About Pella Corporation – history and company overview
Innovative products from an industry leader
Pella Corporation is an innovative leader in creating a better view for homes and businesses by designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications. As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 89-year history of innovation, making outstanding products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship.
Raising Standards, expanding views
Pella Corporation was founded in 1925 as the Rolscreen Company. Initially, the company was most widely known for its disappearing Rolscreen window screen. Updated in its design and still popular today, the patented Rolscreen insect screen rolls out of sight when not in use. Pella patio doors and storm doors also feature Rolscreen technology.
In 1992, the company changed its name to Pella Corporation, to better reflect its entire product offering. Today the Pella family of brands offers a full range of quality residential and commercial products in a variety of types and styles to meet virtually any design or budget. Information about career opportunities with Pella is available online at www.pella.com/careers.
Longtime leader in ENERGY STAR®, environmental stewardship
Pella Corporation has earned national recognition for its leadership in helping protect the environment through energy efficiency. Pella earned an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year 2014 award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for its commitment to manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about them.
Pella’s commitment to environmental stewardship is firmly rooted in the company’s culture and has been since it was founded in 1925. A member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Pella offers products that can contribute to certification of buildings through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.
Extensive sales and service network serves customers
Early in its history, Pella built a dedicated national sales and service organization for its products, which now serves customers throughout North America and in other select countries.
The Pella direct sales network operates Pella Window & Door Showrooms, designed to help customers make informed window and door decisions, and, if needed, to provide professional support after the sale.
In 1992, Pella entered the national retail market with windows and patio doors, adding select lumberyard distribution in 1994. Today, select Pella products are sold in top U.S. and Canadian building-material retail stores.
In 2001, Pella and Lowe’s® introduced the Pella Design Center℠ (PDC) to assist consumers with their window and door needs. Located exclusively at Lowe’s, the Pella Design Center is a “store-within-a-store,” featuring world-class displays, staffed by Lowe’s associates trained to take the complexity out of window and door purchases.
Window and door production across America
Pella manufactures wood windows and doors in Pella, Carroll, Shenandoah, and Sioux Center, Iowa, and Macomb, Ill. Fiberglass and vinyl products are manufactured in Murray, Ky. Vinyl windows and patio doors are also manufactured in Gettysburg, Pa.; and Portland, Ore. Wood entry door systems are produced in Wylie, Texas. EFCO, a Pella Company, creates commercial products in Monett, Mo.
Giving back by supporting charitable causes, communities
Pella Corporation and its team members proudly support non-profit organizations that give back to support communities and help raise awareness about important home safety issues. Here are a few examples:
Pella Corporation team members have raised more than $2.2 million for Type 1 diabetes research through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Pella donated and installed windows and doors in homes featured in the popular home improvement television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE),” now continuing in rebroadcasts.
Each spring, Pella teams up with the National Safety Council (NSC) as a member of its Window Safety Task Force to promote window and door safety. In the fall, Pella educates the public about home fire safety through its Close the door on fire campaign — educating the public on how to help prevent and potentially survive a home fire.