Content about Mel Gerstein

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.

August 29, 2013

Mahwah, N.J.-based Frost King (Thermwell Products Co. Inc.) has acquired PortaSeal LLC of Morristown N.J. 

PortSeal makes weathersealing products, including Gara-Seal, a rigid vinyl strip with a flexible vinyl flange, which seals the top and sides of garage doors.

Both companies in the transaction are privately owned and operated: PortaSeal by Stanley Garbowy; and Thermwell by David and Mel Gerstein, twin sons of one of the two founding brothers.

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.