Gas Station Turned Restaurant Supports Veterans

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There was only one garage door manufacturer Brock Nagel considered using as part of his new Warrior Wings restaurant: Haas Door. And there was only one installer he wanted: Nofziger Door Sales. Why? Because the Wauseon, Ohio, native wanted to stick close to home with companies he trusted when building his veteran-owned restaurant.

“This is a Wauseon project,” says Brock Nagel, owner of Warrior Wings in Wauseon, Ohio. “Haas garage doors are made in Wauseon. Nofziger Door Sales is based in Archbold, the next city over. I wanted to partner with companies that have the same dedication to excellence and success that we have.”

Opening Up Warrior Wings

When the weather’s good, the garage doors are open for extended patio seating. When closed, the garage doors bring added light into the interior of the restaurant.

Warrior Wings, specializing in fresh chicken wings, tenders and bird-dogs, opened on Feb. 10, 2020. Nagel rehabbed an old Marathon fuel station and auto repair shop built in 1968 for the restaurant setting.

“This area needs a chicken wings spot,” says Nagel. “And, as community members we have a responsibility to keep bringing new enterprises to our city.”

Now open for limited dine-in, patio and online order take-outs, the restaurant design features two large Haas Door CA320i garage doors. Nagel took advantage of a popular trend of including operable garage doors in his new restaurant setting. When the weather’s good, the garage doors are open for extended patio seating. When closed, the garage doors bring added light into the interior of the restaurant.

Both rust- and corrosion-free aluminum garage doors feature dark gray glass surrounded by black anodized stiles and rails. The inside track and hardware are also powder coated.

“The Haas Door garage doors are working out great,” says Nagel. “They have a heavy-duty frame that provides flexibility. These doors confirm what we knew right from the start: Haas Door products are superior in quality and add distinction to our restaurant.”

Supporting Veterans

The truly impressive thing about Nagel’s new enterprise is his commitment to veterans. He is one of five brothers who served in the Army or Marine Corp. As a combat veteran, he wants to make the difference in the lives of returning veterans.

Warrior Wings, specializing in fresh chicken wings, tenders and bird-dogs, is in an old Marathon fuel station and auto repair shop built in 1968.

“Having veterans involved in the project was a key mission for Brock,” says David Liechty, product specialist at Nofziger Door Sales. “They used a contractor who is a veteran. Our garage door installer, Brandon Short, who worked on this project is a veteran. I’m a veteran. I think we accomplished that mission!”

Nofziger Door Sales also helped keep costs down on the installations of the garage doors. And they donated proceeds back from this effort to local veteran organizations.

For Nagel, it wasn’t just about using veterans to create his business. He wants the business to help support veterans in the area. 

“We’re starting by donating a portion of each sale to local veteran causes to help facilitate healing of our local warriors,” says Nagel. “So far, we’re honored to have donated $2,000 to the American Legion Post 265. They are spearheading a downtown Wauseon project to create and hang banners honoring our local veterans. We plan to identify and work with other organizations in the future to support our veterans. Our goal is to continue to thrive and help our local heroes while serving the best chicken around. We want to be a source of pride for the community and our fellow warriors.”           

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