Who is Fieldstone Windows and Doors?
Ken Simpson was born in Ireland and immigrated in 1970 to Ottawa, Canada. He went to OCAD in Toronto where he studied design and illustration, while he was in college he worked as an installer for various window companies. Ken’s father was also a tradesman and so he grew up working with his hands. In 1997 Ken decided to start his own company and now uses his design and illustration degree to produce diagrams and templates that bring his client’s vision to life.
What is Fieldstone Windows and Doors?
Fieldstone Windows and Doors has become a very successful business, with 2 full time sales people and 3 installation crews. Ken’s company has gained a favorable reputation with many well known designers, such as TV personality Sarah Richardson (from Design Inc, Sarah’s House 1 to 3, Sarah 101 and Sarah’s Cottage). Fieldstone is also the “go to” window and door company for many other television shows; Designer Guys, Love It or List It and The Big Flip.
Fieldstone Windows and Doors project costs range from $200.00 to $200,000.00 or more depending on the difficulty and design of the project.
Another difference between Fieldstone and other companies is installation. 90% of customer complaints in the window and door industry can be traced back to poor installation. Fieldstone’s motto is “Expert Installation, No Frustration”. As Ken says, he would “rather have a cheaper window expertly installed, than a better window poorly installed”.
What does Fieldstone Windows and Doors specialize in?
One significant difference between Fieldstone and other window and door companies is that they provide the client with custom products. Fieldstone Windows and Doors uses a variety of manufacturers and works hard to ensure that the product suits the house. Fieldstone will often order doors from one manufacturer and glass or parts from another so that clients get exactly what they are looking for.
What does Ken like about his job?
Ken likes the design challenges and finding the right product for the right application. “If it was always white windows, every time, I wouldn’t enjoy my job so much. I like the challenges!” Ken says. He also tells us how he enjoys solving design issues, meeting people and working with designers.
Fieldstone Windows recently worked on a $30,000.00 project that included a specialty cupola and a curved window. The cupola window is composed of eight sides and sits at the top of a peaked roof. In total, the windows weighed between 600 and 700 lbs. This project demanded the removal and reinstallation of a copper roof, as well as wiring for the chandelier that now hangs in the centre.
Another window, in the same house, is made up of nine curved panels that are ten feet wide. Fieldstone had to create a template from the current windows to ensure proper fit of the new ones.
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