May 15, 2019

Giroux Glass Participates in “Construction vs. Cancer” and “The Big Dig” Fundraiser

Construction vs. Cancer” is an annual Southern California event put on by the American Cancer Society and the construction group, “The Big Dig.” The event takes place at Angels Stadium, in Anaheim, California, and gets children involved — up close and hands-on! — with the heavy construction equipment they love, all for the great cause of helping to raise funds to cure cancer. Sponsors of this event included: Penta Building Group, McCarthy Construction, Sukut Construction, and many more. Giroux Glass coworkers, Yalitze Caballero and Gerard Marquez, and their loved ones, had the pleasure of representing our company at the awesome [...]
April 24, 2019

How “MOSTe” Empowers Women to Succeed

I recently had the opportunity to represent Giroux Glass at a fundraiser in support of an incredible local organization. “Motivating our Students through Experience,“ known as “MOSTe,” is a mentoring program focused on empowering young women, and gives them the resources they need to thrive as proficient students and to become successful women. Matching young women with mentors they may not have had otherwise, the organization also believes that helping these girls reach their own full potential benefits our entire community. MOSTe has been in existence since 1986 and has been helping the Los Angeles community and young women in [...]
April 5, 2019

CSULA BioSpace

We are proud to announce that Giroux Glass has completed yet another beautiful project: the new BioSpace building at Cal State University, in Los Angeles. The recently-finished project incorporates some beautiful design work that truly mirrors the likely future accomplishments to take place within its walls.  This venue will, among other activities, house a training program to prepare emerging entrepreneurs to launch their own job-creating,  bioscience ventures.  How better to motivate creative minds than by enveloping them in open spaces awash with light? Giroux Glass’  project manager Dave Brewster, and the CAD department worked closely together to meet the high [...]
March 26, 2019

Contract Negotiations: The Art of Paving a Safe Road to Growth

Building a successful company and building a road have a lot in common Building a company is very similar to building a road. It is a process. And as companies grow, it is easy to lose sight of the maintenance that must be done to keep it safe for high-speed travel. Here at Giroux Glass, our Contracts Manager, Ilse Baeck, has been the gate keeper and road maintenance specialist. She not only prepares the company to handle the accelerated growth that is coming our way, but she also helps our clients understand the risks of working with glazing contracts. Ilse’s [...]
March 15, 2019

Once Again Giroux Glass is “Great Place to Work” Certified!

Giroux Glass has consistently ranked on several lists as one of the “Best” or “Great Places to Work” (depending on the list) for over ten years. This year is no different, as Great Place to Work® recently certified us for the third year in a row. In previous years, we also made the lists for “Best Places to Work” (by the Los Angeles Business Journal) and “Best Places to Work in the Glass and Metal Industry” (by USGlass Metal and Glazing Magazine). Most of these lists are based on employees’ input. We are proud to have been honored with other [...]
March 6, 2019

Rams Stadium Tour

The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.” A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), [...]
November 8, 2018

Words of Wisdom for Young Industry Hopefuls

Last month, Nataline Lomedico, CEO and president of Giroux Glass Inc., was one of seven panelists at the 2018 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Annual Conference in Lake Tahoe. The panel discussed diversity and inclusion and its importance in the construction industry. When people hear the word diversity, a few concepts that immediately come to mind are race and gender, but what about age? After leaving the conference, Nataline considered that the current construction workforce reflects a disproportionate number of younger people, as well as the other more often-cited issues. “For every three baby boomers retiring from the construction industry, only [...]
November 2, 2018

Charity Golf Tournaments

Here at Giroux Glass, we strive to honor our core values every day: Ownership, growth, respect, excellence, unity, and integrity. When it comes to the word unity, we believe that we are not only united as a company, but we stand united as a community. Last month we had the pleasure of sponsoring two charity golf events that align with our core values and illustrate the importance of giving back to the community. The G.L Bruno Family Foundation Golf Tournament On October 12, 2018, Partners John Smith and Kelly Edwards attended the 22nd Annual G.L Bruno Foundation Golf Tournament. When [...]