A History of Excellence
Our company was founded in the early 1930s as Long Island Kalamein
Door Company. One of the early distributors of fireproof doors, the
company was part of the original association that tested and labeled doors for
New York City law compliance. Long Island Kalamein Door Company
was among the first developers of the fireproof door, a revolutionary product
that originated in the New York City area.
Long Island Fireproof/LIF Industries Management Team
The company took on its current identity in 1966, when carpentry contractors
and brothers Vincent and Joseph Gallo purchased it and changed the name
to Long Island Fireproof Door. At that time, the company had few
employees and its annual sales totaled $75,000. The Gallo brothers nurtured
the company and expanded its offering in key areas. In the late 1980s, they
formed a sister company, LI F Industries, to manufacture hollow metal
doors, which had evolved from the original Kalamein door.
Throughout our evolution, we have committed to exceptionally service the
changing needs of owners and builders, as well as construction and design
communities abroad. Moving forward, we continue to seek opportunities,
which will add value, benefit, and superior service to the global construction
community and its end users.
Today, Long Island Fireproof Door has 250 employees, 225,000 square
feet of space in multiple locations, and boasts more than $50 million in annual
sales. An experienced organization with a high service standard and a track
record for innovation in the industry, the company will continue to grow and
expand as customer expectations are consistently exceeded.