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The Scenic Route: Multi-panel doors are gaining in popularity for residential use

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:24

Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is featured in Professional Remodeler’s story about large doors for homes.

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Less Is More for Windows and Doors: Marvin Expert Quoted in ProSales

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:16

“Dealers are currently enjoying a healthy market for residential windows and doors, and at least one industry watcher expects the trend to continue for a few years. The Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company, is forecasting demand to rise 6.9% per year through 2018, assuming a strong general economy.

Should Freedonia’s projections prove accurate, manufacturers will have incentive to introduce more new window and door products. To find out what styles they’ll be focused on, we asked leading door and window manufacturers about their strongest sales trends and how they plan to adjust their lines.”

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Marvin Puts a “New Spin On a Classic” to Celebrate Launch of Its Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung Window

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:29

WARROAD, Minn. – With the introduction of the award-winning Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung, Marvin Windows and Doors has reimagined a timeless classic. Now, to celebrate, the company is putting a new spin on a classic rock song – and awarding 10 lucky industry professionals a VIP trip to see The Who, live in concert.

Marvin has launched “A New Spin On a Classic,” a multi-faceted campaign featuring a partnership with the up-and-coming pop-rock band, The Highfields, who collaborated with Marvin to put a new spin on the classic rock song, “I Can See for Miles.”

In an all-new music video, The Highfields talk about how they were able to make the song their own, without abandoning the features that made it such an iconic song in the first place. The band draws correlations between their process and that of Marvin, which reinvented the iconic double-hung window with their recent introduction of the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung. You can view the all-new video and hear the song here.

A New Spin On a Classic also features a contest that will award 10 builders, remodelers or architects a VIP trip, complete with an exclusive tour of Marvin’s facilities in Warroad, Minnesota, and the opportunity to see The Who – who wrote “I Can See for Miles” – live in concert. The trip will take place October 9 and 10 and includes travel, hotels and meals. Industry professionals have until August 31 to enter, and they can learn more and enter the contest here.

“The greatest artists – whether they are window designers or musicians – must continue to evolve, while staying true to the key elements that made the original versions so powerful,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “The same is true about the introduction of our Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung, which updates a timeless classic, adding modern technology and features while maintaining everything that made homeowners fall in love with the double hung in the first place.”

The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung, which was awarded “Best Window and Door Product” at the 2015 International Builders’ Show, is now available nationwide. Among its many updates to the classic double-hung style, the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung features state-of-the-art technology, including an automatic locking system and a special Vent Mode, as well as innovative hardware that allows the bottom and top sashes to tilt in for easy washing.

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About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and -operated company is still headquartered today.


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History of Marvin Profiled in Artful Living

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:14

Marvin’s history of innovation and beauty was part of Artful Living’s Summer 2015 issue.

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American Companies Making Home Goods for 100+ Years

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:07

Marvin Windows and Doors is featured in This Old House as an American-made company that has been in business for over a century.

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Marvin expert quoted in energy efficiency article

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:40

“It’s been about six months since the Energy Star Version 6.0 (V6) window requirements for most parts of the country went into effect. And while the new standards boost efficiency, they also increase unit prices. So how is this shaking out in the remodeling and replacement window markets?”

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Marvin's Bi-Fold Doors featured in Qualified Remodeler

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:28

Marvin’s Bi-Fold Doors are featured as part of a case study about indoor-outdoor living.

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Marvin mentors local students

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:14

“The Indus School Consumer Education class has been emailing employees of Marvin Windows through a mentoring program offered by BestPrep, a company that brings together business and education communities, and the Minnesota Workforce Center.”

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Qualified Remodeler's Perspectives on the Next 40

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:08

Qualified Remodeler featured Susan Marvin in an article featuring thoughts from industry leaders on the future of the building and remodeling industry.

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Marvin Featured in Fine Homebuilding's Best Traditional Home 2015

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:58

“Fine Homebuilding’s best traditional home of 2015 is a stone farmhouse built in 1776 and carefully restored by architect Jeffrey Dolan to adapt to the needs of a modern family without losing its centuries-old charm. By stripping away layers of inappropriate remodeling, the architect and a team of craftsmen involved in the project were able to discover and eventually re-create the home’s interior and exterior with historically accurate details gleaned from the local vernacular and carefully researched archival information.”

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Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door Chosen as a 2015 PCBC Parade of Products Award Winner

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:28

WARROAD, Minn. – Marvin® Windows and Doors’ new Ultimate Multi-Slide Door has been honored as a 2015 Parade of Products Awards (POP @ PCBC) winner. Sponsored by PCBC, the POP @ PCBC Awards honors outstanding achievements in innovation and new product development.

