History of American Openings, Inc.

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American Openings history began as a family-owned, Tucson, Arizona business founded in 1992 as a direct-to-builder manufacturer of replacement windows and doors to the local trades. This was a significant change to the local door and window market as Tucson builders could now save money by purchasing directly from a local manufacturer instead of from a larger distribution center.

 In 2000, American Openings began to manufacture our own brand of energy-efficient replacement windows  that we designed especially to deal with the extreme summer weather conditions of Southern Arizona. Up to that time, window manufacturers would only sell their replacement windows to large distributors who would mark them up and sell them to installation companies who would, in turn, sell them to the consumer at an additional markup. We realized that by selling directly to the consumer and also handling the installation, that we could offer our customers custom made, energy-efficient windows at very low prices.

Low-E, double pane glass and spacer being assembled on our automated manufacturing line in Tucson, Arizona
Low-E, double-pane glass and spacer being assembled on our automated manufacturing line in Tucson, Arizona

Our latest innovation is a security window that we call AMERISECURE®.  These windows not only provide superior levels of noise-reduction, they are also designed to crack, but not break, and are less costly and more attractive than metal security bars.

We rely on our Company Values as a guide for doing business and conducting ourselves here in our Tucson community. Please read on for more information about American Openings’ Company Values:

Company Values

American Openings has three core company values that are the cornerstones of our company and the way in which we do business as Arizona’s Window and Door Manufacturer, headquartered in Tucson, AZ.

  • Mutual Respect We will demonstrate respect for our customers, co-workers and suppliers. We will treat all of our business associations with humility and honor the Golden Rule.

  • Create Value We will sell, build and install products that create value for our customers by helping them be more comfortable and secure in their homes and offices, while helping them to add value to their property, preserve the environment and save on energy costs.

  • Tucson is Our Home We are Your Neighbors and we value and take pride in being part of this wonderful community. We have supported various causes in the community including The Fox Tucson Theatre, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Arizona Families for Children, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

    Platinum Sponsor Award, Arizona Chapter

  • Better Business Bureau

    A+ Rating, Accredited Business since March, 2010

  • American Diabetes Association

    Corporate Excellence Award