Renewal by Andersen, one of the largest window replacement companies in the country, turned to Workyard to solve their recruiting problem. Learn from Renewal by Andersen’s Joe Ronzino about how Workyard has helped their business.
Note: The following questions and answers are a summary of a phone interview done with Mr. Joe Ronzino of Renewal by Andersen.
Renewal by Andersen is the full-service replacement-window division of Andersen Windows, a company that has revolutionized the window and door business for more than 110 years. Since opening their first store in Minnesota in 1995, Renewal by Andersen Corporation has grown to more than 100 markets in the U.S., becoming one of the largest replacement window companies in the country.
Renewal by Andersen came to us with a specific need for tradesmen who are knowledgeable in the window installation process. They trusted us to find them reliable and skilled workers, and we’ve consistently been able to find them great people. We continue to provide Andersen with a steady stream of workers (along with payroll services) and are also now providing them software that tracks job progress, costs and worker location.
We were having difficulty finding specific talent for our company including roles like window repairers, trim carpenters, stucco technicians and window installers. Workyard has been a big part of the solution of finding quality workers.
We have hired window repairers, trim carpenters, stucco technicians, drywall finishers and window installers.
We have been using Workyard for about 4 months now.
We have specific talent needs as a window installation company and Workyard has been able to find that talent. Bill from Workyard took the time to understand our business and goals which I think helped him to be able to find us the right people.
Workyard has proven they can recruit the right type of workers for us. We have specific talent needs as a window installation company and Workyard has been able to find that talent. Bill from Workyard took the time to understand our business and goals which I think helped him to be able to find us the right people.
We would like more software to help track progress of jobs that Workyard workers have been placed on. We’d really like to break down worker location at a given time and understand the exact costs for each job. I know this is something the Workyard team is focusing on, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Additionally, we would like you to send us more window installers!
Hiring workers through Workyard takes all the HR burden of hiring direct employees off of the shoulders of our HR team. This is something they appreciate. When we hire people through Workyard, they are up and running almost immediately.
Our first worker hired through Workyard hit the ground running after he started. He’s been able to contribute to our business on many fronts. Overall, we’ve been happy with the workers we’ve hired through Workyard, and we can depend on them to do the job they were hired for. I don’t think we would have been able to find workers of this caliber in the same time frame without using Workyard.
The coronavirus pandemic hit hardest on sectors that can not perform remotely, including construction. Unfortunately, many construction workers lost their jobs during this situation. "We have been extremely busy just helping people staff up their projects and get back to work as quickly as possible," said Nicolas De Bonis, CEO of Workyard.
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