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Six Industry Professionals Inducted to Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:16

The 2016 Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence inductees have spent their careers creating housing that expertly responds to client demand. Although hailing from different backgrounds and focusing on different markets, they share a passion for crafting stunning projects that are tailored to the site and situation.

This year the program honors five architects and one builder/developer: Bill Leddy, Marsha Maytum, and Richard Stacy of Leddy Maytum Stacy, San Francisco; Robert Youngentob, president of Bethesda, Md.–based EYA; and Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, founders of KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia. Their commitment to cutting-edge residential work makes them standouts in the industry, and all winners were honored at the Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards dinner in Washington D.C. in early September. 

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Marvin Receives 2016 Brand Builder Gold Award

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:08

We are honored to have received a 2016 Brand Builder Gold Award from Hanley Wood for “Best Channel Marketing Program,” recognizing the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industries.

Read more from Hanley Wood.

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Integrity Named to Prairie Business Magazine's 50 Best Places to Work List

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 05:00

Integrity Windows and Doors has been named once again to Prairie Business magazine’s annual 50 Best Places to Work list, selected from nearly 950 submissions. The annual list recognizes top companies to work for in the northern Plains, nominated through an anonymous employee survey that outlines work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. Consideration is also given to the number of nominations for any given company.

“Our employees are an integral part of our business. It’s their commitment to excellence and our core values that enables us to lead the industry with products that are tough, smart and truly unique – just like them,” said President of Marvin Windows and Doors, Paul Marvin. “The happiness of our team members is extremely important, and we are honored that they continue to make the effort to nominate and recognize Integrity Windows and Doors for being a positive and fulfilling place to work.”

Read more at Prairie Business Magazine.

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Our Tips for Choosing Windows and Doors Featured on Coastal Living

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:15

Windows and doors are to your beach house what your big, floppy hat is to your beach day uniform: They offer protection from the elements, and, if you choose the right ones, major style. Here, the team at Marvin Windows and Doors (the team that outfitted the 2016 Hamptons Showhouse) shares their tips for choosing the best windows and doors for your beach house.

Read more on Coastal Living’s Blog.

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PRODUCTS and Architizer Recognize Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winners

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 07:34

The six winners of the Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Awards received national recognition from prominent publications PRODUCTS and Architizer. Both articles highlight the variety of design styles across all of the winning projects. 

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Professional Remodeler Names Marvin Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung Window a Top 100 Product 

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 13:10

Professional Remodeler named the Marvin Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung Window as one of its 2016 Top 100 Products. The win highlights the innovative keeperless hardware system, multi-point locking system and lockable vent mode of the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung.

Read more about the Top 100 Products in the 2016 August issue available here.

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Convenient clinic: Marvin Windows and Doors launches onsite clinic in Warroad, Minn.

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 09:07

Alissa Partee, director of total rewards at Marvin Windows, tours one of the exam rooms in the onsite clinic at the production facility in Warroad. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

WARROAD, Minn.—The hallway behind the human resources department at Marvin Windows and Doors‘ plant here appears to be an entrance to a factory floor.

But it also leads to a door to a much different environment, one that instantly feels like the sterile waiting room at a doctor’s office. Informational pamphlets were hanging on the wall, and an office worker greeted visitors from behind a desk.

The onsite clinic at Marvin’s Warroad production facility is open to the manufacturer’s employees and spouses, and provides health care services typically found off the campus but at a more convenient location. Employees can even stay clocked in during visits.

“We don’t want any barriers for people to use it,” said Alissa Partee, director of Total Rewards for the company. The “Total Rewards” moniker represents Marvin’s efforts to focus on a broader approach to employee compensation and benefits, including the onsite clinic.

The 1,764-square-foot clinic has seen more than 1,800 visits in the first six months after it opened in January. It’s run by Healthstat, a Charlotte, N.C.,-based workplace clinic management company, and includes a lab, hearing testing room, physical therapy space and medication dispensary room.

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Christine Marvin Talks Windows With Modernize

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 07:30

Christine Marvin sits down with Modernize for their latest Brand Spotlight to talk trends, environmental practices, window shopping tips and more.

“With endless customizations, exclusive innovations, high-performance energy-efficiency options, and our unmatched personal service at every point in the process, customers will be able to find beautiful windows and doors for every project,” said Christine.

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Integrity Announces Winners of 2016 Red Diamond Achiever Awards

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 13:51

FARGO, N.D. – (AUGUST 30, 2016) – Integrity Windows and Doors has announced the winners of its 2016 Red Diamond Achiever Awards. The annual awards honor the exceptional work of licensed builders, remodelers and architects who use Integrity windows and doors in their projects.

A nationally-recognized panel of industry professionals selected five Red Diamond Achiever Award winners, based on projects that demonstrated outstanding creativity, unique architecture, complexity, sustainability and solutions to construction challenges. In addition, one winner was selected as the People’s Choice winner by popular vote from all projects entered.

The 2016 judging panel included Lou Manfredini, DIY expert, “TODAY Show” contributor and host of several home-improvement TV shows, along with The Marvin Companies Director of Corporate Strategy, Christine Marvin, Frank Anton, Vice Chairman of Hanley Wood, and Shawn McCadden, a nationally-known speaker, business trainer, columnist and award-winning remodeler.

“The projects this year were nothing short of inspiring, diverse and fun applications of Integrity windows and doors,” said Christine Marvin. “From barn-style homes to lake-front getaways to beach bungalows, the use of Integrity’s tough, durable window and door products in these beautiful projects made for a winning combination in every entry. The variety of submissions showcase Integrity’s range of applications in residential and commercial projects, equipped with the all-out performance to withstand any environment.”

From a field of more than 280 entries, the judging panel named the following five winners Red Diamond Achievers:
Lake Calhoun Organic Modern by John Kraemer & Sons – a strikingly beautiful, contemporary artisan home in Minneapolis
The Bancroft by Yankee Barn Homes – an expansive, barn-style home with post and beam architecture and lofted spaces in West Lebanon, N.H.
Cape Elizabeth Home by Kevin Browne Architecture – a modern home with gable roof lines and farmhouse height to pay homage to its Cape Elizabeth, Maine heritage
Forrest Walk by Moser Construction Management LLC – an impressive remodel of a 1925-built Catholic grade school into four residential condo flats in Narberth, Pa.
Redwood Avenue by Boulder Home Builders LLC and Pocci Design Group – a contemporary, boutique home in Boulder, Colo. with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains

Red Diamond Achiever Award winners will receive a profile on the Integrity website and its social media channels, a VIP trip for two to Minneapolis and Warroad, Minn. for a Marvin Windows and Doors facilities tour and awards ceremony, and a beautiful glass award that features a picture of their project. A cash donation will also be made on behalf of each winner’s company to a charity of their choice.

A second round of judging by the general public crowned the People’s Choice Award winner. Prairie Barn by Camenisch Company Inc. was honored for the pairing of a simple, barn-style exterior with a modern interior showcasing clean lines and an abundance of natural light flowing through the Integrity® Casement, Awning and Double Hung Windows. In addition to the standard awards package, the company will receive an iPad Air™ to help further support the success of its business.

To learn more about the Red Diamond Achiever Awards and see the winning projects, visit

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The Marvin Companies Promote Christine Marvin to Director of Corporate Strategy

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 15:56

New role expands corporate strategy team and vision for long-term company growth 

WARROAD, Minn. – August 16, 2016 – The Marvin Companies has promoted Christine Marvin to the position of Director of Corporate Strategy. A fourth-generation family member of the family-owned and operated fenestration company, Christine previously served as the Director of Marketing for the Marvin Windows and Doors brand.

In her new role, Christine will lead the development and implementation of strategic efforts to bring The Marvin Companies’ vision and purpose for the future to life, and will report to Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy Jim Macaulay.

