When you call Lester’s Garage Doors you can expect to receive excellent customer service from the first phone call to the completion of your job!
Our staff and field technicians will treat you with fairness & respect at every encounter.
Meet the best staff in the state!
Ed Hoeft, Owner
Phone: 352 372-6479 Ext. 103
Commercial Garage Door & New Construction Garage Door Sales, Purchasing
Years of experience: 42 years
Education: Building Contractor's License # CBC1251673, Electrical Apprentice Program - Santa Fe Community College, Dale Carnegie Sales Course.
Interests: Cooking, Classic Rock music, History
Fun Fact: Chairs a monthly food drive collecting 1500-2000 lbs of food to feed the local hungry.
Janet Lester Hoeft, Co-Owner
Phone: 352 372-6479 Ext. 102
Office Manager, Accounts Payable, Advertising, Payroll, Employee Benefits Administrator, Financial Officer
Years of experience: 41 years
Education: Graduate of University of Florida, Business Administration
Interests: Reading, Volunteer work, Birdwatching
Fun Fact: Sixth generation of family living in Gainesville. Family still lives on same property, where business is located.
Mark, Service Manager
Phone: 352-372-6479 Ext. 101
Garage Door and Garage Door Opener Service Manager, Residential Garage Door & Garage Door Opener Sales
Years of Experience: 29 years
Education: Genie GMI Select Certified Technician
Military Service: US Navy 1982-1986, aboard the Pearl Harbor USS Cimmeron A0177
Interests: Golf, Dog "Darla", Racing fan
Fun Fact: Crossed the Equator 3 times while in the Navy
Michele, Accounting & Billing
Phone: 352-372-6479 Ext.100
Administrative Assistant, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Maintenance Coordinator
Years of Experience: 19 years
Education: Central Florida Community College, Warner Southern College, Santa Fe Community College
Interests: Singing, Gator Football, Coffee
Fun Fact: Has recorded nine songs from her repertoire.
Garage Door Installer
Years of Experience: 5 years
Interests: Classic cars, Gator Sports, Fishing
Fun Facts: At 10 years old, in 2005, I recall Eddie, Lester's owner, at my childhood home repairing my opener.
Favorite Quote: Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Years of Experience: 14 years
Interests: Loves being a father, riding motorcycles, going to the beach, gardening, building and woodworking
Fun Fact: Came from Syracuse, NY, where he grew up on a dairy farm.
Favorite Quote: "If it's not broken, don't fix it."
Thank you for your years of service. You're always in our hearts. 1981-2022. RIP
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**Note: Please call our office for more information about available openings before sending your application.**