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Great Day Improvements Acquires Universal Windows Direct

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Founded in 2002, UWD is a leader in the home improvement market and operates in nearly 40 cities nationwide. “Our long-term business plan includes geographic expansion and growing our family of brands,” said Michael Hoy, CEO of Great Day Improvements.

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.”

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