Our Story

202 Ohio St. is where OHD Bellingham has called home since 1990

Overhead Door Company of Bellingham, distributor of Overhead Door Corporation products, was started in 1959 by Larry Erickson. We have always been family and locally owned since the beginning. Here's a short history of this great company.

  • Larry Erickson started the business in 1959 after being a local builder for many years. He wanted to start a business of his own and liked the concept of the garage door business.

  • Del Gilliam purchased the business from Larry in 1978 after serving as a door installer and later a manager since the start of the business.

  • Terry Gilliam and Gary Gilliam, sons of Del Gilliam, purchased the door business from their father in August 1992. Terry had worked for his father and Larry Erickson since 1972 and Gary started working for the company in 1976.

  • Jack D. Johnson, son-in-law of Del Gilliam, purchased Overhead Door Company of Bellingham in July 1998. Gary Gilliam was co-owner with Jack up until his sudden death in December of 2000. Jack is still owner to date.

Owner Jack D. Johnson and his wife Michelle Johnson

Owner Jack D. Johnson and his wife Michelle Johnson

Since then, OHD Bellingham has become the leading door installer and service provider for Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties. We are proud to offer the industry's best in both residential and commercial garage door product sales and installation. All of our garage doors and openers are backed by industries best warranties; demonstrating our confidence in both our products’ quality and longevity.

Our Crew

Our employees have over 160+ years combined experience installing and servicing garage doors. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with some of the most talented garage door technicians in our area. We also take joy in providing our technicians with the most competitive wages and benefit packages in our market. If you want a quality garage door and exceptional customer service, look no further than our team at Overhead Door Company of Bellingham, Inc.


Overhead Door Corporation represents the best in craftsmanship, reliability, and customer service within the garage door industry and is most often recommend by design and construction professionals.

Overhead Door has provided nearly a century of innovation to the garage door industry, inventing the first upward-acting garage door in 1921, and the first electric garage door opener in 1926. Our tradition of innovation continues while maintaining our time-honored principles of customer service and quality control.