Seeing Through the Typical Window Pitch
TV is full of them, pitching their product in fast-paced commercials, utilizing classic TV pitchmen. If you let these window pitchmen in your home, often times they appear to refuse to leave until you buy.
Enter Cori Brown. Cori is the antithesis of that. She’s a nurse a nurse who decided on a career change and started her own business, Franklin Window and Door.
It is not as big a leap as you may think. Cori’s husband, Scott, had been in the home remodeling business for years. He learned that windows are a problem area in both replacement and new construction.When Cori started the business a year ago, Scott’s connections got her off to a good start. To display her line of custom windows, doors, and hardware, she needed a showroom in addition to visiting people in their homes in Franklin, Center Grove, and elsewhere.
The showroom in downtown Franklin is one of seven or eight buildings that are currently part of the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown. The building started life as a car dealership circa 1915. As these pictures indicate, remodeling the building was no simple task; the exterior and interior required total renovation. All the windows were custom made to fit the building. Of course, they all come from Franklin Window and Door’s supplier, Sun Windows. Sun is a family-owned business that manufactures premium custom windows in their Owensboro, Kentucky, factory.
Although they have installed custom windows into other historic buildings and homes, Cori says, “Our primary focus is premium windows and entry door systems for replacement and new-home construction.”
There is no “this is what you get” from Cori and her staff. She says, “What you get with us is a consultation, options, flexibility, and local service to create the look you want.”
Windows and doors can change the entire character of your home. “You don’t have to replace all your windows at once. Start with a large front window for example. You will always be able to come back and get matching windows for the rest of your home,” adds Cori. In addition, an extensive door hardware selection allows you many design options by mixing and matching various components. Brown suggests a spring home spruce up by simply replacing your cabinet, entry, or interior door hardware.
When building a new home, be sure and educate yourself on all available options, so you won’t find yourself replacing windows in a few years. Unfortunately, many 15 year-old homes already require replacement windows due to some sort of failure. Franklin’s windows have an extruded aluminum exterior, powder coat finish, custom fit, and an exclusive water management system to keep water from damaging the wood.
Cori and Scott have a different way of “doing” windows. They encourage you to shop around, stop by the showroom, or invite them to your home. Cori says with Franklin Window and Door, you will find the “mom and pop customer service” not found in the window industry. Give them a call and you’ll find Franklin Window and Door offers window and door solutions with you in mind.
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