2016 Dealer of the Year Awards, Details

July 27, 2016

Each year, Window & Door's Dealer of the Year program recognizes window and door retailers and distributors for excellence in the areas of marketing, customer service, showrooms and community service. This program, sponsored by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is designed to recognize dealers and/or distributors of windows and doors. Here, you will find detailed information about the program. If you would like to nominate a company for the 2016 Dealer of the Year program, please fill out the online form no later than August 19, 2016.

Eligibility
This program is designed to recognize dealers and/or distributors of windows and doors. Eligible companies must be involved in the sales, marketing, service, delivery and/or installation of windows, doors, skylights, sunrooms and/or other fenestration products. Companies that pre-hang doors from other manufacturers are eligible. Companies that manufacture their own product lines are only eligible if a substantial portion of their business involves sales of similar window and/or door products from another manufacturer.

The Selection Process
Window & Door’s Dealers of the Year are chosen by the magazine’s editors. The selection process begins with a review of all nominations, and follow-up calls to the nominee and other references supplied. Winners are determined based on information gathered, with the goal of not only recognizing clear leadership and excellence overall or in a particular aspect of the business, but also compelling stories.

In presenting our Dealers of the Year, we do not claim that our winners are the best. We say they are among the best. We present our winners in order to provide benchmarks for professionalism in our industry, to offer new ideas that others can implement in their businesses, and to highlight the continued development and evolution of companies in the window and door supply chai

In addition to being profiled in the October/November issue of Window & Door magazine, each company that is recognized as a Dealer of the Year will be awarded a complimentary membership to the WDDA for the 2017 calendar year. Click here to read more about WDDA member benefits.
*Though co-sponsors of the Awards, the WDDA does not weigh in on the selection process.

Award Categories
Overall Excellence—Leadership in the Homeowner Market: Recognizing a dealer that primarily serves consumers in the remodeling and replacement markets for consistent customer satisfaction, notable business ethics, commitment to the community and other areas that contribute positively to the overall reputation and development of the window and door industry.

Overall Excellence—Leadership in the Professional Market: Recognizing a dealer that primarily serves builders and contractors for consistent customer satisfaction, notable business ethics, commitment to the community and other areas that contribute positively to the overall reputation and development of the window and door industry.

Innovative Enterprise: Recognizing a company that practices innovative thinking in their business approach and has a unique way of serving its customers.

Excellence in Installation: For those demonstrating a commitment to getting the job done right each and every time.

Creative Marketing: Awarding innovative and successful marketing campaigns.

Community Service/Charitable Outreach: Recognizing companies that give back to the community.

Best Showroom Design: For dealers whose retail experience inspires customers as well as their peers.

Excellence in Customer Service: For those who make buyer satisfaction their top priority.

Technology Integration: Recognizing those that excel at utilizing technology in the field and online.

Odds and Ends
The 2016 Dealers of the Year will be notified in late August and announced in the October/November issue of Window & Door magazine. Click here to nominate a company. See last year’s winners here. Contact Emily Kay Thompson, editor of Window & Door, with any questions, comments or concerns: 703/442-4890 x150.