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Simonton/Grand Estates

#1 Post by RalphEd » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:45 am

Is Simonton and Grand Estates the same company? The salesman showed me a GE but told me it was made by Simonton. Is he truthful?

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Re: Simonton/Grand Estates

#2 Post by Skydawggy » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:16 am

No connection that I'm aware of. Amcraft Grand Estates used to be made by Kensington.

http://www.amcraft.com/windows_Repl_VinylWindows.asp


Kensington...Simonton sounds like the same company to me. :lol:

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Re: Simonton/Grand Estates

#3 Post by Window4U (IL) » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:54 pm

Ecostar is correct.
They are only connected because both brands are sold at ABC Supply, a contractor's supply house.

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Re: Simonton/Grand Estates

#4 Post by Bill » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:25 am

The Grand Estates is a private label made by Simonton, a 9800 re-branded

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Re: Simonton/Grand Estates

#5 Post by Window4U (IL) » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:28 pm

Bill wrote:The Grand Estates is a private label made by Simonton, a 9800 re-branded
Thanks for the clarification Bill. Just so I understand, does Simonton and Amcraft both make a window with the same name, or does Simonton make it for Amcraft/ABC Supply?

http://www.amcraft.com/windows_Repl_VinylWindows.asp

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Re: Simonton/Grand Estates

#6 Post by Bill » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:52 am

It’s a private label program where Simonton makes it and ABC gives it a name and markets it. It’s the same as the program Simonton has with Norandex and Depot except that the window is not listed on the Simonton web site; at least not yet.

Below is the link to the window you can see it's a 9800 with a 7/8" glass.

http://www.amcraft.com/windows_Repl_Gra ... atures.asp

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