HMF began manufacturing custom metal doors and frames in 1989, quickly setting the standard for the shortest lead times and most innovative hollow metal products.
Our business formula is simple. We review orders and clarify questions up-front. We ship orders on the day we say we will ship. We stand behind our quality 100%.
When you have a tight deadline, count on HMF Express. We commit to a ship date when your order is placed and we ship over 99.5% on-time or early.
“Turbo” orders ship the very same day you place them. “Express” orders ship in 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days. Our standard lead time is 8-10 days. Exceptionally large and complex orders may take longer.
HMF Express is there for you when your reputation is on the line. Don’t take our word for it — here is what our customers say:
Thanks HMF Express! You’re literally the best. No other rep or salesperson I dealt with responds so quickly & is as helpful as you are and I appreciate that!
Thank you. It’s an awesome feeling knowing that when we call and ask for something to happen I know it will happen 99.999999% of the time! HMF really makes this job a LOT less stressful!
I really, really appreciate all that you did. It kept me out of a very bad situation with an extremely difficult customer.
HMF Express doors and frames are fabricated to the highest industry standards, including the hollow metal manufacturers’ association specification ANSI/NAAMM HMMA 861 and others. Our products are certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Warnock Hersey International (WHI), the Florida Building Counsel (FBC), and several independent quality assurance organizations.
With state of the art equipment and a talented team of industry professionals, HMF Express delivers all custom sizes and hardware preps in our commercial series doors, welded frames, knocked-down (KD) frames, and specialty products including stainless steel, sound (STC), bullet resistant, radius, and more.
“You want me to do what? Meet you at the job site to measure existing frames for door and hardware replacement?”
In our continuing efforts to help our distributor friends, we have a number of useful tools on our website for when you’re called upon to measure existing openings or for door installation.
We made a sidelight with an angled mullion in one our downstairs offices. This frame has a 1 3/4″ removable panel at the bottom, a 1/4″ removable panel in the middle, and glass in the top. Another fine job by the engineers and manufacturing folks!
HMF Express now has an extensive set of hollow metal approvals to the 2014 version of the Florida Building Code (FBC). The listings include side light and transom frame openings, borrowed lights, …
HMF Express is a great source for radius top frames, and we’ll work with you to make sure you get exactly what your customer needs.
We can work from your drawings or specifications, and it is common for us to match a cardboard template that you send in from a tracing made on the job site…
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And hey, who doesn’t riff on a mean air guitar…
HMF Express is proud to announce our newest product development: a 20-minute fire rated knock down drywall sidelight frame!
– Rating: 20 minute tested without hose stream
– Maximum door opening: 3’0 x 7’0
– Maximum sidelight size…
Also new for 2016: a 90-minute removable transom bar and panel!!
This product meets the same construction requirements of our existing fire rated transom frames.
– 18 or 16 ga panel with 22 gauge stiffeners
– Maximum transom panel size is 90″ W x 46″ H
– Can also be used in sidelight frames and more …
84% of orders shipped early in September? That would be the new Chicago plant!
Just as with our Wilmington and Atlanta plants, the Chicago plant starts from sheet steel and punches, bends, preps, welds, and paints each product to your custom specifications…
Catch the September issue of DHI magazine to read an article by HMF Express’s Steve Adams on using quick-ship to increase your profits. The article will outline 5 different ways to benefit from the use of quick-ship suppliers in your business…
Even in a perfect world, the job of the door and hardware distributor is extremely demanding. (Kudos to you in these roles!) Every good distributor has a style, a philosophy, or a way of doing business that has gotten them to where they are now. With your reputation on the line with every order, great distributors must have great vendors to be successful. So what steps can you take to ensure that your vendor partners will help protect and enhance your business reputation and help you in your difficult role as a distributor?…
A good distributor should respond to contractor concerns. Contractors rightly expect their door and hardware supplier to be their door, frame and hardware expert. But when a contractor calls with a field installation issue, what is the best way for a good distributor to.. respond? The stark reality of business is that there is very little time to drop what you are doing and visit a jobsite every time your contractor calls with a door or frame fitting issue…
Recently published in Doors and Hardware (September 2014)
WHEN THE MARKET SHRANK IN 2009 AND 2010, many door and hardware distributors adopted a “low price” strategy to survive. Sales have improved somewhat since then, but profits have not returned to historical levels. Faced with weak margins, distributors now have three choices of how to raise profits: lower costs further, raise prices, or shift to a higher-margin business strategy based on better service…