February 2019 Newsletter


Thanksgiving Farm Vineyards & Winery

We recently completed a window replacement at beautiful Thanksgiving Farm Vineyards & Winery in Harwood, MD. Doug and Maureen Heimbuch are the proprietors of the Farm, which was built in 1893 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Heimbuchs wanted a window that would keep the historic charm of the house, as well as increase energy efficiency. They chose the Integrity from Marvin line of windows with the simulated divided lights, keeping the historic character. We were able to match the grill patterns of the windows as they were drawn on the original house plans which are hanging on display in the home. Overall, you cannot tell that the windows were ever replaced.

There is a full wine-processing facility, as well as a tasting room. They specialize in European-style dry wines and all of the wines at Thanksgiving Farm are made from grapes grown and harvested there. You can purchase the wine in local fine wine stores as well as on the Farm.

For more information on visiting Thanksgiving Farm, check their website: www.thanksgivingfarm.com.

Fichtner Services has been selected by Marvin Windows and Doors to be an Authorized Replacement Contractor. Marvin is very particular in who they select to represent them, which means they go to great lengths to vet and train the Authorized Replacement Contractors When you choose to replace windows and doors with a Marvin Authorized Replacement Contractor (ARC), you are choosing to work with a Marvin specially trained replacement contractor providing unique knowledge and expertise from consultation to quality installation.

““As I reviewed the developed definition of the ideal candidate for the Marvin Windows and Doors ‘Authorized Replacement Contractor’ program, Fichtner Services immediately came to mind. I once heard Susan Marvin say ‘Here at Marvin we have a philosophy to do the right thing with the right people’. Marvin has identified Fichtner Services as a company that also ‘does the right thing with the right people’. Fichtner Services is categorically a market leader as a Replacement Contractor in the Annapolis market and Marvin is proud to be partnered with them.””

Tom HenrySenior Territory Manager, Marvin Windows and Doors


Remodeling Production Manager, Nolan Redd

Nolan has worked for Fichtner Services since 2004 and he is our in-house expert on window and door installation, Acrymax applications as well as any other remodeling projects.  He has been trained by the manufacturers on the installation of both Marvin and ProVia windows and doors.  He holds an Installation Masters Window and Door Certificate through AAMA, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a nationwide training and certification program for new construction and replacement installers.  He has also completed the Acrymax Approved Applicator training.

Nolan, an Anne Arundel County native, attended St. Mary’s and then earned his BA from the University of Maryland.  He and his wife, Kelly, have 2 very active young boys who he coaches in both soccer and lacrosse for the BAYS. Kelly is a high school science teacher for AA County.  Nolan hasn’t traveled far from his roots, living in Arnold.  He is very active in his community and is the Past-President of his HOA and currently runs the neighborhood pool .

Nolan’s areas of expertise confidently enables us to offer window and door replacements as part of our  complete exterior remodeling package.  He is an invaluable member of our team, and always has customer service and quality installation at the forefront of all of our installations.


January 2019

Congratulations to Ryan Schmidt, owner of Broadneck Home Inspections, for being our January Referral Program winner! We think it’s awesome that Ryan feels comfortable referring his clients to us for anything roofing or siding, from small repairs to full replacements. If you are in need of a home inspection, Broadneck Home Inspections is a top-notch company. You can check them out at BroadneckHomeInspections.com.

Enjoy your new Grizzly cooler Ryan!




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