“Christine’s experience and industry knowledge are incredible assets to The Marvin Companies,” said Macaulay. “During her time leading marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors, Christine demonstrated both product development and marketing communications leadership, and has her finger on the pulse of industry trends. Those skills and insights are essential to the corporate strategy team and ultimately advancing our entire organization.”

Prior to her work as the director of marketing, Christine also served as marketing communications manager and group product planning manager at Marvin Windows and Doors. She also served as the territory manager for the company’s West Coast distributor, BMD, Inc.

“I am proud to have the unique opportunity to help lead a business my great-grandfather laid the groundwork for more than 100 years ago. His ingenuity sparked an energy in the second, third and fourth generations, who have dramatically evolved the legacy of the Marvin brands,” said Christine. “In my new role, I’m fortunate to be able to stand on that heritage while marrying my passion for marketing with strategic planning for The Marvin Companies’ continued long-term growth.”

A graduate of Macalaster College, Christine also earned a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in integrated marketing strategy from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.


About The Marvin Companies
The Marvin Companies is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, Minn. with more than 5,000 employees in 12 factories throughout the United States. The Marvin Family of Brand represents Marvin’s fenestration portfolio, which includes Marvin Windows and Doors and its handcrafted wood and wood clad products; Integrity Windows and Doors, which pioneered the fiberglass window category with the introduction of its patented Ultrex® Fiberglass material; and Infinity Replacement Windows, which offers homeowners a premier line of Ultrex replacement windows with distinctive design. Marvin and its Family of Brands are distributed nationally through a network of independent dealers and are also exported internationally. Visit to learn more.


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Marvin Named to Pro Builder Magazine's Top 100 Products

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 21:19

The Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door was named to Professional Builder magazine’s Top 100 Products of 2016. The magazine notes:

“Homeowners can now bring the outside in with the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door from Marvin Windows and Doors. Available in multiple configurations and sizes to fit a variety of different openings, Ultimate Multi-Slide Door panels come in standard widths of 3 feet to 6 feet and heights of 7 feet to 12 feet. When opened, the panels stack in front of one another. A unidirectional configuration or the bi-parting style, which opens from the center, can be selected, and each configuration is available in both left- and right-handed styles.” – Professional Builder staff

Learn more: Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door

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Georgia Builder Wins Baseball Trip of a Lifetime from Integrity Windows and Doors

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 08:17

Dennis McConnell wins VIP trip to see four games at four iconic ballparks across America

FARGO, N.D. – (AUGUST 9, 2016) – An Atlanta-based custom home builder will soon enjoy the baseball trip of a lifetime as winner of the Integrity Windows and Doors Red Diamond Baseball sweepstakes, created to celebrate America’s favorite pastime and Integrity’s tradition of crafting windows and doors in America.

Dennis McConnell, president of Healthy House of Georgia builders, will receive an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to see four baseball games played at four iconic ballparks: Yankee Stadium in New York, Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Target Field in Minneapolis.

“As a baseball fan, this is a dream come true. I’m thrilled at the chance to see some of the most architecturally iconic ballparks in Chicago and Boston, along with a few of the newest stadium designs in New York and Minneapolis,” says McConnell.

A third-generation home builder and a past president, secretary and treasurer of the Intown Atlanta Home Builders Association, McConnell has built or renovated more than 400 homes over the past 30 years. McConnell and his team develop large lots in historic neighborhoods, using both in-house and vendor resources to create homes that suit their owners’ lifestyles.

“Baseball is an all-American game, and Integrity is an all-American brand. This is one way to honor extraordinary trade professionals who are the lifeblood of our business. We congratulate   Dennis, and we thank him and all of the building professionals who have made us the top fiberglass window and door brand in the country,” says Integrity Windows and Doors Director of Marketing Becky Felling.

With more than 20 years of advanced fiberglass leadership, Integrity builds windows and doors with the strength, durability and toughness that industry professionals depend on. Its windows and doors are made with Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass, which is eight times stronger than vinyl, three times stronger than vinyl/wood composites and as strong as steel. Integrity offers an All Ultrex fiberglass line of products, as well as a Wood-Ultrex line that combines an authentic wood interior with a virtually indestructible fiberglass exterior.


