For more than seventy years, the Bouchery family has been dedicated to the window and door industry.
William Bouchery introduced the Bouchery family to the window industry in 1936. In the mid-fifties, his son, James Bouchery took over the business and in 1978 founded a new company under its present name of Vinyl-Lite Window Factory. Today, James Bouchery’s two sons, Michael and Wayne, serve on the board of directors and run the day to day operations.
“When our family opened Vinyl-Lite in August of 1978, we rented a small warehouse located at 7325 Lockport Place”, stated Michael Bouchery, President of Vinyl-Lite. “We had just arrived in Virginia from Long Island, NY and all of the locals called us “Yankees” and meant it! We had to fake a southern accent just to avoid confrontations. I remember the first year of business clearly, and will never forget Mr. Stan “The Vegi-man” Meleki. Stan visited our facility that first year to see if we could fix a few window screens for him. I fixed his screens at no charge and told him to keep us in mind for his future projects. Little did I know, Stan would be so thankful for this gesture that he would continue to visit us for the next 27 years, bringing by vegetables from his home garden and baked goods from his wife. We earned not only a loyal customer, but a great friend”.
The following years saw Lorton expanding as did our company. In April of 1987 we bought a new building located at 7220 Lockport place just down the street from where we were renting. We no longer had to travel 10 miles for lunch, as restaurants were starting to pop up in the area, and American Barbeque moved from a lunch truck into the corner building where they remain today. The Old Post Office (aka the convenience store) on the hill by the railroad track moved to its current home in Gunston Plaza, and the Lorton Prison shut its doors. We were happy to no longer hear the question “Are your windows made by the prisoners?” when told where we were located.
Nearly 18 years later, in August of 2005, we purchased a facility four times larger than our Lockport location. We moved around the block to 8815 Telegraph Road and expanded our showroom, our factory, and our business. And that is where we are today, within a few hundred yards of where we started. It’s amazing how we have gone from making one window at a time by hand, to employing ten times more people and using fully automated computer assisted machines.
Vinyl-Lite offers a vast selection of windows, doors and siding sure to satisfy even the most unique requests. We manufacture an assortment of beautiful windows to compliment all architectural styles, from traditional to modern, from the classic double-hung window to specially designed floor-to-ceiling masterpieces. In addition to your northern virginia window and patio door needs, Vinyl-Lite can offer you an extensive collection of entry door systems, storm doors, garage doors, siding, gutters, shutters and more.
Vinyl-Lite has established a reputation for its professional and efficient commercial division as well. The quality products we manufacture and services we provide have been used for apartment buildings, government embassies, and countless area churches and schools.
“Above all else, the one element that seems to be most important for all customers is trust. Trust in getting what they are promised. Trust in being quoted a fair and accurate price and trust in hiring people who are extremely well established in this business and this area. With Vinyl-Lite Window Factory in Northern Virginia, you can be sure your trust is not misplaced,” says Mike Bouchery “we pride ourselves in our reputation for a quality product and professional installations.”
Vinyl-Lite Window Factory is celebrating its 30 year anniversary in August and looks forward to serving the community for the next 30. They invite you to visit their factory and showroom in Lorton, VA and see firsthand the quality and dedication that goes into all of their products. “We look forward to meeting you”. (For directions visit http://www.vinyl-lite.com or call 703-550-7766)
Vinyl-Lite Window Factory provides, among many other things:
– Northern Virginia Replacement Windows
– Northern Virginia Vinyl Windows
– DC Metro Vinyl Replacement Windows
– DC Metro Glass Repair
– DC Metro Home Windows
– Maryland Double Hung Windows
– DC Metro Garden Windows
– Fairfax Window Installation
– DC Metro New Windows
– Northern Virginia Custom Doors
– Prince William Energy Efficient Windows
– Northern Virginia Window Factory
– DC Metro single hung Windows
– DC Metro Patio Door Enclosures
– Northern Virginia Window Contractors
– DC Metro Vinyl Siding