William Marvin, of Marvin Windows and Doors, Dies at 92
William Sibley "Bill" Marvin, who led the growth of Marvin Windows and Doors from a regional lumber company to a world-renowned manufacturer, died Aug. 31 at his home in Warroad, Minn. He was 92 years old.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1939, Marvin went to work for his father at what was then known as the Marvin Lumber and Cedar Co. He pushed to expand the company into the window and door business, and it eventually became the world’s largest made-to-order window and door manufacturer.
Marvin, who was named by Builder magazine as one of the 100 most influential building industry leaders of the 20th century, became president and chairman of the company in 1960 and most recently served as its honorary chairman.
A prominent longtime exhibitor at NAHB’s International Builders’ Show, Marvin Windows and Doors is also a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) – The Leading Suppliers of NAHB. The company has also sponsored numerous NAHB conferences and programs.
Marvin married in 1941. He is survived by his six children, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a sister,