August 23, 2019

Notable Projects From Giroux Glass

Our team members at Giroux Glass do outstanding work, award-winning work, but most importantly, we always strive to do our best work on every single project. We have an ever-changing document showcasing our past, current, and sometimes even future projects that we use when explaining our capabilities. Projects included in this presentation range from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, to the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Grand Canyon West, Arizona, to the Wynn Pedestrian Bridge in Las Vegas, Nevada and more. Sure we’re proud of these outstanding projects because of the immense amount of planning, team-work and [...]
August 14, 2019

ENR California’s 2019 Regional Best Projects Winners Announced

On July 25th, ENR California announced their 2019 Regional Best Projects winners! For the first time, they split California into North and South, reflecting the large number (114) of contest entries. ENR California’s judges have awarded 54 honors for the region. In the Airport/Transit category, Hensel Phelps will receive an Award of Merit South: Southwest Airlines Terminal 1 Redevelopment Program at Los Angeles International Airport, which Giroux Glass provided the glazing. Another project we submitted is a unique jumbo glass project for the Sports/Entertainment category, anonymously named a “Confidential Entertainment Project” – and it won an Award of Merit! All [...]
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 [...]