Zen Windows™ was founded by Daniel Wolt in 1998. After spending more than a decade in the window industry, Mr. Wolt found that it had become a broken model and he set out to reverse that by opening a company that would treat its clients like family. His first step was to align himself with only the best window manufacturers with impeccable reputations and solid, time-tested products. From there he hired only the best people in the trade, from customer care concierges to expert window technicians. He then created a company culture in which every employee was trained to adopt a “customer comes first” ethos.
Realizing that most customers had encountered previous dealings with contractors who did not meet their expectations, Mr. Wolt implemented a NO MONEY DOWN policy, ensuring his clients total satisfaction upon completion of their project before any money was to be paid to Zen Windows™. The new model was a smash success. In its first few years, Zen Windows™ was praised by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and countless other publications.
In 2011, Zen Windows™ was given the “Best of Columbus Award” in the Window Installation Contractors category by the U.S. Commerce Association. This prestigious award recognized Zen for the company’s ethics, customer service, and overall customer/employee satisfaction. The following year, Zen Windows™ was named a “2012 Remodeling Magazine BIG 50 Award Winner” for its remarkable industry impact. Zen Windows™ was the only window company, selected out of 685,000 contractors nationally, to be so recognized.
Zen Windows™ and its growing list of independent owners service many major markets around the United States. Even with the rapid advancement of technology since Zen’s inception, one thing has never changed: all clients deal directly with the owner throughout the entire process.
Why is Zen Windows Radically Different than any other Window Company?
Buying windows shouldn’t be painful; it should be simple—and Zen Windows™ has built its business on this premise. Rather than sales and commissions driving the company forward, Zen has distinguished itself from competitors by providing intense personal attention, high-quality products and extremely professional technicians. Zen’s simple, pleasant experience has gained traction in the industry and allowed the company to grow from a local company in Columbus, Ohio, into a strong national brand with numerous locations around the country.
We’ve been featured in:
- About.com (The New York Times)
- Columbus Business First
- Door & Window Market Magazine
- Remodeling Magazine
- Replacement Contractor
- Replacement Window Journal