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 traditional buildings. From renovation projects that require historically accurate replication to traditionally inspired new construction, Marvin provides extraordinary service, customization, and expertise with every window solution. 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 company is still headquartered today.
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Meet the Sponsor: Fritz Winterle, Architectural Consultant Marvin Windows and Doors
1) What attracted you to historic preservation and traditional building and architecture in the first place?
I’ve always had interest in older buildings and the events that surrounded these structures. The craftsmanship, the character, the stories they tell. Buildings give perspective on who we are and where we have been.
2) What are some of the projects your business has been involved with?
Super Enterprises has been involved with many historical projects, some of which include: Gloucester County Court House, Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, Lowellden Hall at Pennington School, G.G. Green Building, Nassau County Court House, and the Nassau Inn.
3) What types of clients do you work with? Residential, Commercial, Institutional? Do you work mostly with owners or with architects and contractors?
At Marvin, we work very closely with builders, contractors, remodelers and architects, on a wide range of projects ranging from residential to commercial, to colleges and universities. Whether it is replacing intricate historic or custom millwork, or replicating windows that are hundreds of years old, Marvin is known throughout the industry for our ability to create beautiful windows that are authentic to the style and time period of the structure, all while delivering modern-day performance. Nobody does this better than Marvin.
4) What values are important to your clients when working on historic preservation and traditionally inspired new construction?
When working on historic preservations, it is extremely important to work with a partner that has the experience and expertise, and is a partner that you can trust. Because historic renovations or traditionally inspired projects often present unique challenges, the builder or architect wants to work with someone who has a depth and breadth of experience and can provide good advice to the design team. They also want to work with a partner who will provide superior customer service throughout the duration of the project. This is something that Marvin does extremely well. We’ll often go into an architect’s office with our engineers and sit in drawing rooms to design a window to their specifications. It is that level of service and support that our clients are looking for and that they know that Marvin can provide.
5) Tell us about your crew or staff?
Super Enterprises has a focus on being responsive to the architectural and building community. We have a dedicated staff to support the trades which includes both inside support services and field representation for site visits and consultation. What are they like in terms of skills and capabilities? Our staff has many skill sets including project management, design capabilities, association accreditations and most importantly years of experience, with focus on different disciplines; residential, renovation, and commercial.