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We our members.



We Foster
Education

We provide technical, industry issues, and related business management training. Regardless of an individual’s career path and goals or position within the industry. Whether for personal skills development or pursuit of certification.


We Advocate
for you

We create demand for our industry members’ specialized expertise with construction industry stakeholders. We monitor and influence related building codes and standards, and government legislation that impacts our industry and members.

We FACILITATE
your work

We conduct events that bring our distribution channel members together to do business better. We provide vehicles and opportunities for enhance communications within the distribution channel.

Why DHI?



DHI Mission Statement

The Door and Hardware Institute is a professional organization that serves the North American marketplace as the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification resource for the architectural openings industry with a focus on the channels of distribution.

Dedicated to Excellence

The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) represents the architectural openings industry. With ancestry dating back to 1934, the Institute has more than 5,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership consists of individuals and consultants involved in the architectural openings industry, representing distributors, manufacturers and sales representatives/agency firms, as well as architects, specifiers and contractors who rely on such professionals.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of DHI is to provide its members with the skills and competencies to compete successfully in the advancement of the safety and security of the built environment.