Army Captain Trades in Military Duds to Open New Career 'Door" in Huntington Beach

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Former airborne ranger and all-American linebacker tackles his next great adventure.

At only 31, local resident Stephen King has lived a life of excitement, danger and adventure. As a West Point Graduate, an all-American linebacker throughout college and then enlisting in the military post-graduation, King is no stranger to hard work. His skill and dedication while in the military earned him the position of Army Captain and Airborne Ranger -- tasks that speak volumes to his work ethic, bravery and ability. After five successful years of military service, King has moved on to his next adventure and his latest business venture -- bringing the first Interior Door Replacement Company (IDRC) to Huntington Beach.

Like the name suggests, Interior Door Replacement Company of Huntington Beach, located at 15441 Chemical Lane, specializes in the replacement of unattractive and outdated doors with designer and unique interior doors thereby creating a dramatic difference to the overall appearance and value of a person's home.

Airborne Ranger to replacing interior doors? Where is the connection? If asking King, the career transition is not as dramatic as one would think.

"The United States Military Academy prepares young men and women for the stresses of war but in turn it prepares these men and women for the challenges in business," King said.    

After leaving the military, King looked for a unique business opportunity that was not the typical coffee shop or oil change franchise. King was interested in the 'next big thing' and found his ideal opportunity with Interior Door Replacement Company ( -- a unique and fast-growing niche home improvement concept that is beginning to generate a buzz in the home improvement industry nationwide.

"Until now, there has not been a company offering homeowners a one-stop, hassle-free door replacement service," said King. "New interior doors really give a home a total face-lift. Door replacement is one of the few, if not, the only, home improvement project that takes less than a week to finish, costs less than $5,000 and affects the entire home.

Until IDRC was launched, homeowners had to hire general contractors or a large home improvement store to replace interior doors which generally make a mess of a home, takes over a customer's home for days, sometimes weeks, and can be quite expensive.

"IDRC has a system that removes all of that hassle and a lot of the unnecessary expense," said King.

IDRC of Huntington Beach features a spacious showroom that displays a wide selection of doors, handles, paint colors, and finishes. Once an order is made, IDRC installers perform most work off-site. In all, IDRC spends only two hours in the customer's home, from start-to-finish, eliminates messes and keeps the process affordable and non-disruptive for homeowners.

"IDRC has always thought that it's better to do one thing better than anybody else than 10 things just as good," said Stephen King. "We think door replacement should be left to the experts, and IDRC has it all figured out," King said.

About Interior Door Replacement Company

Founded in 1997, Interior Door Replacement Company (IDRC) is the largest company of its kind in the United States. IDRC provides customers with a complete 'one-stop' service specializing in the replacement of uninspiring flat doors with designer raised-panel molded doors. Doors include wood doors, French doors, closet doors, custom doors and much more. Currently with 17 locations in four states, IDRC ( has territories available for franchise expansion in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. The company projects to open 200 locations in the next 10 years nationwide. For more information, visit or call 1-866-315-IDRC.

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