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29 Aug

A Look at The Family Behind First Impression Security Doors


First Impression
is proud to have been voted into the top ten family owned businesses by the Phoenix Business Journal this year, ranking with other valley companies who, like us, take great pride of ownership in their businesses.

Since 1995 we have grown from a family business with one or two employees in a garage, to a successful company which employs more than one hundred fifty local workers. We have done this by never losing sight of our core values.  At First Impression we believe in treating people properly.  We understand that our employees are our business and our customers always come first and our company operates under “The Golden Rule.”

Today we offer twelve product lines, and have grown our business so that we now occupy over 50,000 sq/ft of operation and showroom space across 8 buildings!

When husband and wife team, Tim and Bamie Cornelius and their son Clint took over First Impression in 2002, none of them had any idea how quickly their work ethic and excellent business practices would propel this local Arizona security screen door company to one of the top manufacturers in the state. Tim had spent the previous twenty five years in accounting and had many years of experience managing people.  Bamie had an eye for design which easily translated into some beautiful and unique door designs and ideas.  Many people don’t realize that the wreath hook, which is such a popular option on our security screen doors, was the brainchild of Bamie.  Clint, a veteran, was an expert in engineering and operations management. So manufacturing was a natural fit for his talents.  These days you can also find Tim’s son-in-law, Mark, working behind the scenes in marketing, bringing his decades long experience to the First Impression family business too.

It’s a well oiled machine that we are proud of, and which produces some of the highest quality ornamental iron products on the market, together with award winning customer satisfaction with a fast turnaround and delivery.

Just take a look at our awards and accolades:

  • A+ Rated Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau since 2002
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award for the past 6 years
  • #4 Manufacturing Business in Arizona by “Ranking Arizona” for 2012

And don’t take our word for it either!  Take a look at our reviews:

We have been serving our customers for almost two decades and look forward to the next two decades and beyond!