Northeast/Quality Back Under Original Ownership

March 5, 2009
Companies

Long Island, N.Y.-based NorthEast Windows and its sister company, Quality Lineals, are back under original ownership. Jeffrey Kaiserman, whose family founded the business back in 1951, took the reins in February.

Starting with the production of jalousie windows, followed by some of the earlier tilt double-hungs on the market, NorthEast now manufactures a full line of vinyl windows and doors for replacement and new construction. Its line includes Energy Star and impact rated products. The company serves dealers from Maine down to the Washington, D.C. area, Kaiserman reports. Quality Lineals, started in 1989, is an AAMA-certified vinyl extruder that supplies NorthEast and other vinyl window fabricators in the Northeast U.S.

The two companies had been acquired nearly 10 years ago by an investment banking group, which formed a new organization with a strategy for acquiring more fabricators, Kaiserman states. That strategy never proved successful, he continues, and given the recent downturn in the market, the investors decided to exit the business. 

"Owning the real estate bought us the opportunity to be offered back the companies as an asset purchase only," Kaiserman states. "We are proud to announce the start of NorthEast Windows USA Inc. and Quality Lineals USA Inc.  When one door closes, another door opens."

Pointing to the company's 60-year history, Kaiserman notes that NorthEast has a strong reputation for reliability, service and competitive pricing that position itself well for the future. Quality Lineals offers even stronger growth potential, he adds, predicting that the company will be able to add on more new fabricators.