THE PLACE: Founded by David Johnson and Marc Rivest 33 years ago, The Planning Centre, your window and door destination, has thrived in a highly competitive market by staying small and nimble, keeping abreast of the changing needs of customers, and by making personal service a priority. David, Marc and David's son Steven are the current team in charge and each brings valuable skills and experience to the company – from engineering and construction to banking and marketing.
THE STYLE: The Planning Centre’s goal is to make the process of buying windows and doors as comfortable as possible. They recognize that often the cost associated with this investment is the same as a small vehicle and pride themselves on finding solutions that create the exact look customers visualize at a price they are happy with. The team enjoys working with customers, architects and designers in ways that not only spark their creativity but deliver outstanding results. To this end, technology has been incredibly helpful. Clients can see their ideas on a big screen before committing to a purchase – but once they are ready to go they can rest assured that The Planning Centre’s full-time team of dedicated installers delivers quality control that is second to none.
WHAT’S HOT: The contemporary look is surging in 2018, gaining ground on the Craftsman style, which has been so popular for several years. Big glass windows and doors with black interior finishes as well as oversize doors are the look of the moment. The replacement market is growing as homeowners install energy-efficient windows.
WHAT’S NEW: The 100 Series windows from Andersen are an excellent green product according to Steven. It is a composite product, with a comparable price point to vinyl, twice the strength and superior wear and longevity. Black on black is a modern design choice and vinyl doesn’t easily offer this option, making the 100 Series the ideal choice for today’s on-trend looks.
FAVOURITES: David loves “giant doors” and opening up a homeowner’s view to their back yard. “The Andersen A Series is perfect for that – we can install sliding doors that are 16-feet wide and 10-feet tall. What’s even better is how affordable they are relative to similar options.”