The newest thing about American Door Works is its name. We’ve been in the garage door business since 1972 – that’s 44 years. 44 years of service that started in St. Cloud, MN, eventually branching out to locations in Willmar, Brainerd, and Alexandria. Throughout the years we’ve met the needs of individuals and organizations throughout Minnesota. We’ve consistently earned the trust of our customers and continued to build toward a bright future.

We pride ourselves on providing a great experience for our customers. We want our customers to be involved and informed throughout the design process. And, when you’re ready to work with one of our design consultants, use the following information as a starting point.


Oftentimes, finding that just right garage door requires balancing what a customer needs with what a customer wants. Focusing on function is a great place to start. As the largest entry-point to your residence, consider your garage door’s impact on home security and energy efficiency. Your individual needs will impact which materials work best.

Similarly, understanding how you’d like to use your garage space can influence your overall design. Garages have much more capability than vehicle storage. Garages can store all types of possessions and even become extra habitable space with a properly insulated garage door.


Beyond basic needs and function, your garage door choice impacts your home’s appearance. When designing your door, the main elements are: style, color, and windows.

Our design consultants have decades of experience bringing customers to their ideal garage door design. They’ll know how to select styles that compliment your home and avoid those that don’t.

The next step in garage door design is color. Color options are nearly endless, and it’s common to feel overwhelmed when trying to decide which is best. Garage doors contribute to a residence’s curb appeal, and our consultants will help you select a color that adds beauty and value to your home’s appearance.

Windows are an often overlooked aspect of custom garage door design. However, windows significantly impact how your garage door will compliment your home. Window design elements include: shape, frequency, and trim. Our design consultants can bring all these elements together and narrow some seemingly endless options.


Our focus goes beyond getting you the right garage door to meet your needs and wants. We also want you to have a great experience. For the past 40+ years, we’ve been a family business, and we’ve been in the business of helping families.