Feeling Right at Home

Hometown Window & Door Company is Eager to Serve the Community

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing
Photographer / Travis Hinkle & Brian Brosmer

Hometown WindowQuality counts, but so does community. When you can get both quality and community wrapped into one experience, it’s the best of both worlds. That’s precisely what you get when you contact the team at Hometown Window & Door Company, certified professionals with more than 30 years of experience in working with Indiana homeowners. The four co-owners, Darren Peck, Dan Hanlin, Mitch Brown and Andy Brown, all bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, energy and commitment to the table. 

“He has installed tens of thousands of windows and was a top sales rep for Renewal by Andersen,” says Scott Dorrell, sales manager for Hometown Window and Door. “Now he’s part-owner and GM of the company.”

Andy Brown has been installing Andersen windows since he was 15 years old.

Andy’s father, Mitch, also has a background rich with experience. For instance, he owns a number of Liberty Tax franchises. He also owns multiple Pure Barre fitness studios. As for windows and doors, he’s done pretty much everything you can imagine. He wanted to be a part of Hometown Window and Door Company to bring a better customer experience to the Indianapolis market than what is currently offered.

“He’s worked on the phones, he’s been a sales guy, he’s been an operations manager, he’s been an installation manager,” Dorrell says.

As for Peck and Hanlin, they were high school friends who decided nearly 35 years ago to start a commercial cleaning company — an endeavor that over time morphed into Indiana Restoration & Cleaning Services, a Hamilton County fixture for more than 30 years. Peck & Hanlin started Hometown Roofing Team in 2018 in response to their insurance agents — customers needing qualified and honest, ethical inspections of hail-damaged homes when unscrupulous, out-of-town companies come into town pressuring homeowners to sign contracts they’re unable to get out of.

In February 2022, the four Hometown owners decided to purchase Clevernest, an Andersen window dealer located in Carmel. Becoming a dealer allowed them to offer more options at better prices and provide the consumer with a better customer service experience. The dealership-status enables the team to sell to new construction, product only, offer service to existing Andersen customers, and full-service white-glove installation.

After acquiring the Clevernest dealership, they renamed the company Hometown Window & Door Company to put an emphasis on the hometown feel. They provide a large selection of window styles, shapes and lines to coordinate with any type of home. Hometown Window & Door carries Andersen window and door products. Andersen Windows & Doors was incorporated in 1903 and is the oldest window and door company in the United States. They use only national, top-rated brands and offer a non-prorated and fully-transferable warranty on their windows and doors.  The warranty is one of the best in the industry.

“Andersen Window invented all kinds of firsts,” Dorrell says. “They invented double-pane glass. They invented the Perma-Shield process, and they invented Fibrex composite material. Andersen Window has just been huge innovators in the window and door industry. We have a really neat company history in the Andersen brand, and now we are able to bring it to market and give people a full-service, hometown experience.”

To help celebrate community, they are offering Hamilton County residents a special hometown deal to commemorate the hometown brand acquiring the Clevernest brand.

“The guys wanted to do something special for the people in the community so we are giving 25% off to anybody who purchases windows in the next few months,” Dorrell says. 

Hometown WindowPeck, a lifetime resident in Hamilton County, has served on boards of Prevail, Noblesville Main Street, Fifty Club, & Harbour Trees. He has attended Noblesville First United Methodist Church for 50 years and married to Monica for 23. Hanlin and his wife Michelle, who have been married for 20 years, have been active members at Saint Maria Goretti Parish for 26-plus years. The pair are also members of the Bridgewater Gold Club. In addition, Hanlin serves the community as a volunteer pilot for Angel MedFlight, an organization that flies the sick and their families to hospitals for treatments.

Peck and Hanlin launched the Hometown Window Team in 2018 in response to the housing boom that occurred in the late 70s when a burst of homes were built with wood windows that 40 years later were beginning to fail. 

“There was also a need for quality Window Replacement DC – Rockville for homes built in the 70s and 80s. I saw outside companies coming in and giving high-pressure, high-dollar sales efforts, which I find completely inappropriate,” Peck says. “We, on the other hand, are looking to just work in and around Hamilton County because we’re committed to offering a better, more competitive service for those homes that need updating, whether that be windows, roofing, or siding.”

“Darren and I are committed to providing a quality customer experience — the same commitment that we have operated the Restoration business by for the last 33-plus years,” Hanlin says.   

Peck and Hanlin are thrilled to partner with a company known for quality. Andersen’s windows and doors are unsurpassed for beauty, quality and value. There are full-frame wood and aluminum products but also the versatility of composite windows. They’re available for commercial as well as residential applications.

Hometown Window and Door Company“We look forward to installing Andersen products in Hamilton County,” Peck says.

“Our concept is new in that in the residential replacement market we are offering people a full-service, white-glove installation with an Andersen dealer, all of the Andersen options, and the Andersen quality with certified master installers,” Dorrell adds. “Generally, you don’t have dealers doing the installation, but our craftsmen are trained and experienced in estimating and installing windows of all types. When you sign a contract with Hometown, we handle everything. That includes consultation, listening to the homeowner, design, manufacturing, installation and the service.”

Customers love it because they never have to deal with a third party as they always work directly with the Hometown Windows Team.

“We are representing this national brand while providing a great hometown experience,” Dorrell says. 

Anytime you notice damage anywhere on your windows, is a good time to search for window installation companies in Mclean VA who can help you determine if repair or replacement is needed.

Damage can be caused by water or insects and it’ll be important to know which as they require different strategies to fix, as noted by Maverick Windows. Windows that have become difficult to operate, or no longer stay open by themselves, may be in need of replacement.

Hometown Window and Door Company is located at 1710 S. 10th Street, Noblesville. Their main showroom is at 240 W. Carmel Drive. For more information, call 317-773-2100 or visit hometownwindowteam.com. 

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