All American Windows and Doors, one of South Florida’s leading distributors and installers of impact-resistant glass for residential and commercial needs, recently moved into a new office and

All American Windows and Doors recently moved to a new facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
All American Windows and Doors recently moved to a new facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

showroom in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that operations manager April Barbarosh says “makes us much more efficient and customer-friendly.”

The company relocated from its original Pompano Beach location to the new facility in October 2014. DWM toured All American’s new home last week.

The sleek, modern space is fronted by the showroom, which displays all of the company’s products from ES Windows — standard single-hung windows, horizontal roller windows, casements, picture windows, sliding glass doors and French doors.

The offices feature transparent, all-glass walls and high ceilings, which make a 7,000-square-foot space feel much bigger.

Elsewhere in the building, giant video screens in public spaces and conference rooms showcase the company’s work, which Barbarosh says can be found all over South Florida and the Caribbean. There’s also a small fitness center, a unique benefit for a company with about 30 employees.

The story behind All American’s founding is itself an all-American tale of talent, hard work and being in the right place at the right time.

Dominic Licari was selling doors and windows out of his truck in South Florida in 2006 when he met George “Buddy” Pressley, who was looking to have some work done on his home.  “Buddy was so impressed with the quality and knowledge of Licari’s work that Buddy said ‘we need to take this and do something grander with it,’” Barbarosh says. “And they got together and started a company and built it out of a little tiny warehouse.”

2014 was a record year for All American, Barbarosh says. “We’re very, very happy,” she says. “Even with the move and the renovations, we still were able to stay on top of everything and still improve our numbers over the year before.”

The Miami Freedom Tower preservation project is among the company’s most notable jobs in South Florida. The tower, a 17-story Mediterranean Revival building that dates to 1925, commemorates the arrival of Cuban Americans to the U.S.

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