Apple Door of Chesapeake
Apple Door Systems was founded in 1973 in Richmond, Virginia by Hubert Apple. Hubert’s son, Dan, joined the company in 1978 and the company quickly began to expand, opening additional locations in Waynesboro, Fredericksburg, and Williamsburg. As business increased in the eastern part of the state, Apple Door of Chesapeake was opened, lead by Robert Heath, to service Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk. After working for Apple Door of Chesapeake as a technician, Tony Tillman became one of Apple Doors newest store owners.
Tony came to Apple Door Systems from Cintas Uniform Company and Robert (President of Apple Door Williamsburg and Apple Door Chesapeake) immediately knew that there was something special about him. Robert recalls, “Tony would come to our office every week and he always presented himself in a professional manner, and I knew there was something there that would benefit our Company and help us reach our goals”. At the time Robert had been actively looking to add new talent to his Williamsburg and Chesapeake stores and noted, “after several sit down conversations, there was no doubt that Tony was our guy for Chesapeake” and the ball began rolling.
In addition to a natural ability for sales, Tony had a background in carpentry and had also installed entry doors giving him a well-rounded knowledge base for sales at Apple Door. Initially, Tony started off as a door mechanic, installing entry doors and then received his garage door training from the Williamsburg location. According to Robert, “one year after coming on board, the management position came open and it was an easy transition to have Tony lead Apple Door of Chesapeake into the next phase of growth” and as Robert predicted, Tony was a natural! According to Robert, “Tony took charge and our customers loved him; since coming on board, Tony has rebuilt our team of door technicians and office staff. With his fire and desire to win, he has grown the company by 25% which is the largest growth spurt of all Apple Door stores state wide”.
Tony has five children and teaches Sunday school at Deep Creek Church and he and his wife Tonya have just welcomed a new addition to their family, Lilia. Tony’s hobbies include: Madden Football, Frisbees “Disc”, golf and battling with his kids and friends at paintball. You can bet whatever Tony does, he gives it 110% and he loves “winning”! We are proud to have Tony Tillman as a part of the Apple Door team.
Apple Door of Chesapeake recently revealed a new product line, Wind Load Garage Doors. These doors can withstand high winds and are vital to homes in the Tidewater area where hurricanes and severe storms are common. The team at Apple Door of Chesapeake would be happy to assist you in determining your home’s wind load and helping you find the perfect door!