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Windsor Windows and Doors has received an A+ rating, the highest possible rating a company can achieve from the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB uses a rating scale of A+ (highest) to F (lowest) to reflect their opinion on how well the company will interact with its customers and their confidence in the company’s ability to resolve any customer concerns.
WEST DES MOINES, IA — Windsor Windows & Doors, a leading maker of windows and doors, announced today that Kent Tindell has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing for the Window Division, replacing Richard Stephens who will be retiring after serving as Chief Operating Officer for eight years.
WEST DES MOINES, IA — Windsor Windows & Doors, a leading maker of windows and doors, has announced the retirement of Richard Stephens, Chief Operating Officer. Stephens will officially retire effective December 31, 2018.
Joining Windsor in 1993 as Vice President of Manufacturing, Stephens is a 30 year veteran of the fenestration industry, holding positions with both Peachtree and SealRite Windows Inc. prior to his employment at Windsor.
Witches, goblins and ghosts may make October a scary month for many, but nothing is more frightening to parents than safety risks to their children. That’s why October is the perfect time for Window Covering Safety Month. If you have small children—and even if you don’t—it’s a good time to assess the window coverings in your house and address any potential risks. Here are four safety issues to watch for and address during your home walk-through.
At Windsor Windows & Doors, we always strive to provide our customers with the latest in window and door technology and design, so we're excited to announce three new additions to our lineup of offerings.
Flush Mount Handles
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, January 15, 2018 — Windsor Windows & Doors, a leading brand of residential windows and patio doors, has announced an expansion that will include a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that’s been constructed in Norwalk, Iowa. The 160,000 square-foot facility will house the manufacturing of vinyl windows and patio doors and a technologically advanced glass line.
As the weather becomes cooler, it’s important to inspect your windows and doors before the snow actually starts to fly. While some of the activities will seem intuitive, others may easily be forgotten.
LBM Journal recently recognized Meek's The Builders Choice as its 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year.
The publication, aimed at lumber and building materials professionals, awarded Meek’s the honor for the Sales Over $50 Million category.
Looking for the perfect window to withstand the freezing temps of Grand Forks, North Dakota? Need a solution for the scorching hot summers in Phoenix, Arizona? Each home requires a different level of energy performance — whether it’s based on regional requirements or homeowner’s preference.
West Des Moines, IA — Windsor Windows & Doors, a leading maker of windows and doors, today announced its newest product line: Revive™ pocket replacement windows.
An alternative to traditional replacement windows, Revive pocket replacement windows offer homeowners, distributors and renovation specialists top-quality, easy-to-install windows for renovation and restoration projects.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A newly installed aluminum extrusion powder coat paint line will allow Windsor Windows and Doors to paint its aluminum cladding in-house, as well as offer its customers more color choices in a more durable finish.
Extreme weather conditions can lead to increased issues of condensation within a home. Condensation may be found on metal or glass surfaces, especially surfaces near wall openings, such as windows and doors.
A unique home stands just outside Springfield, Missouri, drawing the attention of neighbors and national builders alike. The homeowners — designer/artists Mark and Kelli McDowell — have made a statement with beautiful touches throughout their 2,100 sq. ft. country house, but one design feature rises from the rest.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows and Doors has earned an A+, the highest possible rating, with the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB rates companies on a scale of A+ (highest) to F (lowest). This rating indicates the BBB’s degree of confidence that a business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve any customer concerns.
Windsor Windows & Doors recently donated windows to a very important cause. Operation Finally Home provides quality homes for veterans and their families at no cost. Windsor is proud to have contributed to the organization's first-ever Iowa Build.
Windsor products were featured in 4 of the 6 showcase homes on display in the 2013 Charlotte HomeArama.
The Home Builders Association of Charlotte stages HomeArama each year to allow builders to put their skills and creativity to work in creating dream homes. Homeowners can tour the houses to the hottest trends in home craftsmanship and décor.
Woodgrain Millwork, Inc., Windsor's parent company, is proud to introduce "We Are Woodgrain" - a blog where thought leaders from across the Woodgrain family of companies come together to share their insights with you. Subscribe to our email list and stay updated.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The window division of Woodgrain Millwork, composed of Windsor Windows and Doors, Monarch Windows, and Ashworth Patio Doors, is the first winner of the Woodgrain Millwork President’s Safety Award.
May of 2013 marked the 11th anniversary of Bike Iowa’s “Bike to Work” month. This event has grown from a few hundred to a few thousand participants. Big corporations as well as smaller companies participate in this annual event. The goal is simple… to get people out in the fresh air and on to their bikes. Once people learn that they have the ability to bike to work, they’re likely to do it more often and even establish a cycling routine.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Five featured homes at the HomeShowExpo 2013 showcased products supplied by Windsor Windows & Doors.
HomeShowExpo 2013 runs for 10 days in July at the Bent Creek Estates in Urbandale, Iowa. Eleven homes by 9 metro-area builders are on view at the event, presented annually by The Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines to provide a public showing of the latest trends and products in the home building industry.
The Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity has helped transition 180 hard-working qualified families in to homeownership over their 26 year history. Constructing new homes, rehabilitating existing structures, as well as coordinating neighborhood revitalization projects contributes to ending the cycle of poverty for many families in the Des Moines area.
