Legal Name: Lance Kling Design Build, LLC
Location: Los Angeles, California
Founder(s): Lance Kling
INDUSTRY: Global Windows and Doors Market
Size: $190Bn in 2017 (Source: GMInsights)
Fenestar offers high-performance customized windows and doors to suit the needs of discerning architects and builders. This wholesale dealer specifically targets clients in California and the Western United States.
Fenestar operates under the mantra “build it tight, ventilate right”. It provides energy-efficient windows and doors that help builders and homeowners achieve this goal.
Their products are also designed to ensure that the building receives enough natural light and views of the great outdoors.
From new construction to home remodeling, Fenestar has a range of sellers who are equipped to fit every fenestration requirement. Milgard offers windows and patio doors, while LaCantina designs and manufactures large opening door systems. All-Weather has handcrafted aluminum windows & doors and Alpen delivers energy-efficient window and door products.
Origin and Founding Team
Founder of Fenestar, Lance Kling, is a San Diego State University alumnus. He has been working in the building materials market for 30+ years. Across the span of his career, he has worked with large brands in the industry such as Marvin Windows and Doors and Saint-Gobain. He has experience in working in business development and sales for companies in this space, and was formerly a Board Member of the US Green Building Council in Nevada.
A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, the startup’s website states that Kling is also a Building Performance Institute-certified Building Analyst and Shell Specialist.
Performance and Trends
Fenestar was part of the May-July 2019 batch of Founders Business Accelerator (FBA), a small business and startup acceleration program. They were picked for this opportunity owing to its potential to scale, ability to deliver positive social and environmental impact and sound business model.
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