DoorPRO Doorstop Winner LUXlife Resort and Retreat Awards
We are excited to receive LUXlife's Resorts & Retreats Award for the second year! LUXlife Magazine is a premium lifestyle publication which was founded in 2015 by the publishing company AI Global Media Ltd. Distributed to a circulation of 238,000 globally, LUXlife focuses on a range of topics within the luxury lifestyle industry, featuring articles on; fashion, beauty, fine dining, travel, luxury real estate and much more. Within our pages you’ll find everything from product news and reviews, to in-depth pieces on trends, features and comment; all designed to inform, entertain and inspire. The resorts and retreats industry is a multi-trillion dollar leviathan that – in many cases – single-handedly fuels economies. That much remains true even considering the disruptive uncertainty that 2020 brought upon the industry. Today, it remains as competitive as ever, with [...]
New and Improved – ONE SIZE FITS ALL!
The DoorPRO Doorstop has been Redesigned Our DoorPRO continues to reduce property damage when used correctly on the hinge compared to all others. The DoorPRO design is not a prop or a wedge, it is a hinge-based doorstop. “If you can hold the hinge open you can hold the door open.” Jam-doorstops such as props or wedges are just that, props and wedges jammed in the door-jam causing property damage. Reduce property damage and professionalize your service staff with the DoorPRO Doorstop. Now this doorstop can go everywhere you go! For over 15 years, the DoorPRO has been the most recommended hinge-based Doorstop in the Hospitality Industry. Winning “Best New Product” at the 2005 IHM&RS and winning both “Judges Choice” – “Customer Choice” Awards at the 2018 G2E Innovation Incubator has been revolutionary. But with anything, [...]
Reducing the Risk of Door Slams at School
How are you preventing door slams at your school? Education facilities have a lot of doors. Big steel doors. This presents an increased risk of injury, either through students being hit by opening or closing doors or through getting fingers trapped between doors or in hinges. Finger trapping injuries are the most common accidents caused by doors, while injuries caused by being hit with a door can be more serious. It is important that school and college administrators look to reduce the risks by ensuring proper steps are taken to avoid these injuries. The DoorPRO Doorstop is easy to use and safely and efficiently keeps the door open.
Owner Bill Hengler Presented the DoorPRO Doorstop at G2E and WINS!
Making it as one of the finalist at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) has been such an adventure. I had the pleasure of presenting to Kevin O’Leary, Chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John also on Shark Tank, and Cindy Eckert at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, the DoorPRO Doorstop. I explained, why it may be a simple invention, it really can make a difference. First impressions, decreasing work related injury and increasing work efficiencies are the top reasons why the DoorPRO Doorstop has been so successful. I think they agreed! Naming the DoorPRO Doorstop at the Winner and also voted by the attendees as Customer's Choice was surreal! Here is an article written by the Las Vegas Review-Journal: By Richard N. Velotta / Las Vegas Review-Journal October 11, 2018 - 5:33 pm [...]
Use the DoorPRO Doorstop at HOME
Going in and out of a heavy door with your hands full can be a struggle. Not only carrying too many items, but not having something to help keep the door open. Grabbing anything near to you to hold the door open may sound like a good idea at that time, but it can be a safety hazard. We designed our doorstop to be stored on a wall mount, making it readily accessible. Placing our doorstop on the hinge pin keeps you from bending over and risking an injury by using items that were not made to hold open doors. Leave it to the PROs to hold your door open - DoorPRO Doorstop! When you need an open door, you need DoorPRO Doorstop! Purchase DoorPRO Doorstop For Your Home Today!
A Common Injury to Hospitality Workers
The job responsibilities of hotel workers will vary based on their position, but many of them are tasked with the job of cleaning, maintaining and caring for the property. As a result, one of the most common injuries to hotel workers include musculoskeletal injuries. Hotel workers spend a significant portion of their day bending and lifting, which can lead to musculoskeletal injuries and back pain. These injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on what triggers the injury and how soon it is treated by medical professionals. Missed work and out of pocket costs to alleviate back pain can cost large companies millions each year and even more in the loss of production. When the management team, as well as the employees work together in order to reduce risks and prevent injuries within the workplace, everyone benefits. One way to [...]
