I received an email solicitation for replacement windows; I had been casually looking around to replace ONE standard size window. I responded yes and within seconds received a phone call arranging an inspection. A man arrived wearing an orange apron with HD on it, he measured and informed me they use a window that I never heard of before, it would be vinyl, thermopane, with grids and a half screen. Scant description of the product was given, nor was there any sample materials shown. He told me the price, wrote it on his business card. I told him that was too much and I said no deal; he said “I don’t blame you” and left.
The following thoughts were running through my mind, greed, rip off, seniors are victims. As my anger was rising, my patience was ebbing. I had had enough of windows for a long time.
Within hours of the first contact I got a second call about windows and I was in no mood for it. Reluctantly I agreed to an appointment but I had already decided my answer.
Nick Weichold, a representative of Preservation Home Specialists, arrived ON TIME. He looked at the job and settled in to tell me about his company. I was not pleasant and very abrupt. I told him give me the price so I could say NO and have him leave. He was polite but persistent. He wanted to show me the product they made; in hindsight I am glad he did. He had three high quality exhibits, each showing a different facet of their window. His presentation was excellent and the window superb. The engineering aspects could only be associated with the highest quality window. It was more than I could have expected and certainly for more and I would have gotten from the HD people. Nick finally got to the price, I knew it would be way above the other and the other was too much for me. Nick gave me the price and it was way over my head, although the Preservation window was clearly far and above the other it was out of reach. I said no I can’t do that much and showed him the HD card with their price. He said if I beat that price will you buy. I most certainly will and did and am extremely thankful that he persisted in his demonstration I got a very high quality window and a fair price.
It took a few weeks for the window to be built.
I was contacted for an appointment. The installer arrived on time, was very polite and went about his work. The old window was removed, the new window carefully installed. The installer seemed to be very focused and efficient. For my part it was effortless, I just had to pay the bill. I got a window far superior to that which was offered by the first company; I got a lifetime warranty as opposed to the four year warranty offered by the first company. Although I paid a little more than I originally intended I got a lot more than I ever expected. I will recommend Preservation Home Specialists above all others whenever I am asked about this window.Richard K. Doyle
Several years ago I purchased my first windows from Preservation Home Specialists. The fuel oil costs the next few winters decreased significantly. Since then I have purchased several more windows. On one occasion a crack in the window resulted in a replacement at no cost to me. With the high price of fuel today, the amount in saving is amazing. I would recommend these windows to anyone who plans to replace any windows they now have which are only single panes. The service and installation were done very quickly.Beulah M. Zeke
First of all I am a very pleased and happy customer! I am also overjoyed that I am a 100% satisfied customer of your new vinyl siding product, Which was very professionally installed at my house in Cambridge, NY in the month of may 2008. Your 3 man, expert installation crew did their job of installing my new siding in a very expedited, professional and timely fashion under 7 days when the project was suppose to be 10-14 days. This was greatly appreciated by me and my surrounding friends and neighbors. During the install process/procedure ALL my neighbors came over to see me to tell me they had NEVER seen a contractor crew such as Preservation Home Specialists work so fast, so professionally and with top notch quality from start to finish during the siding install project. All my neighbors/friends also remarked that your install crew from Utica, NY showed a great deal of respect toward me and them through their work ethic, lack of lots of loud noise, their start and stop of work hours of operations and quality of workmanship in installing my new siding. I would highly recommend your products to anyone interested in getting new siding placed upon their houses because I have first hand knowledge of the quality of the product and you expert install staff. Your product and your people performing the work exceeded even my high standards of professionalism and quality beyond belief. Thanks a million!! A proud and honored customer who proudly displays your sign in my front yard and who will do so for several months to get the word out there about your services and products.
Top Notch!Mr. Gregory L. Woodcock
The best in what you do!
I would like to thank you for all your help and consideration to get ma a new door and storm door. The whole Experience from the salesman to the workman you sent was considerate and competent. The project is awesome. I love the doors and my back hall is so much warmer. The workman was really great; he didn’t even stop for lunch. The finished product is a beauty to behold. I love it. He did a beautiful job and even swept the floor for me. I have arthritis and housework hurts so much that it was a real blessing for him to do that for me.
I will be happy to recommend you to anyone and I would certainly remember to use you again when I get this paid up.Carole Fountain
Recently I had some doors installed by Preservation Home Specialists. A small problem came up with putting my old screen door back in place on my new door. After talking to my representative about not being able to afford another screen door I was given a new door at no cost.
George H. Herrington
On behalf of myself, our board of directors and the Rob Esche Save of the Day Foundation, I would like to thank you for helping us make our entire event a huge success. As you know The Rob Esche Save of the Day Foundation is a 501© 3 Corporation that was formed with the sole purpose of helping children who are suffering from life threatening Illnesses by assisting the families who are experiencing financial hardship. All money that is raised will benefit children who reside in the Mohawk Valley. As a result of our Celebrity Softball Game, Dinner/Sports Memorabilia auction and Golf Tournament, we were able to raise over $80,000 to help these needy children.
The donation or contribution that you made directly assisted us to raise this tremendous amount of money.
Our Board of directors is already at work planning next year’s event with the hopes that it will be bigger and better than this years. Again, I thank you for taking an active part in helping us make a difference in the life of a child.
A quick note of thanks for your continued support of the relay for life of Sanguoit Valley.. This year we had 21 teams and raised over $38,000. We were very happy to see you back as a sponsor this year.
Thank You for all you do!
Thanks Josephine Cadieux
Thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from Josephine Cadieux of Preservation Home Specialists in Westmoreland, the scoreboard and bleachers were provided to the soccer field. The scoreboard in memory of her husband, Armand Joseph Cadieux and stands at the entrance of the field This wonderful addition has completed the field so that the soccer teams enjoy the same benefits as the football team. Many thanks to the Cadieux family for this very generous gift.
Home of the Bulldogs
To Whom It May Concern,
I’m writing this letter to inform you of the professionalism and dedication that Quintin P. displayed yesterday while installing my new door and windows. He is extremely dedicated to your company and has the utmost respect for the customer.
His knowledge of the work he performs is of the highest caliber. It was a pleasure to have him here and I insist the he installs the next order for me.
Quintin did not delay like some of the workers I have seen. His initial set up was the fastest I’ve seen i=and While working he continually expressed how good the windows and doors will look when finished, and he was not wrong. I am enjoying the quality and workmanship that your company puts into their product. Please put a copy of this letter in Quintin’s work record and please give him a copy.Michael W. Sullivan
Preservation Home Specialists,
This is to inform you that in “98 I purchase eight windows. They are fine however later I got 2 Windows from Groves co- which fogged up in between- I am sorry I didn’t get all of my windows from you- also I bought a sliding door for my house.Irenen Sitts