Over Labor Day weekend, I spent an interesting week traveling for the first time to China! I set off with a colleague, our vice-president of business relations, Bob Burkhammer, and my buddy, Chris, who also works in the industry. Our goal was to get ourselves to our glass manufacturing plant, a few hours outside of Beijing, to inspect the quality of several huge lites of glass, before they’re loaded onto a container and start to float their way to the US. We wanted to be sure that the quality was perfect before they hit the high seas for 6 weeks, [...]
This is only my third week here at Giroux Glass – and my first blog post, (of many, I hope!) – but since my first day, I have sensed the family culture of this company. Everyone has been incredibly nice and welcoming, which led to my excitement for the upcoming company employee events which are typically organized by Giroux’s “Culture Committee,” the team of partners who plan all of our fun employee events. These events include monthly birthday celebrations, pot luck lunches for pretty much every calendar holiday, and our (biggest) end of year holiday party. Summer picnics are held for [...]
Here at Giroux we strongly believe that employee ownership improves our competitiveness, our productivity and the quality of every one of our projects. From August 8th to the 12th, Humberto Martinez and I attended the Employee Owner Retreat in Downers Grove/Chicago, Illinois. This was very interesting and helped us understand what an ESOP is and means to all of our fellow owners at Giroux Glass. What made this experience even more special is that we attended on a scholarship we won, and were able to squeeze in a bit of work-related sightseeing. “We played an ESOP game where we were given [...]
August 6th to the 10th, I spent a really nice week of visiting our different offices and job sites and it reminded me why I love working with our team at Giroux. There is so much talent at all of our Giroux Glass locations. This week in particular was a whirlwind tour. Over the years, I’ve been consistently impressed by how prepared for visitors are our on-site crews are when random visitors appear. It is a testament to their training, professionalism and passion, and this visit was not an exception. Every single team member was equipped, knowledgeable, safe, polite. It [...]
Held at Pelican Hill, Ocean North Golf Course in California, the 2018 OCLA Swinvitational Golf – North was a major success! With golf balls, drivers, and putters in hand, Giroux Glass’ Tom Molinaro and Rob Carter along with Swinerton project managers Isaiah Allofautuli, and Abe Espadas took to the green. It was an honor for Giroux to both participate with a 4-some and to sponsor a hole at this Swinerton Foundation fundraiser.
Giroux Glass was recently featured on Facade Tectonics website for our work on the restaurant 71 Above at the US Bank Tower. We are honored to be recognized and are proud to share this article written by Amanda Weko. We worked with SageGlass and utilized their energy-efficient dynamic glass, this electrochromic glazing eliminates the need for internal or external shading devices or glare protection. Giroux Glass installed a total of 192 insulated glass units, or almost 3,000 square feet of glass, and 48 table-side vents, which can be opened by diners to bring in a rush of fresh air and [...]
We had a party in our Los Angeles office yesterday to honor and celebrate our partner and project manager, Bruce Johnson, who recently announced his retirement. Bruce worked out of the Los Angeles office for most of his time with Giroux, and recently relocated to our San Bernardino location to reduce his commute drive time. (So some of us here in Los Angeles had to ease into missing him over the past year.) We all will be forever grateful for Bruce’s colorful personality, and his commitment to our [...]
The Las Vegas Strip’s new T-Mobile store, located less than a mile away from their new arena, is not your typical neighborhood electronics store. T-Mobile’s first two-story, signature-style space serves as a vibrant, nightclub-esque showcase for the company, complete with a virtual reality display, photo booth, juice bar, and concierge ticket desk, among other features. The 9,000 square-foot space inside Showcase mall (best known for the Coca-Cola bottle and M&M characters which embellish the Strip), replaced the Grand Canyon Experience gift shop, purchased by the Nakash family in 2014 and 2015. T-Mobile and the numerous construction teams involved, including Giroux [...]