Our ultimate mission at Clevernest is to provide the product YOU want, with professional installation.
“And as we go about this wonderful business…whatever success we have, and whatever the future holds, we must remain mindful of where our many blessings have come from, as we strive each and every day to honor God, in our personal lives, and in our work.”
Clevernest Inc., was formed in 2011, and we opened our showroom and warehouse at 240 West Carmel Drive in 2012. Clevernest is wholly-owned by Tom McHaffie. Tom has been a custom home builder in the northern Indianapolis suburbs since 1988, and continues to build some of the finest homes in the area. Tom is known for his attention to detail, his ability to create unique looks and designs, delivering a high quality product at a fair price, and follow up after the sale.
We offer energy-smart products to homeowners and builders in the Central Indiana area. We service Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Noblesville, Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fortville, Southport, Lebanon and surrounding areas in Hamilton, Marion, Boone, Madison, Hancock, Tipton, Hendricks, Shelby, Johnson, and Morgan counties. We specialize in full-service replacement of windows, patio doors, and entry doors in existing homes.
Because of our owner’s experience in the high-end residential construction business, everything we do at Clevernest is focused on selecting the best products available, installing them with the highest degree of quality possible…and ultimately delivering the overall project at a fair price.
The tagline at Clevernest is: “Windows + Energy Smart Products”. We chose this line because we believe Windows and Doors are the best places to start when outfitting a home or business with a quality product that will save energy and maintenance dollars. We consider ourselves Window and Door Specialists, and experts in the current best practices for installing these products.
Also, Clevernest offers other products that were chosen for being “Energy Smart” which in our mind means they will save you money on your energy bill and in upkeep, and yet be a good value when considering where to spend your construction or renovation dollars. Products like “Hardie-plank” Siding with “Full-Back” insulation, or products like our blown in ceiling insulation fit the Energy Smart test, for instance. Products that make sense….and are a good bang for the buck. You might say they are a “clever” choice for your “nest”.
Our method at Clevernest is to give you choices. Our owner’s goal in selecting the Window and Door companies we represent, was to have a product for each particular need or application a customer might have. We are proud to have been named an Andersen Windows and Doors “Circle of Excellence” dealer, as Andersen truly has one of the best names in the business, and its product offerings are second to none. There are other types of windows or doors, that might also be appropriate for a given project, and so we also carry Andersen E-Series Windows and Doors (formerly Eagle Windows and Doors) an extruded aluminum clad wood window, with features like between the glass shades, and push-out casement windows; an all fiberglass window made by Serious Windows (which features some of the highest energy ratings available), and an ultra high quality vinyl window made by Associated Materials. Our approach is to access your need, and then see which of our products will give you what YOU want….verses telling you why one product will fit every need (or budget!) you might have.
Clevernest was founded to bring a new level of professionalism to the Window and Door business, and to become a Window and Door Specialty Dealer that had the product knowledge AND the installation knowledge to deliver the high quality customers expect.
In addition to selling and installing new windows, doors, siding, and other energy smart products for homeowners, we also serve remodelers, builders, architects, and commercial construction professionals.
The Clevernest Team
Thomas R. McHaffie
Tom founded Clevernest in 2011, after doing much research into businesses that would be a good fit with his experience as a custom home builder in the northern Indianapolis suburbs since 1988. Tom continues to build some of the finest homes in the area. (See www.custombuilder.com). Tom brings those same traits he is known for in the building business, i.e. attention to detail, an ability to create unique looks and designs, innovative systems and processes, and delivering a high quality product at a fair price, to Clevernest.
Tom is a Hoosier born and raised, growing up in Carmel, graduating from Carmel High School, and then Indiana University, with a BS in management and logistics. Tom and his wife Amy have been happily married for 33 years and have 6 kids….” mostly” out of the “nest” at this point! In his free time, Tom is actively involved with his Church - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and enjoys hangin’ with the wife and kids, and in the summer - anything to do with water. He also enjoys woodworking, fishing, skiing, reading, and playing guitar.
Joe joined our team in January of 2016. President & co-owner of a successful company committed to reclaiming and rehabilitating area properties that had been let go, Joe's already present commitment to environmental responsibility grew as his company worked to make homes more energy efficient. Using responsibility sourced & environmentally kind materials & remodeling practices, Joe has proven that existing homes can be substantially improved upon with updates like additional insulation & new windows & doors. Joe's extensive knowledge of energy smart products for your home, his knowledge of our products, & his willingness to help our clients get the best service & products for their money make Joe a critical part of our Clevernest team.
Joe and his wife, Kristy, live in Carmel with their three young children. They are active in their church, school activities, and tending their chickens -- yes, chickens! Joe has diverse talents
Stacy has been a part of the Clevernest team since February of 2014. She will serve as the primary point of contact throughout your project, from scheduling your no obligation, in home consultation to making sure the installation is completed to your satisfaction.
Outside of the office, Stacy enjoys strength training with her husband/workout partner, antique shopping, and is active in her church and the Hamilton County Jail Ministry. As a family, Stacy, her husband David and their college-aged daughter also love to hike Indiana's beautiful state parks.
Charlie Wilder is our head installer. He has been installing windows and doors for many years. His attention to detail results in beautiful and professional results. When he's not on the job site, Charlie enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. He's also a big fan of the Indianapolis Colts. (Pictured here with a homeowner's very interested dog, Claire.)