Call today for expert service! 352-372-6479
Call today for expert service!            352-372-6479
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Welcome to LESTER'S GARAGE DOORS in Gainesville, Florida.

Garage Door Service "Best service in town!"

Schedule Service Call

Click here to experience "the best service in town" from one of our skilled technicians to repair your garage door or opener! We specialize in fast service!                 

Garage Door Remote Control Instructions Genie remote control

Programming Instructions

Sometimes garage door remote controls need to be re-programmed. Click here for programming instructions for the most common models.

image of broken garage door spring Broken spring

Garage Door Spring Repairs

A broken garage door spring is one of the most common problems with a garage door. We keep our vans fully stocked and can do most repairs in one trip! Read more.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8 am - 4 pm

Our friendly office staff is efficient and available to serve you! Call us today! We are happy to help!


Garage Doors

All of our garage doors are made in USA! When tested to determine how much pressure they can handle from wind during a storm, our doors are superior, withstanding winds up to 140 m.p.h. in good condition. We have installed many garage doors that have lasted 40 years or longer!  



Customer Reviews

"Amazing!  Mark was here early, did the job in lightning speed and even helped tighten up and lube up our current door.  I didn't even know our garage door could sound so quiet!" Erik H. August 2014


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We specialize in fast service for your garage door or opener!

To disconnect your Genie screw drive garage door opener during a power outage, follow the instructions on the red tag at the top of the door. Pull the red cord at the top of the door. This will release the garage door from the opener, and you can then open the door manually. 


To reconnect the door to the Genie screw drive opener after the power is back on, simply push up on the lever that the red cord is tied to. The lever pops back up into place, and you should then be able to use the garage door controls. For additional troubleshooting tips see our FAQ page.


Call our friendly office staff to see if same-day service is available today! We usually schedule within 1-2 days and are often able to schedule a service call the same day! We carry the parts you need on our vans and give you the best value for your time and money! As we have been in business for nearly 50 years, and our technicians are some of the most experienced technicians in the industry, many of your friends and neighbors know us as the local experts when it comes to garage doors and openers.  Call us today! We are happy to help! You can trust our expert technicians to save you money, because we don’t overcharge or try to sell you extra items you don’t really need.



Did you know that your garage door is a key component in protecting your house from high wind damage? 


If your garage door is not strong enough to hold up to strong winds, it can blow in. Once that happens, the whole roof can blow off! See the TV20 News story about preparing your garage door for strong winds.


Why Choose Lester's Garage Doors in Gainesville?

Eddie and Janet Hoeft
  • Founded on our Faith in God We recognize God as the source of our business and strive to treat people in a way to let God's light shine through us.
  • Family Owned and Operated
    Serving Gainesville for almost 50 years. Our family has been in the same location since 1921. We will continue to be here and reachable when you need service.
  • Building Contractor’s License  #CBC1251673
    First area overhead door company to acquire a building contractor’s  license.
  • Vastly Superior Products
    Ours last 2-3 times longer than lesser quality products.
  • Highly skilled, experienced staff   Each technician has over 18 yrs experience.  
  • Genuine Interest in Helping You
    Highly recommended by your friends and neighbors. Just ask around!
  • Our Prices are Fair
    We will not overcharge or sell you parts you don’t need. We tell you up-front what the expected cost is and we stick to it!
  • Reliable We keep our commitments, arrive as scheduled, and do expert work.
  • First Garage Door Company in Gainesville Founded by Don Lester at the request of local builders and with the help of God.
  • Awarded Best of the Best in Gaineville Sun's 2016 Reader's Choice Awards. Without even advertising or notifiying our customers of this contest, we were nominated and voted First Place as one of Gainesville's top businesses. 
  • UF Graduate Owner is a graduate from the University of Florida, College of Business Administration
  • Active in the Community
    Supporting charities such as area churches and schools, Catholic  charities, Springs of Hope Kenya, Focus on the Family and Walk America. 
  • Environment- Friendly    Recycle steel, aluminum, plastic and paper, and re-use what we can. Paperless billing offered. Energy- efficient products offered.


About Us

Don Lester with staff 1982


Lester's Garage Doors located in Gainesville, Florida was founded in 1969 by Don Lester (deceased) and is operated by the Lester family, specializing in automatic overhead door and operator systems. We are dedicated to serving Alachua County with the finest products and workmanship available in the overhead door industry. Known for "treating people as you would like to be treated," we have maintained our reputation for the best service in town! Read more...



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