Ron Fricke, Raynor Doors of Nebraska

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Raynor Doors of Nebraska, Inc. is a garage door company that specializes in many different types of garage door sales, service and installation including commercial and residential garage doors and openers as well as dock levelers, gate openers and high-speed roll-up doors.  Ron Fricke is the Head of Residential Sales for Raynor Doors of Nebraska.

How did you get started in the business? – Seven years ago I was asked to come join the company and start as the residential salesperson.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced professionally? – When I started with Raynor Doors I did not know a thing about garage doors.  In the last seven years I’ve learned a lot about residential garage doors and even a little about commercial garage doors too.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Coincidentally, I’m working on that one right now.  Stay tuned to Strictly Business Magazine, as I will get back to you as soon as I have this accomplished!

Tell me a little about your family. – I’m married to my lovely wife Nadine and we have three cats.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Definitely when I married my wife!

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Golf

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – That I work for ABC Sports, ESPN and Big Ten network. When I work the football games for ABC, I stand on the sideline and hold a parabolic microphone.

What are you the most proud of? – As of July 28th, I have been clean and sober for eight years.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? – To not let circumstances control me, but rather to always be in control of my circumstances.

If you could only choose one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Christ-like

If you had a theme song, what would it be? – Time for Me to Fly by REO Speedwagon.  I’m always on the go!

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Speed like The Flash—that way I could get a lot more done.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – Fixing and repairing things.  I’m really good with my hands, but I’m a salesman and I don’t get to use that much for work purposes.

What talent would you most like to have? – I would love to play a bunch of different instruments and be able to sing.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Something in the health field, especially nutrition or fitness.  I love being a Beachbody coach working with P90X Insanity and all those other Beachbody programs. One of the greatest feelings on Earth for me is helping someone lose weight, get healthy and feel great.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell.

What is your favorite movie? – Shawshank Redemption

What is your favorite TV show? – NCIS

What is your favorite local restaurant? – The Green Gateau

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Benjamin Franklin

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – By phone at (402) 450-4720, by email at or, or visit Raynor Doors of Nebraska’s website at

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