggest return on investment when selling your home? Consider a new garage door! For the fourth year in a row, Remodeling Magazine has named garage door replacement the #1 upscale remodeling project for return on investment, meaning you can recoup an average of over 97% of your investment cost when you sell your home. So, not only will a new garage door increase your home’s curb appeal while you’re living there, but it will also pay you back during a home sale!

Amarr Color Zone Residential Garage Door

The 2019 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling magazine ranks garage door replacement as the top home improvement projects with the highest percentage of cost recouped when the home is sold.

To get the most out of your home remodeling, get a new garage door!

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Full View Doors Give Open-Air Solutions to Trendy Apartment Complex

Dylan Apartments - Denver, CO

Revitalization of former industrial areas is a huge trend in real estate development. The River North (RiNo) district of Denver, Colorado is no exception – and the area’s revitalization efforts gracefully tread the fine line between trendy and historical, becoming an arts and culture center while maintaining RiNo’s gritty heritage. Dylan mid-rise luxury apartment complex fits in perfectly and has become one of Denver’s trendiest luxury apartment complexes, attracting a whole new generation of young suburban residents.

The challenge for the architects and interior designers was to create an open-air, full view operable wall solution between two different fitness and recreational spaces while maintaining the industrial design element so prevalent in the RiNo neighborhood. This challenge was met with Amarr® 3552 Heavy-Duty Aluminum Full View sectional doors with clear anodize finish and clear tempered glass.

Dylan Apartments - Denver, CO

Why glass?
Denver is known for its many sunny days each year. Open-air full views and an exterior design concept that incorporates glass panel windows are an appealing amenity in shared spaces and contribute to a visually striking exterior. The Amarr 3552 door pictured above is surrounded on three sides by glass panels, rather than traditional wood, steel or concrete block openings, making it both unique and eye-catching.

Dylan Apartments - Denver, CO

Transitional spaces
Dylan features an inviting, open space concept between its fitness center and pool deck area. The Amarr 3552 full view doors allow an easy transition between spaces for residents. Additionally, many popular fitness routines today use the concept of interval training, and the aluminum full view doors in this space allow people to easily use multiple spaces for the variations in their routines.

Dylan Apartments - Denver, CO

A great fit, inside and out
The Amarr 3552 doors featured in Dylan complement the industrial appearance of the neighborhood. The gym, pictured above, has a very functional gray-and-white design, and the full view doors are a perfect match for the design.

Dylan Apartments - Denver, CO

Dylan has helped set the tone for the RiNo revitalization project and helped breathe new life into the neighborhood, including a new era of residents from outlying suburbs. The Amarr 3552 full view doors help enhance Dylan’s already impressive amenities while complementing the industrial look and feel of the RiNo district. To learn more about Dylan, visit our case study page on Amarr.com!

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Aluminum Full View Doors Blur Boundaries at Stanley Marketplace

Stanley Marketplace - Aurora, CO

It takes a lot of creative vision to transform existing industrial structures into something new and exciting.  But new and exciting is exactly what developer Flightline Ventures got when they completed Stanley Marketplace, formerly the home of Stanley Aviation Corporation in Aurora, Colorado.

The 60-year-old, 140,000 square-foot building had lots of potential, and the need for a retail center in the area was obvious.  The challenge of maintaining the manufacturing plant’s original industrial look and feel while increasing foot traffic for tenants was easy to meet with 22 Amarr® 3552 Heavy-Duty Aluminum Full View sectional doors.

Stanley Marketplace - Aurora, CO

Welcoming environment
The inviting atmosphere of Stanley Marketplace is greatly enjoyed by tenants and visitors alike. The goals of this environment were to maximize industrial atmosphere sight lines, expand the impact of interior lighting throughout the building, and blur the boundaries between outdoor and indoor spaces to create more flexibility. The Amarr 3552 doors meet these goals while matching the industrial look of the building.

Stanley Marketplace - Aurora, CO

Variety of businesses
Stanley Marketplace features a diverse tenant list, including a brewery, a gymnastics studio, a mortgage and realty company, a pizza restaurant, and an ice cream shop! All of these businesses benefit from the featured aluminum full view doors in a variety of positions – for some, the doors are on their storefront inside Stanley Marketplace; for others, they open up to the exterior of the building for restaurant seating.

Stanley Marketplace - Aurora, CO

Connecting the indoors with the outdoors
For several tenants at Stanley Marketplace, the ability to open up to the outdoors is incredibly valuable. Customers of businesses like Sweet Cow Ice Cream and Stanley Beer Hall enjoy the flexibility that the Amarr commercial doors provide when it comes time to choose seating. Stanley Beer Hall even uses an Amarr combination aluminum/glass and steel door to open up to the outside; the door is custom painted to match the company’s branding.

Stanley Marketplace - Aurora, CO

Stanley Marketplace has become an incredibly successful part of the Aurora community. Even though they are in multiple industries, the occupants of Stanley Marketplace all have at least one thing in common: the Amarr 3552 aluminum and glass doors and the welcoming environment of the marketplace give them a unique advantage that their customers love. To read more about the Stanley Marketplace project, visit our case study page on Amarr.com!

