AMBICO has been a leader in the manufacturing of specialized door, frame and window products for discerning corporate clients.

Founded in 1955 by brothers-in-law Israel Shinder and Emanuel Lightstone as a regional construction-products business, AMBICO remains a family company — but one that now boasts a worldwide reputation as an innovator and leader in the specialized door market. Today, President Jack Shinder and Vice-President Judah Silverman regard the world as AMBICO’s marketplace.

The exceptional leaders at AMBICO are backed by a 100-strong team that includes expert machine operators, export specialists, engineers, and marketing professionals. Architects and engineers trust the AMBICO team to meet even the most challenging jobs. Be it a glamorous entrance door to a casino or a subtle brass-clad entry to a heritage building, AMBICO matches craftsmanship with precision specifications. Our staff listens carefully to your needs and then excels at providing solutions that exceed expectations. That’s why AMBICO has recorded annual sales growth of 15-20% for each of the past five years, completing upwards of 500 distinct projects annually.

Unparalleled Installation Support

AMBICO supplies architects, engineers, and building contractors with detailed installation instructions. For complex projects, we offer the service of an AMBICO factory installer, sending them to the site to train and oversee the crew performing the installation work. We also offer free installation certification to train for the correct installation of our products.

An Innovation Leader

AMBICO’s manufacturing facility located in Ottawa, Canada, ensuring AMBICO’s expert technicians can meet large-volume contracts while also constructing every door with precision and craft. Our cutting-edge commissions include bullet-resistant doors, frames and windows; acoustic door and frame assemblies; and brass-clad doors and frames.


A Focus on the Environment

Where possible, AMBICO employs materials that are highly recycled, complying with LEED certification. All of our doors are available free of urea formaldehyde and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). AMBICO uses wood products that comply with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) guidelines.

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