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 […]
April 24, 2017

Giroux Glass, Friends of the LA River

This Earth Day (Saturday, April 22), Giroux Glass partners and friends rallied together for the mid-river portion of the Great Los Angeles River CleanUp, organized by FOLAR (Friends of the LA River). It’s one of Los Angeles’ biggest green events, and the largest urban river clean-up in the United States. Eager to play a part in beautifying our city, our team met up at around 9 that morning, at a charming place called the “Frog Spot,” located along the Elysian Valley bike path on the west bank of the river. There was live music to enjoy and a fun area to mingle in before we […]
April 20, 2017

Frida at Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance

If you haven’t been there lately, the newly-renovated Del Amo Fashion Center is definitely worth checking out.  If it’s been a few years since your last visit, you won’t recognize the place.  Yes, it’s historical — it opened in 1961 and for many years held the title of “largest mall in the United States,” until Minnesota’s Mall of America stole its thunder in 1992. But with a change of ownership in 2013, the  Simon Property Group began a $200 million transformation of the north side of the mall.  A new food court opened that year, while the newly-redesigned “Fashion Wing” on the […]
March 31, 2017

Heart ♥ of the City!

We had the pleasure of participating, for the third year in a row, in a fun and healthy annual event: the “Heart of the City” 5-K Walk/Run through the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, closed off early last Saturday morning, for hundreds of people – some with their dogs – to make our way through city streets normally clogged with traffic.
March 22, 2017

Giroux Glass Service Department Saves the Day at DTLA’s AON Center

Our CEO and President, Nataline Lomedico, and I like to stay in close communication about new and exciting challenges for our Service Department--and our latest one is upon us! It all began with an emergency phone call from Shorenstein Realty on Friday, March 17th. They had a large, 400-pound window break and blow out of the 61st floor of the AON Center skyscraper in Downtown Los Angeles, causing quite a ruckus down below.
March 17, 2017

American Subcontractors Association

At Giroux Glass, we feel it's important to keep in touch with not only all that is going on within our industry locally, but also to see and chat with other "subs" in our area. We feel that being members of American Subcontractors Association, ("ASA"), is a wonderful way to do just that. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA and established in 1966, ASA members include subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and a variety of suppliers. Our local Los Angeles/Orange County chapter, has since 1988, hosted monthly meetings at which guests…
March 10, 2017

WIC Week Continues: Groundbreaking Women in Construction Luncheon

In celebration of WIC Week 2017, which officially ends tomorrow, NAWIC LA presented its last event of its "Groundbreaking Women" series yesterday, March 9th. At this event, knowledgeable panel members represented architectural, engineering and construction companies, which was an interesting contrast to Tuesday's panel, in which the women who participated worked for various departments of our Los Angeles City government. I attended the luncheon along with my Giroux Glass colleague, our contracts manager, Ilse Baeck (shown here, right, with moderator Sophia Cavalli.)
March 8, 2017

WIC Week Event: Wonderful Women Changing the LA Landscape

Yesterday, it was my absolute pleasure to attend an event hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), my first event of the week to celebrate "Women in Construction" Week, happening March 5th to 11th. The event took place on the top floor of City Hall's Tom Bradley Tower, a destination worth the visit for the gorgeous Art Deco interior design and the panoramic views in every direction from an outside walkway.