Advance Door Systems Ltd is a door prehanger, based just outside Regina Saskatchewan, specializing in walkthrough doors of almost any size, type, and material. All orders are custom built, to our customer’s specifications, in either single units for the homeowner, or large quantities for commercial projects.
In the fall of 2012 we moved to our new, much larger location, right on the edge of the city. The size will make it easier to meet production demands, and the location will make it easier for our customers to visit our showroom, and to pick up product.
We are large enough to offer competitive pricing, but small enough to be flexible to meet your needs!
Advance Door Systems was started in 1984 in a back alley shop on the thirteen block of Lorne Street in Regina. It had only three employees and 4,000 sq. ft. of production/warehouse/office space. In 1990, growth required a move to 1270 Fleury Street to a building with 9,000 sq. ft. and now 10 employees. In 1998, the next move was a large one, all the way to 34 Great Plains Rd in Emerald Park.
The new facility was a great deal larger. With 34,000 sq. ft. and sixteen employees, there was more than enough space. In 2003, Brent Slater purchased Advance and it did not take him long to grow the business enough to fill all that empty space. As growth continued, more racking was added, and stock rearranged until the warehouse was filled to the brim. When Brent took over Advance, there were only eleven people in production. This number grew steadily until 2011, when we had approximately 40 workers in production. All these people needed space and equipment to work with, so the production area was revamped a few times and more equipment and tools were purchased. Again, Advance Door Systems was full to capacity, but Brent was bound to a 10 year lease agreement with the previous owner. Because of this limitation, he had to pass on many growth opportunities that were available, and this frustration continued for the last four years.
With the lease coming to an end, Brent was finally able to start planning the next move, and when the former Twin Arenas came up for sale, Brent pounced. Against some very stiff competition, Brent was successful in purchasing the 68,000 sq. ft. buildings and fifteen acres of land as well. Located just outside of Regina on Diefenbaker Avenue, north of the CTV tower, this new facility will be more convenient for customers, staff and our shipping department alike. It will also allow for much needed growth in storage and production. Finally, we will be able to take advantage of the opportunities that our booming economy presents.
Under Brent's leadership, and with fifteen of our employees having over 100 years of combined experience, Advance Door is well positioned for continued success. It is already the largest pre-hanger in the province and has a customer base from western Ontario right through to the BC coast.