A presence that evokes trust.

JELD-WEN was founded by Richard ”Dick” Wendt, an entrepreneur at heart, who learned the art of managing a manufacturing company under the tutelage of his father, Caradco executive Lester Wendt. In 1957, Iowa-based Caradco sent Dick to Oregon to help run the company’s millwork plant in Klamath Falls. Caradco decided to sell the plant at auction. Dick and four business partners, Larry Wetter, John Biehn, Gerry Wickersham, and Bill Taylor bought many of the assets on October 25, 1960 and named the new company JELD-WEN.

Corporate Responsibility

2022 ESG Report

JELD-WEN Foundation: Aiding Through Grants.

JELD-WEN: More than 21K global workforce

Interested in Joining JELD-WEN Team?


We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and want to excel in their field of expertise. If you are customer-minded, love to learn and improve, and value collaboration and professional growth, JELD-WEN is the place for you.

With over 21,000 employees operating in more than 20 countries, we encourage collaboration and innovation as we work to improve every day.

Our products and relationships thrive on reliability and quality, compelling us to steadfastly uphold our commitments

Benefits Scratch Resistance FiniShield more effectively stands up to scratches throughout shipping, installation, and regular cleaning and maintenance. Improved Appearance FiniShield exterior finish is aesthetically superior to paint and reduces colour variance across multiple units. Superior Finish Durability Compared to traditional paint applications that can crack and peel, FiniShield has reflective properties to reduce heat degradation, protecting both the finish and vinyl beneath. Ideal for Costal Settings The finish provides superior resistance to damage from salt spray and direct sun exposure

In the Spolight

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Energy Star 2023

JELD-WEN of Canada Awarded ENERGY STAR 2023 Manufacturer of...

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JELD-WEN of Canada awarded ENERGY STAR Canada 2024...

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Quebec facilities win the AQMAT Supplier Conqueror Award...

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