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In an article entitled “Windows to the Soul,” Church Designer Magazine features two stunning historic church renovations carried out with Marvin Windows and the talented craftspeople in our Signature Services division.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam, New York involved the complete restoration of 15 Gothic revival stained glass windows (no two were alike), and an oversized rose window requiring advanced computer-aided design to seamlessly recreate the original look and feel of the church. The Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, Connecticut is also featured – representing a significant remodel to preserve the church’s historic integrity.
Both are featured in an article in the November/December issue, read more in Church Designer Magazine.
Paul Marvin, President of Marvin Windows and Doors, has been named to the Twin Cities Business Magazine’s annual 100 People to Know. The list is comprised of insiders with the “insight, experience and savvy to observe, seek out, and learn from their example.”
The magazine’s editors sought out key individuals they expect to make an impact on local business, the regional economy, and quality of life in 2017.
Learn more about the award in Twin Cities Business Magazine.
A buildable lot on one of Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes is the holy grail of real estate, but Ashii and Ippo Vrohidis managed to find just that — and build their dream home, despite a series of obstacles.
Ashii, a self-employed interior and architectural designer, had a clear vision about what kind of house she wanted: clean-lined and modern, with organic and industrial elements. “I wanted the house cut into the earth rather than sitting on top,” she said. And she wanted to make the most of the lake setting. “It’s beautiful every second of every day. I wanted to do the environment justice.”
The house is not large, about 2,500 square feet, but every space was designed to make the most of Lake Calhoun. Walls of glass — windows and sliding doors from Marvin Windows and Doors’ Integrity Wood-Ultrex line — frame expansive views of the lake.
Read more about this stunning home in the Star Tribune.
A Prefab Oasis in Palm Springs
Featured in Dwell
November 2016 issue
Longtime architectural partners Dwell and Turkel Design are launching a new project in a mecca for midcentury modernism – Palm Springs. The Dwell Prefab Palm Springs by Turkel Design both encapsulates the architecture of the region and provides a fresh take on its iconic attributes. The 2000-square-foot prefab is a courtyard home that opens to views of the sprawling San Jacinto mountain range while enjoying its own private pool-side oasis. Indebted to the balmy climate, the open plan enables a fluid interplay between indoors and outdoors.
For architect Joel Turkel, the city has special meaning: “There’s a long history of prefab architecture in Palm Springs which dates back to the ’30s and through every era. It’s a great place where a home of this nature is part of the architectural and lifestyle culture – there’s a certain vernacular we’re tying into.”
In a showcase of modern innovation, our brand partners Marvin Windows & Doors, Resource Furniture and The Modern Fan Company will outfit the space. Solutions like Marvin’s Ultimate Lift and Slide Door further the home’s goal of melding together interior and exterior space; an operable window at a window seat allows guests to take a perch by the breeze. With its multi-functional and transforming furniture, Resource Furniture allows the prefab to be creative and adaptable in its use of space. The Modern Fan Company, which has launched a new collaboration with Brazilian designer Guto Indio da Costa, will equip the residence with svelte ceiling fans – key for days when heat is blaring in Coachella Valley.
“The people and projects we’re working with really understand that we’re trying to take advantage of the climate, maximize the space, and introduce new products with a keen eye for simple signatures and visually minimal features,” says Turkel. An elegant expression of modern design principles, the home will provide the perfect backdrop for upcoming Dwell influencer events.
Learn more about the Prefab Palm Springs home on Dwell.
Marvin Windows and Doors of Canada has opened a one-of-a-kind showroom in Calgary. The experiential design center is the largest in the country, and the 6,500 sq. ft. space now acts as the new Canadian design destination. The showroom features curated collections of premier made-to-order wood and wood-clad windows and doors, acting as a design inspiration gallery and shining a spotlight on Marvin Windows and Doors’ most innovative products.
A two-day, invitation-only grand opening reception took place on November 8 and 9, welcoming industry professionals and guests of honor with personalized showroom tours and red carpet events, marking the official opening of Calgary’s newest design resource.
“We see the new Marvin design showroom as an opportunity to inspire and inform, and to create a completely immersive experience for our customers,” said Sherry Senecal, Business Development Director – Western Canada. “Seeing a picture of a product is one thing, but being able to touch, feel and appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship firsthand changes everything. We’re thrilled to become immersed in the Calgary design and building community in an entirely new way.”
