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Hale’s Overhead Doors transitions to Jolly Goat Garage Doors


Johnny Hale has installed and maintained overhead doors around Purcell since 1984.

His company, Hale’s Overhead Doors, proudly serviced horse farms, ranches, businesses, and residents.

After 40 years of hard work, Johnny was ready to retire.

“I woke up one day last April and said ‘I don’t want to go to work today’ so I called Jeff,” Hale commented.

In April of 2023, Jeff Gabelsberg purchased Hale’s business and absorbed it into his own company, Jolly Goat Garage Doors.

Johnny and Jeff’s relationship did not simply begin and end with the transfer of ownership of the company, however.

Jeff’s first job was working for Johnny in 1994.

“I didn’t have children so Jeff was the closest I had to my own son,” Hale said.

Since then, Jeff has worked for many successful garage door companies across the country.

He has an immeasurable amount of knowledge about garage door installation and maintenance and wants to ensure the Purcell community that they will continue to receive the quality service they received from Hale’s.

Jeff focuses on training his employees extensively.

The Jolly Goat facility in Oklahoma City has the only garage door training facility in the state of Oklahoma.

Employees train on installation, maintenance, and trouble-shooting upon hiring and throughout their career.

Jeff explained that he doesn’t want his team to have to return to a client because of a mistake.

“We love our customers but we don’t want to see them once a year,” he said.

The facility in Oklahoma City is also home to the company mascots, three Dwarf Nigerian goats named Jolly, Blanch and Valentino.

They live a charmed life with a lovely pen in front of the shop and cozy home inside the training facility.

Jolly Goat Garage Doors answer their phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They do not run service on Sunday but will schedule appointments.

Jeff aims to create raving fans out of his customers.

He explains that people do business with companies they know, they like and they trust.

His customers know Johnny Hale. He knows they like Hale’s Overhead Doors.

And he wants them to trust Jolly Goat in the same way they trusted Hale’s.

“We want to be efficient and we don’t ever want our customers worried about their garage door,” Gabelsberg said.

Jolly Goat Garage Doors currently has 18 employees and 12 service trucks.

They service all of central Oklahoma from Edmond to Davis and El Reno to Byars. Jeff is always looking for energetic people to join his team.

Jeff believes in helping his employees reach their goals both at work and in their personal life.

Jolly Goat is a forward-thinking company where employees can grow and advance.

Jeff plans to expand Jolly Goat Garage Doors across Oklahoma through acquisition. Growth and expansion is part of their future. 

Jolly Goat Garage Door’s may have the look, expertise, and professionalism of a national company but rest assured that they still have roots in the community.

Johnny said, “It is still locally owned and operated, the main thing is that customers will get the same service they had with me.”

The employees and customers always come first.

When you see a slick wrapped Jolly Goat service truck, you can be sure the employee is a well-trained, caring professional that will provide the kind of service you’d expect from Hale’s.


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