Kolbe & Kolbe was founded in 1946 by two brothers who repaired and built window and door frames. The company has since grown into a nationally recognized leader in the manufacture of high-end, custom windows. The company targets architects and builders of residential and commercial as well as homeowners seeking windows and doors that are built to the most exacting standards.
Kolbe prides itself on tackling projects that include unique shapes, unusual grille patterns, custom casings, trim and brickmould, as well as historically accurate features. The craftspeople at Kolbe design everything from divided lites and insect screens to interior moldings and hardware to make every window unique.
Options for glass include standard double-pane and high efficiency triple-pane glass in addition to a number of custom options for specialty applications. Custom options include:
- Mountain Air Energy Package (improved energy efficiency without argon gas for better views)
- ThermaPlus Coatings (improved protection against UV and heat loss)
- K-Force Impact glass (used in coastal settings)
- Neat glass (remains cleaner)
- Protective films (for shipping protection)
- Fine glass
- Tinted, colored, and patterned glass
- Laminated glass (sound and safety benefits)
Pine is the standard for all windows, including Kolbe, but the company offers a wide range of custom options like alder, fir, maple, cherry, oak, walnut, mahogany, and bamboo. Additionally, the company will work with builders and homeowners to procure select woods for custom applications. Even better, Kolbe possesses a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification. The certification indicates that the company is dedicated to promoting responsible management of forest products. The wood used by Kolbe comes only from well-managed forests and thus meets social, economic, and ecological needs of both present and future generations.
Kolbe offers a multitude of options for divided lites. Suffice it to say that the company can provide a range of options for traditional (true) divided lites, performance divided lites, grilles, and removable grilles. There is an offering to satisfy every situation when it comes to comfort, convenience, and historical accuracy. In addition to divided lites, glass, and wood options, Kolbe also provides customization for interior and exterior finishes, interior and exterior trim, hardware, and screens. The customization options are so extensive that naming them all is nearly impossible. For the discerning customer with specific needs, it is hard to beat Kolbe.