July 20, 2017

Restoration of LA’s Ford Theatre is Complete

For decades, the rejuvenated John Anson Ford Amphitheatre has supported artists representing music and dance styles reflective of LA County, from Celtic dance numbers to musical sing-alongs. Ever evolving, Ford Theatre has been undergoing further renovation, featuring state-of-the art sound equipment and space for performers, with impressive architecture and design elements to match. Giroux Glass is proud to be a part of the unique glass design that will serve as the next exciting facade to this 97-year-old LA County treasure – born, discovered, buried, rediscovered, and finally in center stage. Project manager Bruce Johnson and superintendent Kelly Edwards recently toured our Marketing team around the venue, [...]
July 12, 2017

Training at Giroux Glass

“We take pride in training our employees and the next generation of glaziers. Much time and effort goes into glazing. Our employees must be up to speed on the latest techniques and technologies of the industry. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and help our clients achieve what they need.” Giroux Glass is all about making sure its employees are properly trained; whether it’s with equipment, special techniques of the trade, safety, or the latest industry developments. Continuing education: One of our latest trainings brought together glaziers at the Giroux Glass shop in Los Angeles, to learn from our journeyman glazier and [...]
July 6, 2017

Scoreboard Meetings and Financial Transparency

In interpersonal relationships, in our careers, and in our government, transparency is a healthy, just way of existing in community. It’s also sometimes quite the elephant in the room. Either way, transparency is not always easy to achieve, especially when a necessary element of it is trust — a crucial, hard-earned factor in any relationship, I’m sure we can all agree. Discussing the topic of financial transparency here, an organization that provides financial reporting in a clear, candid, frank, and easily understood way is embracing financial transparency. We realize how important financial transparency is when working with investors, but what happens when your shareholders include a majority of your employees as well? [...]
June 29, 2017

The Pacific Center Undergoes Glass Upgrades

Giroux Glass recently completed a project at the Pacific Center in Torrance, CA. Built in 1988, the Pacific Center is a 300,000 square foot, 8-story building in the heart of Torrance. As can be seen in some of these photos, the exterior consists completely of glass curtain wall – which often casts beautiful reflections. Its current tenants include All Nippon Airways, Living Social, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo Insurance. In 2012, the building was bought by the Bixby Land Company who invested in an overhaul of the building. The renovations included newly-renovated common areas, lobby upgrades, and [...]
June 22, 2017

Giroux Glass at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Officially open to the public as of June 1st, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is a sight to be seen. Giroux Glass, Inc. recently wrapped up our portion of the development of this grand structure. In the end, we touched just about every room in the hotel. The original Waldorf Astoria resides in New York City, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills marks the 26th property in Waldorf Astoria’s portfolio worldwide. The New York hotel is a 47-story Art Deco landmark designed by architects Schultze and Weaver, which was completed in 1931. The Beverly Hills location takes that Art Deco design [...]
June 16, 2017

Giroux Glass Reaches #19 Slot of Top 50 US Glaziers, per Glass Magazine

The new issue of Glass Magazine is out, and we are excited to see that among all glazing companies in the U.S., Giroux Glass earned the placement of 19th on the list, after a 13.8-percent increase in sales since 2015. Often used as an industry reference, this “Top 50” list, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is compiled annually by the National Glass Association, publisher of Glass Magazine and GlassMagazine.com, and can be viewed here. The special anniversary report takes a closer look at where the industry has been, how it’s changed and where it’s headed. Last year marked the third consecutive year of [...]
June 13, 2017

Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk

It’s always 5 o’clock at the recently-opened Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk! Margaritaville opened to the public this past April and Giroux Glass had the privilege of installing the glass at the location prior to its opening. The Margaritaville restaurants started in Key West, Florida in 1985 and have expanded to over 25 locations worldwide, but this location at Universal CityWalk is the first one in California. Before now, you’d have to drive to Las Vegas if you had a hankering for a Cheeseburger in Paradise® or a Who’s to Blame® margarita. Now Angelenoes can just make the quick commute up [...]
June 6, 2017

Bird’s Eye View from a Really Big Piece of Glass

Black’s Beach is a secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, CA. The location of this recent Giroux Glass High-End Design project made for particularly scenic footage of our Union glazing crew hoisting a 1,000-pound piece of glass to prepare it for installation. One of our glaziers, Monico Gonzalez, cleverly mounted his GoPro to the glass as it swung over the rooftop of this stunning location. Black’s Beach and Torrey Pines presents an interesting problem for our crews to solve in that access to this area is very [...]