About Us

Our Process

Crafting an Original

Custom windows and doors require the inventive mind of a designer and the soul of a craftsman. We are proud to develop original solutions that challenge “it can’t be done” thinking, while hand crafting each unit to perfection. What sets us apart is that we work very closely with homeowners, architects, designers, and builders on every step of the process. We take the time to listen to what our clients want and build it right, every time.

Hirschmann Architectural Windows and Doors are meticulously crafted in our Vermont headquarters, combining old-world artistry with progressive and innovative processes that defy conventional limits of function, performance and aesthetics.

Each window and door is made from carefully selected woods and FSC certified as required — South American Mahogany, Teak, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and White Oak among others — species renowned for their beauty, strength and permanence. Each step in the making of a Hirschmann window or door builds on the previous, reaching a level of refinement found only in fine heirloom cabinetry. The result leaves a distinct, sensual feeling in hand that simply cannot be replicated in an off-the shelf-solution.

From initial concept to post-installation support, our team brings the same precision, knowledge, and innovative attitude to every step of the process.

Experience the process, step-by-step:

Design to Order

>  Shop drawings based on architectural renderings

Selecting Materials

> South American Mahogany, Teak, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, White Oak, Cherry, and more

Selecting Materials

> South American Mahogany, Teak, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, White Oak, Cherry, and more

Manufacturing

> Machining lumber to project specifications

Routing

> Machining for project specific hardware requirements using a CNC router

Routing

> Machining for project specific hardware requirements using a CNC router

Shaping

> Using a time-honored tradition, shapes are laminated with layers of thin slats that are bent via custom build forms

Assembly

> Machined components are fitted together to unfinished windows and doors

Finishing

> High performance paint and/or stain is applied for superior and enduring finish

Finishing

> High performance paint and/or stain is applied for superior and enduring finish

Final Assembly

> Glazing and installation of hardware and weather strip complete the window and door assembly

Pressure Testing

> In-house testing and quality control checks assure that project specific performance requirements are met

Ship-Ready Product

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