Window Restoration & Replication

BlackBerry provides a complete line of commercial window, door and glazing products to our clients in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Since 1980 our goal of quality workmanship and product excellence has propelled us in becoming one of the Midwest’s leading fenestration contractors and suppliers. New construction or retrofit, our goal is to satisfy each and every customer! Our experienced employee-based staff provides:

  • Design Consultation
  • Project Management
  • Project Surveys
  • Installation
  • Budget Pricing

We offer state-of-the-art energy efficient glazing products, giving you:

  • Energy Savings
  • Architectural Integrity
  • Durability
  • Visual Clarity
  • Low Maintenance

Current Projects


Book Building/Book Tower—Detroit

This iconic building is a 38 story skyscraper located in downtown Detroit and named after the Famous Book Brothers of Detroit. For a period of time it was the tallest building in Detroit. BlackBerry is starting the process of historic replication and replacement of 1,936 window openings.


Berdan Building—Toledo

The historic 4 story warehouse was built in 1902 for the Berdan Company and is situated in downtown Toledo’s historic warehouse district. This building is a major part of the area’s revitalization and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BlackBerry will be historically replicating and replacing (398) window units and (21) storefront and entrances.


Farwell Building—Detroit

The Farwell Building was constructed in 1915 and is an 8 story commercial building located in the Capital Park area of downtown Detroit. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. BlackBerry will undertake the process of replicating and replacing (4) storefront openings, a rooftop skylight and (475) window openings.


The Elliot Building—Detroit

The Elliot Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in the Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District in downtown Detroit. This 6 story building with distinctive red brick and terra cotta holds great historical significance for the city of Detroit. BlackBerry will historically replicate and replace (62) window openings on the building.

News Articles

BlackBerry has been fortunate to work on some very unique and complex projects in Detroit. These are exciting times in Detroit as the rebirth of an iconic city is underway and shows no signs of stopping. Here are several articles highlighting projects that BlackBerry has had the privilege of performing the window restoration, replication and exterior glazing work.

Architectural Record
Detroit Foundation Hotel by Michigan McIntosh Poris Associates
March 2018

Inside the renovated Capital Park Lofts at 1145 Griswold
December 2017

Curbed Detroit
Ambition redevelopment of Book Tower and adjoining Book Building
September 2017

Understanding the Preservation Movement

National Park Service Brief No. 9 — “The Repair of Historic Wooden Windows”

National Park Service Brief No. 13 — “The Repair and Thermal Upgrading of Historic Steel Windows”

Michigan Historic Preservation Network