Doors, Frames, & Accessories
1060 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54303
- Mon - Fri
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
General InfoLaForce's Mission is to provide expert technical knowledge, service and door opening solutions which protect life safety and building security. We deeply value our strong relationships with business partners, clients and associates, developed through professionalism and integrity, while supporting a continuous growth culture.1950’s 1950's • 1954: Joe LaForce purchases a hardware supply business in downtown Green Bay, WI. • 1950’s: LaForce shares offices with Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers organization. • 1950’s: Life safety codes are first developed, and steel products are more commonly used in doors and frames. 1960’s • 1960’s: The use of steel for doors and frames continues to gain traction. • 1960’s: LaForce makes investments in bending and cutting machines to manufacture its own custom frames to better meet customers’ needs, later adding its first wood shop. 1970’s • 1971: LaForce rents its first IBM computer. • 1972: Company moves to present location on West Mason Street in Green Bay, WI. • 1974: LaForce lands its first Chicago job. 1980’s • 1980’s: New technology and computers further integrated into business processes, significantly increasing electronic capabilities. • 1980’s: LaForce completes its first customer-requested pre-installation project, which later expanded into its own department and dedicated shop space. • 1980’s: LaForce also completed its first pre-finishing project, which later expanded into its own dedicated shop space. • 1980’s: The three warehouses behind the Green Bay office space became available, so LaForce buys them. • 1989: LaForce opens offices in Milwaukee, WI and Vernon Hills, IL. 1990’s • 1990’s: Environmental standards further integrated into the business with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation. • 1990’s: School security becomes a bigger concern and LaForce responds by increasing security options. • 1993: New office location opened in Madison, WI. • 1998: The railroad line dividing the Green Bay office space and warehouse space became obsolete. LaForce purchased the land and built an adjoining building for additional office space. 2000’s • 2000’s: As electrical capabilities grew, LaForce needed a dedicated department for knowledgeable staff members, so established the Security Integration division. • 2000: Architectural Services becomes a new division. • 2001: LaForce establishes a location in Cincinnati, OH. • 2004: A second Chicago area office is opened in Willowbrook, IL. • 2004: LaForce launches an internal Employee Wellness program to promote healthy lifestyle programs and initiatives. • 2004: The second floor of the 1998 addition is finished with offices and workspaces. • 2006: LaForce adds a new location in Detroit, MI. • 2006: The Green Bay location acquired additional shop space behind the current buildings. • 2009: Company opens its Indianapolis, IN location. 2010’s • 2011: LaForce unveils its Phoenix, AZ office. • 2013: The Columbus, OH and Appleton, WI offices are added. • 2013: LaForce launches an internal Volunteer Committee to organize volunteer events and opportunities for employees. • 2014: LaForce opens an office in Austin, TX.
Headquartered in Green Bay, WI, LaForce also has offices in 11 locations nationwide. Details on locations and contacting can be found at http://laforceinc.com/about/locations/.
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