Brand Loyalists Since 1972
Posted by Wes True on October 03, 2017 in Pella Windows & Doors of Omaha and Lincoln
Les and Ce Ann Zanotti say it’s not just the beauty of Pella windows that has made them brand loyalists, but also the enduring quality of the product and the reliable service they have received over the years.
Most of the original Pella windows in the Zanotti’s two-story, French Country-style house in west Omaha have been in place since its 1972 construction. So when the couple added on in 1984 and remodeled in 1990, they chose Pella. And whenever panes have been damaged—like the time a large bird collided with glass head-on or after a mishap with a chair on casters—Pella specialists were able to custom-create replacement panes for the older window designs instead of having to replace the entire window.
“They do great work and we’ve always had their windows,” Ce Ann says. “We’ve never had a problem.”
But the standout role Pella windows played was in the unique 2002 addition, a project Les calls “the best room in the house.” As Ce Ann describes the “unusual” room: “It’s octagonal-shaped. There are windows on every side of the octagon (except the entrance), and a spiral staircase going down to the wine cellar.”
Large windows line the hallway connecting the room to the main part of the house, and the room itself is more windows than solid walls. The design accentuates amazing views of the sloping, 1.3-acre wooded property’s tiered landscaping and mature flower garden.
The central accent window starts at ceiling level and descends to the wine cellar. “There are small windows above this soffit and there’s an arch over the top. The carpenter did a perfect job. And the little windows above there are Pella, too. Every time I look up there, I marvel,” Ce Ann says.
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General Manager of Operations
I serve on the executive team for the Pella Direct Sales Network (PDSN), by providing remarkable last mile services including installation, prefinishing, delivery, and exceptional customized quality in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Council Bluffs metros. One of my passions is to grow leaders within our company that will coach our teams to achieve operational excellence, through continuous improvements in quality, innovation, and productivity. At Pella of Omaha & Lincoln, we are able to solidify a strategy that produces an agile operating model, and are able to proactively respond to our everchanging market and environment.
I have learned the business from the ground up over the last 18 years. My first role after graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in supply chain management, was working nights at Pella Corp as an assembly line manager. After moving back to Omaha and transferring to our PDSN, I had to the opportunity and pleasure to lead every operational and sales team. This in-depth, hands-on experience has led up to the my readiness for this current role.
I’ve been married to my supportive wife Ashley for nearly 13 years and a proud father of three active boys and often do my best thinking (and stress relief) through regular workouts.
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