January 9, 2018
Giroux Glass at Fogo De Chao San Jose

Fogo De Chao Project

Our Service team tackles some of the most diverse (and delicious-smelling) projects of any of our Giroux Glass installation and fabrication teams. One of our latest projects took us to Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse in San Jose, CA, where our team of Union glaziers (Ruben Hernandez, Dominique Castillo, and Steven Perez) were on-site for a full work week to install glass and channel at the restaurant. We installed a dark bronze anodized base shoe into the customer’s prepped opening, as well as vertical channel and ½-inch clear tempered glass. Even with the most straightforward, simple installation, some of the [...]
January 4, 2018
AltaSea at Port of Los Angeles, A Giroux Glass Project

AltaSea Project

Last month, a job creation and ocean sustainability initiative, AltaSea, celebrated the groundbreaking of their new “La Kretz Blue Incubator” (a key component to their ocean innovation mission) on their 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Port of L.A. executives and other community leaders and supporters participated in the event. With the help of many, including scientists, architects, and the construction crew of Giroux Glass, Inc., led by PCL Construction Services, Inc., the campus was prepped and built for the event. Giroux Glass’ High-End Design team ensured that two storefront [...]
December 21, 2017
Giroux Glass Attends Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Institution Event

It’s Official! Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Prior to coming to work for Giroux Glass, I had never stepped foot inside Los Angeles’ City Hall. In the past six months, I’ve been there three times, each time for a wonderful cause related to either city planning or a women’s organization. Most recently, it was to support the women responsible for having the City and our mayor, Eric Garcetti, officially proclaim “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day” (WED) an officially recognized day. I was invited to be the guest of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Los Angeles president, Priscilla Chavez, to attend a breakfast and the city council meeting [...]
December 19, 2017

Happy Holidays from Giroux Glass!

Warmest holiday greetings to you and yours, from your friends at Giroux Glass! We feel very fortunate to be part of a tight-knit group of colleagues, who value time for fun and family. To celebrate the holidays, Giroux Glass employees gathered at three different locations throughout the Southwest to cap off another eventful year in construction. Our four teams (Nevada Operations, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Bernardino locations) each hosted parties at local restaurants, including Luminarias in Monterey Park, CA; Sierra Gold in Las Vegas, NV; and BJ’s in Fresno, CA. Spouses and special guests were welcome to join in [...]
December 4, 2017
Giroux Glass ESOP Celebration with Anne-Merelie Murrell, November 2017

Celebrating Our ESOP, the Gift of Anne-Merelie Murrell

It’s remarkable when company owners pass on their ownership to their children. What is it when an owner of a company chooses to provide for many families by passing ownership to her employees? It’s unbelievable. . . . and rarely takes place. Yet that is exactly what Anne-Merelie Murrell did for her employees when she transferred her majority ownership to all of us, the employees of Giroux Glass. She made us all owners and partners. Thank you, Anne-Merelie, for the gift of employee ownership! With big dreams, expertise, and the best union glaziers and office staff, we’re dedicated to making [...]
November 29, 2017
Giroux Glass at Sage Glass

SageGlass Visit

A few weeks ago, we were invited to attend a program at SageGlass headquarters: their recently-implemented “Installer Program.” Along with one of the estimators on my Giroux Glass High-End Design team, Jess Carreon, we traveled to Fairbault, Minnesota to attend this event. About 20 other glaziers from all over the country joined us to hear more about SageGlass products and technology. We have worked with SageGlass, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, previously and are already very familiar with their dynamic, electronically-tintable product. Almost two years ago, we installed it at the top of the US Bank building in downtown Los Angeles; they’re [...]
November 15, 2017

Giroux Glass, One of LA’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

I’m happy and so proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) has deemed Giroux Glass, Inc. the 83rd “Fastest Growing Private Company” in Los Angeles County. Earlier this month, I attended a cocktail reception hosted by LABJ at City Club LA, to learn of our company’s rank out of the 100 companies being honored that evening. It’s a big deal to me to be recognized as a company that is still growing and reaching new heights, especially considering our history of tremendous growth. When Anne-Merelie Murrell purchased Giroux Glass, Inc. in 1991, the company generated less than [...]
November 10, 2017

Veterans Village Volunteers

Giroux Glass is among a group of over 100 businesses and trades who have, together, donated over one million dollars in material and labor to construct Las Vegas’ Veterans Village #2, a crisis intervention center and public memorial. One hundred percent of the labor and supplies were donated, and the costs that weren’t covered by volunteer businesses came to about $20-thousand. Vice-president of construction at Wynn Design & Development, Darrell Richards, said, “The support from this community is incredible. Everyone we approached, no one said no.” Founded by Arnold Stalk to provide 24/7/365 care for veterans and the surrounding community, [...]