#NextGenStyle (7 of 7) – Traditional American Four-Square

Mike’s #NextGenStyle is a classic 2828 Next Generation Double Hung with a Y-Diamond Lite Pattern, traditional to American Four-Squares found in the historic General Electric Plot in his home region of Albany-Schenectady, NY. Bringing authenticity to his design is Ebony Clad Sash with a Stone White Clad Frame, Potter Casing, Thick Exterior Sill, Pre-Finished Clear Coat Cherry Interior, Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware, and a Retractable Screen.

Mike Klahr
Regional Business Development Manager,
A.W. Hastings

Mike supports retail partners and a team of Hastings representatives in Eastern New York and Connecticut. He enjoys traveling the region building strong relationships with customers and collaborating with his team.

When he’s not traveling to visit retailers, you can find him on the football field or a baseball diamond coaching youth sports.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (6 of 7) – The Beauty of Simplicity

Ron’s winning #NextGenStyle Next Generation Double Hung demonstrates the beauty of simplicity. Featuring Bright Silver Pearlescent Cladding, this large double hung offers clear, open glass allowing the beauty of the outside to enter the space. The fresh white interior frames the view and is accented by sleek Satin Nickel Hardware. Beauty and simplicity are the two words used to best describe the inspiration behind Ron’s #NextGenStyle.

“It’s exciting that Marvin gives us the capability of absolutely clean, undecorated details that fit contemporary sensibilities. Large sizes, square sticking, and no SDL can turn a traditional window into a modern design element.”

Ron Conterio
Architectural Products and Services Consultant,
A.W. Hastings

Ron enjoys consulting with architects throughout the state of Maine and collaborating with retail partners to make their Marvin and Integrity projects the best they can be.

When he’s not calling on architects and working with retailers, you can find Ron playing violin in the country’s oldest symphony orchestra, the BSO (Bangor Symphony Orchestra).


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (5 of 7) – Victorian Fireside

Jim’s #NextGenStyle submission was inspired by Victorian Architecture and the warmth of being fireside during cold New England winters. His design features a Next Generation Double Hung Round Top with a curved lite cut which offers character, but keeps enough open glass space to allow for enjoyment of the snowy New England landscape. The Clear Finish White Oak Interior gives the home a comfortable traditional feel, while colorful Wineberry Cladding adds to the Victorian home’s exterior palette.

When asked about the design process and how he felt when seeing his window in person, Jim replied, “I wanted to design something a little more traditional. Seeing a design on paper is one thing, but seeing the window in person makes it easier to appreciate.”

My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-12Jim Conlon
CADD Operator Architectural Services,
A.W. Hastings

Jim creates shop drawings and provides technical support to architects and retailers. He enjoys answering technical questions, helping customers and other employees in a positive way, and exploring all of Marvin’s possibilities, while making someone’s vision come to life.

When he’s not at Hastings, you can find Jim going for a run or making a nice home cooked meal.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (4 of 7) – Mid Century Modern Meets Contemporary

Bonnie’s inspiration for her #NextGenStyle window comes from Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. She envisions several of these Next Generation Double Hung windows going across the second floor of a Wright inspired home. When she saw her window in person, Bonnie said, “seeing the details of my design come to life is really interesting. It’s amazing how the style options from Marvin can combine to create so many different looks.”

The design is a 3’ square double hung with a “Modified T” Simulated Divided Lite Pattern and Square Sticking. The sash are configured to be 1/3 over 2/3 so that no matter how the window is operated, the T Pattern remains. The exterior is Ebony while interiors feature a warm Honey Stain on Douglas Fir with Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware. To ensure convenience and privacy, her design even includes Marvin’s Light Filtering Interior Shades in Ivory.

My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-17Bonnie Gergely
Communications Specialist
A.W. Hastings

Bonnie keeps our customers and our employees informed on industry and product news, events, and marketing information. She enjoys being in the know and sharing all the good news that comes her way.

When she’s not preparing email newsletters and blog posts, you can find Bonnie digging for the next big story to share.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (3 of 7) – Adirondack Camp Influence

The inspiration for Jody’s #NextGenStyle design was the original windows in his cottage in the Adirondacks. During a recent renovation, he determined that Benjamin Muncil, the renowned architect of many Adirondack Great Camps (including White Pine Camp, once used as Calvin Coolidge’s “Summer White House”), likely designed his cottage. Jody’s Next Generation Double Hung replicates Muncil’s simple but classic style, with its distinctive eighteen lite top sash.


