Top 100 Manufacturers 2015

Croft LLC*
McComb, Mississippi

Product Lines/Brand Names: Aluminum and vinyl windows and doors

Crystal Window & Door Systems
Flushing, New York

Product Lines/Brand Names: Crystal Windows
Vinyl Lines: Series 100, 200, 300, 300R, 400, 500, 1500 Sliding Patio Door; Crystal Windows
Aluminum Lines: Series 2000A, 2100, 2300, 2600, 3000, 4000, 5000, 5500, 5600, 6000, 8000, 8800, 9000, 1240 Sliding Patio Door, 1280 Sliding Patio Door, 1400 Swing Terrace Door; Crystal
Pacific Vinyl Lines: Vista, Vista Plus, and Rehau Commercial Vinyl
Recent Introductions: Crystal Windows Series 1280 Aluminum Sliding Patio Door
Planned Launches for 2015: Crystal Windows Aluminum: Series 8500 Projected, Series 5800 Double-Hung
Dealer Training/Support Programs: Crystal Windows offers extensive training and support programs including a wide variety of sales tools, displays, literature and materials; Crystal also offers a special lead referral “Affinity Network;” in-house staff provides both residential and commercial “Installation Masters” certification training as well as several fenestration continuing education courses for architects; Crystal Windows periodically provides its dealers sales, installation and product information and tips via its newsletter, “Frameworks”

A Crystal Pacific employee works on the company’s vinyl welder. (image courtesy of Crystal Pacific)

Custom Window Systems Inc.*
Ocala, Florida

Product Lines/Brand Names: Impact and nonimpact vinyl windows and doors

Durabuilt Windows & Doors
Edmonton, Alberta

Product Lines/Brand Names: Streamlined window product offering includes four families: Alphavinyl slider series, Omega-signature vinyl series, Hybridex-clad vinyl series, and Vivace-Eurosystem series
Recent Introductions: Alpha slider series, new features include true triple pane capability, tandem stainless steel rollers and a more robust frame; Vivace, high performance, dual function (tilt & turn) window system
Planned Launches for 2015: Expansion of new window families; product innovation and energyefficiency, with building “green” at the forefront of improvements
Dealer Training/Support Programs: Durabuilt U, a tailored training approach that customizes product and system learning based on client needs

Hurd Windows & Doors*,
Medford, Wisconsin

Product Lines/Brand Names: Wood and cladwood windows and patio doors for residential and commercial applications; vinyl windows and doors; Hurd and Superseal brands

Northeast Building Products
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Product Lines/Brand Names: Crusader/TrustGard/ Pro-Series vinyl windows; Camelot fiberglass and steel entry doors; Camelot sliding glass doors; aluminum storm doors; glass block, prefab windows; contractor accessories
Recent Introductions: Camelot sliding glass door with blinds between glass option, expanded entry door product offering with enhanced simulated wood grains and additional hardware and glass options, simulated divided light grids for Crusader product line, expanded paint options for Crusader and TrustGard product lines
Planned Launches for 2015: Pro-Series casement window, Pro-Series sliding glass door, new hardware advancements for vinyl window product lines, expanded fiberglass options for entry door product lines, a new website and virtual door builder
Dealer Training/Support Programs: Structured, weekly plant tours; extensive sales training and marketing support; a business review process for top partners

Peter Kohler Windows & Entrance Systems*,
Debert, Nova Scotia

Product Lines/Brand Names: Vinyl and vinyl/wood windows and doors; steel and fiberglass entry systems; Peter Kohler and Kohltech brands

Sugarcreek, Ohio

Product Lines/Brand Names: Embarq fiberglass door, Signet fiberglass door, Heritage fiberglass door, Legacy 20-Ga steel door, Prestige patio door, storm doors, Aeris windows, Integra windows, Inspirations art glass, aluminum storm windows
Recent Introductions: Plugless trim on Signet fiberglass doors, designer collections which recommend complementing color palettes for doors, windows, siding and stone
Dealer Training/Support Programs: ProVia’s Installer Certification Program teaches installers best practices and troubleshooting techniques for entry door installation; ProVia reports that companies which have invested into this training report a dramatic reduction in call-backs

ProVia’s Pam Ott does some detailing on the company’s Brilliance glass core. (image courtesy of ProVia)

Quaker Window Products Co.*
Freeburg, Missouri

Product Lines/Brand Names: Aluminum, vinyl, and wood-clad windows and patio doors; aluminum storm windows

Robert Bowden Inc.
Marietta, Georgia

Product Lines/Brand Names: Interior door units, exterior door units, RBI 1000 wood window, millwork, custom doors, PVC columns, Magnolia windows, Silverline windows, Buffelen doors, HB&G columns, insulating glass, Masonite, Nichiha, Kolbe windows and doors, Jeld-Wen windows, Lincoln windows, TimberTech, Great Southern, L.J. Smith, Universal, Copper Creek, Schlage, Emtek
Dealer Training/Support Programs: The company conducts OSHA training meetings at its facility for its builders as well as product installation training