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Business name: Brown’s Overhead Door Company.
Owners: Doug and Kris Brown.
Address: Home office in Ridgefield.
What the business does: Services and installs residential and commercial garage doors.
How has the economy affected your business: In the past two years, the Browns have reduced employees from 30 to six. They also moved from a storefront to a home office and reduced their advertising budget.
Greatest challenge: The Browns said their greatest challenge is getting quality employees.
What’s ahead: The Browns want to keep the business in their family. Their children are currently studying business in college, with plans to take over the business in the future.
Year established in Clark County: 1985.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.