Hope’s History

Over a Century of Handcrafted Excellence


Hope’s Windows was founded in Jamestown, New York and was originally known as the International Casement Company, Inc. Business commenced with seven employees and its first order for the Prudence Risley Hall at Cornell University.


International Casement merged with the importing business of Henry Hope & Sons, Inc. of New York to become Hope’s Windows, Inc. The company continued to manufacture and sell steel window products, including the sale of products manufactured by Henry Hope & Sons, Ltd.


During World War II, Hope’s normal business was halted and its factories were equipped for war work. For four years Hope’s manufactured a variety of marine equipment in steel, aluminum, and bronze and in October 1944 it was awarded the Army-Navy ‘E’ for outstanding production of materials for war.


Hope’s merged with three other corporations and became known as Roblin Hope’s Industries, Inc. Roblin Hope’s continued to manufacture and sell steel windows under the Hope’s tradename and trademark. In 1975, Roblin Hope’s merged into Roblin Industries with Hope’s Windows continuing to operate as a division of Roblin Industries, Inc.


Hope’s Architectural Products, Inc. acquired all of the assets and business of Hope’s Windows from Roblin Industries. Hope’s Architectural continued to manufacture steel window products from the same manufacturing facility in Jamestown where the company began in 1912. In 1998, Hope’s Architectural changed its name back to Hope’s Windows, Inc.


Hope’s is the largest steel window manufacturer in the world with over 230 employees, two full-time shifts, four manufacturing plants, and a dedicated testing and R&D facility on our Jamestown campus.

Throughout its long history, Hope’s steel windows and doors have been synonymous with longevity and quality. From the development of truly visionary design concepts through an unparalleled finishing process, Hope’s is the first choice in premium quality steel and bronze windows and doors.

Hope's Operations During COVID-19

Like all businesses and organizations throughout the United States, Hope’s has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. As you would expect, our first priority is the health and safety of our employees, representatives, distributors, and customers who all make it possible for us to consistently provide the highest level of products and services.

In light of President Trump’s “15 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines we implemented procedures and protocols to do our part including social distancing, sanitizing, and stepping down occupancy of our campus buildings.

On Friday March 20, New York’s Gov. Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8 requiring all non-essential businesses to reduce the number of on-site employees by 100% effective March 22, 2020. Therefore, in compliance, we have temporarily suspended manufacturing operations.

Hope’s has submitted an official request to New York State to be designated an “essential business,” which when granted would permit Hope’s to continue manufacturing and shipping product. We expect to receive a positive response within the next two days.

In the meantime, Hope’s administrative, sales, project management, and engineering personnel are working remotely from home and continue to be available to communicate with our valued customers. We are continuing to estimate, submit bids, and produce shop drawings for contract work.

To access employee contact information, please refer to our Meet Our Team page.

Hope’s will remain diligent and highly responsive to all our customers and will keep you updated with future developments.

Be safe and stay healthy!

Randy Manitta

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