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December 23, 2013

Unofficially, Mel Gerstein’s Christmas card is one of the widest read holiday-cards-slash-political-cartoons in the entire home improvement industry.

This year’s card -- designed, written and created again by Mahwah, N.J.-based Thermwell Products President Mel Gerstein -- hit mailboxes across the country recently. Many of the usual suspects are featured, along with some new names, like NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

October 11, 2013

Mahwah, N.J.-based Thermwell Products, makers of Frost King, has acquired PortaSeal of Morristown N.J., a manufacturer of weathersealing products, according to David Gerstein, president of Thermwell.

November 9, 2012

The parking lot of the Sheraton Crossroads hotel in Mahwah, N.J., was full of pickup trucks sporting the names and numbers of builders and contractors. More than 1,400 builders and contractors descended on the hotel for the Kuiken Brothers Product Expo.

Kuiken Brothers, which is celebrating its 100th year as a New Jersey lumberyard and building products dealer, hosts the product expo every other year. 

December 20, 2011

Home improvement industry veteran Mel Gerstein, co-owner of Mahwah, N.J.-based Thermwell Products, is at it again. His holiday cards containing his unique brand of political humor are hitting mailboxes all across the country. 

Gerstein estimates thousands of people are on his holiday card list, including the office of Home Channel News, which received its card earlier this week. What makes Gerstein tradition unusual is that he draws his own card, and he's been doing it since the mid-1960s.