20 years experience

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About Software for Hardware

Founded by John Petersen in 1996, door, frame and hardware distributors across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean have come to recognize Software for Hardware as a leading software solution for over two decades. Software for Hardware focuses solely on the door industry and with over twenty years of experience we understand how to apply the latest technology to help door, frame and hardware distributors run more efficient and profitable businesses.

Software for Hardware pursues a 3-fold approach

  1. Build the best and easiest to use software for door, frame and hardware distributors.
  2. Create great customer service with US based support personnel who respond with a sense of urgency and provide true professional help.
  3. Prove our value every day and maintain long term loyal relationships with our customers across North America.

Everyone at Software for Hardware, LLC strives every day to deliver on this mission. While we are not perfect every day, we always care about our customers and their businesses. As a result, our clients’ average tenure with Software for Hardware is over 9 years! In fact, nearly one quarter of Software for Hardware clients have been with us for well over 15 years. Care about your customers; provide them the best value, and long term relationships will develop.


Our team brings decades of seasoned experience and industry knowledge to Software for Hardware.

Univerus’ core tenet is that significant harmonious value results from bringing together forward-thinking professionals and proven solutions. Representing a suite of software businesses strategically woven into the Univerus family, its centralized management approach has empowered top-notch teams to provide mission-critical solutions with the most robust and innovative products available in the marketplace.

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Cheryl Orsi
Senior Manager Client Support
A DHI Merit Award winner, Cheryl has worked in the door industry for nearly 30 years for several distributors before joining Software for Hardware. Cheryl understands our customers' environment maybe better than any Support & Training person in the door software industry. When not helping door distributors, you may find Cheryl at a local or far away beach.
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Michael Schecter
Director of Technical Operations
World class IT support requires a real sense of urgency. Michael learned this true meaning while developing a career in the gaming industry, working in a 24/7, non-stop, immediate cash and critical operations environment. Michael brings that sense of urgency to Software for Hardware and regularly amazes customers with his dedication and service level.
David Trejo
Sales Representative
David brings years of experience as a Project Manager into his role as Sales Representative at Software for Hardware. He understands the time and work that goes into successfully running a project in the door, frame, and hardware industry and is excited to offer a product that helps with that. With a love for networking and meeting new people, David is ready to help SFH customers new and old.
Ashley Saldivar
Client Support Manager
As a former Project Manager, Ashley has many years of industry experience and a deep understanding of our customer's point of view. This makes her an excellent Client Support Manager, providing training and support for new and existing customers to help them get the most out of Software for Hardware. Ashley is a ``real-life mermaid``, feeling the most at peace and free in a body of water.
Anna Litofsky
Marketing Coordinator
Anna uses her passion for writing and designing to create resources that spread news and updates about Software for Hardware. This includes whitepapers, blog posts, webpages, advertisements, emails, and more. She especially enjoys sitting down with SFH customers to hear their stories and document them as case studies. Anna also uses her creative skills to design characters and write stories in her free time.
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John Petersen
Founder Emeritus
Also an industry award winner, DHI recognized John for his contribution to the industry as a technology pioneer in helping distributors improve automation and efficiency. John retired in 2018 but remains a regular consultant and resource for Software for Hardware and our customers.
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