Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40: Jake Zahnow

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John “Jake” Zahnow, 37
President/CEO, WindowPRO
Middleburg Heights, Ohio

EDUCATION
B.A., Business, Michigan State University; MBA, Case Western Reserve University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Expanded WindowPRO from one location to three since starting with the company in 2002
• Winner of Case Western Reserve’s
Weatherhead 100 award, recognizing the fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio
• Window and Door magazine Dealer of the Year, 2009

EXTRACURRICULAR
• Member, Window and Door Dealers Alliance Advisory Council and ClevelandChapter of Young Presidents

OFF THE CLOCK
Hobbies: Traveling with his family
Favorite movie:  “Caddyshack” – “Because it is hilarious, timeless and everyone can easily recall some of the scenes. So you can mention the “Dalai Lama” in the voice of Carl the greenskeeper and everyone knows who you are referring to.”
Favorite vacation spot: Northern Michigan
Favorite reads: Business periodicals and magazines

SECRET LIFE
Grandfather built his own boat and sailed it half way around the world in the 1990s.  
Used to live in Europe and would like to live overseas again.

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