SALT LAKE CITY -- Two Athena Doors were installed on an area Before Photo
home as part of a home makeover show for Spike TV.

 The show, Flip Men, features two Utah-based estate investors Mike Baird and Doug Clark who purchase foreclosed properties sight unseen in order to flip them for a profit.  The two purchased a home near Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake County, where the Athena Doors were installed by David Schultz of Universal Door.

Spike TV is a network aimed at men and Flip Men is touted as a show featuring the Utah risk takers, who face a ticking clock, while having to deal with bizarre problems associated with abandoned properties. After Photo
The local show is expected to be part of the season two lineup for the network.

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To borrow a phrase, a Martin Garage Door can take a licking.

Beaten Door Thieves broke into a West Valley City, Utah auto body shop through the garage door recently, only to find the door was more of an obstacle to their scheme, than they assumed. The thieves damaged the door, but couldn't break it down.

Nicole Fink said the thieves hit the door of S & S Racing from the outside with a vehicle to get into the shop and once inside, used a four-wheel drive truck inside the shop to hit it again to push it out. 

"They wanted the tools that were in there and they got a lot of things but the most expensive thing in there (a snap on tool box) they couldn't get.  So the door actually got hit five times once on the outside to get in and four times on the inside to get the stuff out," Fink said.

Fink credited the Martin Garage Door, for being a major factor in preventing a bigger loss, than they incurred.

"We are happy with the quality of your doors saved us thousands of dollars when they broke in. Thank you again for making quality doors!" Fink said in an e-mail to Martin Garage Doors.



 The Music Legend Richard Carpenter and His Martin Doors

Richard Carpenter recently told Garage Style Magazine "a garage to me is just about as important as any other room in a home."  In support of this comment, he built a multi-door garage for his car collection at his new estate, which includes Martin Garage Doors.

Richard, one half of the famous Carpenters singing brother-sister duo, which dominated music charts in the 1970s and 1980s, recently allowed Garage Style Magazine to have a peek at his new home.  That peek included a garage complex of 3,100 square feet, which houses 11 vintage cars.  It is adorned on the outside by Martin Garage Doors and on the inside by powder coated garage door hardware.

In the summer 2010 issue of GSM, Carpenter's new estate is prominently featured.  This includes one outside shot of his new garage complex, with a Carpenters family crest outside his spacious garages.  There are four Martin Doors shown in the photo.

Carpenter already houses 25 vintage cars at a warehouse location away from his home and another 11 at his new complex in Ventura County, California.

For the discerning homeowner like Mr. Carpenter, Martin offers extensive style options both inside and outside the garage. Those options include 77 different powder coat color options, window choices, and the ability to powder coat the front, back and hardware of a door.

Besides classic cars, Carpenter's garage complex also features a 1958 Seeburg jukebox; walls decorated with old automobile advertising, war effort promotionals and pop culture elements.  There is also room for fun in the 3,100 square foot garage complex with two pinball machines, a video game and a ping-pong table and XM satellite receivers and speakers throughout the complex.

On the Carpenters official website,, there is a link that showcases some of Richard's car collection.  One shot is of him outside his home next to his 2004 Ferrari 575M and  one of the Martin Garage Doors at his home.

Richard Carpenter is shown next to his 2004 Ferrari in front of one of four Martin Garage Doors, which make up his new estate. Carpenter believes the garage is just as important as any room in the house.