Thompson Creek News & Events

  • Thompson Creek Expands to New Location

    3/17/2011 12:00 AM

    Thompson Creek has recently expanded into a new facility. Our Corporate Headquarters and Administrative offices are now located at: 5000 Philadelphia Way Lanham, MD 20706 Our manufacturing plant and distribution center is still located at: 1775 Brightseat Road Landover, MD 20706 Our windows, doors, siding and gutters will be shipped from our distribution center in Landover, MD. All Administrative Offices are now located in Lanham, MD. All telephone numbers remain the same.  

  • Gutter Cleaning & Clogs in Spring

    3/16/2011 12:00 AM

          Cleaning your gutters and downspouts is a thankless chore, not to mention a dangerous one. But for most homeowners it’s a necessity. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up, ultimately damaging your siding and fascia. Clogged or overflowing gutters can harm your landscaping and cause erosion. Water can eventually seep down along your foundation, even finding its way into your basement.     What about covering your gutters with a gutter screen? Once the tree buds and seeds and spring storm debris pile up on your roof and gutters, the gutters are unable to carry rainwater off your roof and away from your home.   The best solution is one like the Thompson Creek Gutter System, which completely encloses and protects your gutters. There are no vertical openings for leaves and debris to enter and no screens to clog. Rainwater flows over and around the nose of the gutter system, into your gutters and swiftly though your downspouts. Our gutters offer protection against the elements with our exclusive high back system with eight flow reducers, preventing unwanted overflow and completely protecting the fascia.       

  • New Replacement Window Check List

    2/24/2011 12:00 AM

    If you’re trying to decide whether or not to get rid of the old, inefficient windows in your home and add new replacement windows, there are a few things to consider: - Consider how much you can save in energy bills each year. Replacing old windows with new models increase energy efficiency and can save you up to 30% per year on your energy costs. - You need to think about how much value you put on the increased comfort and better appearance new windows will provide. Replacement windows increase the curb appeal of your home. - Think about the resale value of your home. When updating to energy efficient replacement windows, you will get back nearly 80% back for every dollar invested when you sell your home. - Look at the warranty for the windows. Is it a lifetime warranty? Is it offered by the manufacturer or installer? Who will service your window should a problem arise in the future? Are any problems not covered by the warranty? Thompson Creek Window Company manufactures and installs energy efficient replacement windows to save you money on your utility bills. Best of all, Thompson Creek controls all of the raw materials that go into the product and we install every window we sell. We are 100% accountable to our customers should any warranty issues ever arise.

  • Thompson Creek Windows Receives Remodeling Service Excellence Award

    2/21/2011 12:00 AM

      Maryland replacement window manufacturer earns award in recognition of their emphasis on customer service in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC Thompson Creek Windows, based in Lanham, Maryland, received the 2011 Remodeling Service Excellence Award. The program winners were announced at the Back on Track Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on February 11, 2011. The Remodeling Service Excellence Award was created in partnership with GuildQuality, a customer service research company. This award recognizes companies that deliver a consistently exceptional customer experience, as corroborated by interviews with dozens of their past clients. As noted by Geoff Graham, GuildQuality’s president, Not only does exemplary service improve the lives of the customers who experience it directly, but it solidifies the reputation of the business as one worth referring and one worthy of repeat business. GuildQuality conducted the surveys, which entailed contacting all nominees’ clients from 2010 via email, mail and telephone surveying. Results were then passed on to the editors at Replacement Contractor magazine, who were responsible for final selection in two categories: revenue greater than $10 million and under $10 million. Winners were selected based on performance across all questions, with particular weight to the response rate and recommendation rate. All participants averaged a 73% response rate and 93% recommendation rate, with Thompson Creek exceeding these averages by achieving a 79% response rate and 94% recommendation rate. Rick Wuest, president and CEO of Thompson Creek, was proud to be honored as one of five recipients of this year’s Remodeling Service Excellence Award. The driving force behind how every Thompson Creek employee performs their job is the goal of total customer satisfaction, Wuest remarked. Winning this Service Excellence Award as a result from the feedback of our satisfied customers is validation that we are succeeding in our mission. About Thompson Creek: The Thompson Creek Window Company is a privately owned and family operated manufacturer and installer of energy efficient home improvement replacement products. Founded in 1980, their roots were planted as a manufacturer of energy efficient, maintenance free vinyl windows. Since that time, they have evolved into one of the leading specialty home improvement contracting companies in the nation. Their product mix includes replacement windows and doors, vinyl siding and a clog-free gutter system. Thompson Creek employs a staff of over 275 people at two locations: their manufacturing plant and distribution center in Landover, Maryland, and their corporate headquarters and administrative offices in Lanham, Maryland.  

  • Gutter Screens Don't Work

    2/4/2011 12:00 AM

    Cleaning gutters and downspouts is a thankless chore, not to mention a dangerous one.  But for most homeowners it’s a necessity.  Clogged gutters can cause water to back up, ultimately damaging your siding and fascia.  Clogged or overflowing gutters can harm your landscaping and cause erosion.  Water can eventually seep down along your foundation, even finding its way into your basement and making it damp.   What about covering your gutters with a gutter screen?  When snow and ice pile up on your roof and gutters, the gutters are unable to carry the melting water off your roof, through the downspouts and away from your home.  And in the fall, leaves and debris can easily clog the mesh of gutter screens.  The same holds true for springtime tree flower buds and seeds falling and clogging the screens.   The best solution is one like the Thompson Creek Gutter System, which completely encloses and protects your gutters.  There are no vertical openings for leaves and debris to enter and no screens to clog.  Rainwater and melting snow and ice flow over and around the nose of the gutter system, into your gutters and swiftly though your downspouts.  Our gutters offer protection against the elements with our exclusive high back system with eight flow reducers, preventing unwanted overflow and completely protecting the fascia.  

