Electronic Door-Lift (EDL) / Gate Masters

Opening Doors For Customers Since 1964.
Serving Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties.


Our Reputation Is Your Peace Of Mind.

For over 55 years, Electronic Door Lift (EDL) / Gate Masters has built its name on one standard of performance: Providing superior service and the highest quality products to our customers.   To sustain that level of mastery through the decades, we’ve filled our team with the best craftsman, designers, engineers and repair / installation personnel in the business. Their talent and passion are a powerful resource for making your vision a reality.

Specializing in safe, secure access solutions for most residential and commercial applications, we are a single source provider of hurricane-ready garage doors, garage door openers, custom aluminum gates, access systems and security barrier arms. We carry only top brands such as Raynor Garage Doors, Haas Garage Doors, plus openers from LiftMaster and Viking. And our custom aluminum gates are manufactured in-house to meet the most discerning design criteria.

With a fleet of 31 vehicles we will be there when you need us.

For the peace of mind that your project will achieve its fullest potential, EDL / Gate Masters has you covered.  We’ll go above and beyond to make sure our reputation meets your expectations.

Our Guiding Principles
Integrity • Fairness • Honesty

We thank all our customers for our growth and many years in business.

Birth Of A Business

In 1963, while working for an early manufacturer of radio-controlled openers, Jack Trout Sr. had a novel idea. He built a small replica of a home on the back of a truck with a working garage door to demonstrate the labor-saving benefits of automatic openers as he traveled from neighborhood to neighborhood. The demo worked so well that a year later he started his own business and Electronic Door-Lift (EDL) was born.

Growth And Service

After an early focus on providing residential garage doors and openers, EDL continued to grow. With the purchase of Gate Masters and several other manufacturing and service companies in the 1990s, we evolved into a single-source provider of hurricane-ready garage doors, automatic openers, custom aluminum gates, automated access systems, security barrier arms and other specialty products. The project scope swelled to include a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial applications throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County.

Community Impact

EDL and Gate Masters’ roots in South Florida run deep … and so does our commitment to the people and communities we serve. In one unique initiative, we’ve partnered with the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Department to help first responders save lives. Our contribution: Providing garage doors from previous projects for training demonstrations that show rookie firefighters how to access burning homes.

In It For The Long Run


Trout Family EDL / Gate Masters is a third-generation family-owned and operated business. The Trout family has been servicing and installing garage doors and entrance gates in South Florida for over 55 years. Being a family-run business, we treat our customers like family. EDL / Gate Masters provides our customers with only the finest quality products coupled with expert installation.

EDL-GM GroundbreakingSince 1964 we have grown tremendously and now have a large fleet of fully-stocked dispatched vehicles offering same-day and 24/7-365 emergency service. We offer hurricane-ready garage doors from some of the best manufacturers in the industry, such as Raynor Garage Doors and Haas Door, as well as Chamberlain/LiftMaster openers. We also custom design aluminum entrance gates for homes and commercial establishments. All our automatic gates are supported by such top brand openers as LiftMaster and Viking.

Today, EDL and Gate Masters is an industry-leading third-generation family business with a fleet of 31 vehicles and a team of more than 50 installers, craftsmen and service professionals. President Jack Trout Jr. commands the EDL / Gate Masters ship and son Travis directs day-to-day operations for Gate Masters.

What's Next? Jack Trout Reflects:

“We’ve prospered by making customer satisfaction and long-term relationships our top priorities. No matter what changes and challenges come down the pike, keeping our tradition of treating customers like family and delivering exceptional quality is our foundation for the future.”