New Front Door and French Doors in Menlo Park

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Simpson Door 77860 NantucketYesterday we had an opportunity to install a new front door and a pair of French doors in an idyllic neighborhood in Menlo Park.  The front door shown above is manufactured by Simpson Door Company (Nantucket model 77860) came in vertical grain Douglas Fir, which we coated with clear finish in our Mountain View shop.

In the same home we also installed a pair of 10-lite French doors, pictured below.


Shaker Doors in San Jose

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Today we had an opportunity to install shaker-style doors in a home in San Jose.  Shaker doors are a classic choice becoming increasingly popular with our customers.  With sharp square edges, the styling for these doors originated with the Shaker community in the 1800’s.  A timeless design, these doors still provide distinctive and appealing character for many homes today.

At Interior Door Replacement Company, we offer Shaker-style doors from a number of different vendors.  The specific doors we installed today are solid MDF doors that are custom-made by TruStile.  We also offer more cost-effective Shaker doors from other suppliers.

Employee of the Month for January 2015

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This month we wanted to recognize a long-time employee at Interior Door Replacement Company.  Sal Loya has been with IDRC since the very beginning when the company was founded in 1997.  He is our lead painter, and is responsible for the incredible paint job on each door that our customers receive.  We wanted to recognize Sal for the significant contributions that he has made in our Company’s success.  Once again, thank you Sal for all your years of service and for the thousands of perfectly-painted doors produced over those years.

Barn Door in San Jose

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Barn doors are a noteworthy option to consider when faced with a large passage opening.  Although not suitable for every occasion, a barn door can add distinctive character to a room where a passageway opening has plenty of unused wall space on at least one side.

That was the case in a San Jose home where we recently installed a set of barn doors.  The opening was more than 8 ft wide, making it unsuitable for conventional doors, so the homeowner decided to go with the exotic double-barn door option, with stainless steel tracks.  Because of the large opening, we ordered custom-made over-sized barn doors from TruStile.

As you can see from the pictures below, the results were amazing.

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Thanksgiving Lunch at Interior Door Replacement Co

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Yesterday the employees gathered together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a company lunch.  It has been a very successful year and we have a lot to be thankful for.  According to surveys that we send each and every customer, satisfaction with our products and services has never been better.  Customer demand is also very strong, as experienced by our healthy work backlog.  And just as importantly, our employees genuinely enjoy working with each other.


Beyond any doubt, our success has clearly been a result of the dedicated and focused efforts of our employees.  Here are some pictures to identify and recognize them.  Below is our office staff (from left to right–Christina, Cassie, Brian, Joyce, and Kristine).



And then here is our production team, including painters, sanders, and door installers:


Halloween at IDRC


At IDRC we always like to have fun, and this Halloween is no different.  Those customers who are able to visit our showroom today are treated to some interesting sights of our employees dressed up.  Here is a picture of our showroom and office staff.  They are knowledgeable door experts who can help you with any questions you may have about your interior doors and closet doors.

In addition, our showroom visitors are able to closely examine an extensive selection of over 100 doors and various lockset hardware.  We always encourage customers to visit our showroom if possible.  Such visits always serve to enlighten and can help to finalize decisions on door style, paint, and lockset hardware.

Our showroom is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  We are located at 300 Pioneer Way in Mountain View (click to view map).


Employee of the Month — September 2014

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For September our employee of the month is Scott Johnson.  Scott has been with the company for more than a year now, and it is the second time he has earned this honor.  Scott commutes daily to our Mountain View shop from his home in Half Moon Bay, which shows how much he enjoys his position here at Interior Door.  He is very detail-oriented and regularly earns praise from our customers–repeat customers are known to specifically ask for his services.

Congratulations Scott!

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Walnut Doors in Sunnyvale

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Yesterday we had an opportunity to install Walnut doors in an older home in Sunnyvale.  Walnut is a rare wood prized for its beauty, and we don’t often have an opportunity to work with it.  The doors were installed in an Eichler-style home built in the 1970’s, filled with lots of light.  Manufactured by TruStile, these walnut doors beautifully accentuated the character of the Eichler home.  Here are some pictures taken shortly after we were done:


August Employee of the Month

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This month we wanted to recognize Chris Ong as the Employee of the Month. This is the second time we have recognized Chris in this way. Since joining Interior Door Replacement Company almost two years ago, he has consistently delivered high quality service for customers while installing doors. We regularly receive complements from customers about his workmanship and dedication to detail. This recognition is certainly well-deserved.


New Doors for Newly-Purchased Home in San Jose

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A substantial portion of our customers have recently been involved in the real estate market, either as home buyers or sellers.  Buyers of new homes often want new doors that suit their personal taste; sellers often replace older doors to make their homes more attractive in the market.

This past week we replaced about 20 doors in a San Jose home recently purchased by the customer.  They chose a two-panel Cambridge style design with stylish locksets made by EMTEK.  All doors were solid core.  Since the home was relatively new, the door jambs and casing were all in great condition, and thus we were able to retrofit all of the new doors into the existing jambs.  Here are the pictures.

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