Retailers

Windows and doors are about more than building materials – and our retailers are about more than just “selling the product.” This is why Hastings and our retail partners are working together to truly change the conversation about the window and door selling process.  We do this by anticipating and understanding our customers’ needs to arrive at the best solution.

More than a century-and-a-half of experience paired with an unrivaled commitment to cutting-edge technology and a true connection with our customers is a powerful combination. As an A.W. Hastings Retail Partner, that’s the power you have access to each and every day. It is our commitment to ensuring that you, as our Retail Partner, and your customers, have precisely what you need exactly when you need it that allow you to prosper. It is by focusing our efforts on providing you with the products, services and information you need to build enduring relationships with your customers, that we are able to forge lasting relationships with our Retail Partners. When our Retail Partners succeed, we succeed. It is this simple, straightforward philosophy that has allowed A.W. Hastings to thrive since being established in 1846.

Because we’ve been the primary resource for Marvin Windows and Doors in Eastern New York and throughout New England for so many years, we fully understand that your customers’ needs vary greatly. Whether you’re working with a commercial developer on a large-scale project, or an independent builder or designer on a single-family home, as an A.W. Hastings Retail Partner, you’ll always have the products – and the product knowledge – you need to be sure your client’s project is perfect every time.

 

From our custom-made Marvin Windows and Doors to our ready-in-two-weeks Integrity line, when you partner with A.W. Hastings, you’ll know you’re always able to deliver a product of exceptional quality and beauty. When you’re one of our Retail Partners, we provide you with customized retailer support, and education and installation programs. You’ll also always have access to our in-house customer support team, our online business management site, and a wide range of informative brochures and marketing materials.

Please contact us with any questions or to discuss joining our family of Retail Partners.

  • Congratulations to Barbara Bradlee of Marvin at 7 Tide On Her Prestigious ASID Award

    Barbara Bradlee, Brand Representative for the Marvin Experience Center at 7 Tide in Boston Seaport, has been awarded an American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Annual Award representing the highest level of excellence in the New England interior design community. Bradlee’s award was one of four presented by the ASID’s New England Chapter at their Annual Awards Gala at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 31st. “We are delighted to see Barbara recognized for her exceptional skill and service in the field of interior design,” said Keenan Burns, Chief Operating Officer of A.W. Hastings & Co., longtime distributor of

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  • New England Architects:
Have You Entered the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge Yet?

    Which of your projects that include Marvin Windows and Doors will you enter? The clock is ticking on your opportunity to showcase your spectacular work in 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge, a competition awarding prizes to residential and commercial design projects that exhibit creativity and ingenuity using Marvin windows and doors. Entries must be submitted to MarvinWindows.com/ArchitectsChallenge by March 10, 2017. The entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of esteemed architects, including Robert Gurney, FAIA, Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CAASH and Ted Flato, FAIA. Juried Winners The six juried winners, including Best in Show and the five

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  • 7 Tide Architect Spotlight: Stephen and Judith Selin

    Eight New England architects recently unveiled their Marvin Window dream designs at ABX in Boston. Over the coming weeks, each architect will be profiled with his or her My Marvin Project window in our Architect Spotlight. Today’s Spotlight is on Stephen and Judith Selin of Selin + Selin Architecture in Shelburne, VT. Stephen and Judith Selin found their Marvin design inspiration in part from the stained glass patterns of the Scottish turn of the century duo of Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Margaret MacDonald, who in turn took their inspiration from nature. The husband and wife team loves that their design

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  • Stonington Architect Designs a Coastal Inspired “Concept Window” for Marvin

    Stonington, CT, Dec. 12, 2016 –It was an architect’s dream assignment: design the ideal window free from any code requirements or design constraints.  The inspiration for Architect Michael McKinley’s window comes from the coast. The design, a French outswing, is painted a hazy blue and is framed in a grey weathered mahogany.