In the past 25 years, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity has moved 168 hard-working families into new homes they can call their own. In 2011 alone, Habitat provided services to 119 families living in the Central Iowa area. Constructing new homes, rehabilitating existing structures and coordinating neighborhood revitalization projects contributed to ending the poverty cycle for many families in the Des Moines area.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows & Doors is supporting builders and architects with the addition of online Building Information Modeling (BIM) files for its Pinnacle line of wood windows and doors.
BIM files are available on Windsor’s Professionals website at pro.windsorwindows.com. The library of 3-D CAD content was created for Windsor by CADdetails, a leading source for manufacturer-specific building product information.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows & Doors has promoted Patrick Morrison to the position of Division Controller for the Window Group.
In this capacity, Morrison will serve on the management Lead Team at Windsor and report directly to Windsor President Mark Rieser. Morrison joined Windsor Windows in 2006 and has held a variety of positions with progressive supervisory experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows & Doors is introducing Pinnacle Select, an elite line of wood windows constructed from enhanced components.
Pinnacle Select products are designed to provide unsurpassed performance. The massive architectural appearance of Pinnacle Select is especially well-suited to luxury home construction.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The website for Windsor Windows & Doors, www.windsorwindows.com, has won a 2011 Crystal Achievement Award for outstanding window and door product marketing.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows & Doors has added the Next Dimension Classic line featuring enhanced architectural benefits to its Next Dimension product family of vinyl windows and doors.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows & Doors has promoted Scott Renke to director of sales, effective Jan. 1. Renke is a 20-year window industry veteran and has served as Windsor’s Western Divisional Sales Manager for the past eight years. Previously, he served as a Divisional Sales Manager for Caradco, now Jeld-Wen Inc.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows & Doors will promote Mark Rieser to president, and Richard Stephens to the newly created position of chief operating officer, effective Sept. 1. Both are window industry veterans.
John Smit, Windsor’s president for the past 21 years, will officially retire Dec. 31, but will remain a member of the board of directors of Windsor’s parent company, Woodgrain Millwork Inc., Fruitland, Idaho.
Pinnacle wood windows chosen for showcase home to be featured in print and summer public tours
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Windsor Windows will provide gracious views for the 2010 Louisiana Southern Living Idea House now being built in the booming North Shore area outside New Orleans.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 4, 2010) — A deserving St. Paul, Minn., daycare provider, her family, and the children she cares for have a sparkling view of their vibrant, multicultural neighborhood through new Windsor Windows after “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” revealed its latest project on Sunday’s national broadcast.
The foundation of Windsor’s business has formed around the essence of what Green is; only, it hasn’t always been referred to as “Green.” Windsor’s parent company, Woodgrain Millwork, has built environmental stewardship into its core values, and this focus has been passed on to Windsor. With a strong Lean culture, Windsor has strived for years to optimize the use of resources in production and recycling what scrap remains.
FRUITLAND, ID — Woodgrain Millwork is pleased to introduce Richard Stephens as the Vice President of Operations within its Window Division. He will be responsible for all plant operations at the following companies: Windsor Windows & Doors in West Des Moines, IA and Monroe, NC; Atrium Patio Doors in Greenville, TX and Monarch Windows in Aniston, AL.
West Des Moines, IA — Builders and architects can now achieve the sleek look of a modern home with wood windows featuring Windsor’s new Anodized Finish Program.
Anodize is a clear layer that molecularly bonds to the exterior cladding of Windsor’s Pinnacle Series of wood windows, which appears metallic. The highly demanded feature has been used for years in commercial projects; however, it is quickly becoming a popular choice in residential applications.
West Des Moines, IA — Whether it is Burnt Pumpkin or River Rouge Red, homeowners and builders are now able to select from these colors and more for the exterior cladding on Windsor’s wood windows. Windsor’s color palette has more than quadrupled in size, offering the original seven standard colors in addition to the 30 new feature colors. This new program, and the ability to custom color match, makes Windsor a more comprehensive company from which to buy windows.
West Des Moines, IA — Customers with discriminating taste now have Vertical Grain Douglas Fir as an option when buying windows and doors from Windsor. This decorative wood has become increasingly popular among consumers, architects and designers for its tight grain and striking pattern.
West Des Moines, IA — The construction of Windsor Windows & Doors’ 100,000 square foot addition is well underway. This facility will produce the company’s newly expanded line of vinyl windows and will be adjacent to Windsor’s current West Des Moines facility located on South 19th Street. Manufacturing is anticipated to begin in November 2006.
West Des Moines, IA — Windsor Windows & Doors has recently made substantial investments in both its West Des Moines, IA and Monroe, NC production facilities. Windsor has recently installed equipment used to make Insulated Glass (I.G.), creating a new glazing system the company can proudly call its own.
West Des Moines, IA — Windsor Windows & Doors is joining millions of Americans in the spirit of helping others on the nationally recognized “Make a Difference Day,” October 28, 2006. Windsor will donate the windows for a Kernel Cottage, which will be given away to a family in need. The Kernel Cottage is an extension of the Katrina Cottage, which was designed specifically for Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became increasingly clear that FEMA trailers do not provide suitable living conditions. While FEMA provides trailers at no charge following a natural disaster, the trailers offer little in terms of hope or comfort, and they are most certainly not a long-term solution. The temporary trailers are not intended to house people for longer than 18 months, due to the risk of fire.