Our History

Andersen was founded in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived via the St. Croix River. Today, headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by Andersen®, EMCO®, Weiland®, MQ™ and Heritage™ brands.

Andersen, a privately held company, employs more than 8,000 people with manufacturing sites in North America and Europe. Andersen has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

Our Values


Taking pride in our commitment to do the right thing demonstrating fairness, integrity and high ethical standards in all our actions.


We uphold our legacy of Innovation and accept change in all areas of our business as a means of obtaining and sustaining leadership.


We cultivate successful relationships with everyone in our business circle and strengthen them through shared values, common goals and active participation.


We continue our long standing leadership in environmental stewardship and communities in which we live and work.


We build customer trust and loyalty by understanding and caring about exceeding customer expectations.