About Integrity Windows and Doors
Integrity Windows and Doors is the world’s only manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex® — a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material. We didn’t just join the fiberglass revolution — we pioneered it. Integrity’s heritage as part of the Marvin Family of Brands is built on more than a century of excellence and expertise. Based in Fargo, N.D., Integrity offers a comprehensive line of window and door products that are Built to Perform® and backed by first-class customer service and fast, 10-day delivery to the distributor. For more information, visit

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Before and After: From Nondescript to Storybook Charm

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:35

When designer and house hunter Kishani Perera spied a rather charmless 1923 Mid-City home, she knew her first step: Set the home free of its jail bars and frame the entryway with stately columns.

“I could tell it had good bones, just a good feeling to it,” said Perera, who bought the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house for $640,000 in 2013. She’s now selling it for $1.1 million.

After nearly three years of work, the home now sports true cottage charm — and that includes the converted garage, tricked out with four skylights, new windows and a front arbor.

“This has been my passion project,” said Perera, who has designed homes for Harry Styles, Molly Sims, Rachel Bilson and Michael C. Hall, among others.

Perera replaced the home’s exterior paint (previously an all-business gray) with Benjamin Moore’s deeper Quarry Rock gray that harbors undertones of blue and green.

“The new color felt original to the house, kind of a vintage vibe to it,” said Perera.

Finished with new, white-trimmed Marvin windows, the revived home now snaps against its steep slope of synthetic turf — expertly matched to neighbors’ lawns by Calabasas-based New View Landscape.


Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA

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Dwell on What's New

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 19:34

Fans of modernism and Dwell Magazine flocked to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Dwell on Design last month. Billing itself as the largest design event in the country, Dwell LA showcases the latest in furniture, kitchen and bath products, accessories, lighting and even prefab construction. Lines are long to explore the tiny houses plunked in the middle of the show floor. And even though they don’t have garages, there’s a spot to ogle the new Prius and even take it for a test drive. Dwell LA is about modern living, as much as it is about modern design.

That being said, there were some interesting new products and technologies on display. Here are some you might be interested in for your home.

Outdoor living

1. Marvin Sliding Door Automatic Control

This new feature lets the company’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door open with the click of a finger on a remote control. That may seem like no big deal, but envision yourself with a tray of margaritas, chips and salsa struggling to slide open a wall of glass door panels and you’ll see the beauty of this convenience. It can be especially helpful to mobility-challenged homeowners, seniors and children.


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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Windows from

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:51

Senior Product Manager Kris Hanson shares his top tips for identifying when it might be time to replace windows in a home with

Your house may not be able to talk to you, but nevertheless it gives you signs when something’s not right. A home’s windows are particularly communicative. Although they don’t last forever, high-quality, well-maintained windows could last for 20 years or more, but there are many factors at play. (Windows in a coastal city like Charleston, SC, might age faster than they would in Los Angeles, CA, for example.) If your windows are more than a few decades old, listen carefully to what they’re telling you, so you’ll know when they need to be replaced. Here’s what to be on the lookout for.

1. They’re damaged, warped, or broken

It’s sometimes possible to repair a window instead of replacing it. If your window’s problem is minor, such as needing new weatherstripping or hardware, a repair might be the best option. But replacing a damaged, warped, or broken window sash or frame is almost always preferred to attempting a repair. “Even if the windows are still operable, they can develop problems,” says Kris Hanson, Senior Group Manager in Product Management at Marvin Windows and Doors. Do your windows fog up? Are they drafty? Do they stick when you try to open or close them? Do they refuse to stay open? If your windows are communicating in those ways, they’re telling you to replace them.

2. You want to reduce your energy bill

Windows provide some heat in the winter by letting in sunlight. But drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills. Bonus: If you’re considering listing your home for sale, those new windows — and the resulting energy cost savings — can be a big selling point.

