When We Say We’re Family Owned & Operated That’s Not Just Lip Service

Over Thirty Years Ago, Two Brothers
Decided to take on the World of
Replacement Window Installation

Save Energy Co was started by my brother, Mike, and I in March of 1983. We opened shop in San Francisco.


In 1987, Mike’s wife, Patricia, joined us. Mike then made a career change in 1999 to financial planning. We moved our office to its current location at 315 Petaluma Blvd, S. in 2003. We all live in town so it made more sense to move the business here. Our central location makes it more convenient to take care of our clients in San Francisco as well as Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Walking is one of my favorite activities, so on most mornings, you’ll find me walking to work accompanied by my faithful dog, Rudy.

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Pat’s brother, Dick McDonnell, has been in charge of our RECO business for 6 years and is our Chief Inspector. We call him, “Mr. Details.”
Our office manager, Bridget, and her daughter, Lucretia, handle our administration and customer service.

Bridget has been with us over 12 years. ‘Cretia, 9 years. (In 2016, Bridget was awarded “Office Manager of the Year” by CCN, a National Trade Organization.)


Makayla is our other Administrative Assistant and has Customer Service responsibilities, as well. She has been with us 3 years.
Kim is our Bookkeeper and also has responsibilities for Accounts Receivable/Payable. She has been keeping our flow positive for 2 years.
Save Energy Co would not be as strong in customer service as we are without the best sales people in the business. Tina has been helping build our reputation for 17 years.
Jim has been providing the highest level of service to our customers for 8 years.

Our installers are also long term members of our SECo family — Miguel (left) has 19 years with us,
Luis has 12,
Oscar has 13,
Eduardo has 3,
and Ahoha has been with us a year and a half.
Kevin, our Field Production Manager, just passed his 2-year mark.

The True Test of Customer Service Comes to Light When Something Goes Wrong…

A Case Study From Our Files

We did a window replacement project that took two of our crews two days to complete.

At the end of the second day, our senior installers left it to the junior team members to finish out the job (i.e., cleanup). It turns out their definition of cleanup wasn’t our definition, or the client’s.

And we heard about it right away.

How was this complaint handled? John — our co-owner and founder — called the client back immediately, went over to the home to survey the situation and promptly took care of it.

He did everything possible to ensure the customer was happy and satisfied. Turns out, he was, and he provided us a positive review (without our asking for it).

Let’s face it, things happen.

Situations arise. At SEWD, we take immediate responsibility and do whatever it takes to make you a happy, satisfied customer. You’ll never get “the run around.” It’s a point of pride. It’s how we want to be treated — with respect and action, not words. That’s why, we believe, you’ll be more satisfied working with Save Energy Windows & Doors, a local, family-owned and operated replacement window & door company than with a franchise or local office of a larger operation.


Early morning company breakfast meeting to kick off fiscal year 2017

Our deep family roots is the reason we do everything in our power to ensure you have a great experience when working with any one of us, here at SEWD.

Why I Love Coming to Work Every Morning

When people ask me what do I like best about my work, I have to admit I truly love helping people make their homes more comfortable.

People come to us with certain issues; the house is too cold, too hot, or perhaps not as beautiful as it once was and we help them upgrade their home and, by extension, improve the quality of their lives. Sometimes all it takes is a new custom window or door replacement to make your home look like new.

During the process, our clients and our company seem to develop a mutual admiration for each other and that makes the job that much more rewarding. We are not just a company, but the people that work here and we’re part of the community, in it for the long haul and not the quick dollar. We also give generously to our local charities, including Mentor Me Petaluma, Rebuilding Together Petaluma, Hospice and Habitat for Humanity just to name a few, and that is always a great feeling.

I also enjoying working with a group of dedicated professionals. Our whole team here, at save Energy Company, is not only friendly and knowledgeable, but truly a lot of fun to work with. As the owner, my philosophy is that we are here to serve others and we take that value very seriously, but while we work hard we also like to keep things light and enjoy ourselves while we work. I believe this is why so many people like to work with us; they know we are going to take good care of them and have an enjoyable experience at the same time.

So that is why I love doing what we do; I get to have fun while serving others and we have built a fantastic team here that makes it easy to do every day.

– John Gorman
President