We are excited to announce that Kolbe Windows & Doors and Phantom Screens have been selected for 2015 Crystal Achievement Awards from Window & Door magazine.
The industry is constantly looking for what’s next in terms of style, energy efficiency, and innovative manufacturing. As one of the Crystal Achievement Awards judges noted, the companies that are recognized for a Crystal Achievement Award “are listening and have showed they continue to add to or improve their offerings to fulfill those needs.”
Selected by a panel of judges representing various segments of the industry, the Awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing and marketing.
Kolbe Windows & Doors
VistaLuxe Collection Direct Set Corner Window
The VistaLuxe Collection first made headlines in last year’s Crystal Achievement Awards, when judges selected the series for recognition for Most Innovative Window in 2014. While the Collection was introduced as a complete product offering, it continues to expand to meet market demands. This year, Kolbe Windows & Doors launched the Direct Set Corner Window as part of the series, which once again garnered the attention of the judges.
“This is the most competitive category for the Crystal Achievement Awards,” one of them noted. However, the judge went on to say, Kolbe seems to be “very aggressive in their innovativeness.”
Direct set corner windows were added to the VistaLuxe product line to address the ever-popular design trend of letting in more light, expanding views, and opening up corners to the outdoors.
The Phantom Screens new website, launched in June 2015, acts as an open invitation to homeowners, builders and specifiers to learn about the benefits and the number of options the company’s products provide depending on location and screening needs. According to the judges, the site’s use of video, large photography and clever and simplistic navigation make it easy to find the right content.
“Phantom Screens’ website is clean, and makes good use of attractive visuals, animation, and videos,” notes one judge. “It educates and guides the homeowner for decision making.”