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 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 19, 2018

Providing for Employees – Providing for the Community

The Inner Cities Capital Connections just released their 2018 Impact Report and it features Giroux Glass as an example of creating inclusive prosperity in inner cities. Giroux was nominated to be a part of this report for several reasons. Noted in the opening paragraph: “When you walk into the offices of Giroux Glass in Los Angeles you’re greeted by the company’s core values printed – fittingly – on large glass walls: Growth. Integrity. Respect. Ownership. Unity. Excellence.” And this speaks to all of our partners, friends and associates. The INITIATIVE FOR A COMPETITIVE INNER CITY (ICIC) is a national nonprofit [...]
July 16, 2018
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Dynamic Glazing on Landmark Restaurant, 71Above, Atop the Iconic US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles

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 [...]
June 28, 2018

Farewell to PM, Bruce Johnson

                        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 [...]
June 13, 2018
Giroux Glass attends a Dodger game.

Fun Night at Dodger Stadium

On Tuesday night, a group of us spent a beautiful summer night watching our own “Boys of Summer,” The Los Angeles Dodgers, play the Texas Rangers.  It’s become a Giroux Glass tradition for a big group to attend a baseball game together, and we’re all thankful to our Culture Committee, for coming up with yet another fun activity for all of us to enjoy. From the long walk from the parking lot, uphill in Chavez Ravine, one of the best aspects of going to a game is the hilltop panoramic view of the city, from where our ever-growing collection of [...]
March 20, 2018
Giroux Glass, Inc. sponsors #TablesThatBloom event

Construction-Themed Designs Fundraiser

Today, March 20th, heralds the first day of Spring, and a new event in Los Angeles has launched a wonderful way in which to usher it in. Giroux Glass participated in the first annual Tables That Bloom event, a fundraiser organized by Delta Gamma alumnae to support both LA’s Blind Children’s Center (90%) and the Delta Gamma Foundation (10%).  We are happy to support one of the oldest charities in Los Angeles, as the Blind Children’s Center, now in its 79th year of service, started just a few years before Giroux Glass itself.  “We feel that it’s not only important [...]
January 24, 2018
Giroux Glass and NAWIC LA Tour Pulp Studio

Visit to Pulp Studio

I was lucky enough last week to be part of a group given a tour of the Pulp Studio facility, located in Gardena, California.  The group was comprised jointly of several Giroux Glass employees, as well as women who expressed an interest to attend through the Los Angeles chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), as one of many interesting site visits they arrange for members. This plant certainly met the criteria for interesting as well as educational. Our patient hosts and guides were Kirk Johnson, director of plant operations, and Cathy Yamasaki, sales associate. Together they toured [...]