Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In Progress: Pivot door

Entry Crop

This Chicago property was originally a commercial space, but was converted to a luxury residence with the use of both traditional and contemporary windows and doors.  The storefront fa├žade was updated with new traditional hung windows that preserved the downtown history, while the new addition consisted of contemporary direct set windows and lift and slide doors. 

This sapele pivot door has 2 ft. deep jambs with a large transom above.  Although the transom has clear glass, the sidelight has privacy glass allowing for the desired light and security requested.  The custom stainless steel canopy contains concealed lighting that makes this gorgeous entry even more inviting!   To see more about Grabill Windows and Doors custom products, please visit our website.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

in progress: sapele doors



These beautiful inswing double doors made of sapele are nearing completion.   They stand 60 inches wide and 108 inches tall and are part of a project in the midwest that Grabill’s skilled craftsmen have been working on.   There are multiple inswing doors in both singles and doubles all of which contain the 4 lite configuration.  More updates will follow.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Contemporary Showcase home




Grabill highlights contemporary showcase home:  Click on the image to view more project photos and to learn more about Grabill products.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Sol Cunningham joined the Grabill Staff nearly 4 years ago.  He brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.  He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and has years of  design experience in the window and door arena.  Sol has an unparalleled perspective to the Grabill product.  He has had the opportunity to work, hands on, with the wood, glass, finish and hardware during his rotation on the shop floor.  With that experience, he can combine the construction and design knowledge to create exactly what is requested.  Sol works closely with the architects on each job, interpreting their intentions to comply with Grabill production capabilities.  In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking.  He has even made the 13 mile trek to work by bike, now that is what we call Grabill Green.   


Grabill is in the process of completing a copper clad door project in Michigan.  The triple full lite doors are constructed of a primed eucalyptus interior with a copper wrapped clad exterior.  The bronze is currently unfinished, but upon completion will be custom black.

The triple doors are operational on each end  - and contain a bronze metal threshold.  These door units will be highly energy efficient with Low-e and argon filled glass.  For more information on Grabill clad products, please click on  Aluminum Clad Doors or visit our website at

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Grabill E-Brochure


Bronze Clad Bi Folding Door

Grabill’s e-Brochure is now available online!  The brochure incudes product types, options and our portfolio:   

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Grabill windows: production updates


The Mile High City will soon be home to these ribbon cut sapele windows.  The ongoing project consists of 49 units total, both operable and fixed.  The largest arched unit is 120 inches in height and will have stainless steel multi-point hardware.  More updates will follow as the project nears completion.