Chosen by a panel of industry experts, including homebuilders, engineers, architects and media representatives, Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door was chosen as a stand out in its category due to its innovation, practical application and design.  As the newest edition to Marvin’s line of Scenic Door offerings, the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is designed with narrow stiles and rails for maximum daylight openings and views, and is as smooth to operate as it is dramatic. Available in large sizes with standard widths up to 50’ wide and 12’ tall, this door comes in a variety of configurations that including pocket and stacked.   The innovation of the door lies within the way it melds together its stunning looks with its high performance. The Ultimate Multi-Slide delivers unparalleled energy efficiency, which is often compromised with large doors. It boasts an industry-leading 0.28 U-Factor. These performance targets provide comfort and enable meeting ENERGY STAR criteria, and in California, the Title 24 requirements.

Other unique features of the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door include:

  • A flush sill that not only provides a seamless transition between indoors and out, but also meets ADA threshold criteria, making it an attractive choice for those who want to embrace universal design principles in their home.
  • Whole house solutions: Available in a variety of finishes, wood species and styles, you can now order a complete, matching window and door package for your home.
  • Warranty: Backed by the 20/10 warranty that is Marvin’s standard and among the best warranties on the market today.

“Our new Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is not only beautifully designed, but it also meets the demand for products that provide a seamless transition from the indoors, out,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “With its industry leading energy performance, as well as its six week lead time for standard product, this door is a very attractive product for those who are looking for a way to open up a space yet meet certain performance requirements. We’re very proud of this new door, and are very pleased to be recognized as a POP @ PCBC Award winner.”

PCBC is the largest homebuilding trade show in the Western United States and is dedicated to advancing the art, science and business of housing. Sponsored by the California Building Industry Association and endorsed by the Leading Builders of America (LBA), whose membership includes 21 of the largest public and private homebuilders in the country, PCBC offers two days of exhibits, education, special events, and networking.

Marvin will be at PCBC booth 1123 at the San Diego Convention Center June 24 and 25, 2015.  To learn more about the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door, visit

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Marvin Acquires TruStile Doors

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:09

“In a purchase that strengthens its market position among the top 10 window and door manufacturers in the U.S., the Marvin Companies have taken 100 percent ownership of TruStile, maker of stile and rail doors for high-end residential and commercial projects.”

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Marvin Acquires Door Manufacturer TruStile Doors, LLC

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 06:30

WARROAD, Minn.—The Marvin Companies is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100 percent ownership of TruStile Doors, LLC.  TruStile, headquartered in Denver, CO, is a leading manufacturer of high quality made-to-order architectural stile and rail doors, servicing the high-end residential and commercial construction markets.  Much like Marvin has done in the window and patio door industry, TruStile has established itself as a leader in the architectural door industry by providing a very high quality product with a wide variety of material and design options.

TruStile was founded in 1995 to fill a need in the marketplace for a dependable source for high-quality doors that could be easily specified to match any architectural style or application. With a very similar go-to-market approach, both Marvin and TruStile’s products are regularly specified by the architectural and design community due to their differentiated quality and market-leading design options. Both are then purchased by custom builders and contractors through a national network of independent building products distributors and dealers, many of whom sell both Marvin windows and TruStile doors today.

“TruStile is an outstanding company with a proven track record of quality and craftsmanship that aligns with our values and premier positioning in the marketplace,” says Dan Marvin, Vice President of Business Development, The Marvin Companies.  “The addition of TruStile to our family of brands will expand our product portfolio into other building products categories, and will allow us to combine our knowledge and resources to take advantage of new opportunities that will grow all of our brands successfully.”

Marvin plans to run TruStile as a separate business unit within The Marvin Companies.  There will be no changes made to the way that TruStile currently services its national network of dealer partners and TruStile’s current senior management team, led by President and CEO Scott Schmid, will continue to run the company from its Denver, CO headquarters.

“We are very excited about becoming part of The Marvin Companies,” says Schmid.  “We have long admired Marvin as a company and believe that both companies share similar values and approaches to the market.  Many times, if there are TruStile doors in a home we find that the home also has Marvin windows. Combining with Marvin will enable us to accelerate our plans and better achieve our long-term vision. I can’t imagine a better partner for TruStile than Marvin. ”

Visit for more information on the Marvin Family of Brands and for more information on TruStile Doors, LLC.

