Accent Windows Emerges from Chapter 11
Accent Windows Inc., a Colorado-based manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and doors, has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, officials report. The company also reports it recently opened its own retail operation in Albuquerque, N.M.
The company filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2008, and emerged on September 9, when a judge signed the order confirming its plan of reorganization. The plan includes a 100 percent payback to its creditors, all of which remained committed to the success of Accent Windows while the company restructured, the company reports.
During the reorganization process, Accent Windows streamlined its manufacturing process and
implemented “lean manufacturing” principals throughout the entire organization. Accent Windows has also increased its product offerings which include better performance ratings to meet the increased demand for energy efficiency and green, the company states.
"My family opened Accent Windows in 1982 and we continue to remain committed to the same values and level of customer service that built the Accent Windows name," says Terry Marcovich, president. “The opportunity we were given to enhance every aspect of our business has truly been a blessing. I am grateful for the prosperous future that lies ahead for Accent Windows and for our customers and employees who stand behind our company and philosophy.”
“I’ve never been part of an organization that holds the level of integrity of Accent Windows," adds Karl Mecklenburg, a one-time Denver Bronco and long-time spokesman for the company. "The owners and employees at Accent have endured tough times over the past year. I commend them on their achievements and I am proud to be associated with such an honorable company.”
With a manufacturing plant in Westminster, Colo., the privately-held company owns several showrooms and, through its licensee program, operates additional offices in Colorado, Utah, Montana and Arizona. The opening of the Accent Windows retail operation in New Mexico follows the termination in February of a license arrangement with the company's licensee for the Albuquerque market.
The Colorado-based manufacturer notes that its former licensee is now operating under the name of Accent Southwest Windows & Doors. Despite the similarity in names, Accent Windows officials point out out that the company does not manufacture, deliver or service windows for Accent Southwest.