Specification and Design

EHC partners with architects and owners to realize the overall project design, with a focus on Division 8 Requirements.  Our core value with specifications is to provide three (3) equal manufacturer options for the architectural hardware section of 087100 in order to provide the best products at the best available prices.


Budgeting and Estimating

EHC’s team reviews project documents to offer the best solutions for your project’s budget from our wide spectrum of products from numerous manufacturers.  Our estimating department has experience with many different sized projects ranging from small offices, tenant fit outs, and fitness projects to multimillion-dollar schools, hospitals, and multi-family living facilities.


Detailing Process

EHC’s Detailing Department uses some of the most advanced software in the industry to review the estimate and confirm each product meets specifications to prevent mistakes from happening before ordering.



EHC’s Pre-Install Department is one more step in aiding our clients to a hassle-free and efficient project.  The process includes the installation of the hinges, door closers, exit devices, locks, electrified hardware, and flat goods, preparing your door for simplicity in the field.  This allows our team to catch manufacturing/product defects and correct them prior to delivery.   Pre-install eliminates the need for a “hardware room” or storage space while preventing any possible on-site damage and allows delivery closer to your true installation of the opening.



EHC works with a variety of owners, schools, and hospitals, integrating new key systems to enhance convenience and security. Our certified team can retrofit and streamline your current system, with the ability to handle products provided by multiple manufacturers over the years.  Ask about our restricted key system and SmartShops.


Project Management

Our seasoned and highly trained project managers supervise the job from beginning to end, personally following up with each client, manufacturer, and our warehouse team to prepare each order for delivery.



We can coordinate with your contractors or send our own installation team to complete the job. Our expert professionals are current on the most recent training, so everything will be finished safely and efficiently.  The complete installation is the final phase of the project, making EHC a true Total Opening Solution provider for all your projects.


After Market

EHC works directly with Owners, Property Managers, and Facility Personnel on renovation, maintenance, upgrades, and code compliance of existing buildings. Our end user sales teams are available to review and access the need for replacements or new designs for an existing room, floor, or wing.


Fire Door Inspection and Installation

EHC’s Fire Door Inspection service is among the most comprehensive available in the industry.  Our certified inspectors survey, inspect, and test every fire rated opening’s door, frame, and operable assembly. Our report allows your team to review the facility’s inventory of fire doors, statistics, and any occurrences where compliances may not meet the necessary standards.  EHC will recommend, provide, and install any recommended solutions.


Automatic Door Operators

EHC provides pricing and installation for all your automatic opening needs. Our installation team is AAADM (American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers) certified and continuously trained on safety regulations to make your automatic doors safe and convenient. We have 24/7 service available, and our trademark vans/trucks are always fully loaded with the tools and parts we need to make same day repairs.


Access Control

EHC offers a variety of access control systems and services for Greater Cincinnati area businesses, including proximity cards, fobs, and keypads. Our system technicians provide solutions for organizations with many doors and employees seeking a hard-wired system (card reader on the wall) as well as smaller operations with data on card options (battery operated card reader lock). When dealing with access control, EHC strives for securing your facility and assisting in securing unique applications.


Glass & Glazing

United Glass & Automatics (a division of our unified affiliated companies) is a commercial glass & glazing contractor specializing in exterior and interior glass and glazing solutions for both new construction and large renovation projects. We have installed interior and exterior glass on buildings throughout the Tri-State area during our 10 year history, ranging from basic window applications to the most challenging curtain wall systems. We have long standing relationships with leading industry suppliers and a proven track record to ensure a successful outcome in the Greater Cincinnati market.

Division 8 Products and Division 10 Specialties

EHC specializes in the estimating, engineering, supply, service, and installation of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) Division 8 and Division 10 sections.

  • Metal Doors and Frames
  • Wood Doors and Frames
  • FRP Doors
  • Access Doors
  • Architectural Hardware
  • Entrances and Storefronts
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Access Control
  • Auto Operators
  • Toilet Compartments
  • Toilet Partitions
  • Washroom Accessories
  • Visual Display Boards