When it comes to windows and doors, it seems KINGSHORE Windows & Doors Inc. has all the bases covered.
“When we started KINGSHORE we wanted to build a brand that would be recognized for high-quality products,” says co-owner Frank Plasa. “As an example of our top-notch service, we make it our policy to double-check every product before it leaves our shipping doors.”
Says co-owner Donald Cain: “If we wouldn’t put the product in our own home, then we won’t put it in yours.”
KINGSHORE spends considerable time sourcing materials and suppliers that complement the company’s level of quality, the co-owners agreed. They say high-end custom homes, mid-rise buildings, renovations and large remodeling projects are their specialty, adding that they have some of the best ratings for windows on the market today.
In addition to manufacturing vinyl windows, KINGSHORE recently started to manufacture aluminum windows. “We had so many requests for aluminum windows for both residential housing and for mid-rise buildings that the decision to manufacture came easily,” says Plasa.
With so much information available today on the internet, Plasa says many consumers are dropping into the KINGSHORE showroom, knowing exactly what they want. “We have builders and architects who send their clients to our showroom to meet with us,” he explains. “We spend the time to educate them on all the products we have. No pressure, it’s part of the service we offer. We try to help them make their decisions as pleasant a buying experience as possible.”
Plasa says KINGSHORE does very little advertising, explaining that the majority of business comes from referrals and repeat business. “It’s a real sense of satisfaction when we receive a call from someone saying they were referred to us. We know we are doing things right.”
KINGSHORE carries a complete line of custom homes’ products, matching the needs of the homeowner, builder, architect or designer. They manufacture vinyl windows with multi-points locks, folding contour handles, with dual glazing or triple glazing options. They also manufacture all aluminum windows for those huge wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows.
“In addition, we carry a complete line of wood windows as well as wood interior windows with an aluminum cladded exterior,” Plasa continues. “Both these types of windows and doors can come primed, painted or stained, depending on our customers’ needs. Bi-folding doors, oversized lift and slide doors add ventilation and beauty to any home.”
Recently, says Plasa, KINGSHORE had a request for a very high-end product from Germany. “As a result, we now import an amazingly high-end tilt and turn product line from one of Germany’s top manufacturers. That’s why our tag line is ‘Solutions for every Project.’ No matter how big the home, how modern the look or how customized the product must be, chances are we can fill the requirement.
“With so many mid-rise buildings under construction and planned in Ontario, our ability to manufacture aluminum windows and doors for the first-floor retail units and vinyl windows for the higher levels ensures the projects meet their budgets.
“Our windows are tested to meet and exceed stringent code requirements and our ability to be a single source supplier ensures customer delivery schedules, colour
coordinations and complete product requirements are all achieved. We have numerous mid-rise projects scheduled each year and that number is growing. With our unique ability to offer different types of windows with different features and benefits we are attracting many interested builders, developers and architects seeking something different, something special for their project, and that’s what we do.”
Cain agrees that “your remodeling or renovation project has never been so easy,” with KINGSHORE. “We take the time to answer all your questions and provide solutions to any obstacles. Product options, colour options, glazing options – they are all detailed during our consultation stage. Each home goes through our production line one at a time. Every employee is focused on quality, not quantity. That’s why we have so many referrals. Our installers are some of the best in the industry. They represent our company during the entire remodeling process so it is important to have the best.”
Lepage Millwork has been manufacturing window and door products for over 50 years. “Their quality is absolutely amazing,” says Cain. “We have put these products in numerous homes throughout the city and they complement any home style and décor. Specialty shapes and bar patterns, custom-styled wood doors can all be achieved. Bring us your drawings or pictures from a magazine and chances are we can have it made for you.”
If it’s tilt and turn windows and doors you need, KINGSHORE imports from Kneer-Südfenster in Germany. “This product line is like furniture” say Plasa. “I have been in the windows and door business for over 32 years and I have never seen quality tilt and turn products like this. Available in all wood, wood with exterior aluminum cladding, all vinyl, or vinyl with exterior aluminum cladding, these tilt and turn products can be used in remodeling projects, new custom homes, as well as mid-rise buildings. Their quality and energy efficiency is hard to match.” (Also available for passive housing projects.)