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  • 7 Tide Masterminds: Jeffrey Katz

    It takes a tremendous number of creative minds to come up with a concept like 7 Tide. Over the coming months, we’ll bring you an insider’s view from those who are responsible for the inspiring and innovative spaces inside the walls at 7 Tide Street in Boston Seaport. When Marvin Windows & Doors decided to join the 7 Tide adventure to open the company’s first-in-the-country Marvin brand inspiration center, they turned to C & J Katz Studio, one of the most innovative interior design firms in Boston. Recently owner Jeffrey Katz shared some of his thoughts about the project. You’ve

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  • Peer Inside the Minds of 8 New England Architects 
at ABX 2016 Booth 757 in November

    We’ve all been to trade shows, walked the exhibit floor, attended conference sessions and, on occasion, seen some really spectacular displays. This year at ABX 2016 (being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from Nov 15-17), the Marvin Windows and Doors booth will be offering a singular opportunity. At Booth #757, visitors will have the chance to peer inside the creative minds of eight New England architects to discover the inspiration for the design of their ultimate custom window. Inside the booth will be the spectacular windows that have resulted from the design acumen of these architects and

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  • Marvin Architects Challenge 2016 Winners

    Marvin Windows and Doors, a top-tier brand offering a one-of-a-kind design experience at 7 Tide, believes that beautiful buildings can change lives. What’s more, the Marvin team is confident that quality windows and doors are essential to well-designed homes. Marvin’s customization capabilities offer architects, designers and homeowners a unique opportunity to create something special. As a testimony to this philosophy, each year Marvin Windows and Doors conducts the Marvin Architects Challenge. This contest curates the best of the best in architectural design using Marvin Windows and Doors throughout North America. In 2016, there were six juried winners from a field

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  • Innovators at 7 Tide: Marvin Windows and Doors

    Writer Jonathan Swift commented in the late 1600s, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Nothing could be truer when talking about how windows impact the design of an exceptional home. Some may simply look through them, but architects and designers see these portals connecting interiors and exteriors as art unto themselves.  We thought you would enjoy learning about how another 7 Tide partner has built its reputation literally around you. Enter Marvin Windows and Doors, a true story of American innovation. In 1904, George G. Marvin arrived in tiny Warroad, Minnesota, to take a job

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  • 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge Continued

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 1 is the last day to enter the 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge. Architects are invited to submit their best projects using Marvin windows and doors for a chance to win national exposure and recognition.

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  • #NextGenStyle Collection Wows at LBM 2016

    It is really easy to write the words “Marvin is all about design possibilities”, maybe even easier to skim over them as you are reading a marketing piece. Many of us spend substantial time and energy trying to bring this statement to life for everyone we meet. With all the energy focused on other people’s Marvin inspiration, how often do you think about what YOUR Marvin style would be?  If your answer is ‘never’ (or even if its ‘all the time!’), keep reading! We posed this very question to the Hastings community and we received 32 incredibly inspired, very diverse

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  • Marvin Rocks the 2016 International Builders Show!

    We’re excited to be attending the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week, joining our friends from Marvin to showcase the latest innovations from the Marvin Family of Brands.  Marvin has done an amazing job with their largest-ever collection of contemporary products as well as their beautiful scenic doors – always a show stopper!  Check out some photos of the booth and our Hastings team at the show.  (and if you’re there, stop by booth C3820 and say hello!)    

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  • A Salute to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

    Hastings’ commitment to the community is demonstrated through the volunteering and fundraising activities that many of our employees participate in throughout the year as part of T.E.A.M., Hastings’ internal non-profit organization. Each year T.E.A.M. asks Hastings employees to nominate a charity or non-profit close to their hearts to be chosen to join the Hastings Family of Charities (National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and Rays of Hope for Breast Cancer) for the year and receive a one quarter share of fundraising efforts. This year, Ed Molloy, a second generation, long-time employee of Hastings, nominated the Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke to honor his father and former

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  • Keep on Truckin’ – On the Road with Hastings

    For years I was that kid (or in my case – that adult) who rode past tractor trailers on the highway motioning with my arm, begging to hear that air horn. This was my chance. My alarm went off at 3:55 a.m. on Thursday, March 19th. I was joining Kevin Perzanowski (one of Hastings’ finest CDL A drivers) for a ride-along. I could not have been more excited. I thought long and hard about what I could bring my new friend at 5:30 a.m. to start our time off together right. The first thing that came to mind was donuts. Everyone

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  • A Memorable Marketing Trip To Warroad

    A.W. Hastings Field Marketing Manager Beth Gendron shares highlights from Hastings’ first all female marketing trip to Marvin headquarters in Warroad, MN. Many of my Hastings colleagues have been to the Marvin factory in Warroad, MN numerous times, and they always come back with great stories to tell. So I was excited recently to have my first opportunity to co–host (along with Hastings’ Cindy Breheny) a retailer trip to the Marvin factory in Warroad, MN. This trip was even more special because it was Hastings’ first ever all female marketing trip.  Many of our attendees had never had the opportunity to visit the Marvin factory,

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  • Congratulations to the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner!