But don’t assume all windows are the same; it’s important to consider your specific needs. One factor? Your location. “Marvin offers a wide range of energy-efficient options and can tailor your windows to best suit your climate,” says Hanson. “Insulating glass is standard in all Marvin windows, along with thousands of options that meet the Energy Star Most Efficient designation, the highest standard for efficiency for the program.”

3. Your home needs a makeover

Windows are one of the most prominent features of a home, and if they look worn, your house will too. Look to see whether the color is fading or the window material is warping, or whether old screens or storm windows detract from the curb appeal of your home, suggests Hanson. “Architects and builders know that good design is critical for the longevity of a structure. Design considerations are a close second to quality when selecting new windows, and the overall vision or design theme of a home or space should be a driving force in the window selection process,” he adds.

While you’re upgrading your home’s appearance, you might also wish to change the type of window from a fixed sash to a window that opens. This way, “you can create a more comfortable interior and improve airflow through your home,” says Hanson. Another option? Install larger windows to increase a room’s natural light, which has aesthetic and health benefits: According to the Lighting Research Center, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort, plus help regulate your circadian rhythms for better general wellness.

4. You just survived a severe storm

If you live in a hurricane impact zone or other area prone to severe weather events, you’re probably prepared for the possibility of damaged windows. In fact, just living near the coast can do a number on your home’s exterior, including your windows. “If you worry about the effects of sea salt, humidity, or coastal winds, consider Integrity windows made with Ultrex fiberglass,” says Hanson. “These windows resist corrosion and remain stable in extreme temperatures because of a material that expands at the same rate as glass.” But even if you don’t live in a coastal region, if your top priority in a window is low maintenance, windows made with Ultrex fiberglass would be a smart choice. “The finish is three times thicker than the competitors’, which ensures Integrity windows won’t crack, dent, chip, or peel — they’re virtually maintenance-free,” adds Hanson.

5. You’re renovating a historic home

Maybe you moved into a historic home that suffers from vinyl replacement windows that detract from the home’s historic charm. The wrong window can dramatically change the overall look of a historic home and can even interfere with its integrity. If your goal is to install historically accurate replacement windows, a company that can handle custom requests should be your go-to. “Marvin specializes in creating customized windows to match one-of-a-kind spaces as well as producing exact replicas for historical homes,” says Hanson.

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Marvin Named to Ocean Home's 2016 Platinum List

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:03

Marvin Windows and Doors was named to Ocean Home magazine’s 2016 Platinum List for the second consecutive year. The magazine notes that the list was “nominated by thousands of readers and industry peers, and selected by our panel of expert lifestyle editors and tastemakers” and the chosen brands “are the essence of stylish and sophisticated ocean home design.”

See all of the Best of the Best 2016 Platinum List brands from Ocean Home magazine

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Open the Door to Opportunity with Marvin Scenic Doors

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 06:56

Qualified Remodeler magazine details the latest in door trends in the magazine’s July issue, including expert trend information from Marvin group product planning manager Kris Hanson. He notes that today “we find 8-ft. to 9-ft. doors becoming increasingly common, and scenic doors – such as the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide and Marvin Ultimate Lift and Slide doors – are beginning to take the place of standard sliding and swinging doors.”


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Sliding Door Automatic Control featured in Custom Builder

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:46

Custom Builder magazine highlights the new Sliding Door Automatic Control (SDAC) functionality now available on the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door in the July issue. Read more at

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Marvin Windows and Doors Featured on LowCountry Live

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:06

Director of Sales Tim Kasten sits down with LowCountry Live on ABC News4 in Charleston, South Carolina to discuss high performance Marvin Windows and Doors, and the unique challenges of coastal properties.

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Professional Builder features Larger Casement & Awning Windows from Marvin

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:53

Contemporary architecture and design often calls for large, energy-efficient windows with uninterrupted expanses of glass. To meet this need, Marvin Windows and Doors has added larger sizes to its Contemporary Casements and Awnings, Ultimate Casements and Awnings, and Ultimate Replacement Casements and Awnings.


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