If you haven’t heard yet–and we don’t imagine you have unless remodeling is your life like it is ours–but Window Nation just placed 6th on the 2016 Remodeling 550 List which is published by Remodeling Magazine. Considering the fact that we’ve only been in business for 10 years, we’re pretty pumped. So, how does a 10-year-old remodeling company place 6th out of all the remodeling companies in the United States? We’re glad you asked.
Sure, we’ve installed over 275,000 windows throughout Ohio, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia and you learn a lot when you’ve installed a lot of windows. And, sure, Window Nation was founded by two guys who are third-generation window experts; but experience isn’t the secret sauce that has made us a fierce competitor in the marketplace. It is our commitment to giving our customers what they’re looking for.
Aaron and Harley Magden, co-owners of Window Nation, say they learned their customer-centric business model growing up under the guidance of their father and grandfather. Harley says, “We believe in doing well by doing good.” That is to say: if you do a good job and make a good product, you’ll do well financially.
Window Nation now employs 246 people who share this philosophy. It is the glue that holds it all together. It is the goal that keeps everyone pushing forward. It is a way of doing business that makes everybody happy. Our customers are happy because they know we want to do right by them, and our employees are happy because they know that, at the end of the day, they don’t have to wonder if they’re going to run into a disgruntled customer at the grocery store. Of course, we’re kidding. It is so much more than that.
People really want to work for a company that does a good job. They want to know that they are a part of something that matters; and Window Nation’s employees know that we give people the best bang for their buck, lower their energy costs, increase their quality of life, and make their homes more beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to do that for a living?
Aaron says, “We believe in this wholeheartedly. There’s no shortage of great companies out there to work with. So our goal every day is to make our customers feel good about their decision, and show we’re on their side, throughout the entire process, and beyond.”
We’re excited that we’ve leaped up from 9th place last year, to 6th place this year. That means we’re doing a good job; and we know that if we do a good job…we’ll keep doing well.
CLEVELAND (August 17, 2016) – Window Nation, one of the country’s leading replacement window companies, is celebrating 10 years of business this summer. Over the past decade, Window Nation has grown to become the 6th largest home improvement and home remodeling company in the U.S., improving from its 9th place ranking just last year, according to the 2016 Remodeling 550 List, published by Remodeling Magazine. Founded in 2006 by brothers Aaron and Harley Magden, Window Nation has installed over 275,000 windows across northeast Ohio, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and northern Virginia.
From the start, Window Nation’s goal has been to guide homeowners in their search for the best solution for their home improvement needs – even if the best solution was going in a different direction. This desire to help others and put the customer first stems from the brother’s Midwestern roots.
“Growing up in Cleveland, it was drilled into us daily the value of building relationships — in all aspects of our lives — and helping people. Especially with something as personal as someone’s home, where they raise their family. It’s not to be taken lightly,” said Harley Magden.
As third generation window experts, the Magden brothers grew up learning the home improvement business from their father and grandfather.
“Most people grow up wanting to be a quarterback or astronaut. Not us. We knew as small kids what we wanted to do,” added Aaron Magden. “Literally growing up in windows, we quickly learned that everyone has a choice. And to earn someone’s business, you have to demonstrate that you deserve it. We believe in this wholeheartedly. There’s no shortage of great companies out there to work with. So our goal every day is to make our customers feel good about their decision and show we’re on their side, throughout the entire process and beyond,” he added.
Over the past decade, their customer-centric approach and industry knowledge has earned them yearly accolades. In addition to improving to the 6th largest home improvement company, Window Nation was named Dealer of the Year for its use of social media to help best service customers by Window & Door Magazine in 2015, yearly recognition from Angie’s List for customer service excellence and being one of the top 10 window and door dealers in the U.S. by Door and Window Market.
Window Nation now employees 246 people throughout 8 offices across five states. Additionally, they have increased their revenue year after year, even during a down economy. Of their profits, the company gives back a generous portion of their sales year after year to help local charities, including providing school supplies for schools in need, Coats for Kids and more.
“We believe in doing well by doing good,” explains Harley Magden. “It’s no accident how we got here. We have worked very hard and have an amazing team that believes in our mission and our approach. As such, it’s only right to give back and help others. And as we continue to grow and celebrate more milestones, we’re going to continue to help the customers and communities we serve.”
About Window Nation
Window Nation was started in 2006 by two brothers who literally grew up in the window business, learning about home improvement, customer care and the difference a quality window can make. The company provides an unsurpassed selection of premium windows, doors and siding installed by highly skilled, licensed professionals. The company has replaced over 225,000 windows in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia and northeast Ohio. Learn more here.
GLEN BURNIE, MD (October 15, 2015) – Window Nation, one of the country’s leading replacement window companies, is now ranked a top 10 company for home improvement and home remodeling, according to a recent study via Remodeling magazine.
The list is comprised of the top 550 largest home improvement companies in the nation and ranks the companies based upon achieved operational and financial excellence. Dubbed The Remodeling 550, the publication focuses on four areas: 325 full-service companies, 150 replacement contractors, 20 insurance restoration firms and 55 franchises.
“Over the years we have continued to work our way up the list and have done whatever we can internally to try and improve and earn a top spot for our customers,” explains Harley Magden, co-founder and owner of Window Nation. “Achieving recognition in the top 10 is a big win for us; although we won’t stop until we’re at number one!”
As a replacement contractor, Window Nation’s total revenues increased 8.4% this year. In 2013 Window Nation was ranked 12th on the list and 11th just last year.
Magden, who founded Window Nation in 2006 with his brother, Aaron, cites their commitment to over delivering on customer service as the main driver for the company’s continued recognition and growth. “We genuinely obsess over customer satisfaction,” explains Magden. “Without happy customers, there’s simply no business. Right now, our satisfaction is within the 90 to 97 percent range based on 15,000 customer surveys. But it’s not 100, so we will continue to learn and evolve from our mistakes until we are.”
The residential remodeling revenue data for the list is gathered from a web-based survey developed by Remodeling. The data is compiled and ranked, which is how the list came to be. The full list this year is divided into easy to read sub-categories and can be viewed at https://bit.ly/1WFp10D.
About Window Nation:
Window Nation was started in 2006 by two brothers who literally grew up in the window business, learning about home improvement, customer care and the difference a quality window can make. The company provides an unsurpassed selection of premium windows, doors and siding installed by highly skilled, licensed professionals. The company has replaced over 225,000 windows in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia and northeast Ohio. Learn more at https://www.windownation.com.
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