Gates2U Custom Pet and Baby Gates Started with this Rescue Dog, Prince, in 2002. He didn't like cats, and our old cat Mao, was too frail to stay away from him. So, we needed to keep the dog from the kitty! The problem was, the home was old with decorative stairs, and a simple wood or plastic gate looked awful. So, we made our first gate, and installed it, and used it for years.
How We Started. Gates2U was formed as a division of Urban Revivals LLC in 2003. Urban Revivals, owned and operated by Cheryl Campbell, was providing historic home restoration services in the Washington DC metro area. Services included a number of artisan and woodworking specialties: historic tile restoration, gilding, ornamental tin ceilings, plaster repair, and historic woodwork restoration. Ms. Campbell, owner and engineer, was providing restoration services for historic Victorian homes in Dupont Circle when she received requests from her clients, who needed gates to match their historic staircases and landings. Coincidentally, Ms. Campbell had just created Prince's gate! Ms. Campbell used her design for Prince's gate, for her client's gate. The installed gate was so well received, that a new product line was launched.
Since 2007, we have worked with the Dover DE location for our pre-finished moldings used within our gates and kits. We recommend them for contractors and homeowners.
Hardware World provides an excellent online experience for hinges, latches and other door and gate hardware in a multitude of finishes.
When the gates were reviewed in the Washingtonian magazine in 2004, our national shipments commenced. You may view the article on kid-proofing your child's bedroom here (we were still named Urban Revivals at this time). Prince, our mascot, is still around, and we still offer discounts to animal rescue leagues.
Fourteen Years of National Online Sales. Gates2U is proud to have reached its 14th year of selling gates nationwide. Gates2U, a tradename of Hebell LLC (formerly Urban Revivals), has sold thousands of custom gates. Each of these gate sales resulted from a back-and-forth dialog with our customers by phone, email or online chat. In 2013 we introduced more design-it-yourself tools online. We consider a satisfying design experience the SECOND most important part of our operations. (Our top priority is your happiness at receiving a beautiful gate!) For this reason, we listen carefully to our customers and the features they say they need.
How The Company Started. Gates2U was formed as a division of Urban Revivals LLC in 2003. Urban Revivals, owned and operated by Cheryl Campbell and Gretchen Schimelpfenig, was providing historic home restoration services in the Washington DC metro area. Services included a number of artisan and woodworking specialties: historic tile restoration, gilding, ornamental tin ceilings, plaster repair, and historic woodwork restoration. We shifted our business to the gates as demand increased.
Our Move to Maryland as Hebell LLC. In 2006, Gates2U moved from Washington to Maryland, so that all attention could be focused on the gate products alone. We closed Urban Revivals and re-incorporated as Hebell LLC. Gates2U is now is a tradename of Hebell LLC of Maryland. Gretchen Schimelpfenig was instrumental in establishing our new facility and initial production and packing areas. We are located at 114 Hobbs Street Greensboro MD, in business-friendly Caroline County.
Insured and in Good Standing. We hold liability and general business insurance through Avon-Dixon Inc. and Selective Insurance. Hebell LLC is a company in good standing with the State of Maryland, meeting all tax and licensing regulations. We are a registered manufacturer in Maryland. We hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
A Family Run Business. Since 2003, we've remained a family run business. We pride ourselves on providing a custom gate solution with fast delivery and polite customer service. We encourage our customers to let us know of new requirements, ideas, and anything we can do to provide an even better shopping experience.