2016 was an exceptional year for Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin, which is why we decided to take a look back at what we accomplished and highlight how our partners around the state used Pella products in their impressive projects.
Supporting Great Causes in Wisconsin
Giving back to the Wisconsin communities we serve is an important part of our company's culture. Our employees and our contributions reflect that commitment.
In October, dozens of Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin workers and their family members participated in the Green Bay chapter of Making Strides Against Breast cancer to help raise funds and awareness. Our team raised $2,500 for the cause!
We also got involved in an inspirational program called Operation Finally Home (OFH), which helps injured Wisconsin war veterans by giving them a mortgage-free home.
Pella partner, Belman Homes in Waukesha, is building its second OFH home, which is scheduled to finish construction in 2017. We are honored to donate all the windows for the home of Army Specialist Phillip Olson.
Changes and Growth
Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin continues to see growth in the state as we expand our options and services.
In 2016, we began offering millwork to help customize our windows and doors with exterior and interior finishing. As part of that update, we hired building industry veteran, Greg Adamec, to be our general manager of millwork.
"My passions are in business development and driving bottom-line results," said Adamec. "I am thrilled to carry those passions with me as I start down this new path with the great team members of Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin."
We're on the move in the Milwaukee area! Pella will have a new permanent location for our Brookfield showroom in 2017 after purchasing the former Fun World building on Elizabeth Court, just north of Bluemound Road.
"This new showroom gives us an excellent home in the Milwaukee area," Pella Windows & Doors co-owner Mike Calawerts says. "It's going to allow us to better serve both our residential and commercial customers in this part of the state. We can't wait for people to get a look inside."
Learn more about the new showroom by clicking this link: Showroom
Awards and Recognition
It's nice to be recognized for doing the right thing ... especially when the recognition comes from people and organizations we respect!
People in the Green Bay area showed us they appreciate our quality work, products, and customer service when they voted Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin Best of the Bay in 2016.
On a larger scale, Pella Corporation was once again recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). The company was named an EnergySTAR® Partner of the Year for the ninth year in a row!
Pella's dedication to developing innovative, energy efficient windows and doors is helping homeowners and businesses save money and stay comfortable while helping to protect the planet and conserve natural resources at the same time.
Incredible Projects from Pella Partners in 2016
From Madison to Upper Michigan, it's always exciting for us to see Pella products being used in residential and commercial projects. This year, we asked the builders we partner with to send us photos and details from some of their work that featured our windows and doors. Here is what they came up with.
1900's Style French Normandy Home
Pella Partner: Simon Builders
Location: Fox Lake, Wisconsin
Michael F. Simon Builders of Waunakee won a special Year in Review contest we had for builders, architects, and home designers. One look at this beautiful, waterfront home in Fox Lake and you can see why project like these get our team excited to see Pella products in a real home.
The homeowners wanted this new construction project to feel like a 100-year-old residence that replicated a home in French Normandy, and they wanted all the details to be accurate.
"This included period appropriate finishes in every room right down to the artwork, furnishings, two button light switches and even the windows," says Vice President Paul Simon, a fourth generation member of this family-owned Wisconsin builder.
Simon Builders used Pella's Architect Series windows and Pella entry doors with a rustic, walnut exterior to get the right look.
Traditional Shingled Gambrel Retreat
Pella Partner: DeLeers Construction
Location: Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin
DeLeers Construction of De Pere worked with home designer Mitch Wise to construct this charming retreat in Door County. The Egg Harbor home features a gambrel roof, which is also known as a "Dutch roof."
You can see how the windows help give this project some additional character, especially the oval-shaped windows at the top of the arches. Patio doors in the living area provide easy access to a stone patio with a view of Lake Michigan.
Emerald Row Apartments
Pella Partner: Bob Anderson Builders, Inc.
Location: Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin is working with commercial builders in the Milwaukee area to provide windows for apartment living in the Brew City.
That includes this project from Bob Anderson Builders. Emerald Row Apartments in Oak Creek offer luxury units with modern style and sophistication. Quality windows are important because these apartments also have beautiful views of a large rain garden pond and a nearby park.
Showcase Residential Homes
Pella Partner: Gmack Development
In 2016, Gmack Development marked its 20th year as a home builder in Brown County. Congratulations, and here's to 20 more!
Gmack Development created multiple homes within the last year and the above is a beautiful example of one of them.
Lake Muskego Lake Home
Pella Partner: Aspen Homes
Location: Muskego, Wisconsin
Pella Impervia® windows add distinct style to this property on Little Lake Muskego in Waukesha County. They provide a classy black interior and exterior finish as well as a gorgeous view of the water and the dock that juts out into the lake from the property.
The window frames are constructed with Duracast®, Pella's exclusive, extremely durable fiberglass product. The people at Aspen Homes tell us the owners moved in during the fall and love their windows. That's what we like to hear!
To see some Aspen Homes projects, click this link: Aspen Projects
Southern Wisconsin Estate
Pella Partner: Henderson Group, Inc.
Location: Germantown, Wisconsin
When you build a 7,500 foot custom home, you're going to need a lot of windows. Henderson Group did some creative things with Pella windows when designing and constructing this residence in the Washington County community of Germantown.
To see some of the work done by the Henderson Group, Inc., visit: Henderson Project Examples
Pella Partner: Sugar Creek Homes
Location: Waunakee, Wisconsin
Pella windows work well in homes of any size and style. Our friends at Sugar Creek Homes in the Madison area installed them in this warm and friendly farm style house. Speaking of warm ... energy efficient Pella windows will help keep the owners nice and cozy all winter long.
To see a few examples of what Sugar Creek Homes can do, visit: Sugar Creek Builds
Custom Log Cabin
Pella Partner: Rod Flohr Construction
Location: Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Up in Wisconsin's Northwoods is where you'll find this rustic retreat. Rod Flohr Construction in Tomahawk led the project using plenty of eye-catching geometric shapes to create the window design in the front of this log cabin style home.
Northern Wisconsin Getaways
Pella Partner: Cornerstone Custom Builders
Location: Various Northern Wisconsin Communities
Another Wisconsin builder that knows how to capture the "up north feel" is Cornerstone Custom Builders of Eagle River. They sent us a collection of six different homes featuring Pella products.
Check out the pictures below to see custom cabins and cottages built in places like St. Germain, Land 'O Lakes, and Conover. We especially like how the charming green shutters with pine tree cutouts accent the Pella windows in the home with the shingled exterior.
Looking Ahead to 2017
With a new year in front of us, we're looking forward to getting involved with many more projects that make us proud. Keep an eye on our website for new project profiles, stories on local builders, and unique case studies featuring the work of our partners.
A big thank you goes out to all of the builders, contractors, architects, and home designers who trust Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin to provide quality products and service from a team of exceptional employees.
If you have an interesting project you'd like us to feature on our blog, contact us and tell us more!