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Hiring Hoosiers: Overhead Door thrives during pandemic and looks to expand

Company is looking for employees with no experience needed
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Posted at 6:00 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 15:57:16-05

GREENFIELD — A regional company, not only surviving the hardships of the pandemic but also is thriving, is now looking to expand.

Overhead Door helps make a house a home and it needs more than two dozen people with no experience necessary.

At a new construction house in a growing neighborhood in Greenfield, you'll find Josh Underwood and William Kidd moving fast, installing insulation.

Underwood has been with Overhead Door just more than two years. In fact, this was a successful career change for him, when he took a leap of faith to try something new.

Before he applied to Overhead Door, he was working in the hospitality and food industry.

"So, coming in, I really did not understand what i was getting my feet into," Underwood said.

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Kidd has nearly three decades of this insulation installation work under his belt.

"Once you know what you're doing, it's not tough," Kidd said. "It's pretty much like any job that comes with routine. I've been here for 29 years and I've done quite well, I would say."

Underwood has his sights set on a lucrative future with Overhead Door.

"Oh, yeah," he said. "This is definitely something you can make into a career."

Overhead Door specializes in garage door installation and repair and insulation for new construction homes, offices and apartment complexes.

With roughly 150 employees serving Indianapolis and Central Indiana, the business needs to add about 25 to 30 new workers in its insulation division.

Managers say the coronavirus pandemic never slowed down the company since home and office construction remained an essential industry and home sales continued.

In fact, there is so much work to do, some projects are on hold until more workers are hired.

Applicants do not necessarily need experience, since the company provides a comprehensive training program, where new hires get paid to learn a trade.

Bob Boberg is Overhead Door's insulation division production manager.

"You can make very good money doing this job. If you're looking for a career, this is a great opportunity for a man or a woman," Boberg said.

For job seekers, open positions and hands-on paid training is good news in itself, but the company also prides itself on helping its workers build financial stability.

Overhead Door also helps families by providing an online financial planning course, instructing on budgeting and saving.

After completing the course, a worker who saves $1,000 will receive a $1,000 bonus from the company's CEO.

Boberg said the gesture shows the company's upper management cares for their employees.

Overhead Door provides a long list of benefits, including paid vacations, 401(k) plan, phone plans, financial literacy courses, flexible hours and a stock longevity program.

It's hard work, physical labor, and enduring the weather elements.

But workers say the perks and comfortable living these jobs provide are worth committing to the task.

"Give it a shot, if anything," Underwood said. "Come in. You never know what you're gonna be made of."

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