Meet Our Team
The highly trained staff of door and window replacement specialists at Renewal by Andersen of Northern Virginia-DC will work with you to improve your home. Our experienced design consultants will help you to choose the right window or door for your home from our wide selection of Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and Andersen doors. When you turn to us for door or window replacement, you can count on us to do the job right with a respectful approach and professionalism you’d expect from an industry leader.
Let’s get to know some of the key members of our team!
Mark was born into the window replacement industry – literally! Mark’s dad, Martin Chaikin, started The Window Place out of the family’s Baltimore basement in 1958. The company was immediately successful because of Martin’s focus on putting the customer’s need first. Mark joined the company in 1974, and has been running the business for the past 40-plus years. Needless to say, the company has outgrown the family basement!
In its 56th year the company, now known as Renewal by Andersen of Northern Virginia-DC, is stronger and more popular than ever. Mark’s insistence on creating a quality experience for every customer has led to many repeat customers, and to a steady stream of referrals from neighbors throughout the region who are delighted with their new windows and doors.
Mark’s move to associate with Renewal by Andersen means the company is the exclusive regional retailer for one of the most outstanding replacement windows on the market. But Mark has never lost his focus on what his father taught him so many years ago: focus on the customer.
“The best window in the world is only as good as the company that installs it,” advises Mark. To that end he is rigorous in training and educating his customer service, sales, and production teams so that they are continually improving in all areas.
Mark and his wife, Carol, have two grown children, daughter Lauren and son Kevin, along with Bull, the family dog. Kevin joined the family business in 2006 and is now the third generation in the window industry.
Kevin is the third generation of the Chaikin family in the replacement window business started by his grandfather in 1958. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in marketing, Kevin immediately joined his dad, Mark, at Renewal by Andersen of Northern Virginia-DC. He assists Mark in all aspects of managing the business, including sales and production. Kevin was born and raised in Fairfax County, and truly enjoys working closely with his neighbors!