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Pella of Oklahoma Gets First Female Owner In Company History

Posted by Andy Crum on November 05, 2021 in Pella Windows & Doors of Oklahoma

We are proud to share that Pella of Oklahoma has a new part-owner: current CFO Ainslee Crum! Our CEO, Andy Crum, purchased the Oklahoma City and Tulsa branches in 2017.

In a predominately male-run industry, Ainslee is the first female owner in the history of Pella of Oklahoma. She is also the first female owner in the Pella Distribution Sales Network (PDSN), which encompasses 82 branches across North America.

“Each branch is privately-owned and for the first time in 96 years, a female is minority owner,” Andy said. “Ainslee has been, and will continue to be, an integral asset within our organization and we are so proud of this accomplishment.”

Ainslee is no stranger to the organization. Her family founded a Pella distributorship in 1922 and it's stayed in the family for four generations. Next year it'll celebrate its 100th anniversary.

“Our goal is to continue providing a product with exceptional quality and superior customer service," Ainslee said. "We believe in giving back and being a part of our community. The core of our philosophy as a company is service above self."

About The Author

Andy has been working at Pella Windows and Doors since 1998. He started by sweeping the floors in the shop, installing windows and eventually working up to installation manager where he oversaw painters, installers and general customer service. In 2004, he transitioned into Replacement Sales where he won the President’s Club Award three times. In 2007, he became the Replacement Sales Manager and oversaw Replacement Sales in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He became the recipient of the Director’s Award as the Top Sales Manager in the Pella system in 2011. In March of 2017, he became one of the owners of Pella Windows and Doors of Oklahoma. Andy has been married to Ainslee for 18 years, they have three children and live in Edmond, OK. In his spare time, he loves to fish, watch his kids participate in sports and spend time with his family.

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