    Designed by Ron Lamarre of Lavallee I Bresinger Architects, the new Student Center at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH is a contemporary space that brings the campus out of the 60s. The building was built to provide a place for students to lounge, learn, collaborate, dine and exercise, while also improving the school’s overall image. Click here to learn more about this winning Integrity project.

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  • 2014 Marvin Remodelers Summit – Revisited!

    Hastings’ Integrity Products Consultant Ben Brockett shares his thoughts on the importance of the Marvin Remodelers Summit – an annual event in Warroad, MN at the Marvin factory that gives remodeling contractors the opportunity to step back and focus on the growth of their business. I am guessing that many of us who have been to Warroad before might wonder what is so special about the Remodelers Summit. After all, isn’t this just “another” builder trip to Warroad? I never understood the context of this event (notice I didn’t call it a trip) until I had the chance to host

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  • It’s Official! “Marvin Inspiration Center” to Open at 7 Tide in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District

    We have exciting news to share! We are very pleased to announce the anticipated opening of the “Marvin Inspiration Center” at 7 Tide Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District. The opening is the result of a groundbreaking partnership with Clarke Distributing, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen. As a company long known for forging unique trade partnerships, Clarke invited Hastings to become part of the 7 Tide project, slated for opening in early 2016. “A.W. Hastings has long been known as a company dedicated to creating solutions for the architectural and design community, and the homeowners

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  • Living the Dream – Attending Dreamforce!

    Hastings’ Director of Operations, Bruce Meekin shares his first time experience attending Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce conference held in San Francisco. From the home of the Patriots to the home of the Niners…it was all about the experience! I had the pleasure of attending our retailer forum at Patriot Place in Foxboro earlier this month. In Foxboro we spent two days with some of our Retailer Partners with a focus on enhancing the experience of our end customers. I left the forum impressed with the strength of our relationship with our partners and the wide range of resources our partners

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  • Street Smart – Driving Tips for the Fall Season

    Longtime Hastings truck driver Tom Skarzynski has put in a lot of miles over the years – and he has some timely advice about fall driving in New England. Hi folks! I’ve been a professional driver for over thirty five years now and I thought I’d share some of my accumulated wisdom with you. As the fall season is in full swing we should all be making adjustments in our driving habits to counteract the new challenges nature has in store. Several things come quickly to mind. One of the most dangerous and most easily unnoticed is that the roads are

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  • Congratulations To Our 2014 Marvin Architects Challenge Winners!

    The winners have been named in the sixth annual Marvin Architects Challenge – and we are excited to share that four of them are from Hastings’ territory! Congratulations to Best in Show winner Patrick Ahearn of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, and Michael Waters of LDA Architecture, Russ Tyson of Whitten Architects, and Mahdad Saniee of Saniee Architects – all winners in the general top 10 judging. While these projects demonstrate a wide range of architectural style and creativity, it’s easy to see the dramatic incorporation of natural light and the innovative use of Marvin Windows and Doors as the common threads that bind them.

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  • Tales From A Hastings Internship

    My name is Taylor Perry. I am 18 years old and I am a Marketing Communications Intern at Hastings. Throughout this summer internship, I have been asked many times what it is like to be an intern at Hastings. This sparked the idea for a blog post, so here I am. However, I thought this question could be better answered by getting the perspectives of all the other Hastings interns as well. Take Marissa, for example – she also works in the Marketing Department as a Marketing Research Intern but her job description is very different from mine! So, I

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  • 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award

