The Marsh Foundation --- a campus of buildings, dormitories and farm land dedicated to helping children in need --- was started in the early 1920s in Van Wert, Ohio. By the 1990s the non-profit facility decided to upgrade their buildings with 1,500 energy-efficient Simonton windows.
Through dedicated research, the trustees at The Marsh Foundation determined that Simonton windows offered the solution to their drafty window problem.
"We wanted top-quality, energy-efficient windows that would complement the style of our buildings while being extremely easy to maintain," says Jeff Grothouse, executive secretary/treasurer of The Marsh Foundation. "The Simonton products fit all our needs perfectly."
Replacing the old, wood windows was scheduled as a staggered effort over more than seven years. The Simonton replacement windows --- some with woodgrain interiors --- came in many shapes, sizes and styles.
"We were initially concerned about trying to marry together our 1920s architectural styles with advanced vinyl window products," says Grothouse. "That concern disappeared when we saw the options Simonton has to offer. Between the technologies and low-maintenance aspects involved in these windows, we came up with a winning combination that should serve The Marsh Foundation extremely well for years to come."