Grabner Glass Inc.

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In 1946, two brothers from north central Wisconsin began a business. Working out of their mother’s wash house, they built window and door frames, repaired window sash, and made storm and screen windows. The era following World War II brought a boom in construction… so the brothers – Herb and Ervin Kolbe – had an eager market for their products. That is how the company, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, was born.

In 1975, the company debuted its first product line – double hung and slider windows – which was distributed throughout the Midwest. Soon, production expanded to include casement and awning windows, as well as patio doors. In the early 1980s, Kolbe & Kolbe added roll-formed aluminum cladding as an exterior finish option on its wood window line (now known as the Heritage Series). And, by the mid-1980s, Kolbe & Kolbe products were being sold nationwide.

In the fall of 1994, a new series made the beauty and durability of Douglas fir a standard – thus, the Sundance Series was born. The Kolbes’ vision, hard work, and continued success led to their 50th anniversary in 1996, which they celebrated with nearly 1400 employees! Plus, the artistically-crafted Decorative Series and commercial-grade Magnum Series rounded out the Kolbe & Kolbe product offering. In December, Kolbe & Kolbe was swept into the information age, with its premiere on the World Wide Web.

In 1998, Kolbe & Kolbe proudly added the BellePorte to its offering of sliding patio doors. In addition, we entered the vinyl window market with a new division, Kolbe Vinyl Windows & Doors (KVW). 1999 brought several product enhancements, as well as the addition of Acore Door to the Kolbe & Kolbe family.

The year 2000 was busy, with reintroduction of a more energy efficient inswing casement, the introduction of HLS 9000 stainless steel locking hardware on inswing doors (a first in the industry!), and the addition of tilt latches to the list of double hung choices.

In 2001, the Ultra Series was made available nationwide – windows and doors with extruded aluminum frames and a 70% fluoropolymer exterior finish as standard. And, with all this activity, it’s no surprise that the manufacturing facility in Wausau has expanded exponentially.

Kolbe & Kolbe started as a local family business in Wisconsin’s north woods, grew to one distributing products throughout the Midwest, then throughout the nation. Now its products can be found in homes throughout the world! Yet, the Kolbe family still heads the corporation and their original mission is still in view.

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork is a company for the future with a history grounded firmly in the past. Building outstanding windows and doors is our ongoing vision – a vision that began over a half-century ago.

Angled for interest, geometric windows are attention-grabbers. Common geometric window shapes include: triangles, trapezoids, parallelograms, pentagons, octagons. Geometrics must be custom-ordered, however they are usually stationary, sash set units, creating a uniform sight line with units mulled below. Or, they may be constructed with the glass set directly into the frame. Weatherstripping is applied to ensure energy efficiency.


Double Hung Replacement Sash

So, you have an older  home with double hung windows, yet want the quality and convenience of Kolbe & Kolbe Double Hung Sash? The Double Hung Replacement Sash Kit is the answer. Kit components are made to fit your window and can be installed in minutes. Double hung replacement sash kits include sash, jambliner clips, compression jambliners and all the components needed to fit new double hung sash into existing frames. The sash and jambliners work together to provide older homes with the convenience and energy efficiency of modern windows without having to disturb existing moulding or exterior siding. Compression jambliners provide the tilt-in feature. Double Hung Replacement Sash kits may include either Royal or Traditional double hung sash, and offer the glass, grille and finish options that are available on complete Royal or Traditional double hung units

Renovating Your Home Flyer

This flyer gives detailed instructions for Kolbe & Kolbe double hung replacement sash kits. It includes instructions for measuring, ordering, the available features, options & sizes, as well as step-by-step, illustrated instructions for installation.

Stop on by Grabner Glass Inc., and check out their show room to view this window, pick up the flyer and place your order. Ron will even come out and istall it for you if you don’t think you can do it on your own.

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Republic Windows & Doors is a manufacturer of custom vinyl windows and doors selling to new home builders, home improvement dealers and direct commercial accounts throughout the country. In 1998, Republic moved into its new 375,000 square-foot manufacturing facility on Goose Island. Now settled in, Republic is positioned to increase sales, reduce lead times and enhance product quality.

Republic continues to increase its presence in the vinyl window industry by adding state-of-the-art products and machinery. A "Stay Clean" glass machine, 4 Intercept spacer machines, and a glass tempering oven are high-tech additions to the company's manufacturing capabilities. Most of Republic's products adhere to the American Architectural Manufacturer's Association (AAMA) standards for commercially-rated windows. Also, windows manufactured with the company's insulated glass products, Lo-E2 and Heat Mirror, have recently been Energy Star certified for all US climates. Republic has manufactured and installed more than 200,000 windows and child-guards in Housing Authority buildings. In addition, the company is currently the primary supplier of "Acoustical" windows for homes involved in O'Hare and Midway airports' sound abatement programs.

Picture Windows are made from the same 100% virgin vinyl as all other Republic products. Picture windows can be combined with other products to create an interesting look in a larger opening.

You’ll be pleased by the Double Hung’s easy-to-clean, tilt-in feature as you are delighted by its beauty. Dress up your windows with attractive options, such as woodgrain interiors in light or dark oak finishes, V-Groove glass or gleaming gold hardware. Engineered for performance. Designed to delight the eye. When you choose Republic’s Classic II Window, you get much more than lasting beauty, you get durable and easy-to-clean vinyl windows that are virtually maintenance free. Manufactured with your comfort and convenience in mind, all Classic II products feature energy-efficient insulated glass, and are backed by a lifetime warranty.

Different Glass Designs to choose from.

Your choice in Colors.

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For more information and to place an order, call Grabner Glass Inc.
Ron or Cheryl, 1(920)235-8181

NOTE: We do not sell installation items, nor install items out of state. Please find a local glass place in your area. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you.

Grabner Glass Inc.

1305 S. Main St., Oshkosh, WI 54902

(920)235-8181 - (920)232-0461 FAX

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


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