A Celebration and a Doorstop
Recently, our friends Alex and Iris visited the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. They had the pleasure of meeting David, a Bellman, who was pleased to pose with his favorite tool for providing excellent customer service. Always keeping his head up, David understands how important first impressions are. Our friends notice how professional David delivered their bags into the room and was thrilled to see the DoorPRO in action. My wife, Jennifer and I are excited to stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa this July and celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Besides looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation, we are excited to meet with Kristyna - F & B Coordinator, Michael - Front Office Manager, and Stephen - Room Service Manger, who have been ordering the DoorPRO Doorstop [...]
Who is using the DoorPRO Doorstop
We attended the HD Expo 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. We had a great time talking with many of the industry leaders in Hospitality Design. This event also gave us the opportunity to talk with many of our longtime customers. Here is what they said: We had the pleasure to catch this bellhop in action using the DoorPRO Doorstop at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. We met with Patricia, Lavell, Adam and the rest of the bell staff at the MGM Grand. We also met with Arturo who is the Exec. Housekeeper, he let us know that his Guest Room Attendants have been using the DoorPRO Doorstop for over 10 years and are loving it! We met with Mitchell, In-Room Dining Department Manager at the Bellagio. He told us his entire staff loves using the [...]
A DoorPRO Doorstop Testimonial
We love to hear how the DoorPRO Doorstop helps you to perform your job. We love it even more when we hear how great our customers are too. Thank you for sharing the DoorPRO Doorstop! I travel the world for Reality and documentary TV/Film, and we’re usually traveling with 10-40 cases of gear…in and out of hotel rooms, conference rooms, you name it. I’ve worked on shows like Ghost Hunters International, Dual Survival, Comic Book Men, and Survivor. A few years ago I was doing a Discovery show in Miami, Florida and a bellhop used a DoorPro Doorstop to put our gear into our tech room. I said “Man, I wish I had one of those,” and he gave it to me on the spot. I’ve been traveling all over the world with it since, always in the front pocket [...]
Safety Should Be A Priority In Hospitality
We Say Keep The Doors OPEN! An article posted in the Las Vegas Review Journal talks about a panic button for hotel staff. Here is what it said: Las Vegas hotel maids to ask for panic buttons in guest rooms The Culinary Union will ask Las Vegas casinos and hotels to supply guest room attendants with panic buttons amid national attention to the issue of misconduct in the workplace. The proposal is part of the union’s demands as it readies for talks for 57,000 employees. Panic buttons would allow guest room attendants to notify security if they are in an uncomfortable or threatening situation. Read More... Companies are rethinking safety and misconduct in the working environment. Keeping employees safe is a priority. We suggest keeping the doors open with the DoorPRO Doorstop. If all staff carried a DoorPRO Doorstop with or [...]
Mistakes Made In The Hospitality Industry
In the Hospitality Industry, it is very important not only to make a great first impression but to keep this positive impression throughout the guest's journey. The bellman is usually the first impression and could also be the last impression as guests are leaving. There was an article that was written by Harry Nobles that I thought was very appropriate. During my many years of inspecting and evaluating hundreds of hotels and restaurants and dealing with thousands of employees, I sometimes think I have experienced every possible example of service delivery. I hope I am wrong because that might lessen my enthusiastic anticipation at visiting and shopping the next property. Over the years I have acquired some pet peeves about service and some mistakes that employees make when providing these services. I have also developed some simple remedies to correct [...]
Safety for the Maintenance & Janitorial Team
How often do you think about the doorstops at your facility? They may often be overlooked, but they are an essential part of the day-to-day job of any maintenance or janitorial team. Doorstops can be very important for the safety of your maintenance team. We often see heavy objects, such as a rock or cinder block, used to prop open doors. With this method, a person who is likely carrying a heavy object already has to put down that object and prop open the door. Not only is this inconvenient, it creates a safety hazard. Lifting and moving heavy objects to prop open a door puts unnecessary strain on your back and this method leaves an oversize object to trip over. Using other styles of doorstops can also cause you to bend over, sometimes several times throughout the day. Your [...]
BIG No No’s
What is wrong with these pictures? Have you ever used an old computer tower as a doorstop? How about the shoe off your foot. There are many items that may seem like good substitutes for a doorstop like the photos above, but our revolutionary design offers a simple-to- use doorstop solution that enables more safe and efficient work. Using a rubber mat, which is designed to prevent slipping, to hold open a door at your workplace is a great way for employees, customers or even the UPS guy to get seriously hurt. Can you say lawsuit? According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the single most common cause of injuries at work, and account for over a third of all major work injuries. Propping the door [...]
