Since launching our “Built In My Garage” blog back in February, the goal was to provide a place where you could find helpful tidbits about your home and life. Whether the topic was on home connectivity, garage safety, educational tips or learning about our different partnerships, we hope we’ve provided you useful information.

To recap what a great year it has been, here is our list of the best of 2016!

LiftMaster Partners with The USO

We partnered with the USO in honor of their 75th anniversary, to make a $1 donation based on the amount of new likes or follows LiftMaster received on any of our social channels. Thanks to you, we surpassed our goal! Read more about it here.

HGTV Smart Home 2016


The HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, N.C., is filled with technological features that allows the homeowner to control the home at the touch of a button from a smart phone or tablet.

The LiftMaster Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener Model 8550W was installed in this home with battery backup and controlled by the MyQ technology. The open and close on-demand and connected garage door is the gateway to the Smart Home. In the back yard, the LiftMaster space-saving Wall Mount Garage Door Opener Model 8500 opens and closes the lawn equipment garage.

In June, Theresa Smith of Glenwood, MD was randomly selected from nearly 83 million entries to the sweepstakes and became the new owner of this tech-savvy home.

Hillbilly Vegas Wins the 2016 LiftMaster Garage Band Contest

LiftMaster sponsored this popular contest once again for budding musical acts, receiving more than 1,700 entries!

It was Hillbilly Vegas, hailing from the state of Oklahoma that won the coveted title. As a result of their win, the band performed in May with country music sensation Lee Brice at the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Mini Universal Remote Control Makes Access Quick and Easy

We introduced the Mini Universal Remote Control this year to help quicken the way you get in and out of your garage or gate. Click here to see all the features this compact remote provide.

The Talented Duo of Federal Moto US

In October, we featured the men of Federal Moto US, Mike and Peter Muller. Their successful motorcycle business began in their parent’s garage where their goal was to learn everything about these two-wheeled machines. Read more about these talented brothers here.

LiftMaster Launches the new HCTDCU Opener

In November, we launched the new and improved HCT opener, now the HCTDCU, with features including assistance with entry management, traffic control, effortless exits, optimized safety and battery-backup. This opener was designed to decrease noise levels in apartment complexes with attached garages. Read more about the impact that this opener has had here.

LiftMaster Serves Feed My Starving Children

Earlier this year, 24 employees spent the day working directly with the local Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) organization by packing meals for malnourished children. Learn more about how the LiftMaster Commercial Door Operator marketing team helped upgrade the FMSC Schaumburg by installing a Logic 5.0 Commercial Door Operator with MyQ technology.

PGA Sponsorship with J.B. Holmes

LiftMaster announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with PGA TOUR Professional, J.B. Holmes beginning in 2016. In addition to hitting the links, Holmes spent time across the country interacting with LiftMaster dealers. This year he competed in 22 PGA Tour events, with his best finish in third at the British Open.
Kasey Kahne Honors Terry Labonte 

At the Darlington raceway in Darlington, South Carolina, drivers pick paint schemes that have been used in the past to commemorate legendary drivers of a specific time. On August 24th, Kasey Kahne honored driver, Terry Labonte, by picking the #44 JD Stacy car as his choice for this year’s throwback paint scheme.

LiftMaster Creates Energy Shield Program 

Earlier this year, we lauched our Cold Storage package to help warehouses decrease the amount of of enery costs associated with dock doors being opened for an extended period of time. Find out more information by clicking on the video below!

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