Wausau Acquires Custom Window, Expands Historic Renovation Offerings

Glass Magazine
August 7, 2013
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

Apogee Wausau Group Inc., doing business as Wausau Window and Wall Systems, has acquired the assets of Benchmark Sales Agency Inc., doing business as Custom Window Company Inc., according to an Aug. 7 Wausau announcement. The acquisition expands Wausau’s historic renovation product offerings and U.S. geographic reach. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Privately held, Custom Window was founded in 1981 in Englewood, Colo. It has grown to become a leading U.S. manufacturer of historically accurate, aluminum window products that account for annual revenues of approximately $10 million; it has more than 100 employees, according to the release.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems, was founded in 1956 in Wausau, Wis. Wausau engineers and fabricates high-performance window and curtainwall systems for commercial buildings with a focus on the education, health care and government markets, including historic renovation applications.

“Wausau’s purchase of Custom Window supports Apogee’s strategy to grow our architectural framing systems segment through geographic expansion, new products and domestic acquisition. It presents an opportunity to better serve customers and prospects in the Western U.S. and the historical renovation market throughout the country,” said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee CEO, in the release.

Wausau president Jim Waldron agreed, “We look forward to adding Custom Window’s industry knowledge, unique product line and regional presence to Wausau’s breadth of quality products. All of Wausau’s product offering is supported with our high level of customer service, experienced engineering and design teams, dependable schedules, on-time shipping and industry-leading warranties.”

The acquisition of Custom Window will further enhance Wausau’s customer relationships across the West with improved logistics and reduced freight costs, according to the release. Custom Window’s unique product offering includes:

  • Regionally appropriate, projected windows for the competitive k-12 school market and low-rise office applications;
  • Patented, self-balancing double-hung windows designed for occupants to enjoy both large openings and easy operation; and 
  • Historically accurate window systems with true divided lite muntins, addressing stringent aesthetic requirements for historic preservation projects. 

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