Universal Windows Direct Joins Great Day Improvements’ Family of Brands

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MACEDONIA, Ohio, November 30, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great Day Improvements, LLC, one of the nation’s leading residential remodeling companies known for its Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows brands, has welcomed Universal Windows Direct (UWD) to its family of brands.

Universal Windows Direct is a leading home improvement company headquartered in Bedford Heights, OH. It was founded in 2002 by William Barr and Michael Strmac. Under their leadership and philosophy of "Constant and Never-Ending Improvement," UWD has grown from a small, local home improvement company to one of the largest remodeling companies in the country, now operating in nearly 40 cities. UWD has received numerous accolades for its growth and business practices, including Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies, Qualified Remodeler’s top 500 home improvement companies, the Weatherhead 100 fastest growing companies, and the Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces.

"Our long-term business plan includes geographic expansion and growing our family of brands," said Michael Hoy, CEO of Great Day Improvements. "We’ve been following the incredible progress that Bill and Mike have made with Universal Windows for several years. They’re a great example of the kind of company that fits well within our business model and long-term goals. The Universal Windows Direct brand strengthens Great Day’s position as a national leader in replacement windows, creates new opportunities for growth and expansion, and creates value by giving us the opportunity to develop an organization that is greater than the sum of its parts."

"We’re excited about the opportunities this presents because Great Day shares our philosophy of growth through constant and never-ending improvement," said UWD co-founder William Barr. "This holds true in all aspects of our business and theirs, from sales and marketing to installation and service."

"Our employees strive to be the best in the business at what they do, and we see that same drive for excellence in the Great Day Improvements’ family of brands," said UWD co-founder Michael Strmac. "The success of both our businesses is proof of what can be accomplished by never settling for ‘good enough.’ We’re enthusiastic about the prospects for continued success, and we’re looking forward to combining the strengths of both companies for even greater growth."

About Great Day Improvements, LLC

Great Day Improvements is a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer provider of branded premium building products, including Patio Enclosures brand sunrooms and screen rooms; Stanek brand windows and patio doors; Apex Energy Solutions energy efficient windows and doors; and Hartshorn Custom Contracting pool enclosures and lanais. In the last 5 years, Great Day Improvements has more than quadrupled in size and footprint, expanding its workforce to over 780 employees across 62 metropolitan markets throughout the United States. The company has been named to REMODELING Magazine’s 550 List and Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 List, and is among Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies. Great Day Improvements has an excellent reputation with an A+ rating from the BBB and an overall Google rating of 4.6 with over 2,900 reviews. To learn more, visit www.patioenclosures.com, www.stanekwindows.com, www.greatdayimprovements.com, www.hccscreens.com and www.apexenergygroup.com.

About Universal Windows Direct

Founded in 2002 by William Barr and Michael Strmac, Universal Windows Direct is a leader in the home improvement market thanks to the company’s philosophy of CANEI: "Constant and Never-Ending Improvement." Headquartered in Bedford Heights, OH, UWD operates in nearly 40 cities nationwide. The company’s commitment to providing quality products with the highest levels of sales, service and support has more than 35,000 homeowners now saying "I Love My Windows!" To learn more, visit https://www.universalwindowsdirect.com/.

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