Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Company, Inc.
Before Café Deluxe opened in Gaithersburg, the existing space was remodeled completely. Involved throughout the project’s design and construction, Marino worked closely with Tony DePaul, vice president of construction for Building Resources, Inc. For their window and door partner, Marino says, “We were looking for a quality solid wood product and really good customer service. Kolbe was recommended as we have worked with them on other, projects in the region.”
Tom Lorber, Shenandoah Sash and Door‘s architectural representative met with the project team and presented Kolbe’s breadth of products. Together, they selected Kolbe’s windows and doors in Douglas Fir with a dark stained mahogany finish and traditional styling in a variety of sizes, configurations and glass types.
“Kolbe’s windows and doors provided a beautiful custom appearance with many standard products. We received excellent customer service and design assistance from Tom Lorber,” praises Marino. “The design team and owners were an integral part of the design process with Kolbe’s architectural sales and design team to ensure that the details and product functions met the owner’s budget and design goals.”
These product specifications were decided early in the project’s design as the construction timeline allowed just three months for substantial completion. “We were awarded the project in July and the space needed to be weathertight by October to finish the interior construction by November,” notes DePaul. “We couldn’t wait for the openings to be made on site before ordering the windows and doors. We carefully reviewed the documents and confirmed the measurements.”
DePaul continues, “Kolbe and Shenandoah handled everything very well – from engineering to fabricating to delivery. It was a painless operation for such a tight schedule. The quality of Kolbe’s windows and doors is excellent. It looks exceptional.”
Marino agrees and adds, “I look forward to our next project together.”