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Own a Windows Direct USA Location

Thank you for visiting the Windows Direct USA franchising website. We believe our Windows Direct USA franchise offers an excellent opportunity to be part of a business that has nearly doubled in size annually since our beginnings in 2014.

With a proprietary line of windows and doors, the Windows Direct USA reputation is known throughout Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky for our top-notch products, installation and customer service.

The Windows Direct USA business model is straight-forward – provide the highest quality products and materials at affordable prices. By being a manufacturer-direct dealer we cut out the middleman and deliver quality products at similar or even a lesser price than our competitors' mediocre products. It’s a philosophy that has and continues to pay off well, demonstrated by our track record of remodeling over 1,000 homes in 2019, named to the “Top 500 Remodeling Companies in the US” by Qualified Remodeler Magazine and the “HIP Top 200” Largest Home Improvement companies in the US. In addition Windows Direct USA was named as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine with 512% growth over a 3 year period.

We’ve made an impressive mark in Ohio and Kentucky since 2014 and now it’s time to take our Windows Direct USA concept to a new level, by offering it to potential franchisees.

We have prepared this website so you can learn more about the Windows Direct USA franchising opportunity. If the idea of becoming the owner of a Windows Direct USA franchise is appealing to you, why don’t you fill out the Preliminary Information Sheet and return it to us? If it appears as though we would be a good “fit” together, we will call to schedule a meeting.

We appreciate your interest in our Windows Direct USA franchise and look forward to hearing from you soon. Should you have any questions regarding this franchise opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

President, Windows Direct USA

About the Founder

Windows Direct USA president Chris Carey is no stranger to the residential window business. In fact, he’s been in it since the age of 13 when he began working weekends and summers in his dad Frankie’s home improvement business in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Chris continued to work part-time at the family business while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Campbellsville University in Kentucky. After graduating from college, he worked at an investment company for a year, but the window industry kept calling his name. So he moved to Cincinnati to work for a very large window company. While there, he earned “Salesman of the Month” for nearly every month of his five year tenure, as well as being listed in the top 5% nationwide of over 1000 reps. It was in 2014 that he left his employer to establish Windows Direct USA.

In the past few short years, the company has grown leaps and bounds, installing over 30,000 windows to date, remodeling over 1,000 homes in 2019 alone, employing over 40 people and now looking to hire more.

At this point, Chris is ready to take the Windows Direct USA business model to the next level by offering the Windows Direct USA franchise opportunity to the public.

An Open and Shut Case

With experience in installing over 30,000 windows, using the best available products and materials, the Windows Direct USA approach is unlike many others in the business. We believe that by offering the best possible products at a fair price we can provide the customer a home to be proud of while building a sustainable and profitable business for ourselves. We do not aspire to be the cheapest remodeling company on the block, but we do aspire to be the best!

Our Core Values

We have sought out manufacturing partners who represents our core values: the best products in terms of efficiency, beauty, options and service.

Efficiency

Beauty

Options

Service

Why Franchise with Us

Because we are a manufacturer/direct dealer, we buy directly from the best manufacturers and cut out the middle distributors, passing on direct savings to Windows Direct USA residential customers. We’ve negotiated favorable pricing based on our large volume of purchases that customers could never get on their own.

Having said that, we have our own Windows Direct USA proprietary product line that allows us to offer the customer choices to fit almost any budget.

From double hung windows and sliders, to casement and basement, bay, bow, garden and special shaped windows, the Windows Direct USA product line is extensive, with more color options than most, and unique product offerings not offered by anyone else. And let’s not forget our entry and patio door offerings.

Since 2014, Windows Direct USA has been delivering the highest quality windows and doors to thousands of budget-minded customers and we have the credentials to prove it! An A+ Better Business Bureau rating, high praise on Angie’s List, having received numerous Super Service Awards and having been distinguished as one of the 500 largest remodeling companies and Top 200 Largest Home Improvement Companies in the country by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Windows Direct USA has also been included in the Inc Magazine list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America!

