Joey Minahan of The Door Doctor

Joey Minahan is one of ten children and grew up on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin town.  She attended business college in Illinois and worked in finance in Chicago.


One day a friend talked to her about moving to California; tired of the Chicago cold, she decided to join her friend.  Her friend backed out at the last minute, but Joey decided to go anyway.  She settled in San Francisco and worked for Levi Strauss and then for Bank of America in purchasing for 9 years.


In 1978, Mike and Joey got married and in that same year, he started The Door Doctor with a showroom that was first in Livermore, and now in Pleasanton.  One of Joey & Mike’s twin sons, Justin is now working with them in the family business.


The Door Doctor specializes in both interior and exterior doors.  The trend has gone from Fir to Oak to Fiberglass and back to Fir and other woods.  They carry doors of all kinds of wood, glass, metal and fiberglass, and are starting to a lot more commercial doors.


They sell all kinds of garage doors and openers; garage doors account for 50% of their business. The new belt drive is nice and quiet.  They also offer garage door opener units that have battery back-up in case of power failure.  The normal life of a garage door opener is 15 years and the door itself should be tuned up (lubricate and check balance) every 6 months to 1 year.  Rollers also should be checked and can be replaced with a quieter roller for a fairly low cost. They replace a lot of springs from the amount of use that the garage door gets; many use the garage door more frequently than the front door these days.


Gadgets: They have garage door remote openers for the car, multi-door remotes, keychain and keyless entry code pads, even those with fingerprint recognition for up to 4 users.  There motion sensors for the garage light that will come on and stay on while there is any motion in the garage, and door monitors to let you know if the door has been left open.  And then, there is the best thing since the tennis ball on a string: the laser guided parking assistant and the garage door opener controlled remotely using your smart phone.


Interior doors are still one of the best deals out there when it comes to upgrading the look of your home.  You can have all of your interior doors in your house installed and painted, usually a 1-2 day process, for a high-impact upgrade.  They sell all main brands of locks, and have been doing a lot of lock replacements, as well as reinforcing door frames to make the basic paint-grade frame that new doors come with stronger and more secure.


They have been in business for 38 years now, and have wonderful service people.  They typically have 8-10 employees and can do most repairs same-day.


If you or someone you know needs interior, exterior or garage doors, or if you’d like to schedule a tune-up on your garage door, please call Mike and Joey at the Door Doctor 484-4290.


The next meeting of the Tri-Valley Executives’ Association will be held on May 31st, (No meeting May 24th), at Vic’s All-Star Kitchen at 7:00am.


GREETERS: Lawrence Ling of  QES Computers, Inc. and  Joe Goulette of  JG Construction

Program – Kevin Lee of Wrecking Ball


May 31stKevin Lee of Wrecking Ball

June 7th: Program –Laura Olson Executive Director Pleasanton Downtown Assn.

June 14thLawrence Ling of  QES Computers, Inc.


Pot Report:

The pot of the TVEA 50/50 Raffle is back to $148 and 5white marbles ($5), 1 blue marbles ($10) and 1 red marble (takes the “pot”).



John Curnow of Element Roofing has submitted an application for Membership



Who do you know who would be a great fit for our group? 


*Every guest you bring, you will receive a ticket to the raffle


Have A GREAT week! 



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