MT. HOPE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Genie Company, the leading manufacturer of garage door openers and accessories, was featured on last night’s episode of “American Chopper” with the national debut of the custom-built Genie Chopper. The commissioned bike was expertly crafted by Paul Teutul, Jr., owner of Paul Jr. Designs and co-star of the revived fan-favorite series airing on the Discovery Channel. Teutul, a renowned designer and fabricator, designed the Genie chopper with iconic features exclusive to the Genie brand and incorporated those features as working components into the sleek, glossy look.
“There are lots of unique points of the bike, but I have to tell you, the wheels on this chopper are some of my favorite wheels we’ve ever made,” said Teutul as he unveiled the custom-built chopper. “Each spoke was made to replicate the exact pitch of Genie’s patented screw drive technology. It added a super cool, authentic element. Overall, I wanted the bike to feel fast, modern and high-tech, and I think we accomplished that.”
The Genie Company team approached Paul Jr. last fall about creating a one-of-a-kind chopper that would reflect the American heritage of the company’s more than 60 years in business. Concurrently, they wanted it to convey the company’s innovative leadership in smart-connected, Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers. The team gave Paul Jr. brand standards to follow but left the final design completely up to him. By Q1 2018, the vision became a reality at the Paul Jr. Designs shop. Paul Jr. personally unveiled the bike in the Genie booth at the International Door Association’s annual IDAExpo in April.
“We are beyond thrilled how the chopper turned out, and the opportunity to be featured on the reboot season of the show was an added bonus,” says Steve Janas, Vice President/General Manager Sales & Marketing for The Genie Company. “Our whole team is truly revved up and excited that we had a chance to align our iconic brand with the notoriety of the Teutul legacy of work.”
The Genie team is proudly displaying the chopper at their headquarters in Mt. Hope, Ohio. Stay tuned for more details and behind the scenes activities on the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
About The Genie Company
The Genie Company is based in Mt. Hope, Ohio, and is a leading manufacturer of garage door openers and accessories for residential and commercial applications, including smart Wi-Fi connected openers. With its main manufacturing facility in Baltic, Ohio, its roots run deep as an American brand that has been synonymous with garage door openers since 1954. The Genie name itself is a well-recognized icon among homeowners, builders, and dealers alike. Genie distributes its openers and accessories through a broad distribution channel of professional dealers, wholesalers, and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Genie Company is a separate division of Overhead Door Corporation. Learn more at www.GenieCompany.com.