Heritage

At Marvin Windows and Doors, we are proud of our heritage and history. Since the company was founded by George Marvin in 1912, the company has grown exponentially to what it is today, a multi-faceted, multi-facility corporation with over 2, 200 employees. The company has stayed true to its roots and values. Integrity, honesty, quality, and community. We deliver what we promise.
1904
GEORGE MARVIN IN WARROAD
George Marvin arrived in Warroad, a small northern Minnesota town near the Canadian border to take a job managing a grain elevator. The area was a booming lumber center, providing pulpwood for paper mills. Recognizing an opportunity, George Marvin established the Marvin Lumber & Cedar Company in 1912 and spent the next 70 years building a business that became a cornerstone of the Warroad community.
1909
George Marvin with his partner signed their first big pulp contract with Backus & Brooks of International Falls, Minn. in 1909. George Marvin continued to do business with them every year for the rest of his life.
1911
In 1911 Marvin and Roberts handled 2300 railway cars of pulpwood and were the largest pulpwood buyers in the district.
1945
MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS
The company that became Marvin Windows and Doors was born when Bill Marvin realized that making windows would create jobs and keep returning servicemen in Warroad after the end of World War II
Bill Marvin –
the company presidency.
1956
Bill Marvin with first semi in 1956.
1960
One of the company's trucks in 1960.
1962
In 1962 there were six semitrailers and two flatbeds. Windows were loaded into trucks by hand as they still are today.
1986
SHOWROOM IN CANADA
Marvin Windows & Doors of Canada was founded in Mississauga, Ontario
1989
QUEBEC
Portes et Fenêtres Marvin opens it's showroom in Montreal.
1990-2014
CANADIAN EXPANSION
Marvin Windows and Doors of Canada expands further with the opening of new corporate showrooms, as well as with the addition of 10 dealer partners from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island.
1993
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Marvin Windows and Doors of Canada opens its showroom in Vancouver.
1994
NOVA SCOTIA
Marvin Windows and Doors of Canada opens its showroom in Halifax.
1996
ALBERTA
Marvin Windows and Doors of Canada opens its showroom in Calgary.