Simonton Provides Windows for New Mainstreet America Park in Houston
March 21, 2013
Simonton Windows provided energy-efficient windows for the new MainStreet America park in Houston. The innovative park is on a 14-acre site and features 12 fully appointed showcase homes representing many of the home styles and architectural features found across America, including coastal homes, Spanish courtyards and Southwestern Mediterranean designs.
The homes at the interactive park range in size from 1,800 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet. Visitors can stroll throughout each demonstration home, gaining inspiration and information by using a hand-held Technological Education Device. The TED can instantly scan a programmed product tag on thousands of items in the park and immediately provide visitors with buying information and special features.
“We maximized our involvement in MainStreet America because it’s a new, unique way for consumers to gain information and ideas for their own homes,” says Gary Pember, VP of marketing, Simonton.
Simonton contributed the following products to the Visitors Center and eight of the show homes in the MainStreet America interactive park:
- The Design Center, a 45,000-square-foot guest center for the park: 170 Prism by Simonton Platinum tan windows with a special chocolate custom paint job
- The Cape Pointe coastal beach house: impact-resistant Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows designed for coastal environments
- The Wakefield traditional brick house: Prism by Simonton Platinum windows with Decorum by Simonton special features
- The Centennial craftsman-style home: Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 windows with a multi-tiered frame
- The Casa Lana Spanish courtyard house: Prism by Simonton Platinum tan windows with special chocolate exteriors
- The Timbergrove classic stone and siding home: Simonton ProFinish Builder windows
- The Valencia southwestern Mediterranean house: Simonton ProFinish Builder windows
- The Ashby Manor, Old World architecture: Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 and Simonton ProFinish Contractor windows
- The Villa Lago Italian Mediterranean home: Prism by Simonton Platinum tan windows with special ordered chocolate exteriors
In addition to touring the homes, visitors can participate in how-to workshops and demonstrations, seasonal activities and meet with on-site building industry professionals, mortgage companies and interior designers.