Hello, I’m Cliff Carlson and I’d like to tell you about myself and my business, Cliff Carlson Garage Doors LLC.

My Dad, Clifford Carlson, ran his business for many years and made a good life supporting his wife and three children. As a young boy I sometimes followed my Dad on his jobs. I began sorting nuts and bolts in the backs of garages. I watched a master at his craft installing garage doors or electric operators. He was a great man, teacher, and my mentor. Dad taught me that every customer was important, from the smallest service call to large commercial installations. He was an astute teacher and I learned both the installation process along with the business side of the industry from him. He passed away at a young age and my family decided to continue what Dad had started and we kept the business going.

I am a lifelong resident of Bristol Connecticut. I graduated from Bristol Eastern High School and Waterbury State Technical College where I obtained a degree in (Drafting) and began as a design engineer in the aerospace industry specializing as a tool and machine designer. It was a fulfilling position but I became tired of the 9 to 5 routine. Being stuck behind a desk indoors was not for me. When Dad passed, I left this position and struck out with my brother to continue the business. In 2010 my brother and I split the business and I began Cliff Carlson Garage Doors LLC. With over 30 years experience and a desire to be on my own, I know this decision was the right one. I truly love what I do and enjoy working for each of my customers to supply the best product available and to form a friendly working relationship.

I have been married to my wife Linda for over thirty years (Where does the time go?) She is a great lady and life partner.

We have two dogs: Roxie, a chocolate Labrador retriever (very smart) and Zoe, a york-a-poo (very cute). I have many passions in life. The first being Fishing. I just love casting my reel for anything from trout to ocean tuna. I’ve been fishing a lifetime and have been on many great trips with stories galore.

Most weekends you’ll find me antiquing with my wife in everything from tag sales to prestigious antique shops and shows. I particularly love antique postcards and decorative art which includes everything from lighting to framed art works. The Art Deco period is my favorite.

I am an active member of St. Gregory’s Church. I have sung in many choirs from a young age. Presently I sing with The Bristol Choral Society directed by Ken Ferris and recently elected to the Board of Directors. I also sing with St. Gregory’s Church Choir. Was very excited to have performed in the 2013 Bristol Older Members of the Bristol Boy’s and Girl’s Club Variety Show. I cannot imagine life without music.

I am a former member of Bristol Toepath B.N.I (Business Networking International). I’ve gained immeasurable experience and knowledge networking with local businessmen.

With insight from the past and an excited eye to the future, I plan to build Cliff Carlson Garage Doors to be the best it can be.

Please take a few minutes to visit our website and see first-hand what is available in garage doors to bring your home or business to the next level. We offer a large variety of doors, windows and electronic operators. Each supplier has their individual page which can be linked to their website. In the Wayne-Dalton site you can actually upload a photo of your garage door and try the different styles, colors and accessories available. It’s fun to do and allows you to actually see the final product in the comfort of your home.

Today’s technology gives you (the consumer) the freedom to research the exact door and operator to fit your needs. I’d be happy to work with you and share my experience to help you find the right choices. After all, the garage door is one of the largest purchases you will make on your home.

Give it a try and call me to set up an appointment to purchase and install your new overhead garage doors.

I’ll be looking forward to meeting you and showing you the possibilities available to you and show you just what Cliff Carlson Garage Doors can do for you.

Cliff Carlson




    Go to the SPECIALS PAGE to see our Summer Special. Mention the add and receive a free transmitter with the purchase and installation of every new Liftmaster Operator.

    Please feel free to visit our vendors sites. There you can see what each vendor offers and find the right door/operator for your needs. You can link to the sites on each vendor page or from the blogroll below.

    From the comfort of your home you can link to the Wayne Dalton site and use their Design Center to upload an actual photo of your garage door and design the door/window/accessories and colors.

    After you've made your choices, please give me a call or use the contact page to leave a message, and we can begin the process to update your current garage doors. After all, the garage doors on your home are one of the major upgrades you can make to improve the value of your investment.

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