Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Myerstown, PA the Shank Door Company is happily celebrating 55 years of service within the community. With a variety of doors available to both residential and commercial clients the capability of Shank Door goes far beyond the products themselves.
It is certainly not just doors that have propelled the deep-rooted success of this local business; with its origins in Harrisonburg, Virginia, when during the 1950’s a gentlemen named Ralph Shank began to sell and install garage doors. In that time the familiar and popular one piece, single slab, tilt garage door was predominant. With hard work, discipline and the heart of a true entrepreneur Ralph found success and after a short time in Baltimore, MD he moved in 1964 to Pennsylvania.
Ralph continued his dedication to the garage door business in Pennsylvania and began selling doors out of the basement of his home with the humble beginnings of this company in excellence, superior labor, remarkable product and sincere customer service.
The current location of Shank Door, was originally a farm belonging to his brother Aaron Shank and became the established site for business in 1973 only two years after taking on his first employee Ira Mast. In 1976 Ralph sold the business to Ira, as Ralph remained involved in some capacity following the transition.
Ira continued in the course of distinction set before him by Ralph growing the company competently and yielding growth. Despite a fire experienced…