  • New Location

    1/28/2011 12:00 AM

    Thompson Creek has expanded into a new facility.  Our Corporate Headquarters and Administrative offices are now located at: 5000 Philadelphia Way Lanham, MD 20706 Our manufacturing plant and distribution center is still located at: 1775 Brightseat Road Landover, MD 20706 Our windows, doors, siding and gutters will be shipped from our distribution center in Landover, MD.  All Administrative Offices are now located in Lanham, MD.  All telephone numbers remain the same.

  • President Obama Comments

    1/18/2011 12:00 AM

    President Obama paid a visit to replacement window manufacturer Thompson Creek on Friday, January 7, 2011.  Thompson Creek Window Company manufactures vinyl replacement windows in their Landover, MD production facility.  Thompson Creek windows are installed in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. During his visit, President Obama commented on the replacement window company’s success.  It is wonderful to be here at Thompson Creek, and I want to thank Rick for showing me how you manufacture more efficient windows at this factory, the President said in his remarks. Building this business has been an extraordinary accomplishment for the Wuest family. And it speaks not only to him -- it also speaks to all the employees here today, the hardworking men and women who make this company work. And it speaks to the promise of America. It’s the idea that if you’ve got a dream and you’re willing to work hard, then you can succeed.

  • Thompson Creek Hosts President Obama

    1/13/2011 12:00 AM

    Thompson Creek hosted a visit from President Barack Obama on Friday January 7, 2011 for a tour of their manufacturing facility with Rick Wuest, President and CEO.  Thompson Creek Windows served as a backdrop for the President’s remarks on the latest unemployment statistics along with making several White House appointments. During his visit, President Obama commented on the company’s success.  It is wonderful to be here at Thompson Creek, and I want to thank Rick for showing me how you manufacture more efficient windows at this factory, the President said in his remarks. Building this business has been an extraordinary accomplishment for the Wuest family. And it speaks not only to him -- it also speaks to all the employees here today, the hardworking men and women who make this company work. And it speaks to the promise of America. It’s the idea that if you’ve got a dream and you’re willing to work hard, then you can succeed.      

  • Thompson Creek Windows recognized on 2011 SmartCEO “Future 50” List

    1/6/2011 12:00 AM

    Thompson Creek Windows appears on the list as a result of revenue and employee growth over the last three years Baltimore SmartCEO magazine announced its list of Baltimore’s fastest-growing companies – the recipients of the publication’s seventh-annual Future 50 awards. These dynamic companies, which collectively employ 11,000 people and generate over $3.6 billion in revenue, were profiled in the January 2011 issue of Baltimore SmartCEO. Thompson Creek Window Company is proud to appear on this year’s list.  Rick Wuest, president and CEO, commented, “As the nation continues to experience challenging economic times, growing a business in this climate requires a total commitment to 100% customer satisfaction.  Our growth is a result of the business we generate from our satisfied customers and the great feedback they are giving to their friends and neighbors about our company.  To be among SmartCEO’s Future 50 winners is validation that we are succeeding in our mission.” Future 50 is SmartCEO’s largest and most highly anticipated program of the year, recognizing 50 local companies based on their revenue and employee growth over a three-year period. These companies, each of which earn in excess of $5 million in annual revenue, represent the future of the region’s economy and are exemplary leaders in business. This year’s Future 50 winners represented diverse industries, including technology, health, finance, real estate, insurance, biotech and many others. Winners will be recognized at the Baltimore SmartCEO Future 50 event, scheduled to take place Jan. 6, 2011, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. “Each Future 50 and Emerging Growth winner has effectively translated their passion and innovation into tremendous growth and success,” says Craig Burris, publisher of SmartCEO magazine. “We are honored to recognize the 60 fastest-growing companies in Greater Baltimore.” For a complete list of winners, visit www.smartceo.com. Nominations for Future 50 closed in mid-October. Nominations for the 2012 program are expected to open in mid-August. About Thompson CreekThe Thompson Creek Window Company is a privately owned and family operated manufacturer and installer of energy efficient home improvement replacement products.  Founded in 1980, their roots were planted as a manufacturer of energy efficient, maintenance free vinyl windows.  Since that time, they have evolved into one of the leading specialty home improvement contracting companies in the nation.  Their product mix includes replacement windows and doors, vinyl siding and a clog-free gutter system.  Thompson Creek employs a staff of over 275 people at two locations: their manufacturing plant and distribution center in Landover, Maryland, and their corporate headquarters and administrative offices in Lanham, Maryland. About SmartCEOBaltimore SmartCEO magazine is a regional “growing company” publication aimed at providing resources each month to help educate, motivate and inspire Baltimore’s decision-makers. The publication’s readers range from younger, dynamic companies, to established, multi-generational, family-owned firms.

  • New Location

    1/3/2011 12:00 AM

    Thompson Creek has expanded into a new facility.  Our Corporate Headquarters and Administrative offices are now located at: 5000 Philadelphia Way Lanham, MD 20706 Our manufacturing plant and distribution center is still located at: 1775 Brightseat Road Landover, MD 20706 Our windows, doors, siding and gutters will be shipped from our distribution center in Landover, MD.  All Administrative Offices are now located in Lanham, MD.  All telephone numbers remain the same.    

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