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In this edition of the People Behind the Projects Series we talk with Krystine Edwards.

The latest Employee Home Makeover was awarded to Travis Plyler of Windsor’s Monroe, NC plant. Travis has excelled in the shipping department since 2017 and was chosen for this project due to his daily dedication to our customers.

In December 2020, Windsor expanded its prefinished interior program by adding eight new stains and a clear coat interior to our interior finish options.

The first employee home makeover of 2020 was awarded to Jose Marin Franco of Windsor’s West Des Moines plant.

Windsor Norwalk Employees Volunteer every other Wednesday with Everybody Reads! Iowa.

Windsor Windows & Doors dedicated a full week recently to celebrating our remarkable employees. Every day our people come to work knowing they have an opportunity to make a difference. This is an important attribute that we recognize and appreciate throughout our workplace.

The most recent Windsor Employee Home Makeover was awarded to Mary Deming of the Norwalk facility.

25 Windsor Employees participate in the Piedmont Community Walk in Monroe, CA on Saturday, October 19.

If clothes “make the man,” as Mark Twain famously said, then windows make the room, at least as far as we’re concerned — and prominent home designers agree.

20 Windsor employees volunteered their time at the Food Bank of Iowa on August 21 and 22.

Introducing Seven Clad Colors in a Trendy New Matte Finish from Windsor Windows & Doors

Luis Rifas Ocha, from Windsor’s West Des Moines Plant, was the most recent recipient of an employee home makeover.

This season’s home makeover project was awarded to Shelby Moree. Shelby has been a key member of the parts department at the North Carolina facility for two years now, preparing glass stops and other parts that are distributed to the window assembly lines.

Every team and every department takes Windsor Windows and Doors' "ETDBW" motto seriously - but the Powder Coat Paint Line crew really wowed President Mark Rieser.

Windsor volunteers are at it again, braving the scorching heat last week to complete two home projects for Habitat for Humanity on the hottest days of the summer so far, Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.

Windsor recently hosted OneBlood’s Big Red Bus at their North Carolina facility on Friday, June 21.

There’s much more to a warehouse position than just stocking items. Windsor Windows and Doors President Mark Rieser found that out first-hand when he spent a day on the job with Warehouse Manager David Sheesley in June.

Windsor was proud to donate windows for The Community Shelter of Union County’s brand new facility located in Monroe, North Carolina.

Woodgrain employees enjoyed a festive break from their daily routine to celebrate 65 years in business.

Your next Windsor window may have received a very important seal of approval: Windsor Windows and Doors President Mark Rieser’s.

Through teamwork and encouragement we are able to achieve our goals and reach new levels we never thought possible. That’s why the Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games has become a Windsor staff and community favorite for so many years.

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.

Window Safety Week is the perfect time to assess the windows in your home for optimal safety and protection, including childproofing with sash limiters, WOCDs, window guards and more.

The most recent recipient of Windsor’s Employee Home Make Over was awarded to longtime employee, Bernarda Flores Caison.

The recipient of this makeover, Fatima Cordova, is a well-deserving employee who has worked with Windsor for the past few years on our Pinnacle patio door line. She and her husband needed to update the kitchen in their home.

The North Carolina Employee Makeover Committee has completed another exciting home improvement project. The recipient of this makeover, Landon Roach, is well-deserving employee who has worked with Windsor for 19 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.

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.

Windsor’s Employee Home Makeover program was awarded to Windsor employee Cintia Montiel, who recently purchased a townhome with her husband, Janner.

Windsor employees' most recent Habitat build will help revive a once-thriving community destroyed by two floods.

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.

Thanks to our innovative products and unmatched quality, Windsor Windows & Doors have graced some of the most stunning homes in the country. From a streamlined, contemporary mountain home to a converted silo in Virginia, these are some of the most unique homes that have recently featured our windows and doors prominently in their designs.

The Windsor Norwalk plant recently hosted of Kosovan diplomats from their sister city of Vushtrri, Kosovo.

Choose the correct style of windows and doors to complement the style of your house with these tips from Windsor Windows & Doors.

Windsor employees come together to help a coworker get his house ready for a special arrival.

Dozens of Windsor Windows & Doors employees were proud to pitch in to help the Food Bank of Iowa in July.

A North Carolina employee is the recipient of our most recent Employee Home Makeover, including new flooring, landscaping and decking.

From locking your door to pulling the shades down, you can control your entire home with just a few taps on your phone. Here are four ways you can customize your doors and windows for more convenience and interaction.

Everyone deserves to know the feeling of having a safe, secure home protected from the elements. That's why we're so proud to continue our 13-year involvement with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.

Our Corporate Director of Manufacturing, Kent Tindell, has been in the business for almost 40 years. We sat down with him to get some thoughts, tips and advice on having a successful career.

Our employees may have donated their time and energy to Special Olympics Iowa in May, but they received so much more.

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

Our picks for the top 4 door trends of 2018-2019 are in!

Trouble with your sliding glass doors? No worries. We've got the solutions to five of the most common issues.

Building a home and constantly making decisions about materials, layouts, windows, doors and finishes can be a stressful but rewarding process. Knowing how to work with your builder will make your home build go more smoothly — and these five tips are a great way to get started.

Adding natural light to a home’s architecture provides many benefits, from making a room look bigger to improving your mood. Also called “daylighting,” bringing natural light inside can be achieved by installing a variety of windows or doors.

In this edition of the People Behind the Projects Series we talk with Roger MacPherson of MacPherson Construction & Design.

How safe and secure are your windows? Window Safety Week, April 1-7, is the perfect time assess your home's windows using these tips and considerations.