    Integrity’s 2014 Red Diamond Achiever People’s Choice Top Ten have been selected! There are only a few days left to vote for your favorite project. Vote once a day through Monday, August 4, and see who becomes this year’s People’s Choice winner! In the meantime, Hastings will be highlighting a selection of submissions from the New England and Eastern New York area below. We will continue to feature submissions throughout the coming weeks, so be sure to keep checking them out! 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award – Entries in the Top Ten – Vote Today!: Lean Too House – Brunswick, ME David

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  • Taking Window & Door Fundamentals to School

    Hastings’ Customer Education Manager John Crane met with CADD students at Porter & Chester in June. The purpose of the visit was to lead a workshop designed to introduce the basics of windows and doors. Early in June I received a call from Ken Gay, an instructor from Porter & Chester Institute in Chicopee, MA. He was wondering if one of the Hastings trainers would be willing to come in to speak with his class of CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) students. After conducting a mini needs assessment with Ken, we decided that it would be beneficial for the students to learn

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  • The Sales Process: A Different Point of View: Part 2

    Read “A Different Point of View: Part 1” here. Would it be fair to say that when approaching a consumer during the sales process your focus is on figuring out what it is that will motivate them to buy from you? You have a short window of opportunity to give them as much information as possible to influence their decision, so you are eager to tell them about the many different features of our product lines, our quality installation or your company¹s sterling reputation. Unfortunately, your eagerness can all too easily come across as “feature-dumping.” Soon, you’ve given the customer a huge amount of information — but what

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  • Happy 103rd Birthday Ivan K. Hoyt!

    It’s a very special day for the Hoyt and Hastings families – as Mr. Ivan K. Hoyt celebrates his 103rd birthday! Hastings would not be the company it is today had it not been for the tireless dedication and perseverance of Ivan and his late wife Florence – and today is a perfect occasion to honor that legacy. The former Hastings president was featured in two local news stories over the past year. This past December, Mr. Hoyt was awarded the Golden Cane in Longmeadow, MA, where he is the oldest living resident. (http://www.wggb.com/2013/12/12/longmeadow-honors-towns-oldest-resident/) As a lifelong Red Sox fan, Mr. Hoyt was also

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  • Play Ball – Morgan Strong!

    Bob Barker, a project manager for inside sales at Hastings, has organized the company’s wiffle ball team to compete in the Annual 9/11 Wiffle Ball Tournament at Fenway Westfield for several years. In 2013, Bob increased Hastings’ participation in the tournament by organizing not one, but two teams, so more people could play. This year two teams from Hastings, the Sliders and the Swingers, will travel to Fenway Westfield, but this time we’ll be competing in a tournament to benefit Officer Brett Morgan, the son of a long time Hastings employee. Read the Wiffle News newsletter from Bob Barker below to learn more about how we “Play Ball!”

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  • Making a Difference With Project HomeFront

    Earlier this month, Hastings’ Show and Exhibition Product Manager John Tyler and his daughter Emily had the opportunity to join a team of Hastings volunteers for Project HomeFront – a program originally founded by AmeriCares to help people in need in Connecticut rehabilitate their homes to make them safe and livable. John shares the experience of working with the team on two homes in Enfield. “The homeowners so appreciate the support of volunteers. Paul, the son of the homeowner Lillian, had expressed to me throughout the entire day how lucky he felt to have such good people helping his Mom out. Paul said, “We

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  • Time Out for Our Annual Meeting!

    Today is Hastings’ Annual Meeting – the one day of the year when our organization gets together to share each other’s company, celebrate our accomplishments, and look ahead at the opportunities to come!  It’s a special tradition that we look forward to every year as we reconnect, re-energize, and reflect on what it means to be part of the Hastings team. Should be a great day! We’re closing at Noon and we’ll be back at it bright and early tomorrow – see you then! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZbgmTN2DQ]

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  • Morgan Strong! Hastings Supports Officer Brett Morgan

    Morgan Strong! The Hastings family came together in support of New Britain, CT police officer Brett Morgan (son of our co-worker Mike Morgan), who was recently injured in the line of duty. We wish you all the best in your recovery, Officer Morgan!

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  • Hastings University Heads North!

    It’s an annual tradition and a sign that springtime is just around the corner…as Hastings trainers take the show on the road for our 11th Annual Portland Training Week! With temperatures hovering around zero, it hasn’t felt much like spring, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from Maine and New Hampshire from converging upon the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland to learn about what’s new for Marvin and Integrity this year in sessions that take place throughout the week. The retailer training focused not only on product but also quoting and the use of specialized software tools.  Hastings Education Manager

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  • Minneapolis-To-Marvin Tour Inspires!

