PELLA, IOWA —  Pella Corp., designer and manufacturer of made-to-order and custom windows and doors, acquired Duratherm Windows Corp., a manufacturer and designer of luxury, customizable hardwood windows and doors. Nearly Duratherm 70 employees have now joined Pella.
 
“It was a pleasant surprise to me when I received a call from Pella, especially since I wasn’t actively seeking to sell the business,” said Tim Downing, president at Duratherm. “This partnership creates exciting possibilities for Duratherm.  With Pella’s involvement, we will continue to be trailblazers within the architectural community and grow.”


 York Spiral Stairs is a part of Duratherm

Effective November 1, Duratherm will remain under the leadership of Tim Downing and maintain its brand and attention in the luxury marketplace. Over time, Duratherm will be integrated into the Pella Crafted Luxury collection, which is showcased in the 7,000-square-foot showroom in LuxeHome at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.


 
“We’ve acquired Duratherm for Duratherm. Our goal is to support their endeavors and help the team do more of what they already do exceptionally well,” added Tim Yaggi, president and CEO of Pella Corp. “Duratherm rounds out Pella’s collection of elite brands and expands our geographic footprint on both the east and west coasts.”
 
This is the third acquisition for Pella during the past two years which includes Grabill Windows & Doors, acquired in 2015, and Reilly Windows & Doors, attained in July 2016. Duratherm’s facility in Vassalboro, Maine, and now increases Pella’s manufacturing capacity to 13 locations throughout the United States.