Sarah Lero, Marketing Manager
The world is rapidly urbanizing, with people flocking to cities that lack the infrastructure to support them. In fact, the demands have surpassed what builders can supply. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, construction productivity has fallen by half since the 1960s.While there are many factors at play, one of the biggest threats to this labor-driven industry is the growing shortage of workers. As aging baby boomers retire, they are leaving behind a void in the industry that millennials are not fascinated to fill. In such a scenario, what the industry needs is a reliable solution that can take away or at least minimize the labor intensity in construction operations.
Addressing this need is Peerless Architectural Windows and Doors, a Mid-western manufacturer of high-performance aluminum architectural and commercial windows. Established in 1952, Peerless delivers a wide range of products, including windows and casement windows, projected windows, fixed windows, and terrace doors to name a few. Designed to provide maximum energy efficiency and superior air, water, and acoustic performance, Peerless windows have become the most sought-after products for Education, Healthcare, Government, Hospitality, Office, and Multi-Family markets. "Our best-in-class, easy-to-install solutions are recognized for their capability to offer design flexibility and green building enrichment, while lowering operating costs," says Sarah Lero, Marketing Manager at Peerless.
What makes Peerless unique is its ability to adapt and respond to market changes. To keep up with the continually evolving construction industry, the company introduced its proprietary Dry Install Receptor System, which significantly reduces labor intensity in installing large window systems. The solution enables Peerless to assemble windows offsite and then transport them to the job site for efficient installation. With pre-drilled installation holes, windows can be installed quickly, easily, and safely from the interior of the building, making the entire process safer for laborers. In one instance, Peerless collaborated with one of its clients in Boston to assist them with their project at the University of Massachusetts. With the Dry Install Receptor System, Peerless helped the client to install 120 windows in three days as opposed to 12-15 windows per day with traditional methods.
Peerless’ Dry Install Receptor System is unique as it comes with mitered corners that provide a clean design, eliminating exposed edges. The window frames are held together by exclusive corner keys, which allow weeps to be placed in receptors and have efficient water, air, and thermal management system. It comes with a glazing bead design that allows consultants to inspect the sealant before installing the glazing bead. "Our innovative glazing bead design makes sealant easily accessible for maintenance, eliminates the need for end dams, and reduces the amount of sealant used," adds Sarah.
What makes Peerless the most sought-after window manufacturer is its products' reliable design, which provides a secondary seal for improved testing performance, advanced water resistance, and enhanced thermal performance. Manufacturing high-quality, strong windows with durable frames by following Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, Peerless ensures that people with disabilities can use its products effortlessly. Further, the company uses a releasable limit arm for ensured fall protection with egress and cleaning capabilities for public safety.
With a customer-first approach, Peerless deploys dedicated teams OSHA30-certified experts for each region to serve its clients effectively and deliver the best possible solutions according to their needs. The company also has customer service teams to helps customers with their varying needs, even after the initial installation.
Moving forward, Peerless is looking at new opportunities to improve its technology and processes. The company has plans to incorporate a software solution and bring in automation to enhance operational efficiency. "We've got a real passion for innovation. We don't want to be just another window manufacturer, but the best window manufacturer with the top-line products," concludes Sarah.