Learn more about Marvin Windows and Doors of Canada here.
Tucked away on Rehoboth Beach with a vista of pristine wetlands, this eco-friendly vacation home featured in Home & Design Magazine was designed with sustainability in mind. Along with geothermal heating and cooling, a high-performance building envelope and an energy-recovery ventilator to minimize costs, Integrity Windows provide natural ventilation throughout and the strong performance this home needs.
Read more in Home & Design Magazine.
Three Questions – Susan Marvin, Marvin Windows and Doors
Featured in Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal.
November 3, 2016
Susan Marvin, former president of Marvin Windows and Doors and now vice chairwoman of the company, was the keynote speaker at the recent Minnesota Manufacturer’s Summit in Bloomington, an event presented by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
Marvin was president of the Warroad-based manufacturer for 20 years until resigning from the position earlier this year. After the speech, Marvin answered a few questions about her family’s business and how Marvin Windows is using technology to advance its manufacturing. Her answers have been edited for clarity and brevity.
The family business survived not one, but two collapses of the American Economy. In both instances, the company did not lay off any employees. How proud are you of that accomplishment and how that resonated, not only with Minnesotans, but the country? It does resonate. We are not unique. Many companies either did it or tried to do it. If you really, truly value your workforce as your most valuable asset, the last thing you do is lay them off, and yet many companies go there first. We do value them as our greatest asset. Keeping people together and on the payroll and with medical benefits was a priority, and as long as we can do it, we are going to do it. It wasn’t without a little pain, but it was a challenge the entire family was proud of. M ore importantly…when you’re challenged as a company…if your employees are loyal to you and you are to them, you’re stronger.
Can you talk about staying in Warroad and knowing what the company means to the local economy? We do mean a lot to the local economy. Having said that, the community means a great deal to us. The location forced us to be innovative and some of these innovations became competitive strengths. That’s the number one reason for staying. The second thing is, these people we work with, they’re our neighbors, our friends and our classmates. If we pulled out – and they built the company – that just wouldn’t be right, because we feel they had a great deal to do with the success that we have today. The third thing is, there’s no question in my mind that a great deal of our success has been because of the people in that community. So why would we leave such a powerful part of our success?
How can Marvin use advances in technology to expand your product? We use robotics extensively in our factory. It’s made us more efficient. It’s allowed us to put out a better quality product. Virtual reality is going to be, I think, a big part of our future in helping us demonstrate products and its going to help consumers pick the right features. Big data is certainly being used to help us understand our customers better and what we need to do to be better competitors.
A 2016 Red Diamond Achiever award-winning project, Forest Walk project in Berwyn, PA by T.R. Moser of Moser Construction Management, LLC, was featured in Philadelphia Magazine. The project involved converting a Catholic grade school, built in 1925, to four residential condos with an underground garage. Integrity® All Ultrex® Double Hung Windows were the best option to recreate the style of window that was originally installed in the school. Philadelphia Magazine notes why and shares some of the project’s challenges:
“… Then there was the borough’s new adaptive reuse ordinance for older buildings, approved the year before Moser bought the school with projects like his in mind. Those high-tech windows played a key role in enabling Moser to proceed. They’re called Integrity All-Ultrex Double-Hung Windows, and they’re made from a proprietary process that creates extremely durable fiberglass frames that perform like new years longer than comparable windows. The double-paned windows were custom-made with simulated mullions that mimic the appearance of the building’s original windows, which the archdiocese had removed and replaced with large-pane windows with steel lintels. Moser removed those windows, put in steel cages to house the new ones, and inserted the new windows in the cages. Because they were custom-built to fit the openings, they created a seamless facade that matched the 1925 design.
‘When you drive by, they look like they’ve always been there,’ Moser said.”
Marvin Windows and Doors has once again been honored with a Minnesota Family Business Award, presented by Twin Cities Business magazine. Earning 2016’s “Special Distinction – Legacy” honor, the magazine notes that “over four generations, the Marvin family has built one of Minnesota’s most durable companies.”
See the complete story at tcbmag.com.
In the latest issue of House Beautiful magazine, Marvin Windows and Doors is featured in the birthday bash spread in honor of the publication’s 120th birthday. Marvin Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung windows in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.