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  • Many of us are familiar with the role police and firefighters play within our communities. Police reduce crime. Firefighters put out fires. Both play a critical role in preserving the overall safety of the communities we live in. Many code officials view themselves as having a similar role within the communities they serve. They are the “Silent Defenders” who strive to prevent the... more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Co. recognized for community service efforts
    EXCELLENCE in COMMUNITY SERVICE      THOMPSON CREEK WINDOW CO. LEADERSHIP: Rick Wuest, president and CEO; Brian Wuest, vice president LOCATION: Lanham, Md. SALES VOLUME: $63 million EMPLOYEES: 426 PRODUCTS: Windows, doors, gutters and siding Thompson Creek Window Co. has four core values as part of its mission: integrity, teamwork, excellence and accountability.... more »
  • Franklin Window and Door recognized for excellence in retail sales/showroom design
      EXCELLENCE in RETAIL SALES/SHOWROOM DESIGN      FRANKLIN WINDOW AND DOOR LEADERSHIP: Cori Brown, owner and president LOCATION: Franklin, Ind. SALES VOLUME: $700,000 EMPLOYEES: Eight PRODUCTS: Marvin, Hurd, Sun and ProVia;Emtek hardware; Phantom retractable screens; Therma-Tru doors In 2012, Franklin Window and Door owner Cori Brown bought a dilapidated circa... more »
  • Hall's Window Center recognized for excellence in website design
    EXCELLENCE in WEBSITE DESIGN        HALL'S WINDOW CENTER LEADERSHIP: Jim Scarr, president and CEO; Mario Grandinetti, marketing director; Andy Grandinetti, business manager LOCATION: Sacramento, Calif. SALES VOLUME: $9.5 million EMPLOYEES: 35 PRODUCTS: Infinity replacement windows from Marvin Windows and Doors, doors from Andersen and Western Window Systems, Jeld-... more »
  • Yelp has become the default option homeowners check out for third-party reviews. Plus, both Bing and Yahoo Local now pull reviews directly from Yelp, which has greatly expanded its power, making it, by far, the most influential online review platform. It’s safe to say that getting hit by a number of negative reviews—legitimate or otherwise—can be extremely damaging to your... more »
  • Window & Door is honored to announce the winners of its 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards. Each year, the Dealer of the Year program recognizes window and door retailers and distributors that stand out among their peers as innovators in terms of business practices, sales strategies, customer service, installation methods and community service. The Winners of the 2014 Dealer of the Awards are... more »
  • Alan-Bradley recognized for excellence in customer service
    EXCELLENCE in CUSTOMER SERVICE      ALAN-BRADLEY WINDOWS AND DOORS LEADERSHIP: Brad Wright, founder and president LOCATION: Vail, Colo. SALES VOLUME: $4.5 million EMPLOYEES: Seven PRODUCTS: Jeld-Wen, Weiland Sliding Doors, Kolbe Windows & Doors, Point Five Windows, Andersen Windows, Centor Screens, Genius Screens, Brombal steel windows Kolbe Windows & Doors... more »
  • California Energy Consultant Service recognized for innovative thinking
    EXCELLENCE in INNOVATIVE THINKING          CALIFORNIA ENERGY CONSULTANT SERVICES COMPANY LEADERSHIP: Phil Isaacs, owner LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, Calif. SALES VOLUME: $4.4 million, 68% of which represents window sales EMPLOYEES: 12 PRODUCTS: Simonton, Ply Gem, Milgard and Marvin Windows In 2005, Phil Isaacs bought a then-24-year-old... more »
  • Charles Window & Door recognized for excellence in installation
    EXCELLENCE in  INSTALLATION     CHARLES WINDOW & DOOR LEADERSHIP: Co-owners Niko Frithof and George Pilloton LOCATION: San Rafael, Calif. SALES VOLUME: $5 million EMPLOYEES: 30 PRODUCTS: Milgard, Marvin, Integrity, Simonton, Andersen, Cherry Creek and White Bird Woods windows; Western Window Systems sliding and bi-fold doors; PlastPro and Simpson entry doors... more »
  • North Georgia Replacement Windows recognized for overall excellence in the homeowner market
    LEADERSHIP in the HOMEOWNER MARKET      NORTH GEORGIA REPLACEMENT WINDOWS LEADERSHIP: Co-owners Ted Kirk, president; Jonathan Collum, vice president LOCATION: Roswell, Ga. SALES VOLUME: $4.6 million EMPLOYEES: 10, plus subcontractors PRODUCTS: Vytex vinyl replacement windows, Weather Shield clad wood windows and doors, Precision Millworks PVC composite windows, and... more »