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About Us

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The Kolbe Story

Dedicated craftsmanship, attention to detail, and an uncompromising work ethic have been the backbone of Kolbe Windows & Doors ever since brothers Herb and Ervin Kolbe founded Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Inc. in 1946. The brothers started repairing window frames and building sash in their mother’s washhouse, later moving the business to its current headquarters in Wausau, Wisconsin. In 1975, Kolbe started producing handcrafted wood double hung and sliding windows, eventually expanding into aluminum clad windows, with nationwide sales turning global.

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The Vision

Kolbe is blessed with a dedicated group of team members who work hard every day to build custom windows and doors.  As Herb Kolbe once said, "We don't strive to be the biggest, but we do strive to be the best." This is our ongoing commitment to our team members, business partners and customers. Kolbe’s dedicated team is the heart of our company, with a single cause of making the best window and door products in the industry. 
Our focus on innovation has led to an ever-expanding product lineup, with more types of functionality and more expansive sizes than ever before.  From expansive windows to detailed doors, Kolbe offers a range of high-performing products that enhance the design of any project. 
In addition to creating windows and doors, we are committed to the future and health of our community. Kolbe understands the importance of getting involved, and has established the Kolbe Community Service award to recognize and encourage team member participation in local activities. 
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We're for the visionaries.®

With the leadership of Judy Gorski, Herb Kolbe's daughter, we're proud to carry out Herb and Ervin's vision every day. We are proud to build windows and doors that are found in some of the most visionary residences and commercial projects in North America.  Architects and discerning individuals who take building to new levels turn to Kolbe for professional-grade windows and doors that are built to higher standards. They imagine the endless possibilities of their vision, and look to Kolbe for innovation, distinctive options and custom solutions that bring them to life.

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