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, [...]
November 1, 2017

Giroux Glass Completes Glazing Work on Nordstrom, Century City

Whenever our surrounding cities expand, change, and modernize, it seems like Giroux Glass is always right there in the middle of it all. That’s one of the most exciting things about my job—that we are able to take part in advancing our communities through construction. We’re very proud of the work that we recently completed at Westfield Century City, in which a brand new, three-level Nordstrom LA flagship store was built and recently opened. It’s a new concept space with modern updates and plenty of natural light. The new space includes not only the usual upscale retail use, but also [...]
October 26, 2017

New Rooftop Gym in Century City

Our High-End Design team and I, as the project manager, recently wrapped-up glass and glazing work for an upscale, private gym space in Century City. The gym is perched atop a parking structure, open to eye-catching views of the sun rising and setting on the beautiful Los Angeles cityscape.   Giroux Glass worked closely with Swinerton Builders, the general contractor; the architects at SOM; Trulite, who provided glass; and PRL, who supplied frames and sliders, all used to construct curtain wall, entrance doors, and sliding doors throughout the new gym. Thanks to our crew of Union glaziers (listed below) for completing the [...]
October 17, 2017

“Lake on Wilshire” Hearing at City Hall

At Giroux Glass, Inc., our involvement with projects often starts with estimating projects when general contractors themselves are bidding for the contract. Sometimes it starts when we work with architects on the design itself. Roll it way back, this time, to our involvement on this project preceding those early stages, as it also happens sometimes. With the “Lake on Wilshire,” it started at a public hearing proposal at Los Angeles’ iconic City Hall, on a floor (the 3rd) with such breath-taking design that it looked like a film set. (Much filming has indeed taken place there, starting in the 1950’s, with [...]
October 4, 2017

NAWIC LA Board of Directors Installation

It’s with great pride that I can say that I am now officially a director on the board of an amazing group – the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).  As a sixty-four-year old national organization, its vision is and has been to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. This is a much-needed and admirable goal, given that despite industry labor shortages, women comprise just 9% of the construction labor force.  Increasing that percentage to what it could or should be — 50% — could arguably solve the problem on its [...]
September 26, 2017

Giroux Glass Picnic in the Park

Every summer for the last several years, Giroux Glass partners have gathered with their families and friends for a picnic in the park, to celebrate summer and enjoy each other’s company! This summer, partners from our Los Angeles-based office enjoyed a fun afternoon together at Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos, CA. Kudos to our Culture Committee for organizing the event beautifully. The party was complete with a catered BBQ lunch, prize raffles, games of ladder toss, volleyball, basketball, and more. Most of all, it enabled our friends and families to catch up on each other’s lives, and in [...]
September 20, 2017

Pushing Creative Limits with Glass

This summer, I had the chance to visit what is now one of my all-time favorite museums, The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York, a museum with  an interesting history. It was established it 1951, then twenty years later. the building and most of its prized artwork was seriously damaged by flooding in June 1972, caused by Hurricane Agnes.  Each piece of glass required meticulous cleaning and restoration — and the museum re-opened, amazingly, two months later.  In 2001, a huge renovation added 18,000 square feet to the property, creating the Contemporary Glass Gallery, which showcases countless pieces [...]