Kolbe Adds Colorado's Point Five Window

September 25, 2008

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. has acquired Point Five Windows Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., a manufacturer of custom, wood windows and doors for the ultra high end residential market and light commercial projects. Terms were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of Point Five is a continuation of our strategy to advance our nationwide leadership position in the high-end window and door market,” says Mike Salsieder, Kolbe president. "Kolbe continues to evolve as an organization that provides significant value to those customers who desire highly-customized windows and doors."

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolbe & Kolbe, Point Five Windows’ management team will continue to oversee operations; service architects, contractors and other customers, and to produce high-quality windows and doors. “Ensuring the ongoing success, we expect to maintain all existing personnel, products, practices and channels to market. In fact, we plan to expand awareness throughout the country and increase demand for Point Five Windows’ customized products,” says Salsieder.

Point Five Windows primarily works with architects and builders of exceptional custom homes around the country, many of which are more than 25,000 square feet. These prestigious residences typically are located in resort and vacation destinations from Malibu to Aspen to Kiawah Island and the Bahamas. According to Randy Helzer, Point Five Windows’ vice president of sales, “Two of the three homes recently for sale in the U.S. and valued over $100 million used Point Five Windows.”

In addition to traditional styles of windows and doors. Point Five offers unique product configurations including exterior pivot doors, bifolding doors, specialized radius and geometric shapes, and lift and slide doors.

“Both Kolbe and Point Five share a dedication to our customers, our craftsmanship and our communities," notes Doug Wichlacz, Point Five VP of operations. "It’s a great match that will benefit all involved and served by our businesses.”

“Point Five Windows offers expanded opportunities to collaboratively serve architects, designers, builders and owners of ultra-luxury homes and commercial projects," adds Salseider. "Simultaneously, Kolbe’s recognized brand of premium windows and doors remains a powerful force serving the high-end window and door market through a network of dealers and distributors.”