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About Our Company
VINYL WINDOW DESIGNS LTD. can build the window of your dreams!
Company History | Management | E-Commerce | Editor's Letter
Company History

VINYL WINDOW DESIGNS LTD. began production in 1986 with five employees in a five thousand square foot facility. Two young and enthusiastic professional entrepreneurs started the company. Philip Spatafora became the President and, with expertise in industrial production, took responsibility for manufacturing.

 

Lino D'uva became the Vice President and took charge of sales and marketing, where he always excelled. To be successful in a highly competitive business and exceed customers' expectations, the two partners knew they had to set a very high standard for their new company.

The objective of Vinyl Window Designs was to offer the best quality product, excellent customer service and prompt delivery of its product at a competitive price. This was not an easy task to achieve. However, with determination, perseverance and hard work, VWD progressed rapidly, and the company earned the respect of the marketplace. Soon VWD gave birth to a series of new and improved products know as “TECHWELD 2000 WINDOWS”, taking advantage of new vinyl welding technologies and other cutting edge design features. The partners’ foresight, and long-term outlook within the industry helped VWD to gain market share.

Success required VWD to move to a larger manufacturing facility. In 1988, after only a relatively short time, VWD moved from its original 5,000 square feet to 18,000 square foot facility location where it employed 25 people. Growth continued and in the fall of 1993 VWD moved to an even larger space of 55,000 sq. feet. By this time, VWD had sold over 3.2 million windows and employed 120 people. Annual sales for the total corporate group are approximately thirty-five million dollars!

Eventually, the company grew so large that the different product lines required independent factories. VWD production remains attached to the head office. Aluminum windows and storm doors have a separate factory located at 29 Vinyl Court in Woodbridge. Our extrusion facility that makes vinyl extrusions for our state-of-the-art products is located at 30 Vinyl Court.

Our aluminum window facility, AWD offers state-of-the-art production of commercial curtainwall for high-rise projects as well as superior quality residential high and low-rise products. Our aluminum thermally broken products are designed for both new construction and renovation usage. All products are tested to meet your specific requirements. Our strong dealer network has allowed us to manufacture Aluminum and Storm Windows, Storm Doors and Three Season Sunshine Enclosures.

In 1996, our group entered the new construction market. Our Performance Windows new construction line has been continually modified in response to changing customer needs. With our own sealed unit manufacturing, vinyl bending and vinyl painting factories, the group is a one-stop shop for all window options.

The Window Designs Group currently sells $80,000,000 in products worldwide, with its strength in the remodeling business in Ontario, Canada in Vinyl Window sales. We also have exports to Japan, Argentina, Columbia, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Portugal, the Caribbean and the United States of America.

In 2003 we opened our first western production facility with the advent of Alberta Vinyl Window Designs. This facility allows us to manufacture products with specifications that are regionally driven as part of our desire to make the best products possible for our customers.

Our most recent company is Performance Shutters. With customized designs and materials, Performance Shutters offers state of the art interior vinyl shutters in a host of configurations and custom sizes.

In 2006, growth has required us to move Performance Windows and Aluminum Window Designs to larger facilities as well as the expansion of Vinyl Window Design into additional space adjacent to its large Woodbridge, ON complex.

The group has an on staff industrial engineer, for product and process development. Our technical/service department head, as are all key personnel, is a knowledgeable professional veteran with many years of window experience. The company also has a fleet of trucks and trailers that deliver daily to our customers in regions of Ontario and the U.S.A.

Our most recent company is Nexus Products. Nexus specializes in designing and distributing building products. Product manufacturing is contracted out to facilities within the Window Design Group or other facilities in the U.S.A under Nexus supervision.

Our VINYL WINDOW DESIGNS window products qualify for some of the most prestigious product certifications offered in North America. Our company is one of the few that has chosen to work closely with the Canadian Standards Association Certification Program in Canada and with both the National Fenestration Ratings Council and with ENERGYSTAR ® in the United States.

We are proud of being honoured as the Window and Door Canadian ENERGYSTAR ® Manufacturer of the Year 2006 for our efforts to promote energy saving products to Canadians.

Management

People are everything. At VWD we're proud of the quality individuals who have chosen to bring their professional skills and high standards to our family.

Karl Waldie, Service Coordinator - Karl has been with VWD since 1999. Before joining VWD, Karl had numerous years of building trade experience and had provided front line service in our industry for seven years. His courtesy, insight and attention to detail continue to assist us in providing the best possible service to you when you need it the most!

Fateh Virji, Customer Trainer - As the senior member of our sales department, Fateh performs many duties however,  we believe it is important for you to understand the training program that he has pioneered and continues to operate for our dealers and their professional customers. It is a shame when you, the consumer, get less than you deserve because you fell victim to an effective "sales pitch" for an inferior product. Fateh works with our customers to improve their technical understanding of the options that are available in the marketplace and why VWD has chosen to include some and not others in our program and products. Fateh then works with our customers to help them to develop their own listening and communication skills so they can be more effective in bringing the facts to you!

