April 8, 2019

Photo Shoot at Pechanga Resort & Casino

There’s rarely a shoot that doesn’t present a challenge, and my day at Pechanga Resort & Casino was no different. Giroux Glass provided the exterior glass for the new additions to the property – for which the scopes included the atrium and the tower hotel. The first vantage was taken from the parking garage, during sunset. The biggest problem was that at that moment, the sun was setting behind the building, causing a silhouette. Luckily the cloud cover provided me with a natural yet dramatic softbox to shoot into. I also had a chat with Security due to someone reporting [...]
April 5, 2019

CSULA BioSpace

We are proud to announce that Giroux Glass has completed yet another beautiful project: the new BioSpace building at Cal State University, in Los Angeles. The recently-finished project incorporates some beautiful design work that truly mirrors the likely future accomplishments to take place within its walls.  This venue will, among other activities, house a training program to prepare emerging entrepreneurs to launch their own job-creating,  bioscience ventures.  How better to motivate creative minds than by enveloping them in open spaces awash with light? Giroux Glass’  project manager Dave Brewster, and the CAD department worked closely together to meet the high [...]
March 26, 2019

Contract Negotiations: The Art of Paving a Safe Road to Growth

Building a successful company and building a road have a lot in common Building a company is very similar to building a road. It is a process. And as companies grow, it is easy to lose sight of the maintenance that must be done to keep it safe for high-speed travel. Here at Giroux Glass, our Contracts Manager, Ilse Baeck, has been the gate keeper and road maintenance specialist. She not only prepares the company to handle the accelerated growth that is coming our way, but she also helps our clients understand the risks of working with glazing contracts. Ilse’s [...]
March 15, 2019

Once Again Giroux Glass is “Great Place to Work” Certified!

Giroux Glass has consistently ranked on several lists as one of the “Best” or “Great Places to Work” (depending on the list) for over ten years. This year is no different, as Great Place to Work® recently certified us for the third year in a row. In previous years, we also made the lists for “Best Places to Work” (by the Los Angeles Business Journal) and “Best Places to Work in the Glass and Metal Industry” (by USGlass Metal and Glazing Magazine). Most of these lists are based on employees’ input. We are proud to have been honored with other [...]
March 6, 2019

Rams Stadium Tour

The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.” A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), [...]
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 [...]