A Company That Implements Core Values is a Company You Want to do Business With!
Our vision for our window filming company is to create an environment where our team keeps their focus on our core values which we have defined as; Honesty & Integrity; Accountability; Maximum Effort from a Hardworking Team Environment; Creating the WOW Factor; Flexibility with Urgency; and Enthusiasm with Humility. Our ultimate purpose is to strive to wow each and every customer beyond anything they expect from a company.
Around our office in Grand Rapids are reminders to our team of our values so that they remember to autograph each job they do with EXCELLENCE. Our motto is that: You will love the way your windows look – your satisfaction is our guarantee! So – be prepared to be WOWED!
We are a small business – but we are big enough to make an impact in and around West Michigan. Reputation is everything to us – and we are committed to go that extra mile and perform in a 5 Star manner. Customers who are referred to us through Corporate and Residential Word-of-Mouth is the greatest compliment next to repeat customers who are thrilled with their window film and our job performance.
A professional and versatile way to identify office space
GVSU recently identified some windows in the Design Thinking Program on campus that needed a more professional way to provide privacy for their room – and also identify the space. Recognizing the work we have produced in the past (with printed frost), for other departments on campus – they contacted us to see what we could do for this space.
Mini – blinds typically don’t look, from a design perspective, very professional or attractive. While they may serve their purpose for privacy, they often don’t look very streamlined and symmetrical, especially from the outside looking in. A great solution for privacy, in this case, was in fact a frosted window film. Because there was also a need for room identification, we chose a printable vinyl privacy film that is somewhat translucent for ample ambient light transmission. Ice Look Etch Glass Frosted Film is ideal for printing and has a silver etched glass effect. Metallic pigments give this decorative film the special finishing and high quality optic when being applied on glass. We printed the Design Academy Logo on this film and installed it on the three windows of the GVSU AuSable rooms 1112 and 1114. The result – fantastic!
Professional results – streamlining the need for privacy and space identification – all with the addition of custom printed window film.
A decorative film that offers total control over your privacy in any glass setting
Typically, the go-to film in an office space that lacks privacy is a frosted decorative film. With its clean and semi-opaque look, it offers a way to eliminate surrounding distractions. Now however, I am here to say that we can offer you privacy-on-demand! The ability to keep the open-airy architecture that glass walls provide – and still maintain the privacy that is occasionally a must. With unique liquid crystal technology called PDLCD (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Display), privacy can be controlled better than with any window shade, curtain or blind. This privacy window film can be controlled in any space where this film is adhered. First things first though, let’s start at the beginning.
Even though this amazing film has been around for the past 5 years, and we’ve been installing it, it’s just now getting recognized by architects, interior designers, trade magazines, etc. Why is this? I’m not sure why it has taken so long – but we are definitely not complaining either!
This semi-opaque film works with molecules, polymers, transmittance…. and okay, I lost you now. Science wasn’t my strong suit in school, so let’s keep this simple and stick to the facts.
PDLCD technology all comes down to applied power to the film through a small wire that is cleverly hidden of course. When the power is on, the microscopic liquid crystal droplets in the film begin to align themselves. In doing this, the film now allows transmittance of light through the film. In short, one would simply say the window is clear, see through and unobstructed. Now in the off-state, when no power is applied, this film is opaque. Remember those small liquid crystal droplets we mentioned? Those droplets are now suspended in the film, or as scientists would say the polymer matrix, to detect light and make your surrounding space that much more confidential (the science of this remarkable window film is referenced from the site: https://dglassp.com/news )
With control through a wireless remote or a light switch on the wall, you now have the best of both worlds. The ability to switch from a modern spacious atmosphere to the private area that you want; all with the click of a button.
Letter from State Representative Afendoulis
Five Star Window Coatings received the 2017 3M Marketing Leadership Award – and the news reached our Michigan State Representative Chris Afendoulis! We received a letter recognizing and congratulating us on our professional success.
Our goal is to always put our customers first – and we strive for excellence! We look forward to another year of “Saving the World’s Energy…One Window at a Time!’
LET’S GET THAT HEAT UNDER CONTROL!
Whether you’re concerned about excessive heat and glare, faded furnishings, security or privacy – we have a window to help you enhance the comfort of your home or business. Window films are designed to reduce the effects of the sun. They help lower energy costs, eliminate hot spots, reduce glare and protect furnishings – all without effecting your view. The biggest bonus is enjoying a more comfortable environment. As summer approaches and the temperature rises, now is a great time to invest in window film. It will pay-off in the end!
Skin Cancer is the Most Common Type of Cancer in the US.
It can almost always be cured when it’s found & treated early
Window film is a wise investment for many reasons – but most importantly an excellent strategy to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays.
Window film provides a wide range of benefits in one simple solution:
- Protection from harmful UV rays
- Up to 30% energy savings
- Protection from flying glass in the event of breakage
- Deterrent against break-ins
- Enhanced look and privacy
- Solar control/glare control
- Increased interior comfort
- Window film is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
Unless specially coated, glass offers no protection from UVA rays, which cause both aging and skin cancer. To protect yourself, your children and even your pets, you need protection from UVA and UVB rays. Window film blocks 99% of both UVA and UVB year-round. It’s like sunscreen for your home!
It’s the perfect opportunity to learn everything you need to know about the benefits of window film!
The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade association representing leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, is proud to recognize April 30, 2018, as the fifth annual National Window Film Day (NWFD). In alignment with proclamations issued by governors and mayors across the United States, NWFD is a day dedicated to furthering public education of the many benefits of professionally installed window film including: energy efficiency, indoor temperature comfort, blocking of 99 percent of the sun’s UVA rays, the reduction of glare and the fading of furnishings, and protection from possible harmful exposure to skin and eyes.
We have a cost-effective solutions to address saving saving energy, reducing heat, glare & fading, creating privacy, as well as window safety & security! When it comes to decorative window film – the possibilities are endless!
3M Prestige Dealer Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
3M Window Films Territory Manager Midwest Dan Borowski had some awesome words to say as 5 Star just picked up the Marketing Leadership Award at the 3M Prestige Dealer Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona: “All cylinders firing! Committed to excellence in every aspect of their business from Office Administration to Installation Crews, led by Owner Randy Hutson who leads by example, sets his company standards and goals internally and externally, and stands by his words and does what he says he will do – ALWAYS, his word being truth!!”
Two words – Solar Control! This side-by-side picture of our work at Ealy Elementary School in Whitehall is worth a thousand words! On the left, the Solar Control of 3M Night Vision 15 Window film added to the Conference Room. On the right we’re at work in the office area reducing the sun’s heat & glare!