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 [...]
December 14, 2018

Giroux Glass’ Las Vegas Projects Tour

On Friday, December 14th I had a productive day touring a few of Giroux’s completed projects. This whirlwind expedition was guided by Jesse and included more than a couple of my Giroux partners. Stops along the way included Wynn, Palazzo and Venetian hotels, where we were able to view various challenging aspects of quality glass, glazing, façades and curtain wall installations. I really enjoyed having this opportunity to visit completed works as well as jobs in progress. This tour included several top-line and detailed office meetings as we plan for an unbelievable 2019. Looking back on 2018, we at Giroux Glass [...]
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 [...]
November 14, 2018

Proud to Make this List!

The Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) has once again, just published its most recent list of LA’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. We are thrilled to see that we not only made the list, but especially that we moved up in rank from where we landed last year.  In 2017, Giroux Glass ranked at #83 on the list.  Last week, CEO and president, Nataline Lomedico and I attended a fun event at an underground old bank vault in Downtown Los Angeles, called “The Reserve,” for the big reveal.  Amidst the other 99 curious list members, we learned that this year, we moved up [...]
August 13, 2018

A Week in the (Work) Life of CEO/president Nataline Lomedico

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 [...]
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 [...]
February 21, 2018
NAWIC LA's Lessons Learned Seminar at Giroux Glass, Inc.

Nataline’s Top 17 Lessons Learned

When NAWIC LA asked me to share my story on February 20th, I opted to share “Lessons Learned” throughout my life, my career, and the seventeen years I’ve been with Giroux Glass, Inc.. As a CEO and a mom, I knew I didn’t want to give a speech on how to achieve the perfect work-life balance; that would’ve been a 30-second conversation for me (Pick the most pressing priority at that moment!). But I did want to share my passion for mentorship and life-long learning, which I could talk about endlessly. I decided to reflect on my life experiences, and [...]
February 15, 2018

USC Trojans’ Home — L.A. Coliseum to Become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum

There are times we land special projects close to my heart. This is one of them! On January 29th, USC formally kicked off the $270-million renovation project that will preserve and improve the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. One of So Cal’s most beloved historical landmarks and home of the USC Trojans will officially become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum beginning in August 2019. Giroux Glass is honored to be the glazing contractor for this historic undertaking. The stadium — the only venue in the world to have hosted two Olympics, two Super Bowls and a World Series — will [...]