Peter Dyson has built a career in the window and door industry in North America. Peter's focus is the Niagara Pennisula, Western Ontario and New York, however we look forward to the benefits of his expertise and experience to enhance our ability to service all our customers throughout the marketplace.

Joe Quatela brings significant personal resources to his duties at VWD as our Barrie region sales representative. As an experienced project manager himself, Joe has a combination of product, installation and specification knowledge that make him a significant asset to his customers

Florin Heghes heads up our increasingly busy engineering and QC Department. Our leadership in certification, standards and quality is a direct result of his diligence.

E-Commerce in VWD

In 2006 VWD began to roll out a state of art JAVA based quoting program to replace our original software. Flexibility is the key to the new software's entry methodology.

Inquiries should be directed to our IT department.

A letter from the Editor

Vinyl Window Designs products have resulted from years of listening to you, our customer. From the moment the vinyl lineal is manufactured within our extrusion facility to the moment when your certified installer cleans the energy certification label from your window's glass, our mission is to provide you with a range of product and option choices for your every need, reliable and easy to understand information to help you make the best choice for you and a network of trustworthy and capable companies who will make your purchase experience a breeze.

Your Vinyl Window Designs window has a tremendous warranty. We care about our products' quality and take it personally when you need our help. You need a warranty that works and ours comes complete with peace of mind! Our quality and people conscious family is committed to your service. You can be more than secure knowing we have a reputation for being there when our homeowners need us.
Your comments and suggestions are of great value to us.

 

Events
 


Vinyl Window Design's Sponsors Canada's "Karate Kid"!
Garet's Recent Success


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Vinyl Window Designs Sponsors Canada’s “Black Belt Brothers”!

VWD is pleased to note the success of 15 year old Garet Gauthier and his brother 13 year old Grant. Each has made Team Canada three times. Garet has represented Canada at World Championships in Portugal, Spain and Canada. Grant has represented Canada at World Championships in Spain, USA and Canada. Between them they have three World Championship bronze medals. They are now presently training in hopes to make this year’s team, which will be competing in Italy. They train under World Champion, Brian Brunelle.

As they live right across the border from Michigan, there main circuit is the Michigan Sport Karate Circuit. They have multiple Michigan State Championships, Great Lakes Championships and Grand Championships.

We wish them continued success!


VWD TAKES INDUSTRY LEAD AND FOR THE FOURTH YEAR, IS THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE RENO-CONNECT TRAINING CONFERENCE!
Reno-Connect is the only seminar program in Canada offered to help window dealers increase their skill level in their industry. Once again, VWD is providing the keynote speaker as well as speakers for key seminars. In addition, VWD pays the entry fee for over half the attendees. "Consumers deserve salespeople who know their products and know how to communicate well. Even more important, a salesperson needs to know how and when to listen. That's why we support industry wide educational programs", says Fateh Virji, Director of Marketing at VWD.
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Stop Spending and Start Investing




VWD authorized dealer H. Moore & Son in Sarnia, with VWD's participation, provided windows for Habitat for Humanity. They also supplied doors at cost and provided installation of windows, doors and siding at no cost! Thank you H. Moore for being such great members of your community!



What is happening to government grants?

While the USA government is renewing its commitment to promoting energy conservation through its continuation of its 30/30 grant program, the Canadian government has announced the end of its EcoEnergy sponsorship. As of April 27, 2010 some of the provincial programs, such as Ontario's '$40 per opening' grant, are still in place, so it is important that you clarify with your VWD whether or not you qualify for any funding for your window project. Learn more

VWD Values ENERGY STAR
The Win-door North America Show, which began Tuesday in Toronto...
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Long time VWD employee Joe Quatela takes responsibility for Barrie, Ontario regional dealer support.

VWD TAKES INDUSTRY LEAD AND FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW IS THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE RENO-CONNECT TRAINING CONFERENCE!
Reno-Connect is the only seminar program in Canada offered to help window dealers increase their skill level in their industry. Once again, VWD is providing the keynote speaker as well as speakers for key seminars. In addition, VWD pays the entry fee for over half the attendees. "We want the entire industry, not just our dealers, to take advantage of this program so part of our support is to make a better program and part is the make it easy for our customers to attend," says Lino D'Uva, Vice President of VWD.
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09.14.07
VWD chosen by international trade organization.
 
 
     
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Vinyl Window Designs Ltd.
300 Chrislea Road
Woodbridge, ON, Canada
L4L 8A8
Tel: 905-850-3222
Fax: 905-850-9940
Toll Free: 1-800-668-4820