June 22, 2017

Giroux Glass at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Officially open to the public as of June 1st, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is a sight to be seen. Giroux Glass, Inc. recently wrapped up our portion of the development of this grand structure. In the end, we touched just about every room in the hotel. The original Waldorf Astoria resides in New York City, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills marks the 26th property in Waldorf Astoria’s portfolio worldwide. The New York hotel is a 47-story Art Deco landmark designed by architects Schultze and Weaver, which was completed in 1931. The Beverly Hills location takes that Art Deco design [...]
June 16, 2017

Giroux Glass Reaches #19 Slot of Top 50 US Glaziers, per Glass Magazine

The new issue of Glass Magazine is out, and we are excited to see that among all glazing companies in the U.S., Giroux Glass earned the placement of 19th on the list, after a 13.8-percent increase in sales since 2015. Often used as an industry reference, this “Top 50” list, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is compiled annually by the National Glass Association, publisher of Glass Magazine and GlassMagazine.com, and can be viewed here. The special anniversary report takes a closer look at where the industry has been, how it’s changed and where it’s headed. Last year marked the third consecutive year of [...]
June 13, 2017

Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk

It’s always 5 o’clock at the recently-opened Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk! Margaritaville opened to the public this past April and Giroux Glass had the privilege of installing the glass at the location prior to its opening. The Margaritaville restaurants started in Key West, Florida in 1985 and have expanded to over 25 locations worldwide, but this location at Universal CityWalk is the first one in California. Before now, you’d have to drive to Las Vegas if you had a hankering for a Cheeseburger in Paradise® or a Who’s to Blame® margarita. Now Angelenoes can just make the quick commute up [...]
June 6, 2017

Bird’s Eye View from a Really Big Piece of Glass

Black’s Beach is a secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, CA. The location of this recent Giroux Glass High-End Design project made for particularly scenic footage of our Union glazing crew hoisting a 1,000-pound piece of glass to prepare it for installation. One of our glaziers, Monico Gonzalez, cleverly mounted his GoPro to the glass as it swung over the rooftop of this stunning location. Black’s Beach and Torrey Pines presents an interesting problem for our crews to solve in that access to this area is very [...]
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 [...]
May 25, 2017

The Skywalk at the Grand Canyon Turns 10!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the majestic Grand Canyon Skywalk, a structure that Giroux Glass proudly worked on and which opened to the public on March 28, 2007. The horizontal cantilever bridge juts out over the west side of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in a curved U-shape that gives visitors a sweeping view of the canyon below. Pedestrians can walk 70 feet out past the cliff’s edge and stand 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. The Skywalk contains 46 custom-built glass panels that are almost three inches thick and weigh a total of 83,000 pounds. They contain [...]
May 25, 2017

Progress with Panels

I thought it might be time to tell – remind? – people about what’s happening these days at our plant in San Bernardino, California.  Since 2008, we have been doing our own fabrication on almost any ACM (aluminum composite material) panel project we can bid. The news that we are now thrilled to announce is that Giroux Glass has also recently become a certified dealer-installer of CENTRIA products.  As a qualified member of the CENTRIA dealer network, the certification identifies us as the one CENTRIA dealer-installer to provide product and perform installation over the geographic regions that include from Merced [...]
May 19, 2017

Winemaking 101: Our Final Session

The budding winemakers at Giroux Glass participated a few days ago in the final phase of creating our first-ever production of red table wine. As a fun way to hang with our co-workers and also to celebrate our company’s 70th Anniversary, we decided last summer to sign up for a series of team-building and educational winemaking events at Grape Expectations, in Henderson, Nevada, close to our Las Vegas office. We commemorated our milestone anniversary with these beautiful labels, adding a nod to the location with a photo of our historic 2007 Grand Canyon Skywalk project to decorate the bottles. We [...]