Livin' the Dream

IN THE LAST ISSUE of Window & Door magazine, we took readers on a tour of some of the most impressive showrooms across the country to get excited and inspired for the Dream Showroom—a 4,400-square-foot pavilion at Window & Door Dealer Days at GlassBuild America that will feature residential windows and doors from the industry’s leading suppliers. Our exploration continues this month with a few snapshots from additional retail spaces that show how more and more dealers are truly livin’ the dream.

1. What appears to be a massive, beautiful estate in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is actually home to Hullco Exteriors. The entire building is the company’s showroom, which showcases windows, siding, decking, doors, and sunrooms in context instead of just in display cases. With additional options displayed inside, “it really helps the home owner visualize our products on their home,” says the company’s Terry Baker. (Images courtesy of Hullco Exteriors)

2. Grand Openings recently elected to relocate one of its Texas showrooms to downtown Austin, a city driven by both design and minimizing our carbon footprint. Strategically located within walking distance of architects, their clients, and many great local lunch spots, “the showroom uses 3,000 square feet to teach and exemplify fenestration in multiple applications,” says Dan Barrett. “The space is both welcoming and enticing.” It displays Kolbe and Marvin Windows, Crittall historical steel windows, and Reynaers Aluminum and MHB Thermally Broken Steel. (Image courtesy of Grand Openings)

3. The scale of products on display, the art deco flavor, and wide-open ambience are just a few of the facets of Associated Building Supply Inc.’s 10 California showrooms. But what is truly unique is the company’s open-door policy. ABSi showrooms are accessible via key code by ABSi vendor partners, architects, builders, and designers. “We strive to always be present, but there are situations where timing and privacy may play a significant role in the sales process,” explains Scott Thurber. (Image courtesy Associated Building Supply Inc.)

4. Discount Window Co.’s massive showroom in Anaheim, California, puts all its larger doors on center display to bring a unique focal point to the modern, industrial-type space. (Image courtesy of Discount Window and Door)

5. E.F. San Juan Inc. utilizes its space in Youngstown, Florida, for maximum visual effect in minimal square footage. (Image courtesy of E. F. San Juan, Inc.)