February 7, 2019

California High School Career Fair

Last week, Giroux Glass participated in the fourth Annual Career Fair at California High School, in Whittier, California. The career fair hosted more than 2,500 students between the ages of 14-19 years old. “Why a high school,” one could well wonder? For reasons of spreading the word about the vast labor shortage in our industry, largely due to an age gap of incoming younger workers. The career fair was a perfect opportunity to help spread the word about the many benefits and opportunities in the construction field — for girls and boys! In talking to so many young people, we [...]
January 25, 2019

Inspiring Photos From ENR’s “2018 Year in Construction”

We wanted to take a moment today and share ENR’s gallery of inspiration that goes back to 2003. Here at Giroux we tend to be focused on getting the job done to meet (and exceed) our client’s expectations. So when we take a moment to catch our breath and look around sometimes we see something that has that extra, shows everyone that every job can have its moment of extra special. Looking through ENR’s annual photo contest lets us get a glimpse into construction projects that do more than just get the job done. These images are able to transport [...]
January 15, 2019

“Outstanding Women in Construction and Design . . . “

. . . is the headline on this week’s Los Angeles Business Journal.  We were so proud, once again, to see listed among the 25 prominent women in our industry, our Giroux Glass, CEO and president, Nataline Lomedico, on page 26.  She shares the honor with 24 other trail-blazing women who were hand-picked by the publication as extraordinary women who have done so much to contribute to both the Los Angeles economy and to the city skyline. The entire article can be read here. Considering that women make up less than 10% of the entire industry workforce, it’s encouraging to see [...]
January 9, 2019
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High-End Design at a Local LA Residence

Whenever our marketing team asks to join our glaziers on-site, it often reminds me of how unique and involved our role as a glazing contractor can be. We estimators and project managers can get so caught up in our day-to-day work that we don’t often stop to reflect on the incredible skill of our Union glaziers, and the coordinated effort that’s required to successfully complete each project. For instance, our marketing team recently scaled ladders and climbed around a current project site to photograph new construction at a Los Angeles estate. The job required some major maneuvering with a crane [...]
December 18, 2018
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USGlass Releases “Hospitality Hall” Video

The new Harrah College of Hospitality building on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, features glass on the façade and throughout the spacious interior, allowing light to brighten the learning environment. USGlass interviewed representatives of companies involved in the project from design to installation, including our project manager, Daniel Rodriguez: See video here. Fifty years ago, a small “hotel” department at a little-known university in the desert started as the “College of Hotel Administration.” Over the next five decades, it became UNLV’s flagship program, and one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world. To celebrate its fiftieth [...]
December 14, 2018

Giroux Glass’ Las Vegas Projects Tour

On Friday, December 14th I had a productive day touring a few of Giroux’s completed projects. This whirlwind expedition was guided by Jesse and included more than a couple of my Giroux partners. Stops along the way included Wynn, Palazzo and Venetian hotels, where we were able to view various challenging aspects of quality glass, glazing, façades and curtain wall installations. I really enjoyed having this opportunity to visit completed works as well as jobs in progress. This tour included several top-line and detailed office meetings as we plan for an unbelievable 2019. Looking back on 2018, we at Giroux Glass [...]
December 13, 2018
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Reflections of our Past Work

It seems fitting that now, as the year ends, we take a moment to look back on our company’s long history, and ponder our many past projects throughout the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Where better to do literally that, than from the vantage point of yet another of our projects: the City National Plaza’s (CNP) top floors? This moment of reflection was motivated by an interview by the Los Angeles Business Journal, on whose list, the “100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” we recently ranked, and then became apparent that many construction companies made the list. They asked Giroux about our [...]
November 28, 2018

New Pacific Realty

The High-End Design department at Giroux Glass covers various projects. From storefronts to multi-million-dollar homes, our department has done it all. Although most of the work at Giroux Glass consist of exterior jobs, in the High-End Design department we work on many interiors as well. Earlier this year, my team (Allen Shook, Chris Ruiz, Rob Neal, Shaun Hosmer & crew) and I worked on the interior of New Pacific Realty in Beverly Hill, CA. New Pacific Realty is one of many offices located in the Kenquest/Beverly Hills building.  The Kenquest/Beverly Hills building is a 5- story mid-century modern building located [...]