    Each year, Hastings partners with our retailers to co-host dozens of tours for contractors and architects to Marvin Headquarters in Warroad, MN. Trip attendees invariably return with strong new relationships and amazing stories to tell! On a recent trip, Hastings architectural sales representative Jim Olender accompanied a group of several contractors and architects to Warroad. Before they headed north, the group took in the beautiful architectural sights (and sites) of Minneapolis. Jim has facilitated many tours around Minneapolis, but he says each tour is a little different. This particular group was treated to a tour of the Guthrie Theater. “As we

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  • Hastings’ Kids Put Safety First!

    The Hastings Safety Committee recently invited employees’ children and grandchildren to participate in our first-ever Safety Poster contest. The budding artists were asked to submit drawings depicting safety tips of their choosing. The results were amazing! Safety Committee Member Faith Simmons said, “Hastings and its Safety Committee are devoted to safety both at work and home, and we understand that accident and injury prevention is essential to assuring a safe and healthy life. Safe procedures are the same for similar hazards, whether they are found at work or home. The Hastings Safety Poster Contest was a unique way to raise safety awareness in the

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  • It’s Pajama Day at Hastings!

    Each year throughout the holiday season, Hastings employees participate in a variety of charities to give back to our local community. One of our favorite initiatives is the Pajama Program Drive. Hastings’ Employee Resources Director Heidi DeLisle started collecting new pajamas and books in 2008 to support the Pajama Program. The participation in this drive has grown each year, and this year we are happy to be donating 86 pairs of pajamas and 228 books to local children in need. Employees who donate cash, pajamas or books were invited to wear their pajamas to work today! The Pajama Program serves children

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  • A Most Excellent Adventure in Warroad

    When I received confirmation that I would be attending a Builder Tour in Warroad I didn’t have any expectations of what this trip would be like. Every Hastings employee smiled and said, “You’ll have a great time” when they heard I was going, which immediately led me to believe there is a deep dark secret that no one is speaking of, kind of like when you are pregnant with your first child and no one tells you the real scoop of what is in store for you. My co-worker Kim Viviano and I met very early at the airport with

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  • We’re Thinking Pink This Month!

    As we mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, the color pink is everywhere from the NFL to your local mall and everywhere in between. One thing you might not expect to see is pink windows – until now! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hastings Training Center and several of our retailers are displaying full size Integrity All Ultrex Double Hung Windows painted pink, complete with Komen for the Cure® signage. Staff members at participating retailers will be wearing pink shirts on Fridays in October, and pink corner samples will be traveling around with some of our

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  • Celebrating A Special Warroad Connection

    Once upon a time, I stepped off of a small plane in Warroad, MN and was greeted by a “stranger” who I would later discover to be a role model, decorated serviceman, dedicated husband and father (now grandfather), close personal friend and, most importantly, one of the finest human beings that I have ever had the privilege to know. This “stranger”  is none other than our good friend, Mr. Tom Amiot, of the Marvin Windows & Doors Tours and Training staff. I know what everyone’s first thought is going to be… oh boy here goes Ben on another one of

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  • Countdown to ABX!

    We are already approaching fall! This means “crunch time” for ABX, (ArchitectureBoston Expo), the largest architectural event in New England, which falls in November each year. The true planning for the event begins immediately following the previous year’s Show, but September and October bring many meetings and conversations, a lot of design and building, and of course, quick changes. I’m excited to say that for Hastings, this year has been the best yet in terms of planning for this Show, thanks to our home show team, inside and outside sales teams, business development group, graphic design, and brand and field

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  • Marvin Mavens Meet in Enfield!

    Retailers attending Advanced Marvin Training at our Enfield Learning Center are in great hands today with Hastings instructor Mike Klahr. A member of our Business Development Team, Mike has been with Hastings for 20-plus years – and is a true “expert’s expert” on all things Marvin.  Should be a great day!

