About Rockwell

Vaughn Cook is the owner of Rockwell Window Wells

Our Founder’s Story

The story behind Rockwell, LLC begins in 1999, when RockWell’s owner and founder, Vaughn Cook, was acting as general contractor for the construction of his home. In the process of comparing price quotes for basement foundations and options, he realized that he didn’t like any of the window wells presented to him.

Vaughn thought the steel window wells looked ugly and generic, and was surprised at the lack of alternatives available. He had imagined the way his beautiful finished basement would look- and the steel, wood, and concrete window wells wouldn’t complement that vision. Instead, they’d make his basement retreat feel more like a dungeon, and discourage him from even opening the blinds! Due to time and availability constraints, though, he had to accept the unattractive window wells.

Rockwell, LLC is Born

That experience planted the seed of a business idea. Vaughn knew that like him, there were other families in the process of building their own homes who would love a more decorative window well option to enhance the atmosphere of their basement. With his experience in composite engineering from previous jobs in the aviation and automotive industries, Vaughn knew he could design and reinvent an egress window well that was both decorative and functional.

Established in 2004, Rockwell, LLC now provides its window wells that are among the most used in the country, thanks to their exceptional quality, beauty, and versatility. Rockwell, LLC continues to expand its product line to fit the needs of homeowners and contractors across the United States and Canada with various types of basement window coverings and window well ladders, among other products. Our team is confident that RockWell’s unique egress window wells are far superior to other wells currently on the market, and would love to help you make your basement a retreat.

See the fruits of all our hard work; visit our gallery to see homes with their beautiful Rockwell windows in place.

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Why Rockwell Window Wells?

Finally there is an alternative to unattractive window wells.

RockWell window wells help turn your basement into a retreat. Unlike window wells liners, our window wells have a stone texture that truly looks and feels like real stone, adding great curb appeal and an aesthetically pleasing view both inside and outside of the house. Our basement egress window wells allow for more natural light and ventilation into an otherwise dark & drab basement, leaving downstairs rooms feeling larger and more inviting.

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Denali dent-free window well
basement with stone fireplace

Features of a Rockwell Window Well

Style isn’t the only asset of a RockWell stone texture egress window wells. We design our window wells to prioritize safety with easy basement egress, and installation is simple too. Our window wells have both aesthetic and practical features, including:

  • Stone Texture – looks and feels like real stone
  • Built in steps for Egress – No ladder required
  • High strength / Light weight
  • Rust, rot and extreme temperature proof / UV protected
  • One piece rigid construction
  • Backfill with excavated material – No gravel required
  • IRC Egress Code Compliant
  • 10 year warranty
  • Available in Tan and Gray
  • Easy Installation

Beautiful Window Wells Built to Last

Thinking about installing window well liners instead of a Rockwell window well? Installing your basement window wells will be easier than you might expect. They are made of high tech, lightweight composite materials. The single piece construction of our wells means no assembly is required and the installation is a simple process. We even provide easy installation instructions here on our website to walk you through the process.

egress window well installation

When you buy a RockWell window well, you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. With proper installation, your basement window wells and accessories won’t break, rust, or not. They will withstand UV, rain, snow, and anything else nature can throw at them. Our 10 year warranty will give you confidence, trust, and peace of mind.

It’s time to enjoy your basement living space. Get started by browsing our products, or by finding a RockWell distributor near you.

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