About Marvin
Marvin Windows and Doors and its family of brands is a third and fourth generation, family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, MN.  With more than 4,500 employees in manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Marvin is known for its craftsmanship and rich history of producing high-quality, high-value and innovative products backed by exceptional customer service.  As a leading manufacturer of windows and doors, and as the winner of the 2014 American Business Ethics Award, Marvin has long been a leader within the industry by exemplifying extremely high standards in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.


About TruStile Doors
Based in Denver, TruStile Doors is the leading manufacturer of quality architectural doors in eco-friendly medium density fiberboard (MDF) and natural wood. With a made-to-order manufacturing process, TruStile offers customers style, selection and design flexibility with more than 500 styles and the ability to fulfill any custom design. TruStile’s full-line of interior and exterior doors can be individually tailored to reflect personal design styles, adding beauty and character to any project. TruStile provides the shortest lead times in the industry and limited lifetime product warranties. For more information, visit

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Dan Marvin Promoted to Vice President of Business Development of The Marvin Companies

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:01

WARROAD, Minn. — The Marvin Companies has promoted Dan Marvin to Vice President of Business Development to aid in the company’s overall growth strategy.  In this new role, Dan will be responsible for identifying opportunities to expand the company’s portfolio in ways that align with the company’s mission and vision.

Dan, a fourth generation Marvin family member, joined the company in 1998 and has held many positions within the business. Most recently, he was the Business Manager for Infinity Windows and Doors, Marvin’s premier line of Ultrex® fiberglass replacement windows, where he was responsible for the introduction and growth of the Infinity brand.

“Dan’s experience, along with his entrepreneurial strengths and ability to build strong relationships within and outside the industry has made him an essential part of our team,” said Susan Marvin, President, Marvin Windows and Doors.  “As a family owned and operated business, Dan has been actively involved in the company for many years and has played an integral role in the company’s growth.  In this new position, it allows him to focus his efforts in a way that will enable Marvin to take advantage of new opportunities and allow our business to grow in a way that aligns with our values.”

Dan will assume his new position at Marvin immediately and will continue to provide oversight and be involved with Infinity Replacement Windows.

About The Marvin Companies
The Marvin Companies, which includes the Marvin, Integrity and Infinity window and door brands, is a third and fourth generation, family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, MN.  With more than 4,500 employees in manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Marvin is known for its craftsmanship and rich history of producing high-quality, high-value and innovative products backed by exceptional customer service.  As a leading manufacturer of windows and doors, and as the winner of the 2014 American Business Ethics Award, Marvin has long been a leader within the industry by exemplifying extremely high standards in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

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Marvin Introduces New Marvin Contemporary Studio Collection

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:03

WARROAD, Minn. – Amid growing demand for contemporary design, Marvin Windows and Doors is introducing Marvin Contemporary Studio, a selection of popular Marvin solutions that are tailored to the contemporary design style that more and more customers desire.

The introduction of the Marvin Contemporary Studio makes it easier than ever for customers to find products that feature the key elements associated with contemporary design – including clean lines, large expanses of glass and narrow profiles. Having a curated collection of contemporary products allows builders, architects and homeowners to view unique product and option selections that can meet any modern design vision.

As part of the Marvin Contemporary Studio launch, Marvin also is excited to announce the introduction of the Contemporary Casement, Contemporary Awning, Contemporary Push Out Casement and Contemporary Push Out Awning windows, which feature:

  • A flush exterior frame and sash that keeps a clean and simple design
  • A narrow frame allowing for wide expanses of glass and unobstructed views
  • A narrow jamb depth of 2 3/16” that provides for ease of application

Marvin’s latest Ultimate Multi-Slide Door release is also another exciting addition to the Contemporary Studio and Marvin’s large door offerings.  Designed with narrow stiles and rails, this new door comes in a variety of configurations and large sizes with standard widths up to 50’ wide and 12’ tall—offering the ultimate in design flexibility and unbelievable, wide-open views.

“Marvin’s Contemporary Studio showcases our modern flexibility while making it easier for our customers to identify well-designed, handcrafted products and options for their projects,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “While we have offered contemporary design solutions for years, we’ve created a tailored collection to better demonstrate the depth of opportunity Marvin can provide to this design style.”

Visit to view the Marvin Contemporary Studio and to locate your nearest dealer.


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Marvin Windows and Doors: Built Around Customers and Energy Efficiency

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:10

“Marvin Windows and Doors (Marvin) was one of the first companies in the U.S. to manufacture built-to-order windows and doors. Instead of stocking ahead, the company changed the face of the industry by building exactly to specifications as an order came in. This core philosophy remains the Marvin difference today.”

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