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  • Marvin.com Rolls Out Technical Info Improvements

    Some great news to end the week! Marvin’s website has undergone some big improvements to help anyone access technical information more easily. The newly created Technical Resources tab, which replaces the Sizes, Performance, and Specs tab, offers fresh functionality and streamlines access to everything from ADM pdfs to Installation docs to 2D and 3D drawings – all readily available with an easy click. No need to scroll down a long list of items to search for information!  Also new – all documents accessible on this page are directly linked to source documentation. You will also note the new tool listed in the Energy Data category – a handy reference

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  • Welcoming Integrity’s Garrett Wilson

    Hastings was happy to welcome Integrity Senior Product Marketing Manager Garrett Wilson to our region this week! Garrett toured our Enfield facilities and has been attending a variety of meetings with our inside and outside teams as well as making site visits with our marketing and sales reps. Garrett hopes to come out of this trip with a great sense of the trends that are important in our market – and to learn how Integrity can best support Hastings as we start to look at our 2014 initiatives. It’s been a productive week all around, and we look forward to

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  • Boy, Have Things Changed…

    A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to visit with two retired Hastings alums, Jim Colliton, former President of A.W. Hastings of Massachusetts in Somerville and Ron Daniels who headed up our Architectural and Commercial Sales division in Newton Lower Falls. The motivation for their trip out to our area was a courtesy call on my 102-year old father, Ivan, in Longmeadow. A continuing theme during the visit was “boy, have things changed,” although that theme could apply at just about any time in our company history.  For example, Jim’s Dad, Joe Colliton worked at Hastings for over

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  • Marking A Milestone – 40 Years at Hastings for Dusty Hoyt!

    Today we wish Hastings President Dusty Hoyt a very happy 40th anniversary! Four decades ago today, Dusty officially began his tenure at Hastings (although he and his brother Jody started coming into the office much earlier, with their parents Ivan and Florence Hoyt.) Dusty has inspired generations of Hastings employees to believe in his vision for the company, because he always believed in them. Combine that with Dusty’s generosity of spirit, his compassion, and his commitment to doing the right things the right way, and you know the secret to Hastings’ success. All of us at Hastings join Dusty in

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  • Happy 102nd Birthday, Ivan K. Hoyt!

    Today is a special day for the Hastings family – as we celebrate the 102nd birthday of former Hastings President Ivan K. Hoyt.  It’s an amazing milestone for a man whose dedication to his family and to his company has been an inspiration over the generations. Ivan, along with his late wife Florence, laid the foundation for the company that Hastings is today – facing and overcoming many challenges along the way with a work ethic, commitment and vision that each of us at Hastings seeks to emulate to this day. In reflecting about his father, Hastings president Dusty Hoyt

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  • An Annual Hastings Family Tradition

    It hardly seems possible, but a week has passed since our Annual Meeting on May 9th. We’re already back into the rhythm of our daily routines and schedules and the afterglow of the meeting has started to fade. But, wait! Not so fast! I want to take a moment to remind everyone about why it is that we have our Annual Meeting. Our Annual Meeting is a unique occasion where our entire organization comes together to visit with our peers in a relaxed atmosphere. Many businesses have company-wide meetings, but they are often focused on business plans or strategy. We

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  • Making a Difference for Girls Inc!

    When Girls Incorporated of Holyoke, MA needed new windows for its After School Program building on Nick Cosmos Way, Hastings President Dusty Hoyt, a long time supporter of Girls Inc., stepped in to help. During the cold month of January 2013, Hastings and r.k. Miles of Hatfield donated and installed several brand new Integrity All Ultrex windows in the Girls Inc building. Executive Director of Girls Inc., Suzanne Parker was very pleased with the outcome of the project. “We are all glowing! The windows look fabulous and it was wonderful to hear from staff how much more comfortable and warm

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  • Hastings’ 5th Annual Charity Tag Sale – May 18 & 19

    Wow!  Is this crazy or what!  We started our tag sale five years ago in an effort to raise money for our Big 3 charities that A.W. Hastings feels strongly about: MS, Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer.  Never did I imagine five years later we’d still be doing this – and each year the enthusiasm is just as strong as year one.  I now see familiar faces, year after year who come to find a bargain, all knowing the money goes directly to those charities. The proceeds raised are divided equally among our Big 3 charities.  The first year we raised

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  • Marvin Architect’s Challenge Inspires!

