Tri-State's motto: 'Your home, our reputation'

Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 10:49 am
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By Elena Peña
You may recognize Hank the little squirrel when you see the Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing commercials on television. But it is what Hank says that raises the interest of audiences in the Quad-Cities and beyond.

"Your home, our reputation," said Dana Watkins of Tri-State. "We take that to heart. Our customers are of most importance to us. Without them, we are not here."

Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing was founded in 2000 by Andy Sallee, who had worked in the home-improvement industry since the age of 17. He decided he wanted to build a company that really cared about its customers and their homes.

Tri-State offers Ply-Gem and Berkshire energy-efficient windows that come with a lifetime warranty. From sliding glass doors and double- and single-hung windows to bow, garden and bay windows, there are many options to choose from to fit every budget and need.

Siding sold by Tri-State meets the different needs and expectations of its customers. Brands sold include:

-- DuraPlank: The thickest panel (0.054 inches) on the market, it features an Energy Star-rated extruded-foam backing. It can withstand 265-mph winds and is known for its wood clapboard look. It comes in an array of colors that hold their shades for years.

-- Royal Crest: This durable vinyl siding withstands 144-mph winds and features a natural wood-grain finish.

-- Journeymen Select: It exceeds industry impact standards and provides a lifetime of maintenance-free and cost-effective performance.

Roofing products the company is known for come from GAF Materials Corporation, the first company to make an energy-efficient and brilliant-colored asphalt shingle. All styles and colors are designed for long-term durability.

"We offer high-quality products that carry excellent warranties and high-level service installation for attractive prices," Ms. Watkins said. "We are also a GAF Elite Master Contractor, and because of GAF's stringent standards, only the top 3 percent of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite Contractors." GAF is a multimillion-dollar roofing manufacturer.

Other products featured at Tri-State are gutter systems and an array of energy-efficient doors to meet today's home needs.

Ms. Watkins said Tri-State has been recognized nationwide as a leading home-improvement company. The company has received several national awards fromQualified Remodeler magazine.

According to Ms. Watkins, Tri-State meets the needs of its clients by offering options. By choosing from various finance plans and a variety of products and designs, customers can customize their home needs. "We really strive for excellent customer service, creating a lasting, positive, long-term relationship with our customers," Ms. Watkins said.

"Tri-State is a household name," she said. "Customers know who we are, and there is security in that. And we are not going anywhere. They know where to find us."

The Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing showroom is at 5216 Sheridan St, Suite 130, Davenport.

For more information, call (563) 823-0979 in Iowa or (309) 764-3717 in Illinois or toll-free (866) 583-6700, or visit tristatecompany.com.

For more information, call (563) 823-0979 in Iowa or (309) 764-3717 in Illinois or toll-free (866) 583-6700, or visit tristatecompany.com.


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1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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