Our History

Altwood Garage Doors Ltd. was founded in 1983 and has been offering quality garage door products at great value since. Today, still family run, we are proud to be one of the leading manufacturers in the province. The success of this business is the result of Mario Urbano's traditional Italian values of hard work, strong leadership, and great craftsmanship.

At Altwood, the customer comes first. It is our mission to provide a wide range of products and services that fulfill your individual needs. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships as well as garage doors.

Altwood's product line caters to all markets: residential and commercial; builders, contractors and homeowners; overhead doors, electric operators and loading dock equipment.

Here is our promise to you: We insist on providing the highest quality products. Our suppliers are carefully chosen for their top grade North American materials. We will not compromise on quality because we are determined to ensure that our customers are satisfied with every Altwood purchase they make.

Our Timeline

1972 - Mario Urbano landed in Canada with nothing but a suitcase and an eye for opportunity.

1973 - He stumbled upon a job at a garage door company and it soon became his passion.

1983 - Seeing the potential in the door business, he opened his own small installation company. Altwood Garage Doors Ltd. was born.

1984 - Mario hired his first employee, Areli Ercolani. Renting a 1,500 sqft. unit, together they spent their mornings measuring and quoting jobs and their afternoons installing doors.

1985 - They worked day in and day out until Mario was able to afford his first manufacturing plant - a 10,000 sqft. unit.

1989 - With its steady increase in sales, Altwood moved to a 20,000 sqft. unit and grew to have 10 employees, which to this day are all still part of the team.

1990 - Mario jumped on an expansion opportunity and purchased Metropolitan Garage Doors, a leading wholesale distributor.

1997 - Altwood and Metropolitan move to their current location, a 70,000 sqft. building employing 30 people.

Today - Now at 50 employees, Altwood Garage Doors has become one of the leading garage door manufacturers in Ontario.