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Window World, Inc. Announces Retirement Of Leon Whitworth, Founder And Ceo
Leon Whitworth, founder and CEO of Window World, Inc., the nation’s largest replacement window retailer, announced his retirement and subsequent promotion of his son, Todd Whitworth, to CEO, effective today.
By: Window World, Inc.
NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – Leon Whitworth, founder and CEO of Window World, Inc. (http://www.windowworld.com)
Speaking of Todd, the senior Whitworth said: “For the past seven years, as President of Window World, Todd has worked tirelessly on the development and positioning of the company. He and his management team have helped Window World reach new levels, while posturing us for unrivaled future growth. His promotion to CEO is well deserved, fitting, and perfectly timed.”
The Window World business model has helped the company expand to 195 locations in 46 states, with projected 2007 sales of more than one million window units (making it the largest installed replacement window retailer in the United States). Qualified Remodeler Magazine has consistently ranked Window World as one of the top remodelers in the USA in its annual Top 500 Remodelers list. In November, 2004 QR Magazine instituted a “Specialty 200” listing that included only true home improvement companies, and Window World is ranked at #2 on the 2007 list.
Marie Whitworth, secretary, and also a long-standing Window World employee, announced her retirement as well. Of Window World’s phenomenal success Marie said: “In business, while financial considerations must always prevail, our ultimate satisfaction comes from seeing the success or our great family of Window World store owners . . . and their over 250,000 satisfied customers. Every week we receive letters and phone calls from homeowners thanking us for being who we are.”
Todd Whitworth said: “Selfishly, we are sorry to see my parents retire – but we are happy for them and wish them nothing but the best. My father established an extraordinary team of dedicated remodeling professionals, industry experts and professional craftsmen. We are also partnered with the best remodeling manufacturers and suppliers in the world. Together we will continue our legacy of providing homeowners ‘Simply the Best for Less’.”
Leon will remain with Window World in an advisory capacity indefinitely. “I look forward to continued conversations and visits with the Window World family members at future reunions and trips,” said Leon.
At the company’s recent National Sales Meeting, Leon thanked the audience of 350 Window World owners saying: “Many people have a dream. Because of you my dream came true. The outstanding success of Window World, both today and tomorrow, is because of you, the Window World family, the best remodeling family in the country.”
Contact: Dana Deem
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About Window World: Window World, Inc. founded in 1995, is based in North Wilkesboro, NC. The company sells and installs residential remodeling windows, siding and other exterior remodeling products in 46 states through its 195 locations.