Window and Door March/April 2012 : Page 48

➤ SPECIAL FEATURE —Top 100 Manufacturers 2012 STEVES & SONS Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas Employees: 850 Website: Product lines: Interior flush and molded doors. Interior wood stile-and-rail and MDF doors. Exte-rior steel flush and molded doors, exterior fiberglass flush and molded doors in smooth, textured paint grade and textured stain grade styles. Premium exterior wood doors. General information: In 2011, Steves & Sons acquired the assets of Advantage Millwork and began the produc-tion of premium exterior mahogany, knotty alder and oak wood doors. The line includes many different door and glass designs now being produced in a new facility in San Antonio. The manufacturer also installed a new pre-finishing line that has the ability to paint and or stain both interior and exterior door product. Steves & Sons operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in San Antonio, Lebanon, Tenn., and Richmond, Va., servicing both interior and exterior door customers across most of the U.S. In its sixth generation of family leadership, the company traces its long history back to 1866, when it got its start in the lumber business in San Antonio, Texas. Steves & Sons began manufacturing millwork products in 1904, entering the stile-and-rail doors business. In the ’50s, Steves & Sons entered the flush and molded interior door manufacturing business and later set up Crest Doors as a separate company to produce exterior entry doors. The Crest exterior door company was fully integrated into the Steves & Sons business in 2009 and today produces a full line of both steel and fiberglass exterior doors in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in San Antonio. such international markets as western Canada, Australia, South Korea and Mexico. Maintaining focus on quality, increasing market penetration and product line expan-sion, Cascade has grown both organically and through the addition of other window companies. In addition to Empire Pacific, Cascade’s previous acquisitions include McVay Manufacturing in Washington and Utah’s Avante Windows in 2002. Cascade also added LbL Windows, based in Troutdale, Ore., in 2009. Cascade serves both the new construction and replacement markets with its broad product offering and wide market coverage. THE NOVATECH GROUP Headquarters: Ste. Julie, Quebec, Canada Employees: 475 Websites: Product lines: Steel and fiberglass entry doors, PVC garden and sliding doors. Decorative and standard door-lites, as well as venting and mini-blind units. Retractable screens. Custom glass. General information: Quebec-based Novatech expanded in Europe in 2011, opening a custom steel door panel manufacturing and distribution facility in Roanne, France. The move follows on the 2010 acquisition of Résiver Patio Doors, $75 Million to $100 Million CASCADE WINDOWS Headquarters: Liberty Lake, Wash. Employees: 310 Website: Product lines: Vinyl windows and doors General information: Headquartered near Spo-kane, Wash., Cascade operates manufacturing plants in Washington, Oregon and Utah. It expanded in 2011 with the addition in of Empire Pacific Windows. Oper-ating a state-of-the-art, 100,000-square-foot facility in Tualatin, Ore., Empire Pacific was previously a Top 100 manufacturer on its own. Cascade Windows was founded in 1989 as Window Products Inc. Its network of dealers and dis-tributors covers the Western U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. In addition, Cascade also enjoys business in 48 | Window & Door | March/April 2012 Novatech’s steel door plant in Ste. Julie, Quebec. a specialty manufacturer of patio doors, including sliding and hinged PVC, wood, aluminum and hybrid products. Like Novatech, it serves door pre-hanger and window manufacturers. Founded in 1982, the Novatech Group is a vertically-integrated company that fabricates glass, makes doorlites, manufactures steel and fiberglass doors, and extrudes and fabricates PVC operating in facilities that combined cover an area of more than 500,000 square feet. Focusing on door glass initially, the company diversified into manufacturing of PVC patio and garden

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