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Meet The Owner

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As someone who has been a resident of Oregon all of my adult life, I love our corner of the country. I’m Mike Bender and I spent 12 years working in the building products industry after college and another 10 as a proud owner in Portland’s thriving restaurant scene. During those years I learned much about customer service, building products and construction. Along the way I embraced my passion for restoring old things. A few classic vehicles and a few old Portland homes including the 1914 bungalow my wife and I call home. After a decade as a restaurant owner I knew I wanted to get back to building products and the construction industry. I got my foot back in the door working for the supply house of a large window manufacturer, but after a long year I realized I needed to own my own business again.

I witnessed the high pressure sales routines employed by the many companies selling home improvement jobs, so when I read about Zen Windows and their business model it was like a breath of fresh air. I instantly knew I wanted to be a Zen owner.

My goal is to put customers in the driver’s seat of their remodel, letting them decide exactly what they want and when they want to get it. I provide customers with as much information as needed to make an informed decision and I’m proud to offer windows made right here in the Pacific Northwest by The Coeur D’Alene Window Company.

It is my goal to leave each and every single customer with the thought of “Why isn’t everything as easy and hassle free as this?” With Zen Windows Portland, you can sit back and relax because it’s really that easy.

Our TestImonIals
See what our customers have to say about working with Zen Windows Portland!

Zen Windows Portland, and specifically Mike is as good as it gets. Honest, knowledgeable, and responsive...really can't ask for more. After one conversation you will understand you're in good hands.…

Rod M.

I admittedly am no expert when it comes to replacing windows, so when I stumbled across Zen Windows I was pleasantly surprised with their expertise in the field. They are…

Brian F.

The professional integrity and human compassion Mike brings to the table are second to none! Zen Windows understands the current social challenges involved with remodeling, and delivers a product/experience which…

Bob M.

I highly recommend Zen Windows. Affordable prices! Mike was very professional and friendly. I did not feel pressured to buy during the estimate process. From start to finish it was…

Jangime S.

Mike is great! We had a broken window due to a wind storm. He came out and replaced it same day. He’s very professional and we will work with him…

Julian C.

Zen Windows was great. The whole process was stress free and affordable. I'd recommend them to anyone needing windows replaced!

Nathalie W.

[Zen Windows] made ordering and installation of windows a breeze. Windows are perfect, installers were extremely efficient, friendly, and cleaned up so well one would never know we had windows…

J. Jones

I must say, out of all the home improvements I have made over the years, working with Zen was by far the easiest, least complicated, best experience I have ever…

Daniel P.

From the moment we contacted Zen Windows we were satisfied. The level of expertise, no-hassle quote, and speedy response meant we weren't sitting around for weeks waiting on appointments, scheduling,…

Holly A.

We just got our windows replaced with Zen and we are super happy! The windows quality is amazing, the installation crew was friendly and professional and did an awesome job...

Rebecca J.

…Zen Windows are a top shelf service provider. Their prices were competitive and the service and installation were excellent. They honor their estimate, complete the job quickly...

Mike W.

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