August 5, 2019

ABC’s Changes in Nevada Construction Law Event

My colleague, Greg Wright, Director of Nevada Operations, and I attended the luncheon hosted by ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors – on July 25th. The venue was Carmine’s Restaurant at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and the presenters were Warren B. Hardy II, former Nevada State Senator, and Matt Cecil, Holland & Hart, labor attorney. The luncheon was entitled “Changes in Construction Law and How They Will Affect You.” The topic was a great attention grabber for us, because the more we keep abreast of the law and any changes, the better equipped each of us at [...]
July 1, 2019
Giroux Glass service dept replaces panel of glass in downtown los angeles, causing streets to be closed for the glass repair and installation

Gensler Jewel Box Glass Replacement

The Gensler architectural firm façade was our focus on a recent June-gloomy Saturday morning.  Commonwealth Partners called us in to replace one broken panel of glass — one very large broken panel — that measured over 7 feet  x 25 feet, and weighed 1,245 pounds.  It’s not the first time that the Service team from Giroux Glass has worked on what’s known as Gensler’s “Jewel Box,” right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.   The over-sized window consisted of  ½” clear tempered glass, and was manufactured in, then shipped from China, through Glass 3 Enterprises Limited, of British Columbia, Canada.  [...]
June 10, 2019

The Skywalk at the Grand Canyon: 12 years later

This year is the 12th anniversary of Giroux Glass’ installation of the Skywalk, as well as our Las Vegas office’s 20th anniversary  – making it the ideal time for a first-ever visit for one excited group of visitors to the iconic landmark.  Giroux Glass ceo and president, Nataline Lomedico; Nataline’s son, Andre; Brian Peregrina, business development and client relations guru; and I joined National Glass Association’s Sara Neiswanger, and Andrew Haring, for a road trip. We each flew into Las Vegas from various airports to pile into a mini-van together for the five-hour, round-trip drive to beyond Peach Springs, Arizona. The [...]
June 5, 2019

Lions Park: New Donald Dungan Library

The first phase of the Lions Park Library project is now complete. The new library, located in Costa Mesa, California, replaced the Donald Dungan Library.  At over double the square footage of the older building, renovations by our Giroux Glass team included two-story ceiling height, skylights and a substantial amount of glazing. The new facility is now officially open, and the second phase of the project will focus on the old Community Center, with an upgraded storefront and skylights. This project presented some unique areas of concern. The construction of the curved structural glass wall, as well as the integration [...]
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 [...]
May 8, 2019

Hilltop Renovations – Kenfield Residence

Giroux Glass is proud to have been part of this residential renovation project, which involved installing glass walls around the perimeter of an exterior concrete deck. The owners chose glass in order to appreciate the breathtaking views surrounding their Los Angeles hilltop home. Now almost complete, the project began in January as a conventional install, but due to the nature of the glazing needed, we provided design assistance as well. Bringing our expertise into the design phase not only ensures that the required glass will be manufactured correctly, but also that our installation will meet city codes. Bradley Custom Carpentry [...]
May 1, 2019

Las Vegas Team Volunteers for a Great Cause with Clear Impact- The Shade Tree

A few weeks ago, we volunteered our glazing services for a truly deserving, Las Vegas-based organization. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada, as the only 24-hour-accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women, children and seniors. With 364 beds, The Shade Tree provides 100,000+ nights of shelter, as well as 165,000 meals and over 3,200 life-skills classes, and has generously helped over 5,200 families last year alone. This non-profit organization started in 1989, and has grown, thanks to donations, to its present 38,000-square-foot facility of residential areas with sleeping rooms, libraries, training [...]
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 [...]