Our Mission: Your Happiness

Our Values: Rock the golden rule.

Our Contribution: Help create a world                                      without ALS.


ReplaceSmart was born out of APCO Industries, Inc. located in Columbus, OH


1962 - Siding Installation for Builders
1965 - Home Improvements for Homeowners
1968 - Seamless Gutters Added to Product Mix
1972 - Kool-Shade Awning Manufacturing
1974 - Distribution Begins, Wholesale Materials Offered to Contractors
1976 - Windows and Doors Added to Product Mix
1978 - APCO Building was built Allowing More Room for Distribution
1987 - Expansion Into Midwest Markets Begins
2002 - Web presence Begins
2006 - Sunrooms
2009 - Retractable Awnings and Hybrid Windows are Introduced
2012 - Pro Exterior by APCO Design Center
2013 - APCOWindows.com, ReplaceSmart.com, ReplaceSmartPro.com
2022 - APCO moves to a state of art office and warehouse facility


In 1961 Bill Clarkin Sr., working out of a barn in his back yard, sold the first installed aluminum siding job to a central Ohio builder. At that time, an installed siding package did not exist in the Columbus Ohio market. This was the seed that sprouted to be APCO Industries which incorporated in 1962 as The Aluminum Products Company.


In 1965, Home Improvements were offered to homeowners. Shortly after, Bill Clarkin Sr., purchased a seamless gutter machine and offered gutter manufactured on site to builders and homeowners.


In 1972, the company began fabricating custom awnings. The company gained a considerable amount of buying power which led other siding dealers to request materials direct. In 1974, The APCO Wholesale Company began serving dealers and do-it-yourselfers. The Window and Door Division opened its doors in 1976, making APCO a major supplier of exterior building products.


In 2002, Bill Clarkin Jr. brought the company into the internet age with apco.com. In 2011, he fully created and developed ReplaceSmart with the intent to offering a no non-sense way to purchase high performance windows at very competitive prices.


To be a philanthropic, spiritual and financial success by offering our customers a no non-sense way to purchase high performance building products at very competitive prices nationwide.

About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. When the motor neurons  die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

All ReplaceSmart’s contributions are to the ALS Association in honor and memory of Kevin Capper.