    When I was asked to blog about the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge, I was very excited!  Being new to the Marvin brand team, I’m continually learning and discovering how our brand relates to consumers and our partners.  This challenge in particular, is a way to reach out to architects and celebrate their work on projects that help us slow down, look around and take in the view. As I looked to last year’s winners from our region, James Estes and Donald Giambastiani, I was struck by how their projects were designed – with the same intention to heighten the experience

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  • JLC Live: Building Connections for Future Success

    JLC Live 2013 is in the books – and by all accounts, it was a fantastic show that allowed us to deliver a truly premier experience for attendees.  I’ve been thinking about what made this particular show so successful, with an eye on how we can apply what we learned at the show to help our retailers and their customers grow their businesses as we move forward. JLC Live is a show that touches many diverse areas of Hastings, with involvement from employees across our company.  As I consider the teamwork that went into the planning and execution of this

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  • Integrity Red Diamond Program Returns

    The annual Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program is underway for 2013. This Program recognizes and showcases the building community’s unique Integrity residential and commercial projects. Last year, I was excited for the Program because it was an opportunity for us to recognize contractors who are using our products. In 2012, we submitted 14 projects into the national Program – and following the national judging, I was proud to see two of those become winners. Five winners will be recognized as a “Red Diamond Achiever” and will be featured on Integrity’s website and in their social media efforts. So what’s new

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  • Countdown to JLC Live – Behind the Scenes!

    All of us at Hastings are getting geared up for this week’s JLC Live in Providence, RI!  I’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of what went into the creation of the JLC 2013 show set. Just a few weeks after the JLC 2012 show, the team came together to see what worked, what didn’t, and what could we do better for 2013. Well – that’s when it hit me! It all started sinking in, and my brain starts going a million miles an hour. We just had one of the best shows ever – how do

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  • The JLC Live Experience

    We are in full “preparation mode” for JLC Live, the biggest residential building trade show in our region, where we will meet, host and educate contractor customers from around New England and Eastern NY. We are working to make this our best show yet, keeping a focus on the strong remodeling and replacement opportunity in our market. Throughout our preparations, we dug deep to uncover the value of what we bring to our retailers and their contractor customers at the JLC Live show. As we developed our plans for the show, a few distinct points of differentiation surfaced and I

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  • The Hastings Training Show Hits the Road!

    “I want to get back to my City by the Bay…” No, I am not referring to the rock group Journey’s song “Lights” – I’m talking about Portland, Maine on Casco Bay!  Once again,  A.W. Hastings University is taking the show on the road this winter for our annual Portland Training Week – March 5th – 8th.   For the 10th year in a row, this special training opportunity will be held at the Fireside Inn and Suites directly off of Interstate 95 in Portland.  Registration activity has been brisk for our most popular workshops. We hope to see all of

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  • It’s LBM Expo Week!

    Wow, it’s hard to believe that LBM Expo 2013 is upon us!   Initial preparations for this show began about 11 months ago and continued right up to… last Friday! The show opens TODAY at 9:30 am and ends on Friday at 1:30 pm.  That’s the easy part.  The pre-show logistics and execution is where all the action is.  For this show we not only have the booth to set up but we also have a large meeting/presentation room, off the show floor, which has to be set up as well. The final pre-show preparation began on Friday morning when

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  • Looking Forward to the 2013 LBM Expo!

    The theme of this year’s LBM Expo, taking place February 6-8th at the Hynes’ Convention Center in Boston is:  Your Opportunity to Grow.  I can’t think of a more conveniently appropriate theme this year, because at A.W. Hastings our goal is to help our Retailers build their business – and we will be highlighting how to do that in Booth #303. Each year, the LBM Expo gives us the opportunity to visit with many of our Independent Retailers – both current and future – under one roof.  We review what’s new from Marvin and Integrity, and talk about how A.W.

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  • Introducing: Integrity’s NEW Ultrex Exterior Trim

    Watch this short video for step by step installation instructions, hosted by Integrity Brand Manager, Ben Brockett, featuring two contractors from Vermont. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F49NQVN-YM4] View the Exterior Trim Solution brochure for detailed product information.

