Window and Door March/April 2012 : Page 67

IG units and fiberglass entry doors. General information: With locations in Chicago and Bensenville, Ill., as well as Waynesboro, Pa., Armaclad markets products under the Encore, Liberty, FiberFusion 1000, Elegant Expresssions, Point One, InvisiScreen, Force 400, SecurGlass, EnergyGuard, InsulGuard, InsulMax and PowerFin trade names. The manufacturer also offers commercial fiberglass window systems and is an active provider in the Department of Energy’s R-5 program. B.F. RICH WINDOWS & DOORS Headquarters: Newark, Del. Employees: 140 Website: Product lines: Vinyl windows, architectural shapes and patio doors for the remodeling, new construction and light commercial markets. General information: B.F. Rich, owned by senior management and Michael D. Sifen, a Virginia real estate developer, has been manufacturing windows and doors since 1957. Operating out of its 120,000-square-foot facility, the Delaware company supplies vinyl windows and doors for new construction, renovation and light commercial products through a network of dealers in the South Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic and New England markets. B.F. Rich was once again nationally ranked among the 2011 top sellers in the DOE’s R-5 Windows Volume Purchase Program. B.F. Rich’s Green Shield window program continues to expand and currently accounts for nearly 50 percent of the company’s premium window sales, it reports. BROTHERS HOME IMPROVEMENT Headquarters: Roseville, Calif. Employees: 90 Website : Product lines: Vinyl windows and doors for the replacement market General information: Founded in 1994, Brothers Home Improvement manufactures, sells and installs custom vinyl retrofit windows and patio doors throughout the state of California. The company originated in the San Jose area and has since expanded to the Sacramento Valley, the East Bay and Southern California. It started manufacturing in 2003 with the opening a plant in Sparks, Nev. The company ranked 34th in Qualified Remodeler’s Exterior 200 listings, with 2010 reported sales of nearly $15 million. COMFORT WINDOW & DOOR CO.* Headquarters: Syracuse, N.Y. Employees: 200 Website: Product lines: Vinyl windows, entry systems, sunrooms. Siding, insulation and home improvement products. General information: Founded in 1979, Comfort Window provides windows, doors and other home improvement products throughout Upstate New York. Started as a dealer/installer serving the Syracuse market, Comfort Window formed Galaxy Manufacturing Co. in 1983 to manufacture its own products. It expanded out of the Syracuse area with a Rochester location, adding doors, siding and sunrooms at the same time. In 1994, it moved to a larger Syracuse location and also opened a third branch in Albany. In 2003, Comfort became a fully accredited Building Performance Institute organization and insulation and home energy audits were integrated into the product line. In 2008 and 2009, the company added basement remodeling, and opened a new showroom in Buffalo. Comfort Window ranked 18th on the Exterior Contractor 2011 list of the 200 largest exterior contracting firms in the U.S., with reported sales of nearly $24 million. DON YOUNG CO. Headquarters: Dallas, Texas Employees: 110 Website: Product lines: Vinyl and thermal-break aluminum windows and patio doors. Storm doors and windows General information: Started in 1978, Don Young Co. is a dealer-direct manufacturer serving the home Don Young produces windows at its main facility, and operates branch operations in Houston, San Antonio, Lubbock and Oklahoma City. 67

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