May 31, 2017

High-End Design at Penta’s LA Office

I don’t take it for granted that my work keeps me on my toes, always learning, and doing a variety of tasks. No two jobs are ever the same! I’ll get to plan out glass work for multi-million dollar mansions, high-end retail stores, local theme parks, and so much more. In that, I also get to take care of some of our most long-term clients and friends on their own projects. Giroux Glass’ High-End Design team and I recently helped our friends at The PENTA Building Group make glass improvements to their Downtown Los Angeles office location. We installed full-span glass, partition glass, and two single glass doors to [...]
April 28, 2017

The Cross at Olvera Street

It’s amazing the things you can learn about a person, once you take the time to get to know them, isn’t it? I had met Jackie Hadnot, our local Trulite delivery driver, back in 2006 when his route covered Beverly Hills, an area in which our High-End Design department does a lot of work. I don’t see Jackie as often now, but when we do cross paths, we make small talk about his passion for wood carving. On Wednesday, our company town hall meeting had just adjourned when Jackie happened to be waiting outside. He was very anxious to share his most [...]
February 16, 2017

Healing Garden at Kaiser Permanente LAMC

Who would have thought that my career as a project manager would lead me back to my birth place (I won’t say how many years later), at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Aside from my own history there, Giroux Glass has also built a long-term relationship with Kaiser, though in a different way, having provided glass and glazing services to numerous medical centers over the years. Most recently, our glazing team completed an outdoor healing garden project at Kaiser LAMC, after beginning the initial pre-planning stages for it late last year. We teamed up with Kaiser Construction and Facilities Services and Sautter [...]
June 8, 2016

Glass Floors in a Venice Home

We get to work on some pretty interesting homes in the counties surrounding our Downtown Los Angeles location. This time, my project took place in a property that was a tri-level condo situated in Venice Beach, near the distinctive landmark of the Venice canals. Our scope of work was to furnish labor and material to install new multi-laminate glass flooring over a staircase landing. The homeowner wanted to remove the steel floor grates that were already in place in the home, and to add a little more décor to the space.  His goal was also to extend the usable area by removing the existing safety rail.  I can vouch [...]