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Happy Birthday, Bill Marvin!

On this day in 1917, William “Bill” Marvin was born to George and Almina Marvin in Warroad, Minnesota. Bill Marvin’s vision helped lead the growth of Marvin Windows and Doors from a regional lumber company to the world’s largest premier window and door manufacturer, and laid the foundation for what Marvin is today. In honor of our company’s great visionary, we will be featuring a special post o...
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Treehouse Exterior

Island Treehouse in Maine

Built using all natural materials, this treehouse is perfect for a family summer trip. The 350 square-foot residence sits within the beautiful landscape of the Maine coast and is complete with Marvin’s Ultimate Double Hung windows. It may be built for kids, but adults will love the exposed rough-sawn Douglas Fir, natural light, and sleeping loft. See more pictures of the Island Tree House ...
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APOLLO Exterior

Exposed Concrete Residence

Faced with the challenges of high construction costs and a worker and materials shortage – due to Japan’s earthquake recovery and 2020 Tokyo Olympic preparation – APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd had to get creative when designing this Nakano home. The team decided to use exposed concrete instead of regular wooden framework as well as a frame-waterproof material for the roof to ...
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2014 Architects Challenege Winners

The 2014 Architect Challenge has ended and the juried challenge winners have been announced.  Ten winners total were selected by the three esteemed judges and one of the ten was honored as Best in Show. The Shingle-Style Sanctuary by architect Patrick Ahearn was awarded Best in Show with unanimous agreement from the judges. The house was everything that architects love to see in a well planned de...
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Colgate Residence - 2013

Sailing down the river of home improvement regrets

It’s a tough question: how much should you invest in a house? On the one hand, improving things as much as you can makes a home comfortable and livable for you, and might command a higher selling price when the time comes. On the other hand, sinking a lot of money into a property that improves it too much can be like throwing money away. What to do? And for that matter, what are you spending...
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Bill Marvin believed in giving people the opportunity to succeed. When someone...

Bill Marvin believed in giving people the opportunity to succeed. When someone struggled, Bill would say, “That’s not a bad employee. We just need to find the right spot for them.” #TBT

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