Improving your drafty or deteriorated windows and doors IS NOT something you do every day. When you’re looking for a vinyl replacement window or entry door contractor for your Cleveland or Akron home, one thing becomes perfectly clear… There’s A LOT of companies and A LOT of products out there.
Serving Cleveland (and the surrounding suburbs), Akron, Lorain, Elyria
So, how can you figure out if Cleveland Window and Door (or any other company for that matter) is right for you? Here’s 3 factors to keep in mind.
Factor #1) – You’ll want to know if this company has the right window and door products and is ready, willing and able to do the project you’re looking to have done. Is the company you’re considering a ‘one-size-fits-all’ contractor who will use high pressure sales tactics who tells you they have the ‘one and only’ solution to your window and door problems?
Factor #2) You’ll want to know why other Cleveland homeowners have chosen this company in the past.
Factor #3) – You’ll want to research a company’s history. NO ONE wants to be ‘taken’ by a ‘fly-by-night’ contractor who promises you the moon but is nowhere to be found if you need service down the road.
Towards this goal, I’ll explain who Cleveland Window and Door helps, and the products we offer to improve your home. Second, I’ll look at reasons Cleveland and Akron homeowners have chosen us to help on their projects. And lastly, I’ll outline our history.
Cleveland Window and Door was created to help homeowners with any sized budget with these projects:
Whether you live in Brecksville, Beachwood, or Broadview Heights (or anywhere in Northeastern Ohio for that matter), we know there’s no lack of companies you can hire to do your vinyl replacement windows and entry doors. And we know you want quality project, built to last, and designed to work for your needs. You also want it backed by a company who stands behind their work. Here’s 10 reasons your neighbors have chosen Cleveland Window and Door for their vinyl replacement windows and steel, fiberglass or sliding patio doors.
(1977) Our company was started in the Flats area of Cleveland. It started in the garage of a commercial masonry company owned by my late father Joe Foti, who was an Italian immigrant to this country. We were launched as a glass block company some of you may have used – and still operate under the name of our ‘flagship’ business – Cleveland Glass Block.
(1985) As the saying goes the ‘entrepreneurial apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.’ In 1985, (during my last semester finishing my MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland) I decided to do a Strategic Plan on my Dad’s glass block business (note we didn’t do upper floor vinyl replacement windows and doors at this time). I was working a corporate job in Cleveland at the time.
While doing the plan I thought Cleveland Glass Block had a lot of potential. I asked Dad to ‘buy in.’ He sold me half the business. He floated me the loan. And yes, I paid him back WITH INTEREST. I chucked my 3-piece suit and started wearing jeans more fitting for my entrepreneurial construction life.
And since I haven’t introduced myself to you yet, I’m Mike Foti – President of Innovate Building Solutions (which includes our Cleveland Window and Door division). I’m also the blogger behind News from The Block. And yes, I had zero gray hairs before getting into this business and starting this blog!
(2002) We start offering vinyl replacement windows and doors. Many of our glass block basement and bathroom window customers asked for help with upper floor vinyl replacement windows and doors. This resulted in us launching Cleveland Window and Door. This division makes it simpler for our customers to get their windows and doors done without ‘looking all over town’ for them.
(2007) We add a bathroom remodeling division. We go beyond window and door installations. When we opened our Bath Doctor division, we built the team remodel bath and shower ‘wet spaces’ and add any bath and shower windows needed at the same time. This multi-product coordination makes a bathroom remodel simpler for you.
(2008) We start selling our glass block windows and shower and tub wall panels, bases, and glass systems nationwide. The growing popularity of grout free shower wall panels, sturdy shower bases, glass enclosures and glass block bathroom windows (and our work educating through blogging and videos) helped us build a nationwide market. We started a nationwide wholesale supply program. This has helped our local Cleveland window and door customers with better prices and a wider range of innovative products.
(2012) We bring all our brands together under one name – Innovate Building Solutions.
As we saw our products and services used together (for products we install and wholesale regionally and those we shipped nationally) we recognized the time had come to ‘bring everything together’ under one site and one name.
And since our goal is to offer innovative building products (not the ‘same-old, same-old’ building products most ‘stuck-in-the-mud’ contractors want to force you to use)– we chose the name Innovate Building Solutions.
We’ve kept our local names to respect our history and make it easier for 180,000 past customers to find us. And in the end, here’s what you need to know, The Bath Doctor (and our overall brand, Innovate Building Solutions) is about much more than a single product or service. Our overreaching goal is simply one thing…
Today, Innovate Building Solutions is about much more than products or services. Our overreaching goal is simply one thing…it’s to help you!
Thanks for taking the time to learn about us. It’s our pleasure to serve you. Call me any time.
President, Innovate Building Solutions