By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2007
Ron Williams, Denise Turner and Scott Surface demonstrate one of the quality windows to be on display at the March 8-11 Home & Garden Show at Expo Square.
Mill Creek Home Improvements offers options of just about anything a builder or homeowner could want in windows, doors or siding. A full lineup of products will be on hand at the March 8-11 Home Improvement Show at Expo Square located between Harvard and Yale on 21st Street in Tulsa.
Although Mill Creek has operated a commercial lumberyard at the 62nd & 129th E. Ave. location for several years, many customers are not aware of the new Home Improvement Store and showroom that was added to this location in December of last year. Builders and homeowners are invited to come in when shopping window, door and siding needs.
“Windows comprise a large share of our business at our Home Improvements center and vinyl windows seem to be the most popular material selected,” explains Ron Williams, Mill Creek Home Improvements Manager, “but we still install a lot of wood and aluminum products too.”
When asked why vinyl is the most popular widow product, Williams added, “Vinyl is very energy efficient – it doesn’t transfer ‘cold’ from the outside to the inside – and it is virtually maintenance free. When we sell and install a vinyl window, the customer knows that it’s going to be there, functioning properly, for a long, long time.”
Williams adds, “Mill Creek also offers a very good thermally broken aluminum window. Thermal break is a poured urethane that goes around the frame of the aluminum and around each of the sashes. This keeps the aluminum frame from transferring ‘cold’ to the inside of the window and therefore increases its energy efficiency.”
“The biggest difference between us and some companies,” continues Williams, “is that most have one window design that they manufacture or sell. We have, basically, whatever the customer needs, rather than trying to make one window style fit the needs of all. We offer many choices and many options.”
Factors to consider when shopping windows are expense, general appearance and energy factor. Wood windows may be painted or stained to match other interior décor. Vinyl or aluminum offers fewer color options.
Mill Creek’s Home Improvements store also carries a full line of doors including exterior entry and patio doors plus an assortment of interior styles. In addition to standard-sized stock doors, Mill Creek specializes in quality, custom items. Per Williams, “In addition to our standard doors, we offer many specialty items that cannot be found at many other area stores. This includes custom door heights and widths that can be produced by our on-site milling operation.
“We also have more doors on display in our showroom than anyone in town. Customers can see door sizes, designs, construction materials, wood grains, colors and other available options, all right here on our display floor. Most of our displays are working models which demonstrate installation and product features,” adds Williams.
Mill Creek also offers a full line of vinyl siding products. According to Williams, “For the past year we have promoted and sold a vinyl siding product that looks and feels more like conventional siding than vinyl siding. It is available in a single 7” or double 6” format which gives a wider plank appearance than traditional vinyl siding products.”
Windows, doors or siding, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Mill Creek Home Improvements at the March 8-11 Home Improvements Show at Expo Square. And don’t miss the opportunity to shop the new Mill Creek Home Improvements store at 62nd & 129th E. Ave. anytime you’re in the area!
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.