Window is unique, in that it has been “born twice”
as a storm window company.
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 (15) President’s homes, (4) Govenor's Mansions, many historic university
buildings, innumerable museums and museum houses; as well
as 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…..”