It was originally born in 1950, as a manufacturer of standard aluminum storm windows and storm doors. It was formed by Blair Algie and Peter Porter, both of whom had extensive experience with the F.C. Russell Co., a pioneer in the storm window field. During the 1960’s, the company contracted in the face of the competitive market, and the aging of its founders.
In 1971, David Martin, who was new to the industry, purchased the very small company. There were only (5) employees, and the focus was on growth and survival.
The replacement window industry was starting to pick up steam in the mid-70’s, and was given a boost by the Arab oil embargo. Allied Window positioned itself to serve both the residential and commercial markets. By 1985 Allied Window was the leading commercial replacement window contractor in the greater Cincinnati area.
About that same time, the company started doing some very custom storm window work in the local area. This “rebirth” involved projects requiring special shapes and/or custom colors. Allied developed custom products to meet the needs of particular customers, only to discover that many other buildings had similar needs, across the entire country.
Accordingly, the scope of Allied’s market became National, and the company is now focused on manufacturing custom storm windows at an expanded new plant location.
Allied’s extensive experience as a commercial and residential window contractor is of great value in its discussions with architects, spec. writers, owners, developers and contractors.
Great emphasis is placed on providing storm windows which “disappear” in the opening, whether mounted inside or outside. The historic preservation community has met this with great favor. Completed projects include Faneuil Hall, seventeen (17) President’s homes, and four (4) governor’s mansions, as well as historic university buildings, innumerable museums and museum houses. Additional projects include restored courthouses, city halls, “Main Streets”, hotels, apartments, office buildings, schools, warehouses and factory buildings.
In evaluating each project the emphasis is on achieving a balance of aesthetics, energy savings, sash protection, noise reduction, comfort and cost. Significantly, these factors are just as important for ““modern” buildings which are single-glazed, and need help.
Allied Window’s Motto:
“You are paying for our storm windows, – whether you have them or not…..”