The Milgard Philosophy is Still Going Strong
Welcome to the Milgard Family
It’s always been a family business, since the very first days in 1958 when Maurice Milgard and his son Gary started the Milgard Glass Company in Tacoma, Washington. Gary, who was a people person, went out to drum up business while Maurice, a great businessman, held down the fort at their storefront. Alice, Maurice’s wife, did the books and Gary’s brother Jim joined on to “do a little bit of everything” from answering phones, to driving the company truck.
Everyone pulled together with one unwavering goal, “to be the best window and door manufacturer in the business and to settle for nothing less.” Though the company has grown over the last 50 years to include more than 2,800 employee and seven manufacturing locations, the Milgard philosophy is still going strong today:
- The individual must be respected.
- The customer must be given the best possible service.
- Excellence and superior performance must be pursued.
Why Sashes + Glass?
Milgard started as a glass company and in window terms, a “Sash” is the material that surrounds the glass and secures it in place, so, Sashes + Glass felt like the perfect name for the Milgard blog. Our goal is to provide you with easy answers to your questions and help you feel secure as you conduct research about the window buying process.
Most people only buy windows once or twice in their lifetime, so it’s important to collect as much information as possible before you make an investment in your home.
Help us Help You
This blog contains common questions about windows and patio doors, real stories of other homeowners who have undergone a replacement window or new construction project, and inspirational ideas to help you get started. We hope you find just what you are looking for and encourage you to add your comments below so we can continue to develop articles that help you create the home you deserve.
-Historical facts provided with permission from Russ Banham, author of The Milgard Story © 2004.
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