Window World Climbs to Top 100 on Annual Ranking of Largest Franchises

After Strong 2020, Window World Earns Highest Ranking in Company History on Franchise Times Top 400 List of Largest Franchises Based on Systemwide Sales

October 5, 2021

N. WILKESBORO, N.C. (October 5, 2021) —  Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, is proud to announce its inclusion on one of the franchise industry’s most prestigious lists. The Franchise Times Top 400® is an annual ranking of the largest U.S. franchise brands based on global systemwide sales.

Window World was ranked number 90 on the list for 2021, climbing 33 spots since last year’s ranking was published and breaking into the top 100 for the first time in company history. “Climbing our way to the top 100 brands on the Franchise Times Top 400 demonstrates Window World’s persistent growth as a company, and it reflects our commitment to be the top choice for consumers when they are ready to update their homes,” says Window World Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth. “We could not have enjoyed such success without the hard work and dedication of our rapidly expanding family of franchise owners that remained resilient through 2020’s ups and downs.”

Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The rigorous approach to research remains the same, said Franchise Times Editor-in-Chief Laura Michaels. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

The research involved builds upon a database that was established in 1999, the Franchise Times reportsabout the yearly undertaking. The research team uses a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and publicly available data, including the franchises’ most recent franchise disclosure documents and Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

This is the latest in a string of accolades for Window World. The company earned a spot on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list in 2021, and it was designated a “2021 Military Friendly Employer” this year for its efforts in creating meaningful career paths for military veterans. The franchise also recently marked the milestone sale of its 20 millionth window

The Franchise Times Top 400 ranking and full report are available at

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About Window World®

Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned franchises nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with over 20 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its windows, vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have all earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. Through its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, Window World and its franchisees provide funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which honored the company with its Organizational Support Award in 2017. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $12 million for St. Jude. Window World also supports veterans and the military through its Window World Military Initiative (WWMI). WWMI defines Window World’s commitment to honor and serve America’s veterans, active military, and military families across the entire franchise system by focusing on three pillars: Careers, Community Outreach and Partnerships. The Veterans Airlift Command has been a partner since 2008. During that time, Window World has contributed over $2.5 million in flights and donations to the organization. For more information, visit or call 1-800 NEXTWINDOW. For home improvement and energy efficiency tips, décor ideas and more, follow Window World on Facebook and Twitter.

The Franchise Times Top 400 is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 400 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 400 also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at




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