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Reflecting on 40 Years of Industry Innovation

April 17, 2020

This year, PGT Innovations is celebrating 40 years of manufacturing, industry innovation, and growth. The company’s story started in 1980 when founders Paul Hostetler and Rod Hershberger drew a vinyl porch enclosure product on a napkin. Shortly after, they opened the Vinyl Tech business in Venice, Fla. and began producing that product with three employees.

Seven years later in 1987, the business expanded its original venture of porch enclosure products and began manufacturing windows, and in 2006, PGT Innovations went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Today, PGT Innovations trades on the NYSE and has approximately 3,500 employees, six locations, hundreds of products across its seven brands, and a legacy of being the leading impact-resistant window and door manufacturer in the nation.

PGT Innovations recently opened its doors to allow readers to take a behind-the-scenes look inside its manufacturing facility and learn about the company and its history through a feature with SRQ Magazine.

From helping to shape the stringent Miami-Dade building codes and its commitment to the community to the company’s steadfast values of integrity, family, customer focus, innovation, and growth, PGT Innovations’ executives reflect on a number of major milestones.

“It’s a time to celebrate our team of 3,500 folks across the country who come to work every day to invent, build, and deliver solutions to enhance people’s lives,” says Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations President and CEO. “PGT Innovations was built on a foundation of serving, leading, and thriving, and that foundation has driven a ‘culture of care’. We have gotten to where we are today thanks to our hard-working team members who share a steadfast dedication to always advancing our company. We look forward to many more years of producing premium, high-quality products that change the way people live and also continuing to evolve to satisfy homeowner trends and requests.”

Click here to read the full story from SRQ Magazine.