Habitat family & employee volunteers featured in Andersen’s latest advertisement

At Andersen, supporting our community is just what we do. It’s who we are and is at the very core of our brand. This focus on community is part of what makes working at Andersen and doing business with Andersen special.

A Home & A Future

Through Andersen’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we have helped make it possible for hardworking families to achieve their dream of stable, affordable homeownership.

The Rognesses are a family of five, who lived in a small, 900-square-foot apartment. Bethany works for Feed My Starving Children, and Tyler has a demanding marketing job. Between raising three boys, all under the age of six, taking work calls from the living room, and getting the dog out for its needs … they were stressed.

Bethany heard about an opportunity to secure an affordable mortgage through Habitat for Humanity, then wrote an application and a letter. The letter painted a picture of the future she could see for her growing family if they were able to purchase the home of their dreams. Lo and behold, they were approved for a house with Habitat for Humanity. Now they have a new house complete with a vegetable garden, a place to play ball and enough space to host holidays with family and friends.

The Rogness family shares their story in a new Andersen advertisement. The video also features some hardworking Andersen volunteers who represent the hundreds of employees who share their time and talents throughout the year to help Habitat build homes for deserving families.

Andersen’s Support of Habitat for Humanity

As a corporate partner supporting Habitat for Humanity International, Andersen contributes to its work across the United States to close the racial equity gap in housing. We believe every family deserves a place to call home, and we want to help make that possible.

We've worked alongside Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country since 1995 to support affordable housing and housing equity. This includes window and door donations, employee volunteerism and philanthropy totaling more than $7 million to Habitat affiliates so homeownership can become a reality for everyone.

Our longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity includes contributing to milestone events through volunteerism.

  • 2001 - Fourth-generation member of the Andersen family and former Board of Directors member Sarah Andersen chaired a $15 million capital campaign to double the number of Habitat homes being built in the Twin Cities.
  • 2003-2007 - The "100 Years / 100 Homes" campaign honored the company’s centennial with Andersen and the related foundations donating $5 million to build 100 Habitat homes across the country. Employee volunteers worked in 26 communities as part of this effort.
  • 2012-2015 - Andersen partnered with St. Croix Valley Habitat to build an 18-home EcoVillage, a net-zero energy community. The company provided all the windows and donated $100,000 to fund the effort. Andersen volunteers gave their time on build sites through 2015.
  • October 2014 - Employees from our Garland, Texas, plant volunteered to build or renovate 105 homes (with Andersen funding and in-kind window donations) in Dallas/Fort Worth as part of the Former President Jimmy Carter Work Project.
  • 2022 - Employees from across Andersen come to Bayport to help build a home in our own backyard. Across America, our employees volunteered more than1,500 hours on Habitat home builds!

Posted: June 7, 2023