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Jim Abbott

General Manager

Jim thrives in highly specialized projects with multilayered challenges. He enjoys thinking outside the box to create innovative solutions for doors, frames, and hardware that require critical details. As a leader, Jim is passionate about mentoring and training team members, encouraging them to take ownership of their projects, and helping them grow to their full potential.


  • On-the-job training with industry experts for the entirety of DFH career
  • DFH Education Director for five years with previous employer


  • DHI/DSSF – Door and Hardware Institute/Door Security & Safety Foundation

“Think differently, be unique, carve a new path, be true to yourself, and to your team. To do that you will need to be brave and resilient. No matter what you choose, do it with passion! And always remember, if you’re not progressing, you’re regressing. Embrace change!”