Northeastern Window & Door opened in 1979 by Jim and Betty Smith as a small Window & Door Shop serving Northeastern Michigan. The store is now owned and operated by John Smith, Jim and Betty's son.
Jim and Betty Smith, and family, lived in the Metro Detroit area. Jim worked as a trim carpenter. They had family in Alcona County and wanted to get out of the city. Jim and Betty would come "Up North" on the weekends and Jim did side jobs when he was in the area. Jim had trouble locating materials for his jobs. He saw a need for a window and door supplier in Alcona County so he and his family relocated to Mikado in 1979 and opened Northeastern Window & Door in May 1979, on the corner of US 23 and Main Street in Harrisville. Jim sold windows, doors and trim. Jim became known as "Need trim, see Jim".
The store moved to it's current location in 1982 and has grown to one of the largest retail stores in Alcona County. In 1984 True Value Hardware was added, in 2004 Just Ask Rental Center, and in 2010 the store added a full service lumber yard. The store's success has been built from customer service and competitive pricing. John's children Joanna and John Jr. are actively involved in the business as the 3rd generation in the family.
In 1991 Denflo Distributors, our second location, opened in Alpena as a mastic vinyl siding distributor. The store has now expanded into a complex building material supplier now carrying lumber, roofing and many building related products. The Denflo name has changed to Northeastern Window & Door of Alpena. Our two great locations now serve northeast Michigan contractors and homeowners under the Northeastern Window & Door name.