The architectural hardware business is one that requires very specific types of expertise.
Throughout our history we have had long-standing relationships with industry leading manufacturers that provide the best selection of products. These manufacturing partners provide ongoing training to our sales team to ensure we are aware of the latest trends and product advancements. Whether that’s product specification, fire safety, specialty hardware, or security, our experienced consultants work with you to come up with a solution for your unique project.
Our consultants are professionally certified by the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) a professional association representing the architectural openings industry. We also employ many active certified consultant members of the Doors and Hardware Institute (AHC, CDC, EHC) and with two recently certified fire and egress door assembly inspectors (FDAI). Each category of consultant provides you with the highest level of experience expertise and know-how.
AHC’s are hardware requirements specialists for door openings in all types of public, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. AHCs coordinate thousands of builder’s hardware items and options to ensure door openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements and that they function properly throughout the life of the building.
Specialists trained in the construction and application of standard and custom hollow metal doors and frames, architectural flush and stile and rail wood doors and aluminum doors and frames. CDCs must master a myriad of fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements for all types of buildings.
Electrified Hardware Consultants (EHCs) DHI Certified
EHC’s are specialized in the coordination of architectural door openings with the increased security needs of public buildings in today’s society. EHCs are experts at interfacing electrified architectural hardware products into access control monitoring and fire alarm systems, while maintaining compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements.
In order to become FDAI certified, consultants must have successfully completed the Door and Hardware Institute’s Fire Door Assembly Inspection class (FDAI class). They are qualified to perform inspections in accordance with the NFPA 80 requirements.