I wasn’t quite certain if I was on the right track when I submitted my entry to the Next-Gen window design contest. Although entrants were encouraged to design their own window, I was infatuated with the simple, but distinctive design of the 1905 double hungs in our Adirondack cabin. So, I stole that design. However, I felt I would be given a pass if I gave credit to the renowned ADK architect who had originated the style. And, I guess I was. But I should also add that “my” Next-Gen shows off Marvin’s ability to replicate existing historic designs as well as produce the creative designs that were also entered in the contest. When I saw the final result of my design, I thought “’Well, Benjamin Muncil would probably approve.’ I know I did.”


My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-16Jody Hoyt
Treasurer, A.W. Hastings

Jody has played many roles within the company during his 40-year career at Hastings. He enjoys seeing how Hastings has evolved into the vibrant and inventive company that it is today.

When he’s not behind his desk grinding out spreadsheets, you can find Jody enjoying the great outdoors, in all seasons.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (2 of 7) – Modern Farm House

Naomi’s #NextGenStyle is inspired by her personal style,


“I spent the better part of my career dreaming up design for other people’s homes. This experience made me really think about what I wanted for my house and it also made me see that the walls and windows that surround a home are a big part of the overall design.”


My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-9Naomi Mancha
Architectural Product and Services Consultant,
A.W. Hastings

Naomi works with some of the most talented architects, designers and retailers on Cape Cod. Her focus is on developing relationships with architects and helping retail partners advance their customer’s building and renovation projects to a spectacular conclusion.

When she’s not exploring her home region of Cape Cod, you can find Naomi traveling the globe or exploring urban locales like Boston or New York City.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

#NextGenStyle (1 of 7) – Celebrating our Family Tree

Mary’s #NextGenStyle is inspired by the close ties she has to her family. The warm brown tone of her window’s Hazelnut Stained Interior brings to life her “Tree” Simulated Divided Lite Pattern, which pays homage to her parents (the trunk of the tree) and her siblings (the branches). “Knowing Marvin can accommodate just about any design request, I tried to think outside the box and not be confined to the usual style of a window,” Mary shared. “Reflecting on what is most important to me, family, was the inspiration for the family tree pattern.” While designing the window, Mary also visualized the sun filtering through the glass and onto an African Violet plant, which originally belonged to her mother.


“When the window was unveiled I got a bit choked up. It exceeded my expectations and sharing the story of my parents love of their children really brought the window to life.”


My NGDH Style Winners 2016 websize-14Mary Paquette
Marketing Services Coordinator,
A.W. Hastings

Mary facilitates memorable Warroad tours for our customers. She is involved in all aspects of planning the trips, from coordinating flights to arranging activities. She enjoys making it possible for guests to experience the warm and hospitable culture of the Marvin family and the community of Warroad!

When Mary’s not sending our customers on an epic adventure, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, and enjoys traveling, baking, cooking, and reading.


The #NextGenStyle Challenge was a contest for A.W. Hastings employees to share their vision for a personalized Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window from Marvin. Using standard Marvin style options and any inspiration, contestants submitted their design and back story. Seven winning designs were built to order in the Marvin factory and displayed at the 2016 LBM Expo.

Santa’s Little Helpers – Hastings Style!

Hastings’ elves met recently for a holiday themed paint night. Using reclaimed wood from Marvin packaging and palettes, our artists painted Santa, snowmen, trees, ornaments, reindeer, owls, penguins, sheep, and more to sell at a Holiday Shopping Bazaar. Sales benefitted the Hastings Family of Charities – the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Rays of Hope for Breast Cancer, and the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. Our employees support these charities through a variety of fundraising initiatives all year long. Way to go!

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As different as snowflakes….

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Sandy Zingarelli and Laura Deforge of Hastings were among the talented team of artists.

A Salute to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

holyokesoldiershomeHastings’ commitment to the community is demonstrated through the volunteering and fundraising activities that many of our employees participate in throughout the year as part of T.E.A.M., Hastings’ internal non-profit organization. Each year T.E.A.M. asks Hastings employees to nominate a charity or non-profit close to their hearts to be chosen to join the Hastings Family of Charities (National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and Rays of Hope for Breast Cancer) for the year and receive a one quarter share of fundraising efforts. This year, Ed Molloy, a second generation, long-time employee of Hastings, nominated the Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke to honor his father and former Hastings vice president of sales, Edward “Pat” Molloy (1920-2014). Ed became well acquainted with the Soldiers’ Home when his father required its services:

