Windows, Doors & More adds more
By Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette
Windows, Doors & More, a local, family owned and operated home improvement company, will invest more than $5 million into an expansion.
A 10 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday to launch construction for the expansion of the company's facility at 1121 W. Washington Center Road.
“We're really looking forward to growing the business,” Kevin Hunter, president of the company, said in a brief phone interview Friday.
About 50 jobs will be added in the next 10 years. Windows, Doors & More currently employs 75, he said.
The expansion will add 9,000 square feet of space, which will connect the main building to an existing 5,000-square-foot warehouse. While most of the new space will be used for warehousing, it will also include additional room for offices and, eventually, more showroom space, according to a news release.
“We're working so many projects that we don't have enough room to store our incoming product. It's a testament to our commitment to getting the job done on time and on budget, with the best products and installation teams available,” Hunter said in a statement. “The showroom is already one of the best in the country, and this expansion will keep us ahead of the curve to serve our customers even better going forward.”
Once finished, the expanded Washington Center Road facility will be about 31,000 square feet.
Windows, Doors & More opened in 1983 as the factory store for Home Guard Industries, which manufactures windows and doors in Grabill. Ten years ago, as demand for local products increased, the company moved into its current facility on Washington Center Road.
The building includes the Windows, Doors & More “Neighborhood Showcase” showroom. The interactive space “takes much of the guesswork out of home improvement projects, as customers can see what the finished product will look like in a home,” the company says.
Windows, Doors & More offers full renovation services and products such as siding, roofing, kitchen and bath improvements, room additions, decks, and fencing, along with windows and doors.
The groundbreaking is open to the public and includes light refreshments.