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About Us: Company Story

In the Beginning...

Ernest Kolbe

Old Mission Windows began back in 1985, when Chuck Ebinger left Pella windows to begin his own window company. Our humble roots began in the basement of a house on the Old Mission Peninsula, which is where our name, Old Mission Windows, came from. As we began to expand, the company was moved to a warehouse on Aeropark Drive and grew to four employees. Then in 1990, Jim and Cindy Cesario purchased the Old Mission Windows from Mr. Ebinger, moved the company into the Brown Lumber building on South Airport Road and set up the largest window showroom in Northern Michigan. The company remained at that location for 13 years and in that time also opened up an office in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area, implemented systems for providing the best care for its customers, and grew to 20 employees. In 2004, Old Mission acquired their own building on Hughes Drive. By moving the entire operation into a larger facility we are able to be more efficient and offer our customers a larger representation of the vast array of products we have to offer. At the end of 2006, Old Mission windows continued the expansion with the acquisition of the assets of Four Seasons Window and Glass. This move allows the consolidation of the premier window and door choices available to Northern Michigan customers under the roof of one well-established local business.

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Through all of the growth that Old Mission has had through out the last 20 years it has remained committed to it’s foundation as a family owned and operated business. Under the premise of operating a biblically based sales and service organization, Old Mission Windows strongest asset is its employees. Our sales staff has over a century's worth of experience, not just in windows but in the building industry. We have in house factory trained service technicians with 30 plus years of product knowledge at your request. Our 15 dedicated employees make us small enough to be flexible to our customers needs yet big enough to handle any project. All of us believe in the value Old Mission Windows provides our customers.


James P. Cesario
Old Mission Windows