Energy Shield Window and Door Company, a window manufacturer in Phoenix, Arizona, was founded in 2016. President, Ennis Rushton, has expertise in the retail side of the industry, having managed retail operations for two other regional window and door establishments. Juan Valles, Vice President of Operations, has significant operational and field experience. In his career, Mr. Valles led manufacturing teams for several large window and door companies. Gary de Quintal, Vice President of Builder Sales, has been in the window manufacturing industry for over 30 years. Together, the management of Energy Shield has over 60 years of industry expertise. “Greater Phoenix is an active market for both new home construction and the replacement business,” notes Mr. Rushton. “We believe we have the ideal combination of equipment, facility and industry expertise to meet the needs of this market. The brand we selected to launch our business with is Earthwise Windows and Doors.” The owners of Energy Shield believe the Earthwise Group provides manufacturers with a unique set of advantages. “This alliance of independent U.S. window and door fabricators provides us with an exceptional knowledge base,” Mr. Rushton continues. “The group regularly shares best practices, promotes continuous improvement, sustainability practices, and more. We were also very impressed with the numerous independent certifications the Earthwise Group continues to earn.” Energy Shield will build Earthwise new construction and replacement products designed specifically for the extreme heat and UV conditions prevalent in the Southwest.