Caught In The Act
Bellmen at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando We love to see the DoorPRO Doorstop in action. Hundreds of hotels, schools, hospitals, businesses and homeowners, around the globe, use DoorPRO Doorstop daily. Why would you see the DoorPRO Doorstop at these locations? It is designed for convenience, helping to maintain dignity and professionalism, and it helps with wear and tear not only on the door, but the users back. Hospitality Industry - Helping to maintain dignity and professionalism, keeps your head high and chin up! Schools - Keeps those big, heavy doors open saving on injuries to children's fingers Hospitals - Simple -to- use. The solution that enables more efficient work and helps prevent back injuries from bending over several times a day. Homeowners - Holds open the heavy garage door at a 90 degree angle making it easy to [...]
Protecting Children’s Fingers from Door Injuries
Finger Injuries can be prevented A 20-month-old child lost the tip of his finger after getting it caught in the hinge-side of a large metal door. Multiple employees were working at the child care center and all children were well supervised at the time of the incident. As one employee began taking another child outside, the 20-month-old followed and was trapped by the door. Even though the door was equipped with a slowing mechanism, the child was unable to avoid injury. Several surgeries were required because the child’s bone continued to grow through the finger. Eventually, the entire nail was removed and the tip was amputated. The National Safety Council reports that more than 300,000 door-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment take place each year. Children, especially those under the age of four, suffer most door-related injuries that ultimately require [...]
April is Inventor’s Month
National Inventor's Month was started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors’ Digest magazine. As Joanne Hayes-Rines, editor of Inventors’ Digest and a sponsor of National Inventors Month, put it: “We want to recognize those talented, brave individuals who dare to be blatantly creative, and therefore different, and whose accomplishments affect every facet of our lives.” When we think of inventors, we usually think of people like Alexander Graham Bell or Henry Ford, and there’s nothing wrong with that—those people had an enormous impact on what life looks lie today, having invented the telephone and the automobile, respectively. However, in an age of gadgets, gizmos and electronics, it’s easy to forget that there is still incredible progress being made in technological innovation. Need proof? Shunpei Yamazaki, without whom our [...]
Could Opening a Door Cause Workplace Injuries?
When you think of workplace injuries that qualify for Workers' Compensation, does opening a door come to mind? Probably not. But there was an employee in New York that filed a case for workers' comp due to injuries she sustained to her shoulder and elbow by opening a door several times per day. Bariza Laib was a case manager for the State Insurance Fund. Laib says she injured her right shoulder and elbow by repeatedly closing and pulling open the heavy front door of a building in which she worked for five years. The door is made of thick metal and glass with a tight spring that was particularly difficult to open and close on windy days. She complained to security guards in the building lobby about the problem. Laib says she had to use the door four to six [...]
DoorPro Doorstops – Made in America
DoorPro Doorstops are made in America. Always have been, always will be. Your Patriotic spending does a lot more than you think. When you buy American made products, you are making this country better than ever in so many ways. Because we are in control of our country’s future each time we make a purchase, we should be mindful of our purchases and choose Made in America. Here are a few great reasons, outlined by Amy Livingston in an article she posted on moneycrashers.com on the benefits of buying American Made products: Jobs. The most common reason shoppers give for buying American is to help save or create jobs in the United States. According to a 2015 report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) the U.S. lost a total of 5.7 million manufacturing jobs between 1998 and 2013 – partly because of the Great Recession, [...]
DoorPRO is an Industry Standard
DoorPRO Doorstop, has been established as a standard in the hospitality industry. Making a statement with its “Best New Product Award” in 2005 at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City, DoorPRO is a revolutionary product that promotes efficiency and professionalism while eliminating the need to bend over. The DoorPRO was developed in the Las Vegas market in 2005 and Vegas Doorstop Industries Inc has taken the product throughout the US and international. It is being used at thousands of hotels, including 6 major hospitality distributors which could place the product into over 50,000 hotels and motels worldwide. A Las Vegas bellman designed and developed a new doorstop product that was easy to use, decreased property damage and was safer than the old-fashioned models. The company’s success was in understanding the needs of hotel operators and [...]
Bending Over is a Pain in the Back!
According to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time1. In most cases, back pain is not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, fracture, cancer, etc.—rather, it is caused by lifestyle. If your profession requires you to bend over frequently, you most likely have back discomfort. This causes missed work and out of pocket costs to alleviate the pain. In fact, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.2 Why does your back hurt when you bend over? Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Noonan shares that his patients who come in with back pain are looking for an answer to what causes their back pain. The answer is that the pain is usually a result of a [...]