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  • Hastings’ Holiday Greetings

    All of us at A.W. Hastings wish you peace and happiness this holiday season.   Here is a brief ‘Thank You’ message from A.W. Hastings President Dusty Hoyt and Treasurer Jody Hoyt.   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NQD-AOXc9o&w=560&h=315]

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  • ABX 2012 Video Highlights

    ABX 2012 was held November 14-16 at the BCEC in Boston. Hastings held a large presence at the show with a newly designed and interactive Marvin Family of Products Booth. Watch this highlight reel to see the new booth and hear thoughts on the show from ABX director, Billy Craig, Hastings and Marvin booth reps, and attending architects. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QczU8Gp3Nz8]

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  • 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to the nine winners who were selected from the 79 entries! Two of the nine winning entries represent the A.W. Hastings territory of New England and Eastern, NY: Donald Giambastiani, Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani Architects Inc. Watertown, MA – Family Retreat, Tyringham, MA Giambastiani designed the renovation of this New England farmhouse style family retreat located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts using natural building materials, such as local fieldstone and cedar shingles, to maintain the rustic character of the home and landscape. Marvin windows offered the style and scale needed to complement the building materials and bring light to the many

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  • Window & Door 2012 Dealer of the Year Award

    To Our Valued Customers,  We are very pleased to announce that A.W. Hastings has been selected as a 2012 Dealer of the Year for Window & Door Magazine. This annual award recognizes the top window and door retailers and distributors in the industry. Hastings is being honored for Overall Excellence – Leadership in the Professional Market, one of the magazine’s top two awards. Hastings’ submission focused on Innovative Thinking in three areas: our Distribution Center for innovation in distribution, HireElements for innovation in recruiting, and our Success in Social Media Series for innovation in marketing. We were honored to learn

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  • Branford Building Supplies Celebrates 75 Years with Special Guest, Susan Marvin

    On Thursday, October 10, Susan Marvin wrapped up a week-long tour of New England with a stop at Branford Building Supplies to help them celebrate 75 years of business.  The celebration kicked off with a Thimble Island Cruise in Stony Creek Harbor, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club in Branford, CT. Susan Marvin led a well-received discussion at the dinner, with topics including Marvin’s company heritage, Marvin windows as a solution for coastal environments, the Marvin commitment to quality, and industry trends. Attendees included architects, builders, and contractors from the south-western CT

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  • Looking Ahead to ABX!

    We’re already getting geared up for this year’s ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX). We recently took a road trip to check out the show site at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center! (This is the show formerly known as Build Boston.) Save the dates – November 14-16th, and watch for more info on our plans for this huge building industry event!

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  • 2012 JLC Live – What A Show!

    The 2012 JLC Live show in Providence, RI was a tremendous success! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the Marvin Family of Products message to so many talented builders, and we look forward to working with them on many Marvin projects in the months ahead!  For a sense of the energy this show delivered, Check out this video! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvM_tw5-v70?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

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  • 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge

    2011 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge winner, Marcus Gleysteen designed the Overlook House to have a light environmental impact while producing visually rich and architecturally satisfying spaces. Submit your myMarvin Architect’s Challenge entry by May 31, 2012 to be one of up to 10 winners chosen for 2012 to showcase your work and see how it measures up against your peers.

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  • Remembering Florence L. Hoyt, Age 87

    It is with great sadness that we share with you that Dusty and Jody Hoyt’s mother, Mrs. Florence L. Hoyt, has passed away at the age of 87. Florence, along with her husband Ivan, former president of A.W. Hastings, worked side by side at Hastings for a combined 100 years, and their dedication to this company was surpassed only by their dedication to each other and to their family. Our thoughts are with Dusty, Jody, Steve, Miana and the entire Hoyt family in this sad time. Photo L-R: Ivan Hoyt, Florence Hoyt, Jody Hoyt, Dusty Hoyt

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  • A.W. Hastings Blog – About us!

     A.W. Hastings & Co. Founded in 1846, Enfield Connecticut-based A.W. Hastings is an exclusive product and service provider of Marvin products, a specialization which has allowed the company to deliver an elevated level of value-added services and innovations that enhance the overall experience for our customers.  A.W. Hastings focuses on providing marketing, education, sales, recruiting and technical expertise through a committed network of alliances in New England and Eastern New York.

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