If you’re looking for the very best window company in Nashville you’re in luck. My friend Brad owns the Zen Windows location in Nashville and I’m sure he’ll be able to help out.
Brad has been in the construction business for years owning his own home improvement business since 1994. You’d have a hard time finding someone in Nashville who knows more about windows and doors than Brad.
Zen Windows operates very similarly to the way my company operates so it’s easy for me to recommend them. They make the process of buying new windows absolutely as easy as possible. They’ll give you a quote in 5 minutes, they offer great products and you don’t pay for the windows until the project is complete.
If you’re in or around Nashville and you’re looking for the very best window company in Nashville you should touch base with Brad at Zen Windows in Nashville.
How can I get a quote from them?
Great question! There are three easy ways to get a quote. No matter how you reach out, be sure to tell him TheWindowDog sent you!
You heard it here first, BF Rich windows will cease operations immediately. They informed their customers and employees earlier this week that they will be closing their doors for good. We received this tip several days ago and waited to verify the information before publishing. It is certainly unfortunate news.
As a business owner myself it’s not easy to talk about any company going out of business. Their employees, suppliers and customers will surely be negatively impacted. The biggest challenge here will be for their customers with pending orders and their past customers whose warranties will likely be useless.
Folks bought these windows with the expectation of a lifetime warranty and they will likely not receive that benefit. Even worse, there may be folks with pending orders that can’t be filled.
We haven’t heard any news about how pending orders or future warranty claims will be handled. We’ll update this post with additional info if and when we receive it.
BF Rich was founded in 1957 and currently employs approximately 130 people in their window manufacturing facility in Delaware. They have a very long history in the industry. I know one of our installers in the area was a huge fan of their products and was frequently trying to get us to carry them in our retail stores.
Remember when folks ask us for recommendations of replacement windows we often talk about the risks associated with working with a small manufacturing company. Just in the last several years we’ve seen Gorell, Republic, Schuco, Kensington, Serious and BF Rich windows close their doors for good.
These companies often have great brochures and convincing salespeople. Unfortunately, they can’t help you when an issue like this arises.
Smaller window manufactures are faced with relatively high fixed costs in a very competitive business. When they’re faced with a slowdown in sales, the need to retool a plant or the expiration of certain credit facilities they can quickly find themselves in a bad situation with very few options.
I saw a comment from the VP of Sales at BF Rich windows saying that their troubles stemmed from the great recession of 2007. This likely means that they were unable to secure the financing they needed to maintain their business. In my experience most retail replacement window companies have fully recovered from the slowdown of that period. That would mean their wholesale sales should have recovered, but there is probably more to the story.
Window manufacturers may still be feeling the effects do to the way their fixed costs, equipment and manufacturing facilities are financed. Many manufactures have also updated their product lines in recent years which is undoubtedly an expensive process. This means new designs, new tooling and much more. A company with limited financing options may not be able to make that investment in the business. That would cause them to have less competitive products, which would cause difficulty in attracting new customers and achieving much needed price increases.
It’s a shame to hear of a window manufacturer going out of business, but it’s likely to continue to happen. The industry is very fragmented and is undergoing a period of consolidation.
We’ll continue to report the industry news as we receive it and I’ll do my best to recommend products that are offered by companies that are likely to stand the test of time.
We thank the tipster who sent in this information and if you have any more info on this situation or anything else going on in the window industry please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]
If you’re in or around the Queen City you’re probably looking for the very best window company in Charlotte and we’ve found them. My friend Brian owns Zen Windows in Charlotte and his team is doing fantastic things.
Both Brian and his wife Sara have been in the window and door industry for many years. They often talked about starting their own replacement window company in Charlotte, but the right business model never presented itself.
That all changed when they were introduced to Zen Windows. Dan Wolt had founded the company in Ohio after deciding it was time to turn the traditional way of selling windows on its head. His approach created a totally new way of selling windows and doors. When they saw it, they thought “now that’s how it should be done.”
So what makes Zen Windows unique?
Other window companies rely on high-pressure sales tactics; Zen keeps everything relaxed and focuses on educating customers.
Others wear you down with 3-4 hour sales presentations; Zen respects your time and does most of their quoting over email or the phone.
Others could have expensive showrooms that add to their customer’s costs; Zen keeps prices low by offering excellent product demonstration videos that you can watch on your own schedule.
I could go on and on about how Zen Windows eliminated everything people hate about the window industry, but I’ll just say: CUSTOMERS LOVE IT.
Based on Brian’s 17+ years of industry experience as an owner and executive at a major window manufacturer, he knew this was a game changer. Zen took a stale industry with a process that annoyed its own customers and innovated it using a new method that was completely hassle-free.
He finally had found the exact right business model and brought Zen Windows to Charlotte in 2014.
I’m happy to say the response has been fantastic.
Homeowners routinely talk about how much they like doing business this way and how easy they’ve made the whole process. Folks love dealing directly with the owners because it’s easy to see how much they care about getting great results at a reasonable price.
This is exactly how Brian and Sara wanted owning a business to be. They’re helping people improve their home, but without the uncomfortable sales calls and other stresses associated with traditional home improvement.
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