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Dash Door

Established in 1955, Dash Door is a leading commercial contractor for “Division 8” products and services, operating through its six in-house departments: Glass & Glazing, Contract Door & Hardware, Automatic Door, Service & Maintenance, Access Control, and Specialty Services / Architectural Products.  Solutions provided to general contractors, facility managers, building owners, architects and designers range from preventative maintenance plans to complex turn-key projects.

Solutions provided to designers, architects, general contractors, facility managers and building owners, encompass the entire project life-cycle. Dash Door & Glass offers initial project planning consultation, high fidelity budget exercise deliverables, self-performed furnish and install construction services, and project turnover support for facility preventative maintenance and capital planning.

Having built a decades-old reputation of providing service first, while supporting the best brands in our industries, the Dash Door & Glass team culture is focused on pride, accountability, collaboration and respect – regardless of client or project size.

The Dash Door Difference

The Dash Door Difference is the combination of experience, product & service offerings and an ongoing commitment to customer service. Our six specialty departments offer our clients a unique turnkey solution to their commercial door and glazing system needs.

Steve Sanko, PE, CEO

our history

Over six decades of service

To a young officer in New York City who just finished his military service after WW II, the bright lights and abundant sunshine of Miami Beach beckoned as the US began its post war boom. Dash Door was established in 1955 when founder Martin J. Steiner and his wife Esther decided to explore exciting new technologies and opportunities in South Florida.

The door opened – literally – with the founding of Dash Door, which capitalized on Marty’s business acumen. The new company sold automatic door solutions to the burgeoning hospitality market during the “Miami Modern” boom. By the early 1960’s, Dash Door began to work with a new client, the Miami International Airport (MIA) – a humble relationship that continues today with thousands of automatic and security doors being serviced 24/7.

Leveraging its hospitality and airport expertise. Dash Door continued southward, expanding into the Caribbean and Latin America in the 1970’s. By the 1980’s, the door industry was fully embracing new technologies. Dash Door assumed a leadership role in developing programmable logic control for the MIA and other clients needing complex door sequence of operations or door status reporting over multiple locations. The current Access Control/Electronic service group was born from this effort.

Fierce hurricanes and tropical storms during the 1990’s created a dramatic shift in the way South Florida viewed glass as a building material. With strict new codes evolving, Dash Door expanded its glass and glazing capabilities, becoming a state certified specialty subcontractor to expand its scope offerings on commercial projects. Dash Door also designed and fabricated its first Miami-Dade code approved hurricane product: the center hung aluminum and glass in-swing automatic door is unparalleled in the market today.

As the new millennium ushered in a construction boom, Dash Door responded by implementing new processes, better quality control, and enhanced administrative abilities. The addition of Dash Door’s Contract Door Hardware Group in 2009 was followed by new warehousing capabilities for large-scale contract door and hardware deliveries. Today, larger inventories provide clients with access to Dash Door products on any new construction or renovation project. We can quickly respond to requests for integrated service for Division 8 scopes.

We look fondly on our history as it renews our commitment to superior service, innovative product development, and the long-term client relationships that result from years of hard work.


The Dash Door & Closer Service team is made up of professionals with a combined experience of over 250 years – experience while only being employed at Dash Door! Our high retention offers our clients the greatest level of technical support and service.
Our team:

    • Professional Hardware Consultants
    • Automatic Door Sales Associates
    • Electronics Manager
    • Service Manager
    • Foremen
    • Warehouse Associates
    • Professional Engineers
    • Glazing System Fabricators
    • Process Engineer
    • Estimators
    • Contract Door Hardware Installers
    • Glaziers
    • Automatic Door Installers
    • Service Technicians
    • Master Carpenters
    • Hydraulic Rebuild Technicians
    • Project Managers
    • Finance Specialists
    • Administrative Professionals
    • Customer Service Dispatch

Dash Door is always looking for qualified and motivated individuals to join our team. Please contact us if you feel you are up to the challenge. Resumes may be submitted to: resumes@dashdoor.com

Licensed & Insured

Certified Specialty
Building Contractor

Glass & Glazing
FL License#: SCC131151092

Registered Professional Structural Engineering License

FL PE License #: 67938

Proud Members of

Dash Door & Glass is active within a number of local and national organizations to ensure that our clients have access to the best resources possible.


Over the course of a half century of servicing the South Florida community, we have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of different clients both high-profile and small. Here are just a few of the projects we’ve been proud to lend a hand to:

UM Centennial Village Ph 2B

Dash Door & Glass | Contract Door & Hardware Group was awarded The University of Miami’s Centennial Village, Phase 2B –  the second phase of a multi-year plan to modernize campus hous ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line – PortMiami Terminal B

Dash Door & Glass was retained by NV2A-Haskell Joint Venture on the impressive Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at PortMiami. The Dash Door & Glass packaged scope included: Interior Glass, Contr ...

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Miami Beach Convention Center

Dash Door's Glass & Glazing Group has been awarded the Interior Glass Package for the Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation & Expansion Project.  Dash Door's scope entails interior curtainwall, in ...

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Dash Door & Glass works closely with an established network of partner-vendor manufacturers in order to provide best in class products for each of our service groups – relationships matter