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[Resolved] Renewal by Andersen / Ownership

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Eric Minkiewicz is the owner of RBA of Eastern New York. This company was previously known as Huff N Puff.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Despite what you may have been led to believe with all of the advertising, ordering replacement windows thru RBA of Eastern NY is ordering with Eric Minkiewicz and NOT Andersen Windows and Doors nor Renewal by Andersen. You are actually ordering with Eric Minkiewicz who then orders the windows with RBA.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
RBA also manufactures 2 other replacement windows: The Andersen 100 and The Woodwright. You can get these windows at places like Home Depot, Erie Materials, 84 Lumber, Curtis Lumber, Williams Lumber etc. With a few slight style differences, The Andersen 100 is the exact same window as the franchise window. The Woodwright having a wood frame with Fibrex veneered to the outside is stronger and more attractive than the all Fibrex franchise window.
The Andersen 100 costs 75% LESS than RBA Eastern NY window. So, a house of 20 windows roughly would cost $30, 000 with RBA Eastern NY and $7, 500 with The Andersen100 window.
The Woodwright costs 50% LESS than RBA Eastern NY window. So, a house of 20 windows roughly would cost $30, 000 with RBA Eastern NY and $15, 000 with The Woodwright window.
According to The Times Union newspaper, RBA Eastern NY makes 85% of its money with replacement windows.
If you are a potential customer for replacement windows, it makes no sense to go to RBA Eastern NY
If you are an employee of Eastern NY understand that you are like everyone else, you have free will. You have no excuse to work for such a place.
If you are a friend of Eric Minkiewicz, you should reexamine your ethics.
If you are family of Eric Minkiewicz, especially his parents who started Huff N Puff as a regular home improvement company, my condolences.

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    THIS COMPLAINT HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED BUT YOU NO LONGER HAVE IT LISTED. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU WOULD PUT IT BACK ON THE INTERNET. I ALSO UPGRADED IT RECENTLY BUT YOU HAVE NOT INCLUDED THAT ALSO

  • Updated by windowman, Feb 17, 2017

    What bothers me the most is how the public is mislead that they are dealing directly with the manufacturer. YOU ARE NOT!
    This is a franchise that is owned by Eric Minkiewicz who lives with his wife, Holly, at 6001 Queen Mary Court Schenectady, New York Phone
    518 357 2601. Andersen Windows and Doors also sells their replacement windows thru retail outlets like Home Depot, Williams Lumber etc. The retail outlets replacement window is better looking, stronger, installer friendly and AT LEAST 40% LESS EXPENSIVE
    IT MAKES NO SENSE TO GOT TO ERIC MINKIEWICZ'S FRANCHISE AND PAY HIM HIS OUTLANDISH PRICES

Wi
Feb 13, 2015
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  • Wi
      16th of Feb, 2015

    In addition the above:
    If you are a past customer of RBA of Eastern New York, you should consider legal action!

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  • Wi
      23rd of Sep, 2015

    This privately owned franchise advertises that they have put the WOW in replacement windows. Their current gimmick is for every window you buy at list you can also buy one at 40% off. Home Depot has an Andersen Replacement Window called The Woodwright. It is stronger, more attractive and installer friendly. Even with this 40% off marketing scheme, The Woodwright is still, AT LEAST, 25% less expensive than Eric Minkiewicz;s absurd price. So, they are correct! RBA of Eastern New York has put the WOW in replacement windows!

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