Our Heritage

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Dillard Door & Entrance Control’s portfolio is more diverse than ever. A company that has firmly stood the test of time, we take pride in solving any entrance-control and security need our customers have.

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A Partner in Rich Community Traditions

Dillard Door is proud to be part of many Memphis traditions. From installing the first gate for Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion to more modern-day solutions, our commercial and residential portfolio is unrivaled. In fact, Dillard installed the custom door for the Memphis Tigers locker room at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. This glass-mirror, quick-rolling overhead door opens right onto the football field from the locker room. Tiger fans and the players alike spill over with enthusiasm as soon as the door begins its ascent!

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1940

1940’s

John Dillard Sr. returned from World War II to create Southern Glass company. He forged a business partnership with an overhead door company.

1957

1957

The Dillard Door division was born. Dillard began making custom industrial doors and gates and sold other trusted suppliers’ door solutions. We installed Elvis’ iconic Graceland gate in 1957.

1960

1960’s & 1970’s

1960’s & 1970’s

John W. Dillard Jr. joined the firm and took charge of manufacturing. The company added more suppliers to the product portfolio. Dillard Door and Specialty Co. became the distributor for North American Door Co, and Atlas Door Corp.

1980

1980’s

1980’s

Dillard Door formed its Advanced Automated Entrances division. The company began installing and servicing automatic pedestrian doors and gates. Our reputation for excellence grew, attracting more suppliers to the Dillard family of companies.

1990

1990’s

1990’s

The Entrance Control Systems division began, specializing in alarms, access controls, and closed-circuit TV cameras.

2000

2000’s

2000’s

In October 2002, the Dillard family sold the company to Chris W. Bird. Chris changed the parent company name to Dillard Door & Security, which remains today.

2010

2010’s

2010’s

Dillard Door acquired Tr-State Glass Company and Trace Electric. The flourishing company also acquired Gulf Coast Shutter and Northwest Florida Overhead Door.

2020

Today

Dillard Door & Entrance Control and its family of companies is known throughout the southern U.S. for excellence and problem-solving for any entrance-control and security need.