Business Spotlight: Tru Fit Windows
More than a decade ago, in the midst of the recession that had many businesses struggling to survive, Tru Fit Windows was founded.
Starting a window business was a big change for Sabra Mutters, a former Realtor, who had a negative experience getting a window estimate years before starting Tru Fit Windows.
“At the time, I was unsure if I was going to keep my house or sell, but either way I knew I really needed new windows,” Mutters says. “The salesman was in my house for more than three hours and didn’t bring a sample or talk to me about making my home more energy efficient, he only talked about money. By the time he left, he had gradually whittled more than $4,000 off the original price. I remember thinking, ‘this is ridiculous, there has to be a better way.’”
That bad experience years before shaped the concept that has separated Tru Fit Windows from other window companies.
Mutters launched Tru Fit Windows in 2008 with a mission to provide custom-made Quality Replacement Windows that included energy saving technology starting at $188.
“Many people were really struggling financially,” Mutters adds. “I wanted to make sure that even someone on the tightest budget was getting a quality window with the technology of Low-e & Argon Gas to make an impact on their energy bills. Other companies were charging $50 to $80 per window for Low-e that I felt was too important to make optional. There are very few 100 percent female-owned exterior remodeling businesses. Thankfully I’m creative, have a thick skin, and I enjoy a challenge.”
Tru Fit Windows offers many window styles and options, including a Triple Pane Window with Advanced Energy Saving Technology that gets down to a U Value rating of .19 and an R-Value of 5.
Tru Fit Windows offers advanced window technology solutions for windows that address UV color fading rays that can ruin floors and upholstery, as well as reflecting extreme direct solar heat away from the home, eliminating the need to close curtains and blinds to reduce summer cooling bills. The same technology works to retain interior heat during cold winter months.
“If you’re a homeowner looking for aggressive energy saving windows that are guaranteed to last a lifetime and add value and beauty to your home, you owe it to yourself to call Tru Fit Windows,” Mutters says. “Little changes add up to big changes. Saving energy helps us save money by lowering heating and cooling bills, reduces strain on HVAC systems and, ultimately, makes a global impact through reducing Greenhouse gases. Whether or not you believe in climate change, everybody believes in saving money.
“We work with homeowners to provide the highest quality product with the most energy savings, within their budget, and I’m really proud of that,” Mutters adds. “I’ve worked with elderly people who had windows held in by duct tape that could only do one window at a time. I literally came up with the company tagline: ‘Go Green Without Going Broke’ at the counter of the printer who was doing the first business card — it really sums up what it’s all about for me.”
Tru Fit Windows offers Glass Replacement service as well as Window Replacement.
“I’ve had customers who had been told they needed to replace all of the windows in a home, only to find that they really just needed new glass because the windows had seal failure (Foggy Glass) or some panes were cracked,” Mutters adds. “I love to see the look on someone’s face when we can save them thousands of dollars and improve the look and feel of their home.”
Whether you are needing to repair a broken or foggy window, replace just a few or are planning the renovation of your dream home, Tru Fit Windows can help.
Many exterior color options are available including Architectural Colors and custom colors that can be matched from a paint sample you provide.
“We can literally sit down with you and design your windows from thousands of possible aesthetic and energy feature combinations to really customize a product for your individual style and needs,” Mutters says.
Tru Fit Windows has just moved to the heart of Jeffersontown at 10535 Watterson Trail. The new location is still undergoing renovations but will be announcing a Grand Opening date soon.
This past year, the Tru Fit Windows Mascot – Fitz the Frog, was inducted into the Louisville League of Mascots.
Tru Fit Windows also offers other exterior remodeling services including Roofing, Siding, Gutters and Doors.
For more information, or to schedule an in-home consultation call 502-499-9797 or visit them online at trufitwindows.com.