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Buy Local

The Milgard windows and doors we sell and install are assembled locally, right here in Portland, Oregon. Many of the vinyl frame materials are extruded just a short distance to the north in Tacoma, Washington. We are dedicated to supporting the local economy, and we are fortunate that one of the top window manufacturers is located right here in our home town.

American Window Co. is a Portland Milgard Dealer

Milgard Company Profile

In 1958, Maurice Milgard, Jr. and his son Gary started Milgard Glass Company in a small building in Tacoma, Washington. Gary's brother, Jim, joined the company in 1961. Within a short time, the Milgard's diversified into aluminum windows.

In 1962, Gary Milgard left the glass company to start a new aluminum window fabricating company called Milgard Manufacturing. The company's objective from the start was to provide a reliable source of quality aluminum windows and doors. They had to be styled and crafted to meet the unique architectural requirements of the Western United States. Milgard's original commitment to quality and service has continued to be a key to the company's success and one of the major reasons we have chose to carry Milgard windows exclusively.

Innovations in Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors

In 1968 Milgard Manufacturing started producing sliding glass doors. Two years later, aluminum frames were redesigned to fit both single-pane and insulated glass. The Milgard's developed a type of aluminum frame that was suitable for cold weather areas, like Portland, where only wood frames had been effective. The year 1989 marked the introduction of the first Milgard windows with vinyl frames. WoodClad, a dramatic new line of fiberglass windows, was introduced in 1990.

Milgard Vinyl, located in Tacoma, began extruding quality frame material in 1988. A state-of-the-art extrusion and injection molding plant in Tacoma produces vinyl window and doorframe material and components for Milgard windows.

Milgard Philosophy

In order to be "Clearly The Best" in our business, Milgard and American Window Co. are committed to these principles: