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            We are OPEN! Celebrating 50 Years!Call today for expert garage door repair service!                             352-372-6479
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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

Building Contractor

Commercial Garage Door & New Construction Garage Door Sales, Purchasing

Years of experience: 41 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 L. Hoeft, Co-Owner

Phone: 352 372-6479 Ext. 102

Office Manager, Accounts Payable, Advertising, Payroll, Employee Benefits Administrator, Financial Officer

Graduate of University of Florida, Business Administration

Years of experience: 40 years

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: 27 years

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


Phone: 352-372-6479 Ext.100

Administrative Assistant, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Maintenance Coordinator

Years of Experience: 18 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 and Garage Door Opener Service Technician

Years of Experience: 14 years

Interests: Loves being a father, riding motorcycles, going to the beach, gardening, building and woodworking

Fun Facts: Came from Syracuse, NY, where he grew up on a dairy farm.

Favorite Quote: "If it's not broken, don't fix it."



Garage Door and Garage Door Opener Service Technician

Years of Experience: 6 years

Interests: Playing music, cooking, learning about History

Fun Facts: I once got to drive a Lamborghini in Las Vegas

Favorite Quote: "Mind over matter."


Garage Door Installer

Years of Experience: 3 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



Company Spokesman

Marketing Specialist

Created from garage door parts by Mark Wood

Interests: Likes to pose for photos and make people laugh.

Fun Fact: Star of our commercials


720 SE 9th Pl


Phone 352 372-6479

Building Contractor's License #CBC1251673

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

8AM - 4PM

Watch Give Hope Video

Join us in giving food to local charities. Drop off First Sunday of each month to Queen of Peace Catholic Church 10900 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL  32608 

What's New

TV20 News Story about preparing your garage door for hurricanes.

Thank you for your reviews! We have been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award for a fourth year! We appreciate our hard working and dependable staff!
Our Team of Expert Technicians

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