When Windsor Windows delivery driver Tim Reed arrived at work on Wednesday, January 9th, he was surprised to see a familiar face waiting to join him on this delivery route: Windsor Windows & Doors President Mark Rieser.

Windsor Windows & Doors recognizes that our success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our workers. Through the implementation of the Employee Home Makeover Program, Windsor has been able to give back to its hardworking employees, who help make dream homes come true every day.

Casement Set-up Coordinator and 24-year Windsor Veteran, Kevin Kessler was the winner of this Employee Home Makeover project. The goal of this project was to make the necessary repairs to Kevin’s basement to improve the air quality for his wife, who due to a heart condition was unable to go into the basement to do laundry and store items.

Everyone loves the spotless results of a good window-cleaning session, but no one loves to do it. With these 10 cleaning hacks, you can work smarter, not harder — and keep your windows looking and working their best.

The Windsor team took on another challenge and completed our 5th Employee Home Makeover project in late-January. This is the first makeover conducted by our North Carolina facility and awarded to a North Carolina plant employee.

The Window Division of Woodgrain Millwork has been awarded the 2017 President’s Safety award.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, January 24, 2017 — Windsor Windows & Doors, a leading brand of residential windows and patio doors, has announced the scheduled move into the new 160,000 square-foot Norwalk, IA facility.

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.

Learn more about the exacting standards that each of our products meet to ensure the beauty, performance and craftsmanship you've come to expect from Windsor's windows and doors.

Windsor volunteers are back at it again! Nong Snyder, a 16-year Windsor employee and a Machine Operator on the Glass Line was the winner of the fourth Home Makeover Project. The project, originally scheduled for the 26th and 27th of October, got underway a day early due to cold weather.

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.

Get to know Windsor'sProduction Manager at Windsor Windows & Doors in our West Des Moines location.

Windsor Windows & Doors North Carolina production facility celebrated their 25th anniversary during a special event held on Friday, September 22, 2017.

Get to know Windsor's Testing and Certification Manager.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association serves as the industry advocate for safety, energy, economic and environmental policies.

Check out photos from the Windsor team's 411-mile two-wheeled trek across Iowa.

Check out our interview with award-winning builder Rod Cullum of Cullum Homes.

Windsor's new narrow door complements today’s Contemporary design trends.

Windsor windows will ensure family enjoys energy efficiency in their new Habitat for Humanity home.

Windsor is proud to donate windows and doors to the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in North Carolina.

Windsor volunteers helped package thousands of nutritious meals to be distributed to Iowans in need.

Windsor volunteers donate their time for families in need.

The No. 9 Axalta Chevrolet took the victory lap at the American Ethanol E15 250.

Windsor volunteers come together to help make home improvements for a coworker.

An event filled with high-fives and unforgettable memories.

Tips to create the perfect outdoor space for summer.

Add deep, rich color and rugged character to a home with Windsor’s latest clad color.

The planned 160,000 square-foot facility will house the production of windows and patio doors.

Windsor continues to expand its Contemporary design options with a sleek new door handle option.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce recognizes Windsor's commitment to worker safety.

Make sure you're getting the best view from your windows this season.

Find out how Windsor is adding safety measures to help prevent falls from windows.

Expand your views and open up more opportunities with the latest product in Windsor's Contemporary lineup.

Use this checklist to help determine if your windows may be due for an upgrade.

Windsor recognizes long-time employees with special luncheon in celebration of their contributions.

Share the love! Read these real testimonials from real customers who love Windsor products.

Arizona's Cullum Homes featured Windsor Pinnacle windows & doors in their Development of the Year.

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.

Sean and Laura Sullivan enjoyed an eventful week at the 2017 International Builders' Show in Orlando.

Are you a Champagne or a Satin Nickel? Find out with this walk-thru of hardware styles and learn how they can fit your home's personality.

Check out details and pictures from Windsor’s second Employee Home Makeover renovation project.

The North Carolina homebuilder Classica Homes earned the Gold Award from National Housing Quality & Professional Builder Magazine.

Are you experiencing frosty, foggy or icy windows? Here a few tips to help put an end to condensation.

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2016. Check out a few tips to help protect your family in the event of a fire.

With classes back in session, it’s the perfect time to teach children about window safety. Read these tips to help keep your little learners safe.

Windsor's Employee Home Makeover will help improve the lives of team members who dedicate every day to making other people's homes better and brighter. (UPDATED)

Windsor Windows & Doors understands the importance of teamwork and cheering each other on. In May 2016, Windsor employees had the chance to find inspiration as they cheered on another group of hardworking individuals: the Special Olympics athletes of Iowa.

Windsor's commitment to worker safety helped Woodgrain's window division earn top safety honors two years in a row.

West Des Moines, IA — The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today tha

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.

Windsor Windows & Doors is proud to announce our newest product line: Revive pocket replacement windows.

Don't miss your chance to see Pinnacle products on the Animal Planet show "Treehouse Masters."

Classica Homes was named the "2015 Builder of the Year" by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association(CHA).

Louisville couple Patrick and Rachel Mahoney received new Windsor windows as part of their featured renovation on the new hit home improvement series, "Fix It & Finish It."

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.

Woodgrain, the parent company of several wood material manufacturing companies including Windsor Windows & Doors, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Windsor windows are featured in a helpful article on, a popular home improvement website.

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.

Windsor Windows & Doors products are featured on the award-winning Bighorn ski chalet in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada.

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.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Five featured homes at the HomeShowExpo 2012, including the model home

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 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,, 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 — The new Legend HBR Window combines the warm, inviting interior décor of

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 — 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.

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.