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Tammy Whitworth

Chairman & CEO

Born and raised in Wilkes County, North Carolina, Tammy Whitworth’s mission to honor her roots guides her as much as her vision for the future. Serving the community that she and her family have called home for generations is part of what keeps Tammy driven to shepherd Window World®, America’s largest exterior remodeler, successfully into its third decade and beyond.

honoring her roots guides her as much as her vision for the future

After attending Meredith College and earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics/Political Science, Tammy began her career in the renovation and remodeling industry. Initially working at a wholesale window company and managing the measure-and-install program, Tammy quickly learned the ins and outs of replacing windows. She and her husband, Todd, purchased their first Window World store in Wilmington, NC, and quickly opened their second store with life-long friends Darren and Michelle Kennelly in Winston-Salem, NC.

In 2007, Tammy and Todd purchased Window World, Inc., the corporate office of Window World. While they were committed to implementing the change necessary to see the company into its next era, they remained steadfast in their resolve to keep the core of Window World, its family approach, constant.

Tammy and Todd founded Window World Cares® in 2008, the philanthropic branch of Window World, inspired by their daughter Anna Grace's premature birth and initial hospitalization. This personal experience led them to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Named after the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude specializes in treating the most challenging cases of childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, regardless of a family's financial situation.

Tammy's unwavering dedication to St. Jude has resulted in over $16 million in fundraising. In 2023, Window World Cares celebrated a significant milestone with the opening of the Window World Dining Room at St. Jude in Memphis, TN. This new facility stands as a testament to their commitment to supporting the hospital's lifesaving mission.

Her vision for Window World remains to position store owners with the best possible tools to be successful

Overcoming personal tragedy, Tammy became CEO of Window World after the passing of her husband in 2010. Since then, she has led the company in its pursuit to establish world-class training for franchisees, through profound changes in product, installation, and standards regulations, established a Board of Directors, and created an Advisory Council of franchisees. Her vision for Window World remains to position store owners with the best possible tools to be successful, providing opportunity for hard-working families across the nation.

Still proud to call North Wilkesboro home, Tammy serves on the foundation board of Wilkes Community College and supports local initiatives year-round. As a mother of three children, an avid horse enthusiast, and a full-time executive, she uses her experience in both life and business to guide other aspiring working professionals as they pursue their own dreams.

Looking for more? Check out Tammy’s interview with Natfluence: