Our History

Simonton Milestones

1946
The Simonton family founds Pen Vent Awning

1968
First triple-track storm window introduced

1974
Thermo Boss & Energy Capp—first Simonton windows with insulating glass units introduced

1979
Name changed to Simonton Aluminum Products, Inc.

1984
14-day delivery introduced

1986
Facility at the Pennsboro Industrial Park added

1992
7-day delivery introduced

1993
Harrisville, WV facility added

1994
First proprietary line introduced: The Simonton Collection™

1995
Paris, IL facility added

Vacaville, CA facility added

Lap-Lok® meeting rail patented

Internal Product Development Center (PDC) testing facility opens

1996
Simonton ProFinish® new construction windows introduced

October is first 100,000 window month

Ellenboro, WV facility added

1998
Proprietary Simonton Impressions® products launched

Simonton is voted number one in quality in a study by Builder magazine.

1999
Began manufacturing vinyl retrofit window products for Sears nationally.

June is first 125,000 window month

2000
Opened SimEx®, Simonton's own vinyl extrusion facility, in St. Marys, WV

Began serving one of the largest sell/furnish/installers in the nation

October is first 150,000 window month

2002
McAlester, OK facility added

Simonton StormBreaker Plus® impact-resistant windows added to product line

October is first 250,000 window month

2004
Injection-molded windows added to product line

2005
Brickmould 300 series windows with integral brickmould design added to ProFinish® line

First exhibition at the International Builders’ Show

Received BICA (Best In Class Award) for being rated "Best Overall National Vinyl Window Manufacturer" in industry study

2006
Simonton® is acquired by Fortune Brands®

2007
Simonton is voted number one in quality in a study by Builder magazine

For the second year, received BICA (Best-In-Class Award) for being rated "Best Overall National Vinyl Window Manufacturer" in industry study"

ProFinish® Brickmould 600 product line introduced

2008
Professional Builder magazine selects ProFinish Brickmould 600 series as one of the “100 Best New Products of 2008”

Received BICA (Best-In-Class Award) for being rated "Highest Rated Patio Door Brand" in industry study

SimontonTime delivery introduced

Fiberglass hinged patio doors launched

College of Windows and Doors launched

Verona by Simonton™ introduced

2009
Builder magazine ranks Simonton number one in quality in the Brand Use Study

New Product Development Center opened in Columbus, OH

New Replacement Patio Door introduced

Decorum® by Simonton launched

Simonton Supercept™ spacer system introduced

2010
Simonton established ENERGY STAR® zone-specific packages for all products to meets qualifications in all areas of the country

Simonton teams with H&R Block® for a national Energy Tax Credit promotion

Decorum® by Simonton expands product offering to include exterior colors

Decorum® by Simonton product line honored as one of the "101 Best Products of 2010" by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines

Simonton launched Installer Preferred program for contractors

Simonton Service Solutions group introduced to provide customers comprehensive field support, warranty and installation information

Simonton's Energy Tax Credit glass promotion won the 2010 Crystal Achievement Award sponsored by Window & Door magazine for the Most Innovative Marketing Program created by a large manufacturer

2011
Simonton Windows corporate offices relocated to Columbus, OH

2012
Lead Safe, Simonton’s lead-based awareness campaign is launched

For a third consecutive year, consumers ranked Simonton Windows highest in satisfying homeowners in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudySM

Simonton Asure™ windows and doors are launched

Prism® by Simonton Gold windows and door introduced

SafePoint™ impact-resistant glass introduced

2013

For a fourth consecutive year, consumers ranked Simonton Windows highest in satisfying homeowners in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudySM

Ranked #1 in overall quality by Builder magazine in their annual Brand Use Study