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October 17, 2012
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Dealers of the Year 2012

Window & Door is pleased to announce its 2012 Dealers of the Year. Honored for Overall Excellence this year are A.W. Hastings & Co. from Connecticut and Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling more

    Remodeling Show Emphasis Shifts Outdoors

    Baltimore, Md.–Decking and railing products accounted for much of the floorspace and enjoyed much of the traffic at last week's Remodeling more

    LaCantina Hosts Open House

    After moving into an expanded facility earlier this year, the manufacturer of folding door systems officially celebrated its grand more

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    The Talk

    By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor

    This week we are pleased to announce our 2012 Dealers of the Year. When we started this program, our intention was twofold. We certainly wanted to put the spotlight on window and door dealers and distributors that are doing a great job. But our bigger goal was to raise the bar for the industry as a whole. 

    We wanted the opportunity to highlight best practices and successful strategies within the distribution and retail segment of the industry.  And we feel that we've done that throughout the years with previous years' winners, and the 2012 Dealers of the Year are no exception.  Each offer ideas that we can all learn from–whether it be in management, marketing, customer service and even community service.

    This week, as we offer our warm congratulations to the class of 2012, I'd like to ask you where you learn best practices for your business?  Do you go to networking events that are not industry related or do you go to industry events like the Window & Door Dealers Forum or the Remodeling Show? Do you study on line or rely on magazines?  Is it important to you to study what other window and door companies are doing to succeed?  That's our poll question for the week, but of course, we'd like you to share your feedback and drop me a line to tell me how it is that you continue to take your business to the next level.

    How the 25E Performance Tax Credit Can Help the Industry

    Jeff Kaliner of Power Home Remodeling discusses proposed legislation in Congress that could encourage more homeowners to replace their windows and/or more

    Are You Feeling Positive?

    Our industry doesn't appear to be quite as confident as more

    What's the primary way you learn about best practices?
    Reading magazines
    Attending industry meetings and shows
    Attending local business events
    Studying the competition
    Reading online sources
    Taking business courses
    The Outside View
    Builder Confidence Edges Higher in October
    From National Association of Home Builders
    Gerkin Honored with Chamber's Deming Award
    From Souix City Journal
    Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Rises to Pre-Recession High
    From BloombergBusinessWeek
    Manufacturers Honor King at Carroll's Pella Corp.
    From Daily Times Herald
    Renters No More: Newbies Lured To Homeownership
    From NPR


    Recent Introductions

    Archtop Storm Doors
    from HMI Doors




    Honoring the
    Industry's Innovators

    See All This Year's Winners


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