Vinylume is a second generation family business owned and operated by Don and Jon Fleming, the sons of the company founder Joe Fleming.
A roofer by trade, Joe Fleming started Fleming Roofing and Siding in his hometown of White Plains, NY soon after returning home from the Korean War in 1951. His wife, Elinor, answered the phone, typed contracts and kept the books.
Don and Jon grew up in the business, working summers and school vacations by helping to unload trucks at the warehouse, clean up jobsites and carry roof shingles.
Don joined the business full time right after high school, starting as a siding installer. Together Don and his father grew the company, changing the name to Vinylume in 1970 when vinyl siding began growing in popularity. That same year, Vinylume also moved from White Plains to a storefront in Cos Cob, CT, where the business remained for three decades until moving to the present location on the Boston Post Road in Stamford.
In 1980, when replacement windows were first introduced to the market, Vinylume expanded into the window business. In 2005, Vinylume was chosen by the Andersen Window Corporation as the exclusive distributor and installer for their new replacement window product line, known as Renewal by Andersen.
Today Don is president and general manager in charge of production and customer service.
Upon graduation from college, Jon worked eight years as a reporter in New York City and Albany, NY, before rejoining the company. Today Jon is vice president of sales and marketing. His oldest son, Joe, worked for the company for four years as a carpenter and window installer and now manages daily operations of the Renewal by Andersen window business.
Don and Jon attribute the steady growth and continued success of the company to the solid foundation built by Joe and Elinor, and the values they lived by and passed on to everyone who knew them: Hard work, honesty, pride in workmanship, attention to detail – and always striving to provide complete satisfaction.
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