Serving the Greater Delaware Valley, Wayne, Norristown, King of Prussia

About Us

Since 1963

About Steelway
Cellar Doors

When Steelway Cellar Doors first opened in 1963, our goal was to provide homeowners with steel cellar doors that could replace their old, rotting wood cellar entrances. Today we are still proud to offer and manufacture all-American steel cellar doors and prefabricated cellar entrances. We also have expanded our business to install egress windows and stairs.

As a family-owned, local business, we always do our best to make sure our customers are taken care of. When you choose Steelway Cellar Doors for your egress window and cellar door needs, you can count on our friendly, knowl- edgeable technicians to get the job done on time and on budget. We can’t wait for the opportunity to give you the egress services you’re looking for!

Norman McAvoy

CEO, Owner

About the Owner

Norman McAvoy started working for Steelway Cellar Doors in 1984. He purchased the company in 1986. Even though he is the second owner, Norman has worked hard to maintain the value that the original owners had wanted while growing and expanding the business. He has personally installed over 12,000 cellar doors over the past 33 years and continues to work in the field from time to time. Norman is a Certified Egress Specialist and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Richmond.

In his spare time, Norman enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also loves the outdoors.

Meet the Team

Below are some of the people you may come into contact with when working with us. We are very proud of our team and the great service they provide to our customers.


Norman McAvoy


Larry Conroy


Derek McAvoy

Director of Development/Laser/Plant Operations Manager

Tate McAuliffe

Senior Sales Representative

Andrew Smyles

Installer/ Sales

Jonathan Palmas

Concrete Division/Egress Specialist

Ivan Palmas

Concrete Division

Max Moran

Concrete Division

Alex Trinidad

Egress Specialist

Bonifacio Castro

Production Crew Member

Javier Alonso

Production Crew Member

Francisco Villafana

Production Crew Member

Jill Palmas


Kim L.

Office Manager

What sets us Apart

Steelway Cellar Doors is here to dominate our market and provide the very best for our customers. We have remained focused on cellar doors for decades, but we have also evolved with the times and expanded our product list to help more and more homeowners in need. We will be here installing our steel cellar doors and egress windows for many more years to come.

Quickly & Effective Response

Safe & Well Built Construction

Modern & Attractive Design

Construction Consulting

Our Products

Custom Cellar Doors

Customize a new entrance for safety, convenience, and security.

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Bulkhead Concrete Pouring

We offer professional concrete pouring services for existing and new basement entryways.

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Windows Wells And Covers

Our window well covers are built with the highest quality materials.

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Diamond Plated Sidewalk Doors

Our line of diamond plated sidewalk doors solves your businesses egress problems.

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Aluminium Sidewalk Doors

Our line of aluminum sidewalk doors gives your business a safe and simple solution.

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Galvanized Steel Sidewalk Doors

Our line of galvanized steel sidewalk doors is the option when you are looking for the perfect egress.

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Basement Egress Entrance

Our steel basement doors are designed to fit any space and are guaranteed to stay durable, weather- proof, and secure.

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Egress Windows

Egress windows provide safety, access, and daylight for your basement.

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Bulkhead Dig Outs

If you have an egress entrance that is badly damaged and needs repair, our basement egress experts can dig out the area.

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Steelway Cellar Doors fabricates our own cellar doors, which are available in both custom and standard sizes. These doors are American made, fully welded together, and easy to install. Because they are in one piece, they are also watertight. Trust Steel- way Cellar Doors for fast service and for the strongest cellar doors on the market!

Affiliations & Certifications

Professional Organizations & Certifications

International Code Council

Steelway is a member of The International Code Council and is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification.

Basement Health Association

The Basement Health Association is a professional trade organization working to connect customers with highly reputable, BHA-Certified basement waterproofing and home improvement contractors.


We are a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating! Check us out over there!

Certified Egress Specialist

Norm McAvoy, owner of Steelway Cellar Doors, is a Certified Egress Specialist through the Basement Health Association.

Laser Certification

After completing training, Derek McAvoy is a certified TruLaser Fiber Modular Operator

Laser Certification

After completing training, Javier Alonso is a certified TruLaser Fiber Modular Operator

Montgomery County Veterans Discount Program

This certifies that Steelway Cellar Doors participated in the Montgomery County Veterans Discount Program. A program that appreciates the sacrifices our Veterans have made for this country. Steelway Cellar Doors wishes to show their appreciation for our veterans who have served to protect our freedoms.