The Windows Direct USA concept has enjoyed outstanding success since 2014, with a client roster throughout Ohio and Kentucky that continues to grow. And for that reason, it’s now time to expand geographically by opening up our Windows Direct USA business model to franchisees.

How it Works

One question potential franchisees sometimes ask is, “Why should I buy a franchise? Why can’t I just go out and start my own business?” Certainly, some people do enter the business world in that manner. So, what is the real value of purchasing a franchise rather than “going it alone”?

On your own, you might well experience a large “learning curve.” What are the right types of publications to advertise in? What types of promotions provide the best return? Who do I buy products from? Are there collateral materials, like pamphlets, that I should consider? Without the professional training, business experience, or connections it takes to succeed, it is difficult to get off the ground. Many small business owners begin by hiring outside individuals with experience just for advice. Let’s face it. Opening your own business independently takes a lot of time and money.

That isn’t to say that franchising doesn’t require time and money, also. However, as a franchisee, you enjoy a number of advantages that a stand-alone, independent start-up does not. You begin with the accumulated experience, know-how, business practices and operating plan that come with a franchise.

As a franchisee, you enjoy name-brand recognition and a network of support provides an immediate and distinct competitive edge over the independent, stand-alone business. You can avoid that costly trial-and-error period that causes so many problems for start-up businesses. As a franchisee, you’ll “hit the ground running.”

The Windows Direct USA opportunity gives you the ready-made framework within which to build a successful business.

Each year, more than $800 billion in goods and services are sold through franchises in the United States. There are over 550,000 individual franchise outlets nationally, and each working day, a new franchise opens every five minutes.

You could be a part of this growth story — as a part of our Windows Direct USA franchise experience.

Call today for additional information.

The Ideal Windows Direct USA Franchisee

Have you always thought about owning and operating a business of your own? Do you have sales or franchising experience? Are you working for a window and door installation business and want to branch out on your own with the support of a well-established and highly successful organization? Windows Direct USA franchise prospects are energetic individuals or teams looking to take their experiences and talents to new heights.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal Windows Direct USA franchisee is someone who:

  • Has sales experience
  • Is coachable, honorable and “hungry”
  • May have familiarity with the window and door installation industry
  • May have franchise experience
  • Is committed to growing business
  • Has ease working directly with the public
  • Is an aspiring entrepreneur

Frequenty Asked Questions

Do I need business experience to run a Windows Direct USA franchise?

Sales experience and people skills are the two most important requirements in running a Windows Direct USA franchise. Training is available at our Corporate Training Center in Cincinnati. Initial training lasts five days and topics covered include sales and all facets of window and door preparation and installation. Training also includes administration and marketing; franchisees will receive training manuals, videos and support from the Windows Direct USA staff. Our comprehensive training will also advise franchisees on the best ways to market our Windows Direct USA products and services through TV advertising, direct mail, coupons, shows & events and digital advertising. And to top it off, the Windows Direct USA call center can serve as a source of leads for franchisees.

Where should I locate my business?

Presently, our Windows Direct USA territories are in Ohio in Cincinnati and Columbus, also in Kentucky in Lexington & Louisville, but there is no geographic limit to where a Windows Direct USA franchise can locate. Where there are homes, there is a need for window and door installation!

How is a Windows Direct USA franchise different from other business opportunities?

We teach you how to build a business and not just to buy a job. There is a difference in being self employed and being a business owner. We will show you how to hire and train sales reps, installation technicians, administration staff, marketing reps, and more. No gimmicks, no long sales pitches, no pressure to try and wear customers down. That is not how this franchise operates. We will show you the direct path we’ve used to build a business the same way we have done in other locations. Quality products, reasonable pricing and “go the distance” service is the Windows Direct USA way.

What do I do next?

Please take a few minutes, fill out the Preliminary Information Sheet and send it to us. We will review it and, if you meet our criteria, call you to schedule a meeting.