LONE STAR RESTORATION: Restoring America’s Legacy of Craftsmanship

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Are you tired of watching home remodeling shows where no thought is given to the actual design?  If you want to see a show about craftsmanship you need to check out Lone Star Restoration hosted by Brent Hull of Hull Historical.

Brent lives to restore historical buildings and highlight the craftsmanship that has been lost over the decades.  Sharing Brent’s passion for craftsmanship, Windsor Mill partnered up with Hull Historical to restore the “Willing House” located in Fort Worth’s historic Ryan Place neighborhood.  Watch the series to learn how the “Willing House” is properly brought back to it’s former glory.
Lone Star Restoration premiers Monday Oct. 3rd, at 10pm on the History Channel. Check out the preview & you can learn more about the show at the link below!
 
Below, some before photos of the Willing House… stay tuned to see how this project unfolds:
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Brent Hull checking out some inventory at his shop. Brent is also the designer of the WindsorONE Classic American Molding Collection.
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The Core Customer

You’ve shared that your 2016 business is strong.  As a result, we have made the strategic decision to suspend the addition of new WindsorONE dealers.

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Our top priority is to assure that we remain equipped for the continued growth for those who have been our partners in establishing the WindsorONE (W1) brand. We will support, and grow, the win-win business relationships that W1 is fortunate to have built with each of you: our Core Customers. Investment into California, Virginia and Chilean manufacturing operations will continue, thereby ensuring a consistent supply of a consistent quality product, including capacity increases to sustain your W1 growth.

It has been a demanding 2016 for Windsor Mill as well – starting with a mild winter and greater than expected spring demand, which now continues into summer. Initially, we thought this was simply an acceleration of typical order patterns. However, it now appears overall demand will be greater than we all expected. The W1 order file is strong, and that is because of your growth (same store plus new yards) combined with our new customer growth that we have been targeting for years.

W1 has grown over the years because of your support, and we cannot thank you enough for your commitment. We will continue to build business relationships with our Core Customers that are Built to Last – (one of my favorite business books, e-mail me and I would be happy to send you a copy!).

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.

Respectfully,

Craig Flynn

craig@WindsorONE.com – 707-321-8889

The Price “Adjustment” Post…

Happy New Year to all WindsorONE Customers and Strategic Partners!

Your continued commitment to purchase and support American manufactured products is appreciated by Windsor Mill; a second generation family owned and operated business, founded in 1972, with manufacturing plants in California and Virginia.

The purpose of this post is to announce a price increase on WindsorONE and WindsorONE+ Protected Trim Boards, Specialty Boards (including CA Sidings), and Moldings.

The 4% increase on FOB Mill pricing is the direct result of increasing log prices and business operating costs, including ocean freight, inland freight, paint, glue, and another year of 15% health care cost increases. (Price increase on moldings expected to be slightly higher)

The price adjustment is smaller than expected because of long-term log supply agreements.  Our vertically integrated strategy continues to give us advantages in the marketplace, specifically as they relate to procuring a consistent supply of a consistent quality raw material.

The last price increase on WindsorONE and WindsorONE+ Protected was April of 2010. We’re hoping that the 4% increase holds through 2013, however, we could see additional log price increases and other economic changes.

The price changes will take effect on all shipments leaving our California and Virginia manufacturing plants the week of February 4th, 2013.

We are working to create the new price lists that reflect the approximate 4% change; we will distribute them to you as soon as possible.

Your continued support is more than appreciated… Build America!

 

Gotta Love It…

Ganahl Lumber, a WindsorONE Core Customer and stocking dealer down in Southern California, with nine locations…

… this particular yard is located on Ball Road in Anaheim, just 1/2 mile East of Disneyland… so this sign gets THOUSANDS of views a day!

Well played Ganahl, well played.

Bring It On IRENE!

Certainly many of you have heard of Hurricane IRENE; currently in the Bahamas, and on its way to the East Coast.

We’re not afraid, child’s play compared to the Chile Quake!

Up-to-date info can be found HERE.

It’s possible that IRENE will hit North Carolina at a Level III, but down to a II as it approaches Virginia.

We are going to play it smart (code word for “safe”).

We’ll be pushing up some trucks that were supposed to ship next week, and they’ll ship end of this week before the storm hits.  In addition, we won’t be operating Monday and Tuesday, which will include a full power shutdown (safety).

We do have some raw material being held at Freeport in the Bahamas (until storm passes), however, there’s plenty of fiber at the Surry, VA plant to cover orders for multiple weeks.

All-in-all, things look good for Windsor Surry Operations; but let’s hope damage is minimal for homeowners’ across the East Coast that might be affected.

Should anything change, I’ll be sure to make another post to this Blog.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly w/ any questions: craig@WindsorONE.com, mobile is 707-321-8889.

In Solidarity,

Craig