Pennsylvania Workplace Safety Committee Certification

This certifies that Steelway Customer Cellar Doors formed and maintained a workplace safety committee covering their PA workplaces and met state-established requirements for certification. Safety committees are a proven tool in helping to keep employees safe, injury free and on the job earning their full wages.

SKILLFRONT Certification

This is to certify that Steelway Cellar Doors has been attested to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems



2017 Angie's List Gold Super Service Award

Steelway Cellar Doors was awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award for the 4th consecutive year!


2016 Angie's List Gold Super Service Award

Steelway Cellar Doors received the prestigious Angie's List Gold Super Service Award three years in a row.


2015 Angie's List Gold Super Service Award

Steelway Cellar Doors received the prestigious Angie's List Gold Super Service Award two years in a row.


2014 Angie's List Gold Super Service Award

Steelway Cellar Doors received the prestigious Angie's List Gold Super Service Award!




“They were excellent, cleaned work area so well you wouldn't have known they were there. The overall experience was wonderful. No issues and the door looks great.....”

Denise Kehoe

“Excellent Work!”


“Steelway did an excellent job outlining the scope of the project, handling the permit, and installing the egress. From start to finish, everything ran smoothly. John and Andrew did....”

David - North Wales, PA



“We want to thank the team at Steelway Cellar Doors for the efficient way in which our order was processed, from the first call I made in August when I talked to Carter Williams for....”

Lois & Rosina - Burlington, NJ



“My customer and I were very pleased with the quality of the door. I will definitely use you again in the future as well as recommend your company to others.....”

Evan - Souderton, PA

“Worth every penny”


“I finished installing my new custom-made cellar door a couple weeks ago. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the quality, durability, and craftsmanship of the doors. They were ....”

Mark - New Castle, DE

“Dry Basement!”


“Thank you very much. For the first time in 7 years there has been no water in my basement. Please feel free to use me as a reference.....”

Mark - Perkiomenville



“Norm: I just wanted to drop you a line, and say ..... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! You, and your guys did a GREAT job! You were always there when you said you would be, on time, and read....”

Sergeant John - Philadelphia, PA

“Highly Recommend”


“My review is in two parts to explain what I believe are the true signs of a great company. We contracted Steelway from a recommendation and requested an estimate. Norman came out p....”

William - Limerick, PA

“Our appreciation”


“We have received our new cellar door and installed it. It is awesome and fits like a glove. Thank you for helping us get just the right fit and for making a good quality door. Plea....”

Sheila - Tecumseh, NE

“Excellent customer service!”


“On July 10th you installed a new cellar door unit for us. We would just like to thank you for #1) responding to our telephone call; #2) sending information promptly; #3) returning ....”

Albert & Carole - Royersford, PA

“Quality product at a reasonable price”


“Thank you for your follow up and resolution to my order. I received the door on Monday. I am pleased with it's fit and finish. While, barring catastrophe, I don’t expect to have ....”

Bill - Portsmouth, NH

“Impressed with the workmanship”


“I received my door via Overnight Express freight on June 30th. I am very impressed with the workmanship. I began the install on the following Saturday. I removed the old door, perf....”

Norm - Middletown, IN

“Job well done!!!”


“I just wanted to send a quick thank you for all the help, guidance, and patience with me on this project. Everything seemed to go very smooth this morning, and I am very excited ab....”

Jerry - Bear, DE

“Many thanks”


“The window well cover fits great and looks wonderful. Many thanks.....”

David - Malvern, PA

“Thanks Again”


“Just a quick note to let you know we received the cellar door last Wednesday and installed it on Friday. It fit perfectly and looks great. We are very pleased. Please let Mr. Willi....”

Tim - Freeport, ME

“Thank you for offering a quality product”


“I live in the Olney section of Philadelphia and I had your firm come out and install my basement door. I want to let you know that I have been very pleased with the purchase of the....”

Michael - Philadelphia, PA

“Professional and Courteous”


“Last week two of your employees, Mike and Ben, came to our home to install an exterior entranceway into our basement. I wanted to let you know how professional and courteous both o....”

Corey - Hatfield, PA

“Thanks to all!”


“I just wanted to let you know that the door fit fine and looks great; my compliments to your company. It was a good experience on the web, over the phone, and in person. Thanks to ....”

Denny - Shady Side, MD

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