Company Spotlight

Andersen’s History

Andersen Corporation is a renowned international door and window manufacturing company. The company employs about 12,000 individuals at over thirty logistic centers. They also operate manufacturing facilities as well as company owned and operated retail locations. Andersen is privately held and has its headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota.

The company’s vision is to make the world a better and more beautiful place. At the same time, they strive to live up to its customers’ expectations.

The notion of caring for the world is part of the company culture. The company encourages all its employees to take part in community activities. Moreover, they provide employees with great opportunities. These initiatives include volunteering for the notable organization Habitat for Humanity.

Hans Jacob Andersen founded the company as Andersen Lumber Company in 1903 in Wisconsin. The company changed its name in 1929 to Andersen Frame Company and Andersen Corporation in 1937. Andersen Lumber Company originally operated from Hudson, Wisconsin.  Logs arrived there through the St. Croix River.

The company originated the famous “two-bundle” method in 1905, which streamlined and improved the window construction process. Hans Andersen sold the lumberyards in 1908 to devote all the company resources and efforts to its window frame business. To expand, Andersen built a brand new factory in South Stillwater in 1913 (now Bayport), Minnesota.

Forbes ranked Andersen Corporation 179 their List of Top Private Companies. The company had sales of $2.5 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016. In addition, Andersen Corporation, along with its affiliates, is the biggest door and window manufacturers in North America.

Andersen deservedly earned the title of the best window products brand of wood as well as wood clad windows. The criteria for the title including brand familiarity and quality rating by the popular Builder magazine back in 2015.

The company’s longstanding practice of manufacturing products that perform year after year allows it to offer the best overall warranties in the whole industry.

Andersen Corporation designs, manufactures, and supplies exterior and interior doors, wood, aluminum, and vinyl windows, and other components, used in the new construction. Andersen makes beautiful awning, casement, gliding and single and double hung windows that will breathe a new life in your home.

The company also makes a slew of high-quality doors, which include entry doors, gliding patio doors, screen doors and storm doors among others. The quality of materials and skillful construction make their products stand out from the competitors. Their doors and windows will add a lot of curb appeal to your home.

The company believes so strongly in its products that it still offers components for doors and windows built several decades ago. In case a problem arises, Andersen has an extensive network of top-notch service providers.

One of the main goals at Andersen is to empower customers so that they can transform their home with stunning doors and windows. Using its unique perspective and superior products, the company helps customers re-imagine how their space can feel, look, and function. With a plethora of collections as well as customization options, the company has reliable products, which create the style and décor you are looking to achieve.


By James Aiken

President of Legacy Search, James Aiken has been dynamically involved in recruiting the elite candidates within the building materials industry for many years. With strength in sales and operations, James has built out multiple sales teams for manufacturers and distributors alike. Email him at

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