Company History

  • 1972

    When it began

    It all begins with two brothers Ron & Tom Ward, a rusted old pick-up truck and a few hundred dollars in tools. From these first days, installing peace of mind isn’t just a saying, it is the Ward Brothers guarantee; a commitment to complete customer satisfaction, from consultation to installation.

  • 1977

    The first location

    The company opens its first store on Lippincott Road in Davison, MI.

  • 1979

    Growing pains

    Outgrowing the first location, the Davison store relocates to its building on Lapeer Road in Davison, Michigan.

  • 1981

    Andersen® Partnership

    An important decision is made to begin selling America’s #1 window: Andersen. Within 10 years, C&L Ward Brothers becomes the premier “Andersen Window Center” in Michigan.

  • 1991

    Largest inventory

    In a continued commitment to its customers, C&L Ward Brothers begins inventorying Andersen Windows. This provides them with immediate access to one of the largest inventories in the country.

  • 1995

    Dedicated service

    During the residential construction boom of the 90s, the company adds a dedicated service department to maintain the high level of customer satisfaction it is still known for today.

  • 1999

    Second location

    C&L Ward acquires its second location in Kawkawlin, MI allowing them to better serve the Great Lakes Bay Region.

  • 2004

    Changing of the guard

    After 32-years of exceptional leadership, Ron & Tom Ward turn over the day-to-day management of C&L Ward to their sons Patrick, Eric, Ryan & Matt Ward. They remain involved in the company and continue to serve as active shareholders.

  • 2007

    Emergence of eCommerce

    C&L Ward opens an e-commerce division specializing exclusively in vintage Andersen window & door parts. WindowParts.com ships to residents across the U.S. and has become the largest Andersen parts dealer in the country.

  • 2010

    Third locations a charm

    C&L Ward opens its third Michigan showroom at the Shops of Gateway Village in Novi, allowing them to serve residents in the Detroit Metro market with their products and installation services.

  • 2011

    We enter roofing

    C&L Ward enters into the roofing business, quickly becoming one of area’s largest roofing companies.

  • 2013

    Home building and decking begins

    After numerous client requests, the company adds composite decking to their list of exterior remodeling services. The company made the announcement of the new homes division, C&L Ward Homes, and would begin building new homes in two communities, in Goodrich and Davison, Michigan.

  • 2018

    To infinity and beyond

    We announce our new Illinois showroom located in Glendale Heights, IL. We know what we do well and we would like to offer that to clients in multiple markets. C&L Ward employs over 90 people and continues to grow and operate with the same core principles – dedication to its employees and commitment to complete client satisfaction. That is the C&L Ward Difference. It hasn’t changed since 1972.