Weathershield is one of the leading US manufacturers of new construction and home remodeling window and door products. Looking back on its 59 year history, Weathershield reviews how a healthy respect for its past has helped the company position itself in the present for a better future. Today, we have invited the company to share how this insight has led to new product lines and a renewed commitment to quality products.
Presentation Solutions: Thank you for joining us today.
Weathershield Reviews Team: It’s an honor.
Presentation Solutions: I guess we should start at the beginning. Tell us about Weathershield’s early days.
Weathershield Reviews Team: We were founded in 1955 by Edward Schield. “Lee,” as he liked to call himself, was a hard-working man who saw a need in Central Wisconsin for attractive and durable storm windows.
Presentation Solutions: So the company did not always make complete windows?
Weathershield Reviews Team: In the very early days it was just Lee and his truck handcrafting extruded aluminum storm windows. But people began to see the quality of his storms and begin asking for windows.
Presentation Solutions: How did the business expand?
Weathershield Reviews Team: Lee started by calling contractors and showing them what he had to offer. It did not take long for his business to grow.
Presentation Solutions: We understand this is still a family company. Is that correct?
Weathershield Reviews Team: Yes, we are at two generations now of Schield family active in the daily operations of the business.
Presentation Solutions: Tell us about your company’s involvement in the local community.
Weathershield Reviews Team: Fifteen years ago company executives along with long-time employees started the LITE Foundation, which is a community program that shares gifts to people looking to help themselves. Through the program, management at Weathershield reviews total employee contributions and matches them to further expand our reach.
Presentation Solutions: How did this program get started?
Weathershield Reviews Team: The Schield family has always been involved in their community and remain guided by biblical teachings.
Presentation Solutions: It sounds like this harkens back to Matthew 25:40 “What you do to the least of my brothers, that you do to me.”
Weathershield Reviews Team: Exactly. But of course, without a strong sense of business and exceptional products we would not be able to do the things we do. That is why Weathershield reviews its business practices often to ensure a dedicated, ethical, and strong group of employees.
Presentation Solutions: What do you consider the core of your business?
Weathershield Reviews Team: Customer service is our top priority. This means giving our customers the best products at a competitive price and always having people on the other end of the phone to help when it is needed.
Presentation Solutions: Are all of your products custom-crafted?
Weathershield Reviews Team: All of our products were designed and are manufactured by industry experts. We have an extensive and extremely innovative product offering. Each of our product lines – including three recent launches, Aspire, Premium, and Signature – use only premium materials.
Presentation Solutions: How are these lines different from one another?
Weathershield Reviews Team: They’re made with different materials for different budgets. We have everything from basic vinyl clad wood windows to architectural grade products.
Presentation Solutions: If you had to sum up the reasons why a homeowner would choose Weathershield over another brand, what would you say?
Weathershield Reviews Team: We offer more value per dollar than any other window manufacturer. Our experienced and knowledgeable customer care and field service support teams are second to none. Additionally, we offer architectural support and continuing education for dealers. We manufacture in a way that is environmentally responsible and we create hundreds of jobs right here in America.
Presentation Solutions: How would you say that Weathershield’s company history has dictated its business practices today?
Weathershield Reviews Team: Lee Schield had to work hard to make it in such a competitive industry. We have never lost sight of this and know that in order to maintain our current customers and attract future clients we have to stay on top of every aspect of the window buying experience.
Presentation Solutions: We certainly appreciate your time today but we have to close.
Weathershield Reviews Team: Thank you for asking us here.
Weathershield employs a highly skilled team of research and development professionals who continually strive to offer the most beautifully crafted and technologically advanced window and patio door products on the market. Weathershield constantly reviews the demands of homeowners and continues to evolve to meet those needs and more. For additional information, log on to weathershield.com.