Sponsor Profile: Dave Greene, Marvin Window & Door Classics

Dave Greene, Montgomery Branch Manager/Cincinnati Marvin Sales, Marsh Window and Door Classics

What does your firm do? 
Marsh is a wholesale supplier of Marvin Windows and Doors for the residential, commercial, institutional, and historic markets. We have over 28 years of supplying premium window and door solutions for ultra-luxury residential, new and remodel, as well as replacement projects for those markets. Marsh has a reputation for unsurpassed knowledge and expertise as trusted advisors to Cincinnati’s residential and commercial architectural firms. In addition to Marvin Windows and Doors, we distribute several other premium and unique product solutions to meet the needs our of our architect partners, contractors, and homeowners.

How did you get into this field? 
Growing up I always thought I would end up in architecture and construction. After serving in the military I graduated from Sinclair with an Associates in Architecture and then Bowling Green State University with a degree in Construction Management and worked for a few contractors. I soon discovered my interest in sales and subsequently in 1994 I came to Marsh selling Marvin in Dayton, Ohio. After 2 years, I transferred to the Cincinnati market in 1996.

How does your firm work with architects? 
Marsh has ability, experience, and expertise to advise, collaborate, and facilitate specifying complex window and door solutions. We strive to be Trusted Advisors for Architects and their clients. We enjoy the collaboration with architects and seeing their designs come to fruition. We are considerate of their clients budgets and interests to ensure we are matching our products and services to meet both. We have a great appreciation and passion for good architecture and thoroughly enjoy our relationships with Cincinnati’s most accomplished architectural firms. Lastly, we use our network of fellow contractors, subcontractors, and vendors to help connect architects to these construction and material vendor solution providers.

Who or what inspires you? 
As a closet architect, I’m inspired by having an inside view of watching architects perfect their craft with great talent. I’m also inspired by fellow professionals in the architecture and construction industry, including those at Marsh who have built incredible careers as industry leaders and mentors.

What is your favorite building and why? 
Music Hall. Although I did not work directly with the architect and contractor, I watched the renovation closely. You may know that Music Hall was one of the most historically significant projects that Marsh and Marvin has ever worked on. Marvin even featured Music Hall in their IBS Booth in Orlando in 2018. My Marsh teammate Jeff Roth did a fantastic job of expediting the custom Marvin windows fabricated to match original window details designed by Samuel Hannaford in 1877. The building has an incredible history and the stories of its original construction and final renovations are fascinating.

When you’re not working, what do you love to do? 
Boating, hiking, biking, shooting, traveling, and Jeeping are my hobbies outside of work. We’ve been to Florida and recently spent 9 days out west in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

How has the pandemic impacted your company’s work? 
Other than a few inconveniences, we’ve been very fortunate. Our business is strong and the prospects going into 2021 are promising.

What is your favorite pandemic-safe activity? 
Boating, hiking, biking, shooting, traveling, and Jeeping have been my distractions. I’m always trying to find something to do outside to avoid the pandemic restrictions and hysteria.

Marsh Window and Door Classics is a long-time supporter of AIA Cincinnati, especially our CRAN community and special events like the CRANawards and Sycamore Creek. This year, Marvin/Marsh is AIA Cincinnati’s Sesquicentennial Sponsor. For more information on Marsh window and Door Classics, visit their website marshbuild.com.

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