Marvin Windows and Doors have the power to transform a room; nowhere is that more evident than at JB Sash & Door’s brand new Marvin Window and Door Showroom in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
“Our retail partnership with Marvin Windows and Doors goes back more than two decades,” says Rick Bertolami, co-owner of JB Sash & Door. “Their products have evolved to a point that we needed to present them in a whole new way and this 3,000-square-foot space has been designed to do just that.”
“The two-story showroom allows our customers to enter right inside our front door or from our offices upstairs,” says Rick’s cousin and JB Sash co-owner Ron Bertolami. “When you enter the space, it’s a real ‘wow’ with beautiful installations of the products in every direction and a feeling of being both inside and outdoors.”
The Bertolamis wanted to create a whole new way to explore how windows can feel inside a home. As a result, the space offers seating areas where customers can discuss their vision of how a room will be used, how they want the light to fill the space, and what kind of connection they want to make between their interior and the beauty outdoors.
Let’s get personal
The one-of-a-kind showroom includes a Marvin Windows and Doors Personalization Station. Here the customer begins an exploration of the many ways windows and doors can be personalized to reflect their lifestyle. Imagine a giant dream board offering paint and stain colors, exotic hardware styles and finishes, an astounding array of different types of glass, and integrated shades options that inspire your home design imagination. Just steps away, there are two freestanding rooms – referred to as “pavilions” – that are designed to reveal the actual installation of different “flavors” of windows and doors to inspire freethinking. With a visit to these pavilions, you’ll never think of windows and doors the same way again.
In the Marvin Windows and Doors Pavilion, visitors are treated to actual installations of five styles of windows including Marvin’s iconic Corner Window, which has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. The space shows a sliding door, French door and nine different types of glass that might be employed to create different looks. “We wanted to offer a real example of how contemporary style versus traditional style is expressed through windows and doors,” says Rick Bertolami.
Windows that are monster truck strong
You may walk into this new showroom thinking you want vinyl replacement windows, but after entering the Integrity Pavilion, you’ll think again. Here customers are introduced to Ultrex, an innovation pioneered by Marvin that is called, “quite possibly the perfect building material.” Imagine how long your windows will last when constructed of a material eight times stronger than vinyl. One square inch of this state-of-the-art material can support 34,000 pounds, more than the weight of two monster trucks. The Integrity Pavilion offers homeowners the opportunity to compare windows that are all Ultrex with those that are striking wood on the interior and Ultrex on the exterior, protecting the outside finish where the weather impacts the life of your windows most. As you touch, feel and use each style, your experienced JB Sash & Door consultant explains what you are seeing and how it might fit into your new home or replacement project.
Not replacement windows, enhancement windows
In the rear of the new showroom, there is a replacement window showcase that inspires homeowners to think about replacement windows in a whole new way. “It’s one thing to look at replacement window styles in a catalogue or online,” says Ron Bertolami. “But here you will see that replacing a window is not about simply swapping out what you have, but rather an opportunity to actually change the look and feel of your home. The many style and material options afforded by Marvin and Integrity replacement windows are really brought to life in our new showroom and we’re very excited to share this side-by-side comparison.”
Making wishes come true
For those keen on creating something truly different, the Marvin Signature Services samples in the new showroom will get your creative juices flowing. Here you’ll see windows that exemplify Marvin’s determination to produce one-of-a-kind solutions for any window or glass door vision. When the art and engineering of Marvin’s Signature Services are coupled with the capabilities of JB Sash’s singular in-house paint booth, the options are limitless. Intricate historic or custom millwork? No problem. Extraordinary expanses of glass? This team can make your vision a reality and this showroom can help expand your thinking about what is possible.
Sometimes great vision takes a meeting of the minds
Inside JB Sash & Door’s new Marvin Window and Door Showroom, architects, designers, and builders will enjoy a conference room outfitted with technology to make presenting to clients, and conferencing with those offsite, a seamless and rewarding experience. There’s nothing more productive that having a meeting of everyone involved in a project, right where examples of the building materials you are discussing are just steps away.
Homeowners, architects, and builders are welcome to visit this exciting new showroom Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or Saturdays (7:30 a.m. – noon). To ensure that a JB Sash consultant is available to discuss your project and introduce you to the new Marvin Windows and Doors experience, call 1-877-527-2741 to let the showroom know when you would like to visit.
This blog originally ran as an article in Boston Magazine as a paid partnership.