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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’s of Science in Economics/Political Science degree, 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 from Leon Whitworth, Todd’s father, 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, from Leon Whitworth. 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 started Window World Cares®, the charitable arm of Window World, in 2008. Their eldest child, Anna Grace, was premature and spent the first days of her life in a hospital. Having experienced the strain of worrying about their child’s health, Tammy and Todd decided to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Named for the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude takes on the toughest cases of childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and does so without regard for a family’s ability to pay. In 2010, Window World Cares was named St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s New Corporate Partner of the Year, and Tammy’s passion for the hospital has led to nearly $6 million in fundraising.
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, Todd 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 most recently, 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 Wilkesboro home, Tammy serves on the board of Wilkes Community College and supports local initiatives year round. As a mother of three children, an avid horse enthusiast, and full-time executive, she uses her experience, in both life and business, to guide other aspiring working professionals as they pursue their own dreams.