Sunrise Helps Honor Dealers at Milwaukee Meeting

August 27, 2009

At its recent Select Dealer Meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunrise Windows honored two of its dealers for making it onto Remodeling Magazine's  2009 Big50 list. The August event, which gathered a number of the vinyl window maker's dealers  for discussions on a variety of crucial topics, also featured  an address from Roger O’Shaughnessy, president of Cardinal Glass, who discussed current and future glass technology.

The awards were presented while at one of the winners’ headquarters. Weather Tight Corp. of Milwaukee hosted part of the meeting, welcoming the other dealers for a tour of its new facility.  Weather Tight’s owners, Tod Colbert and Todd Schulz, accepted their award from Gary Delman, Sunrise president, and Mike Roncato, its vice president of sales. Matt Hullander, owner of Hullco Exteriors, was also present to receive his award.

“This year, we were honored to host the Select Dealer Meeting in our new facility in Milwaukee,” said Colbert. “It was a great opportunity to welcome our fellow dealers to the city and show off our new building. The round table meeting generated many valuable ideas that will definitely make their way into our business processes. Todd and I are very grateful for everyone’s openness. I’m hopeful we were also able to share something of value.”

The two days of the meetings covered new products and services offered by Sunrise Windows, plus in-depth discussions regarding dealer best practices, marketing tools and lead generation, and other crucial business planning topics. “Our Select Dealer Program, including these twice-a-year meetings, provide a professional but comfortable setting for the dealers who participate to talk about what matters most to them,” noted Roncato. “They talk to each other throughout the year, relying on each other’s strengths and experiences to continue to build their companies. They set the agenda–we’re here to facilitate the discussions and follow-up on their ideas and suggestions.”

Sunrise officials note that in addition to Weather Tight and Hullco Exteriors, two of its other dealers  achieved Big50 status this year.  Big State Remodeling in Texas, like Weather Tight and Hullco, were honored in the Mover & Shaker category.  New York Sash in New York was honored for its sales and marketing.

Sunrise's Mike Roncato, left, and Gary Delman, right, presented an award to Matt Hullander,
president of Hullco Exteriors for making Remodeling Magazine's Big 50 list.

Roncato and Delman also helped honor Weather Tight's Tod Colbert and Todd Schulz, 
recognizing their presence on the Big 50 list.