Ron and Benje Campbell are originally from Abilene where they grew up, and they have three kids, Casey, who’s a colonel in the Air Force in Italy, Tamara, who’s in accounting and Ches, a landscape architect, both living in the Metroplex.
And that’s why they moved to Stephenville and opened this Overhead Door location at 403-A East Washington, directly across from Jake & Dorothy’s Cafe.
The Campbells have been owners of Overhead Door businesses both in Abilene, and Brownwood since 2000.
However, as Benje explains, “We never thought we’d leave Abilene, but with two of the kids living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we wanted to be where we could see them more often and of course, with Casey out of the country, seeing him means getting to the airport.”
Consequently, they decided that relocating to Stephenville would solve all of that, so they did so and opened Overhead Door Stephenville in 2006.
“We really like living in Stephenville - the people here are just great,” she says. “Having been here a while now, we just love it.”
By the way, the Campbells are going to take advantage of that aforementioned easy access to DFW from Stephenville and are heading to Italy to visit Casey and his family in December.
“We’re giving ourselves a big Christmas present,” Ron says with a grin.
About the business, he says, “We run our lives and business on Christian values and we love it that so many people in Stephenville are active in their churches and try to do that in their lives too.
“We want happy, satisfied customers and we believe that doing things based on Christian values is the only way to make sure you do it right and get that done.”
The Campbells are members of First Baptist Church Stephenville, by the way.
As for what they do technically at Overhead Door, it’s installations, service and repairs on residential and commercial garage doors and on gate openers as well. They also do emergency calls.
As a corporate entity, Overhead Door is about as rooted as a business can be; they’re worldwide and celebrating their 95th anniversary this year.
“A lot of people ask us what brand of doors we sell and the answer is that we sell the Overhead Door brand,” Ron says. “They’re as good as it gets. We buy the products from the company and re-sell them to our customers.
Bottom line? “We have a saying around here: ‘Make it work’ and we mean it. If it’s not working for any reason, we’ll keep at it until it is,” Ron says.
Overhead Door has a motto: “The Genuine. The Original.” And that pretty much describes the Campbells as well.
Another positive note, they’re members of the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. You can find them on Facebook or call the Overhead Door Stephenville store at 254-965-3003.
Oh, and one more thing: Mention that you read this article and you’ll get a free wireless keypad - a $55 value - when you purchase an electric door opener at Overhead Door Stephenville.