Renovate by Berkowitz™ (RbB) was established following a lengthy period of research and development by the former owners of J.E. Berkowitz, LP; Ed & Arthur Berkowitz. As architectural glass fabricators since 1920, they saw a need in the market for a product or system for existing office building owners to upgrade their single glazed windows/curtain wall systems. Typically, buildings built prior to the mid-1970’s used single-glazed windows or curtain wall systems.
In 2006 Ed & Arthur developed the first prototype of the Renovate by Berkowitz™ window retrofit system. “We took our prototype to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) show in Anaheim, Calif., to see if there was any market interest. Marketing under the posed question; ‘Is your building an energy hog,’ we spent a few days talking to building owners, developers and facility management personnel. We came away believing we had touched a chord with building owners/managers of existing buildings, and vision of a new product opportunity.
In 2009 they formally moved ahead with the new business, forming the new company, Renovate by Berkowitz™, LLC. Their years of experience in the glass fabrication industry and their continued R&D work on Renovate by Berkowitz™ system had paid off, landing the initial installation of Renovate in 2010.