Newbold residents may have noticed a building at 16th and Morris recently undergoing renovations.
Michael McGuire, the owner of Home Care Remodeling, says the business is already open, although the building will eventually become their storefront office.
The store will sell Philadelphia-made doors and windows from Northeast Building Products and McGuire hopes it will be open by this summer. A website for Home Care Remodeling is currently under construction, too, but their phone number is advertised in the colorful mural on the west side of the building (215-837-1484).
The windows sell under the Camelot name, which we’ve spotted going up in rehabs around the neighborhood for years. From the NBP website:
Founded in 1975 by Irv and Elaine Levin, who have since retired, NBP is still owned and operated by the founder’s son, Alan Levin, and his wife, Fran. This small family business serves over 9,000 customers in the Northeast corridor, including distributors, dealers and contractors, and produces over 200,000 windows per year.
Good to see things are still being made in Philly other than artisan pickles and the like, which is not to say anything negative about fancy pickles. NBP was named “Greenest Manufacturer in the U.S.” by Door and Window Manufacturer magazine, so they’ll fit in nicely with neighborhood newbies.
The new store also is only a few blocks from the other building supply businesses that line Washington Avenue, so you might not even need to go to Home Depot anymore. Though we surely will anyway.