Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 ’

As COVID Subsides, Companies Say They’re Nearing Normal

Jul 22nd, 2021

With COVID-19 subsiding and in what could be described as a controlled remission, door and window companies report that they’re approaching a full return to business as usual. “I would say that we are 75% of the way going back to pre-pandemic procedures,” says Jay Andreas, CEO of ASI Construction in Burr Ridge, Ill. But […]

Yoho and Team Urge Door and Window Companies to Focus on Fundamentals Amid Changing Market

Jul 2nd, 2021

On the tail end of an industry migration to virtual and online sales, home improvement professionals sat with one of the industry’s longtime consultants and sales moguls last week, looking to stock up on fundamentals. Packing one large conference room, the three-day Home Improvement Profitability Summit by Dave Yoho Associates included nearly 20 seminars and […]

In COVID-19’s Aftermath, U.S. Door and Window Businesses Begin Anew

Jun 1st, 2021

On May 13, exactly 14 months or 426 days after the U.S declared a national emergency due to COVID-19, the CDC announced that fully-vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances. Following the announcement, New Jersey has ripped off its collective mask and retailers […]

The Digital Push Brought on by a Pandemic (Q&A)

May 25th, 2021

The Effects of COVID-19 on Marketing With: Blake Huang, Marketing Manager for Plastpro In an industry that some suggest is “averse to change,” amid COVID-19, door and window companies found themselves pushed forward into new digital strategies. From revamped websites and new microsites to virtual reality experiences—sales and marketing professionals worked to fill the gaps […]

FGIA Statistical Review and Forecast: A Tale of Two Markets

May 17th, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released the FGIA 2020/2021 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast recently, and the results back current perspectives for the residential market—growth that will continue through 2021. Meanwhile, the report points to decreases in the commercial sector. Residential Growth Total housing starts rebounded strongly after an initial COVID-19 slowdown and […]

Why Some Technologies Could Leave You and Your Employees Feeling Exhausted

May 10th, 2021

If amid COVID-19 your company has found ways to continue operating through video conferencing, but at the end of the day you find yourself feeling a little extra tired, there’s a good explanation for this. Unfortunately, there’s also nothing you can do about it. “People have been calling me amid the pandemic and telling me […]

Research Director Backs NFRC’s Predictions for Increased Demand

Apr 1st, 2021

Amid the welcoming remarks for its Spring Committee Meeting this week, officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) predicted continued increases in the market for doors and windows. That message was echoed Tuesday in a fenestration market outlook provided by Nick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media and Research ([DWM]’s parent company). […]

NFRC Opens Spring Committee Meeting on Notes of Optimism

Mar 30th, 2021

“The green wave is coming,” announced officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) yesterday, and along with it an expected 25% increase in the market for doors and windows, they added. That was one of several messages used to usher in the council’s Annual Spring Committee Meeting this week, which is being held virtually. […]

Cohort Takes Another Stab at Getting Washington to Take Action on Lumber

Mar 16th, 2021

A cohort of construction-related organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo last week, urging Commerce to examine the supply chain for lumber. With lumber prices increasing by more than 180% since last spring, and prices for oriented strand board (OSB) nearly tripling, “We respectfully request that your office examine the […]

Top Dealer Looks Back on 2020 and the Challenges of COVID-19

Mar 15th, 2021

With a pandemic looming over the year, you might expect to find that door and window dealers struggled to maintain revenues in 2020. Temporary shutdowns, social distancing and supply chain shortages certainly took their tolls, but by and large the industry’s top performers say they found ways around those issues in order to continue on. […]

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