The Pineapple Legend | Our Showroom

The Grand Entrances Story

Grand Entrances, the first custom entry door retail store in San Diego, was launched by owners Cesar Mendez and Colin Pearce in 2004. As innovative entrepreneurs, they envisioned building a beautiful showroom where homeowners, contractors, architects, and designers could easily view an extensive display of doors and hardware. In a few short years, Grand Entrances has grown to become the largest door gallery in Southern California.

“In the past doors had been sold off the shelf in hardware supply stores, dust filled warehouses or by catalog. We thought this was a less than satisfactory buyer experience,” says Mendez. “So we offer our clients the opportunity to see more than 200 door styles, designs, woods, and finishes upright like they would look in your home.”

A unique feature found at Grand Entrances is their custom design capability. The company has designed distinctive doors for some of the most exclusive homes in San Diego The ability to give a basic track home a custom look is a Grand Entrances’ specialty.

Hardware has become an art form and Grand Entrances displays hundreds of choices to dazzle and inspire their client’s creativity. Working with the best names in the business, the eye-catching hardware at Grand Entrances is displayed to be touched and experienced.

"A door is a cross between an architectural element and furniture. With little effort a fabulous new door can give a punch of style to an otherwise ordinary home,” Pearce emphasizes. “We offer complimentary design services because we know homeowners want to express a custom look.”

By offering affordable prices and superior customer service, Grand Entrances has become the destination for discriminating homeowners.

The Pineapple Legend

The Grand Entrances logo is a pineapple for a reason. Since colonial times pineapples
have adorned homes symbolizing hospitality, good cheer, family affection and gracious
home gatherings.

In the 17th century the pineapple was so precious and coveted that kings posed for
official portraits with them as a symbol of prestige. Legend has it that sea captains
would spear pineapples on to their front gates to announce their safe return and
encourage friends to visit. A visual keystone of feasts and friendship, it has become a
favorite motif of architects, artisans, and craftsmen. We thought it the perfect symbol to
represent Grand Entrances.


The Largest Custom Door Showroom in San Diego

We hope that once you have seen the kind of doors and hardware that we offer here on our website, you will come to visit our showroom at:
8226 Miramar Road, San Diego CA, 92126

Photographs will give you a good impression, but our customers all tell us that what made the difference for them was actually being able to come and see our custom door selection in person – we have over a hundred doors on display. That and of course the helpful service!

Previous clients have found it helpful to schedule an appointment.
Please call 858.586.7585

Showroom Hours

Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday closed

Map and Directions

We are located on at 8228 Miramar Road in San Diego CA. Halfway between the 15 freeway and the “Pyramid.” The cross street is Cabot. Turn on Cabot and then turn immediately right into our parking lot.