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January 30, 2012

Window and door manufacturer Marvin has promoted Brett Boyum to the position of VP marketing.

Boyum has been with Marvin for nearly 15 years, most recently as director of marketing for both Marvin and its sister brand, Integrity Windows and Doors. He succeeds Tom Angelis, who is retiring.

“As a key member of our marketing team, Brett has led the development and implementation of many of our most successful products and programs,” said Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors.

December 5, 2011

Ask Marvin Ellison any question about Home Depot’s business, and the answer will probably circle around, gravitate toward or — probably most likely — hammer squarely on the concept of customer service.

October 31, 2011

Leeds, Ala.-based Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers closed a five-year, $20 million revolving secured credit facility. The financing was provided by Wells Fargo Bank.

“Marvin’s was looking for a financial partner to provide stability and guidance in our banking matters,” said Gregg Denny, Marvin’s CFO. “The Wells Fargo team was very knowledgeable regarding the retail industry and offered Marvin’s an asset-based credit facility, which met our long-term strategic objectives.”

September 26, 2011

Warroad, Minn.-based Marvin Windows and Doors has refused to fire employees during the downturn. An article in the New York Times explains the company's reasons.

March 9, 2011

Leeds, Ala.-based Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers will open a new store in Monroeville, Ala., this spring. The store will be the company's 27th home center and will be built on the site of a former Food World grocery store.

The new, 35,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to be open for business in late May. The location will include an attached lawn and garden center and drive-through lumberyard.

January 17, 2011

With 49 out of 50 states receiving snowfall last week, Marvin’s Building Materials & Home Centers saw an opportunity and shot an e-mail blast to its customers with a singular focus: Brr, it’s cold! Warm up with Marvin’s. The intent was to point their customers toward their heater selection. 

The Skinny: No Sale

January 7, 2011

"Marvin’s has a very customer-friendly return policy. If you buy something from us, you have the ability to return/exchange, repair or return/refund as long as you have a Marvin’s receipt. Right now, we do not have strict timelines established around returns (i.e., 30 days, 90 days, etc). We do require vendors to support our return policy as their customer, the same way we support our customers. We stand behind what we sell, and expect our suppliers to do the same.

April 1, 2010

HCN TV visit's Marvin's Building Materials & Home Centers' new store in Calera, Ala.

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