On April 25, 1952, the Canton Repository’s headline congratulated the 33 Best Spellers from Stark, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties alongside major headlines about war and new beginnings for Pike County. Then there was us, Canton Aluminum, a small family owned business starting out with quality manufactured awnings, siding, storm windows and doors all made from aluminum materials.
Morris Knell, the uncle of current owners, Jerry and Marty Ortman, founded Canton Aluminum in 1952. Jerry joined his uncle in 1971 and soon after became a partner. When Morris passed away, in 1984, Marty joined his brother in sales and worked his way up to partner. Both brothers have been successfully keeping the family business growing and thriving since.
Always customer focused
Although Canton Aluminum has evolved and changed throughout the years, our core values have stayed the same; providing our customers with quality materials, professional service and a job well done, every time. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with exactly what they want; in fact, a good portion of our business is referrals from past clients and customers.
Over the years we have evolved to include a broad range of modern quality products including vinyl siding, sunrooms, replacement windows, doors and patio coverings, to name a few. We work with reputable companies that align with our core values, and our customers can see that quality in the products they purchase.
We’ve learned a few things about our customers, primarily what they care most about when they come to us for their next project – quality work and materials, attention to detail, friendly faces and cleaning up once the job is complete.
Our customers have told us many times how much they appreciate the level of detail our installers concern themselves with and how they are always more than satisfied with the project from start to finish. It’s important to us that we not only ensure our customers are getting a quality project from our professional team, but also we make sure to clean up after ourselves so you can start enjoying your space without the added hassle of cleaning.
Big supporters of local community
We support our local community by participating in local fairs and events. Owners Jerry & Marty Ortman are also active members of the community. They are members of the Building Industry Association (BIA), Canton and Plain Township Rotary Clubs and the North Canton, Jackson and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Changing with the times, adding new products
In 2008 we decided to work with a respectable and well-known Sunrooms company, Sunspace Sunrooms. Our customers love their products: Everything from Screen rooms to 4 Season Sunrooms, WeatherMaster Windows and SlideClear Screens. As a result of bringing in the Sunspace product lines, we were able to extend the number of quality products we offered our customers.
“Last summer, after much shopping for contractors, we chose Canton Aluminum to rebuild a sunroom on our home. The sunroom we had was a patio type with all sliding doors and was falling off the house. I wanted a stick built room – something that would look more a natural part of our home than an add-on. Marty and the other fine folks at Canton Aluminum made the process a wonderful experience. During our “consultation” visits, he listened carefully to what we needed and hoped for; He offered suggestions and ideas that improved our vision. The work crews (we had the house reroofed also) were courteous, professional and efficient. The finished room is exactly what we envisioned, and we could not be more pleased! I would not hesitate to recommend Canton Aluminum to anyone looking to make home improvements. Should we decide to do any other work on our home, Canton Aluminum will be our first call! – Patty M.”
Thank You For A Wonderful 65 Years
Over the past 65 years, we have been fortunate to work with so many great people and help them improve their homes. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support and trust in our company. We truly would not be where we are today without all of you. Our goal is to continue to providing all Northeast Ohio with quality work, and strive to ensure our customers receive the quality work they have come to know and expect from Canton Aluminum.
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