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 [...]
November 28, 2018

New Pacific Realty

The High-End Design department at Giroux Glass covers various projects. From storefronts to multi-million-dollar homes, our department has done it all. Although most of the work at Giroux Glass consist of exterior jobs, in the High-End Design department we work on many interiors as well. Earlier this year, my team (Allen Shook, Chris Ruiz, Rob Neal, Shaun Hosmer & crew) and I worked on the interior of New Pacific Realty in Beverly Hill, CA. New Pacific Realty is one of many offices located in the Kenquest/Beverly Hills building.  The Kenquest/Beverly Hills building is a 5- story mid-century modern building located [...]
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 [...]
November 8, 2018

Words of Wisdom for Young Industry Hopefuls

Last month, Nataline Lomedico, CEO and president of Giroux Glass Inc., was one of seven panelists at the 2018 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Annual Conference in Lake Tahoe. The panel discussed diversity and inclusion and its importance in the construction industry. When people hear the word diversity, a few concepts that immediately come to mind are race and gender, but what about age? After leaving the conference, Nataline considered that the current construction workforce reflects a disproportionate number of younger people, as well as the other more often-cited issues. “For every three baby boomers retiring from the construction industry, only [...]
November 2, 2018

Charity Golf Tournaments

Here at Giroux Glass, we strive to honor our core values every day: Ownership, growth, respect, excellence, unity, and integrity. When it comes to the word unity, we believe that we are not only united as a company, but we stand united as a community. Last month we had the pleasure of sponsoring two charity golf events that align with our core values and illustrate the importance of giving back to the community. The G.L Bruno Family Foundation Golf Tournament On October 12, 2018, Partners John Smith and Kelly Edwards attended the 22nd Annual G.L Bruno Foundation Golf Tournament. When [...]
September 24, 2018
Giroux Glass inspects glass in China plant

Trip to Beijing and Beyond

Over Labor Day weekend, I spent an interesting week traveling for the first time to China! I set off with a colleague, our vice-president of business relations, Bob Burkhammer, and my buddy, Chris, who also works in the industry. Our goal was to get ourselves to our glass manufacturing plant, a few hours outside of Beijing, to inspect the quality of several huge lites of glass, before they’re loaded onto a container and start to float their way to the US. We wanted to be sure that the quality was perfect before they hit the high seas for 6 weeks, [...]
September 18, 2018

LA Company Picnic 2018: Don Knabe Park

This is only my third week here at Giroux Glass – and my first blog post, (of many, I hope!) – but since my first day, I have sensed the  family culture of this company. Everyone has been incredibly nice and welcoming, which led to my excitement for the upcoming company employee events which are typically organized by Giroux’s “Culture Committee,” the team of partners who plan all of our fun employee events.  These events include monthly birthday celebrations, pot luck lunches for pretty much every calendar holiday, and our (biggest) end of year holiday party. Summer picnics are held for [...]
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 [...]