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Trendy California Brewpub Opens Up with Aluminum Full View Doors

Karl Strauss Brewing Company – Anaheim, CA

What do you get when you mix a brewpub, a satellite brewery, industrial design, and baseball? You get the trendy and exciting Karl Strauss Brewing Company (KSBC) located in Anaheim, California! Located in a recently renovated office park, the new KSBC location is within walking distance of major league baseball’s Angel Stadium of Anaheim (home to the Los Angeles Angels). This location has become one of KSBC’s most successful ones.

Six exterior and two interior Amarr 3552 Heavy-Duty Aluminum Full View doors helped meet KSBC-Anaheim’s challenge of establishing operable wall solutions to provide flexible on-demand access to natural lighting, air ventilation, and an amazing view of Angel Stadium.

Matching the design
KSBC locations are notorious for having an industrial look. From the building’s glass shell design to the stainless-steel fermentation tanks inside the brewery, the Amarr 3552 doors (seen here with frosted glass) fit in well with both the interior and exterior designs.

Flexible space
The six Amarr 3552 doors on the outside of the KSBC-Anaheim building allow the interior to transform into an open-air patio, another hallmark of KSBC locations.  The exterior doors feature clear, green-tinted glass that, when closed, still allow natural light to flow inside the building.  The two Amarr 3552 doors inside feature frosted glass – when these doors are closed, parties can be hosted with privacy.

Amazing views
Patrons of KSBC-Anaheim no doubt appreciate the outside Amarr 3552 Aluminum Full View doors at nighttime. With these doors up or down, the views of Angel Stadium are amazing. They can sip their brews while gazing at the illuminated stadium, perhaps either before a game or on their way home.

It’s easy to see why KSBC-Anaheim has become so popular in its area. For more information on this KSBC project, visit our case study page on Amarr.com!

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Amarr 3552 Full View Doors Take Office Building to the Next Level

The MOVE Office Building – Castle Rock, Colo. Photo (c) Nick Lucey

Natural ventilation and scenic panoramas aren’t always associated with office buildings.  The creators of the MOVE office building in Castle Rock, Colorado, however, wanted just that.  Completed mid-summer 2016, The MOVE is one of the only multi-story office buildings with Amarr Aluminum Full View Doors on the upper level floors.

The project goal for architects was to maximize air ventilation and light, two key components of LEED calculation.  The 16 creatively-positioned Amarr 3552 Aluminum Full View doors did just that.

Conducive Environment

The semi-arid climate and mostly sunny days in Castle Rock is perfect for opening up doors during the working hours.  The Amarr 3552 full view doors were purposefully positioned on the sides of the building that have the best views of the surrounding cityscape and rugged scenery.

Opening up Common Areas

A frequent strategy for utilizing interior aluminum full view garage doors is to maximize space in shared areas.  The MOVE’s several common areas, as well as smaller gathering areas and conference rooms, all feature an Amarr 3552 door.  Each door opening features a mesh screen barrier as a safety barrier, allowing employees and visitors of the local businesses to pull up a stool next to the wood plank bars that span each opening without fearing that any items on top of the bar (laptops, plates, coffee mugs, etc.) may slide forward and crash onto the sidewalks below.

Lots of Natural Lighting

The Amarr 3552 Aluminum Full View doors allow natural light to easily penetrate the office spaces whether the doors are open or closed.  The clear glass also allows interior lighting to shine through when the doors are open, keeping the spaces well lit throughout the day.

This innovative office building has enhanced the Castle Rock area, and even encouraged businesses to stay local rather than relocating.  The Amarr 3552 doors are one of the building’s several crown jewels.

To learn more about The MOVE, visit our case study page on Amarr.com!

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Amarr Horizon HO1000 Featured on Property Brothers: Brother vs. Brother

An Amarr Horizon HO1000 Aluminum MultiView garage door was featured in the season 6 finale of HGTV’s “Property Brothers: Brother vs. Brother.”  The show features the popular “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott purchasing and renovating real estate, then competing against each other to see whose home sells for the most profit.  The profits are then donated to a charity.  The sixth season was filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area, a real estate market that the brothers had not yet explored.

The Horizon door with black anodize frames and frost glass was installed on Jonathan’s contemporary “Hilltop House.”  The theme of Jonathan’s house was sustainability, featuring energy-efficient solar panels, a rain garden, and a “living wall” in the family room.  In addition to providing much-desired curb appeal and complementing the home’s modern façade, the Aluminum MultiView garage door also increases the amount of natural light in the garage, fitting in well with the sustainable theme.

Property Brothers Hilltop House with Amarr Horizon garage door

Sustainable “Hilltop House” with an Amarr Horizon garage door by HGTV Property Brothers Jonathan Scott

Installed by Amarr dealer RW Garage Doors, the garage door features long, narrow expanses in equal widths with no center vertical stile (available on doors up to 8’2” wide) for unobstructed views.  The frost glass provides privacy while allowing more natural light to enter the garage.

To watch the season finale of “Brother vs. Brother” and see the result of the competition, visit HGTV.com to watch on-demand with your television provider login at any time.

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