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Congratulations HBA Member
Kenny Anderson!

Local Door Technician Earn Highest Industry Credential


Kenny Anderson, received the top level of certification for technicians in the door and access systems industry.  He has been awarded the designation "Master Automated Access Systems Technician" by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA), a non-profit, third party organization that provides training and credentialing in the door and access systems industry.  The "Master Tech" status is considered the Gold Standard for technicians in the industry, and it is awarded to those who earn individual certification in the following disciplines:

  • Residential Installation
  • Commercial Sectional Door  Systems
  • Commercial  Rolling Door Systems
  • Rolling Steel Fire Doors

IDEA Managing Director, Debra Welhener, said that Kenny exemplifies professionalism in the industry. "These are often large, potentially dangerous products if not properly installed, maintained and serviced," said Welhener. "A garage door is the largest moving part in most homes, and while a great convenience and part of a home's overall security, they can also do   harm if improperly handled. Commercial doors are typically large and can be very heavy, so it's important that these products be installed and maintained by trained, tested specialists, and Master Technicians represent the best in the industry."

The Master Technician status is effective as of July 1, 2017 and will remain in effect as long as the four individual certifications are held in good standing.


Congratulations to our Builder, Associate, & Rookie of the Year Award Winners!

Builder of the Year
Nick Ban & The Ban Family

Ban Construction Corp.


Associate of the Year
Brittany Hunter, Chicago Title


Rookie of the Year
Leif Welhaven
EEC Eggart Engineering & Construction