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Desert King Windows


50 W Drachman St.
Tucson, AZ 85705
Last Updated: December 28, 2018


About Desert King Windows

Desert King Windows was founded in Oro Valley in 1999 by Bill and Susan Burns. Bill retired to beautiful Tucson after a long career in replacement window sales & service in southern Arkansas. After about 1 year of fishing and golfing, Bill just had to get back into the window business… So Desert King Windows was born.

 Bill and Susan Burns

Since then, Bill opened a location in Phoenix, and soon after, El Paso, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. With such a strong sales background and a great relationship with the manufacturer, Bill and Susan grew the company to exceed $10 Million in annual sales. 

Ron Shortt

Shortly after opening in Phoenix, Bill met Ron Shortt, His account rep for the Arizona Republic/ Phoenix Gazette. Soon a great friendship developed and Ron left his job of 12 years and joined Bill’s sales team at Desert King. For the next 9 years, Ron worked close to Bill, long hours and travel, as he worked his way up to be Bill’s right hand man. Later he became Vice President of Sales.

Then it became time, once again, for Bill to retire (with a little push from Susan). With no Children to take over the family business, Bill sold the Arizona markets to Ron in April 2013.

Jayson Shortt - Vice President Of Desert King Windows
Jayson Shortt, Ron’s son and partner, joined Desert King years earlier as a salesman working along side his Dad. Now, as Vice President and the Registrar Of Contractors License holder for both residential and commercial, Jayson plays a key role in new sales development and as Sales Manager. Since Desert King Windows started 15 years ago, over 15,000 homes have been updated with energy efficient windows and doors! Along the way, many changes and improvements have occurred but one thing has always stayed true… the obsession to detail, customer service, and unparalleled value. With all of that experience and products backed with a lifetime warranty, you can trust that Desert King Windows knows the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home with products that will last a lifetime in our extreme desert climate. At Desert King Windows, we take pride in our local and family owned roots. We believe in a straight-forward “no bull” approach so you can have the peace of mind that you are working with an honest and reliable company with no surprises.This is proven with our no down payment policy. If you are on the market for energy  efficient windows and doors, put your trust into Desert King Windows. We will not let you down.