MIWD Rep Supports Parsonage Window Installation

November 9, 2012

Brad Holtz, an independent representative for MI Windows & Doors, recently led an effort to support the installation of 20 new windows and a new front door in the parsonage of the United Methodist Church in Rising City, Neb. He led a group of volunteers from the church, as well as a sister congregation in Brainerd, Neb., offering clear instructions and guidance to ensure that the work went smoothly.

 Brad Holtz at the Rising City project.

The new windows supplied by MIWD and its distributor Mid Am Building Supply will make the parsonage more comfortable and energy efficient. The 1355 Series Windows are dual-pane, argon-enhanced units and are said to be very easy to install.  

"On this lovely day,  people laughed, prepared food, prayed, ate and worshiped God together," said Pastor Fay Hubbarb, on the day of the window installation, expressing her approval for the new windows and door. "The Rising City UMC will soon be a viable place for Bible studies and group meetings, a secure place for pastors to stay in case of bad weather, and a place within the community that presents a strong and healthy image to represent God’s love and hope."

MIWD's Midwestern Sales operations are handled by authorized independent sales firm, Flyover Premier Sales. Holtz, along with business partner John Perkins, leads a team that represents the Gratz, Pa., based manufacturer in the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. Flyover’s sales staff is always eager to support any church and non-for profit organization, officials note.

"The community building that occurs by bringing church members together, to preserve and maintain church assets is profound," Holtz noted, discussing the Nebraska project. "Providing a safe and healthy environment, educating [others on] the benefits of energy efficiency, and building church unity for all parishioners was the goal behind the Rising City UMC window replacement project, and Flyover Premier Sales was happy to support the effort."

Every church member that showed up to help eagerly rolled up their sleeves and worked to accomplish the project," he recalled. Some picked up trash, some installed insulation around the units, and some applied sealant around the perimeter of the windows. Every participant found a role that they could fulfill.  “The members of this church worked in a unified fashion,  and they all clearly recognized just how important the preservation of their church assets are to future generations that worship there," Holtz said. "The members have clearly seen the value in energy efficiency and the vision for the future. I am happy to have been a partner to Rising City and the United Methodist Church."

Replacing old drafty windows is clearly one of the best avenues for reducing energy consumption in any home or church, MIWD officials reported. Manufacturer support programs and local utility cooperative rebates can often be key in taking advantage of the benefits of energy efficiency.  Flyover Premier Sales is knowledgable and able to assist in capturing these types of rebates when any church or non-profit organization calls, the manufacturer also pointed out.