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Marvin Windows Helps Celebrate House Beautiful’s 120th Birthday

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:22

In the latest issue of House Beautiful magazine, Marvin Windows is featured in the birthday bash spread in honor of the publication’s 120th birthday. The Marvin Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung windows in the Espresso stained finish with Satin Nickel hardware helped to set the scene for a colorful celebration.

Check out more images in the November issue of House Beautiful, on stands now.

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Marvin Windows Help Transform Warwick Home in Providence Journal

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 07:58

Recently featured in Providence Journal, the circa 1833 colonial house at 77 Old Forge Rd. was once part of an estate owned by the family of Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. All new Marvin windows were part of a complete overhaul of the home, creating a mixture of historical and modern elements, including an original beehive oven, radiant floor heating, and a vintage-style farm sink.

Read more in Providence Journal.

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Marvin Dealer Honored with Overall Excellence Award

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 08:02

Each year, Window & Door Magazine learns how dealers across the country are elevating the industry, hearing about growth, investments in their marketing and outreach efforts, and how they’re building strong partnership with suppliers and customers alike. They award a limited number of dealers the “Dealer of the Year” distinction for being exemplary in their field – true innovators who provide exceptional service to homeowners.

Marvin dealer The Door Store and Windows, owned by Ann Gregory and Laurie Scarborough, were named Dealer of the Year with an Overall Excellence: Leadership in the Homeowner Market award, and Woodland Windows outside of Chicago was recognized for their new website. Congratulations to our partners for all they do!

Read more on Window & Door.

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Window & Door Magazine Features the Energy Efficient Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 07:14
The Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door was featured as one of the latest energy efficient products in the October issue of Window & Door magazine. The Ultimate Multi-Slide Door has several energy efficient features such as a 0.28 U-factor with IG dual-pane glass, tempered one-lite low-E2 with argon insulating glass, a thermally efficient modular Ultrex frame system and heavy-duty weatherstripping. Read more in the October issue of Window & Door.
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Integrity Wood-Ultrex Sliding French Door Featured in Architectural Record

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 07:12

In October’s Product Brief section focusing on eco-friendliness and technological innovation, Architectural Record magazine featured the Integrity Wood-Ultrex Sliding and French Door with corrosion-resistant hardware and Impact Zone 3 options that can withstand wind speeds up to 130 mph.

Read more on Architectural Record.

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mHouse Project's Contemporary Stylings Featured in Surface and Panel Magazine

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 13:10

Approaching the mHouse, you are taken by the stark horizontal lines of its mid-modern design; the complementary look of its terracotta-colored compact laminate against the black and gray fascia and chimney; and the floor-to-ceiling windows that seem to invite visitors inside.

The mHouse project highlights the clean and uninterrupted sight lines made possible by Marvin windows, along with a large Ultimate Multi-Slide door that lets the outdoors in.

Read more about the project in Surface and Panel.

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Lake Retreat with Marvin Windows Featured in Boston Design Guide

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:51

Marvin windows abound in this “old summer camp style home,” a gleaming getaway on a private slip of land with two-mile views of a glacier-carved lake. Owner/Principal John Battle wanted natural woods and an architectural design with plenty of structure. It would be a “very comforting, very inviting gathering place,” says interior designer Mollie Johnson. “A setting for special occasions.”

Mission accomplished, confirms Kevin Beland, owner and president of Wood & Clay, a family-run general contracting firm known for its high-end custom homes on Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. The retreat has a relaxed feel and features varied “wood tones, nice, clean simple lines and a lot of glass, drinking in the beautiful views.”

Read more in Boston Design Guide.

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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. 

Read more from BUILDER.

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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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