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For trade media editorial opportunities: Heather West, 612-724-8760, heather@heatherwestpr.com

All other media inquiries: Cindy Bremer, 715-847-0570, cbremer@kolbe-kolbe.com

Kolbe in the News & Around the Web

Kolbe's VistaLuxe™ Collection Chosen as a 2013 Record Product

Every year, Architectural Record magazine invites manufacturers to enter their latest offerings in the annual Record Products Competition. The judging panel consists of architects and designers, as well as materials and product specifiers at leading American firms. This year, Kolbe is proud that the VistaLuxe™ Collection has been selected among the 2013 Record Products

Windows and Doors Deliver Reliable Performance, Lasting Impressions

Universities across the nation are seeking ever-larger windows and doors to create attractive buildings for students, faculty and alumni with welcoming daylight, a transparent connection to the surrounding campus and a comfortable interior, while meeting today’s performance standards for energy efficiency, security and durability. Read more in Private University Products and News magazine. The article – by Lance Premeau of Kolbe windows and doors – draws on over 20 years of industry experience. Premeau is a LEED® Green Associate.

Distinctive Homes of America - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Distinctive Homes of America is a book series by Glenn D. Hettinger, AIA, ICAA of GDH Architects, PA. Seven-hundred vibrant pictures fill 228 pages in Volume IV, which features 56 homes on Geneva Lake, WI.

Upon seeing that so many of the homes have Kolbe windows and/or doors, we at Kolbe can't help but get the word out about this book. It will make a perfect weekend companion on the beach, or take it along to enjoy while relaxing during your summer vacation. 

Order your copy or pick one up at a retailer near you!

 

Kolbe Products Featured on DIY Network TV Show

Kolbe products were showcased on the DIY Network show I Want That. It aired June 9th and 16th. The show featured a corner TerraSpan® lift & slide door and a contemporary entrance door as seen at the 2013 IBS Show. Check the DIY Network website for past episodes of I Want That.


Trends magazine lists Top 50 U.S. Homes — one with Kolbe windows

Trends magazine has issued its 2012-2013 list of the Top 50 U.S. Homes, and Kolbe® is proud to be a featured supplier in one of the homes. This prestigious collection of some of the best projects across the U.S. is compiled and researched by Trends, based on criteria of excellence in design, function, product specification and style. View more photos and information on this unique, modern residence at TrendsIdeas.com.

A Bold Bel Air Home features Kolbe Windows

The January 2013 issue of Architectural Digest highlights a family home in Bel Air, updated in a unique "contemporized Georgian" style by Los Angeles designer Kelly Wearstler. Outfitted with Kolbe windows, the house opens onto an expansive lawn overlooking the manicured links of the Bel-Air Country Club.

Article | Photo Slideshow

Consumer Reports on Kolbe

Upbeat housing forecasts made for a giddy International Builders' Show last week. Consumer Reports editors and analysts were among the 60,000+ attendees there to view the latest building products, practices and technologies from more than 900 exhibitors. They compiled a list of five trends they expect to take hold. While many building products included computerized connectivity, they recognized a more organic connection between indoors and outdoors – as depicted by Kolbe's lift-and-slide door systems and other massive window and door products.

ConsumerReports.org | Kolbe Product Highlights at IBS 2013 | TerraSpan Lift & Slide Door Unit

This Old Santa Fe Adobe House

Check out the Winter 2013 issue of Su Casa magazine. An article highlights a home remodel by Steve Thomas, former host of This Old House. He takes the less-is-more approach when remodeling his adobe casita on Santa Fe's historic eastside. The home features Kolbe windows and doors, as noted in the resources on page 75.

"The only way you can get functionality out of building in a small space is to focus on design. Every square foot counts." – Steve Thomas.

Article | More photos on our website

Kolbe Builds on the Prosumer Trend

"The term prosumer describes enthusiasts who buy products generally preferred by professionals, or fall within professional grade standards." Read more PRWeb.

Good-Looking Windows

Homeportfolio.com has a feature called Good-Looking Windows: Terrifically Traditional, which includes Kolbe windows!

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California Dreamig

This home was featured on the CBS News Sunday Morning annual design program in the summer of 2010. This show included an interview with Sarah Susanka describing how this home incorporated ideas from her best selling book, The Not So Big House. The CBS News Sunday Morning program featuring this home can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/38lumme. It is also featured on Houzz.com by the architect, Bud Dietrich.

Or, view more photos & information in our Photo Gallery.

Award Winner

One of Period Homes' 2012 Palladio Awards goes to a home which features Kolbe windows: Georgian of Today.

"Three sets of French windows overlooking the courtyard serve as the [kitchen's] focal point... the owners liked to open them and make the kitchen feel more a part of the outdoors,' says Thies [principal of J. Lawson Thies Architects]. 'The kitchen is centered with the garage, which we treated as a garden element. The focus of the kitchen view and courtyard is the limestone entryway to the garage. It's one of the nicer moments in the house.'"

Read the fascinating details & view the pictures on Period Homes' website.

What Lean Doesn't Mean

In the June 2012 issue of Door & Window magazine, Kolbe Executive Vice President, Jeff DeLonay, is quoted often. "'If you want to make a profit you have to sell something,' says De Lonay. 'The reason you implement lean is for your customer. You have to paint a picture for them of why you are doing this so they can clearly see it.'"

This article by Tara Taffera, editor/publisher of DWM/Shelter magazine, provides great insight into the complexity of manufacturing windows & doors, and how "lean improvement" can be used to make any business more efficient.

Period Homes Magazine, Additional Spaces

The May 2012 issue of Period Home magazine features the restoration of a 1938 Colonial Revival home. It fit well within its Boston suburb -- a quiet, tree-lined boulevard near the local school and commuter rail stration. Yet, the owners wanted to modernize, expand, and embellish on the character of the home.

Kolbe windows complement the style, yet sizes that are larger than the original windows brighten the home. Now, the owners see their world in a whole new light.

Architect: Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Kells Construction
Landscape Designer: Thomas Wilhelm Landscape Design

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