Right from the beginning of our first meeting with the Admissions Coordinator John Beaton we could sense the Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke was a special place. With many pages of application form to be completed and documents to gather up, John stepped us through the process and helped us line by line complete Pop’s application. This was not like dealing with someone at the RMV in a “You need to fill out the form and come back!” situation. It was someone truly wanting to help my Pop and help us with the forms and the process. John was very honest about how long the waiting list was but said that they really want to help their World War II vets the best they can, since there are fewer and fewer of them still around. He assured me that he would do his best to advocate for my father where he could. And John did! As Pop became more ill and needed hospitalization, John stayed in touch with us. Suddenly there was a bed open and John was going to do his best to get it for Pop. John arranged to have Pop evaluated at the facility where he was hospitalized, qualified him and arranged his transition to the Soldiers’ Home, and made it so easy for Pop and our family.

Pop stayed in three different units while at the Soldiers’ Home. His first stop was the Secure Care Unit where there are extra staff to make certain that the veterans get the extra attention they need to be safe and be comfortable. The staff was excellent, wanting as much information as possible from our family about Pop. They wanted us to make sure his room was filled with personal items pictures and such, so he would feel more at home. They made sure we were aware that we could visit anytime and they were always informative about how Pop was doing and about anything he needed. They all wanted to know about his life and family and took time to listen to his stories and asked us to add and explain more about his stories. It really showed that they cared about the person and his true comfort.

Pop did very well and improved in the Secure Care Unit and after evaluation it was determined that he should be in the Long Term Care unit. The transition to the new unit went well and we discovered another new group of staff who cared for Pop. The staff all wanted to know him better and loved his stories and were patient when they were told them again and again. They kept our family in the loop on how Pop was doing and again told us if there was anything Pop needed or wanted. Pop always wanted a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries and also loved to get boxes of donuts. As any one of our family who walked through the building, the staff always would joke and smile and wonder if we would bring them fries too. It was very warm and comforting to our family to see Pop in a safe, clean and caring environment. Pop was a always a bit of a night owl and sometimes we would hear stories from the night shift at shift change how Pop regaled them with songs or stories from years ago in the middle of night. They all took time to listen to him and give him attention.

After some time in the Long Term Care Unit Pop’s health declined and he was transferred to the Comfort Care Unit. The staff there again was excellent and cared for our family and Pop. They really do their best to make all the veterans in the unit comfortable, and make sure their families are as well. They arranged for our family to come and have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with Pop, accommodating our large group, providing all the fixings and waiting on us with smiles. When Pop passed they were all very comforting to us and shared our grief even though they knew Pop for a relatively short time.

Perhaps one of the most amazing and poignant moments for our family was when Pop left the Soldiers’ Home for the Funeral Home. The Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke insists that every veteran comes in the main entrance and leaves through the main entrance! The staff invited us down to the hospital for a ceremony that they perform for every veteran who passes. We gathered in the lobby of the main entrance. They wheeled Pop’s body draped with an American Flag into the lobby. The staff who worked with Pop assembled down from their work stations and any veteran in the area came over and stood at attention. They got on the PA system for the entire hospital and announced they would like everyone’s attention. “We would like to recognize Edward “Pat” Molloy, a veteran who served us in World War II in the Army Transportation Corp. He traveled bravely many times across the Atlantic delivering supplies for the war effort to England including supply transfers during the D Day invasion. He and his wife of 67 years, Margaret, had 6 children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. They made their home in Hatfield where he was involved in public office. He was also a talented Artist who taught oil painting as well.” Then they played taps. It was very touching and very tearful.

The mission of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke is to provide, with honor and dignity, the highest quality of personal health care services to Massachusetts Veterans. In our hearts and minds and the Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke fulfilled its mission!

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Edward “Pat” Molloy (1920-2014)

 

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R-L: Ed Molloy, Edward “Pat” Molloy, Brian Molloy

Ed Molloy
Hastings Project Manager

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http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/hly/giving/support-the-needs-of-our-veterans.html

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Hastings Signature Services “Quick Fix” Video Series: Marvin French Door – How to Adjust the Hinges

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. We want to make it easy for you to find answers to common service questions for Marvin windows and doors.

In the third installment of the Hastings Signature Services “Quick Fix” video series, Becky Dorfman from the Hastings Signature Services Support team demonstrates how to adjust the hinges on a Marvin French Door. This adjustment can return a door to proper function after normal settling occurs.


Stay tuned for more videos in this “Quick Fix” series from Hastings Signature Services.