The new issue of Glass Magazine is out, and we are thrilled to see that among all glazing companies in the US, Giroux Glass has moved up to achieve the rank #18 on the list! This marks a noteworthy increase over the position of #21, held last year. Often used as an industry reference, this “Top 50″ list is compiled annually by the National Glass Association, publisher of Glass Magazine and GlassMagazine.com, and can be seen here.
Giroux Glass chief executive officer and president, Nataline Lomedico, is committed to growing Giroux’s status as one of the nation’s most successful glazing contractors, through her commitment to cutting-edge technology, top-quality service, customer satisfaction and nurturing Giroux’s strong culture of ownership. Lomedico’s passion is clear to all who meet her. “When I think about how we are able to carry on the company legacy, and to continue to grow the company, many reasons come to mind. Our focus has never just been about being the biggest. It has always been about being the best; the best glazing company providing the best quality work, the best employer, the best customer, the best subcontractor, and the best contributor to our communities by supporting the families of our communities.”
Celebrating the company’s 70th Anniversary this year, Lomedico sees only positive events and growth in the years ahead, “We have always been about doing the right thing. We never choose the easy way if it isn’t the right thing to do. We have always paid our bills, even during the worst of the recession. We have integrity and keep our promises.”
Bob Burkhammer, executive vice president and 20-year Giroux Glass “partner,” (the term by which all employees are referred), is proud to be a part of this team. “When you consider how the company started, back in 1946, it’s pretty mind-blowing to see how far we’ve come. Not only in terms of size, but in geographical reach and also the scope of projects that we take on.”
With offices now in Las Vegas, Nevada, a fabrication plant in San Bernardino, the headquarters in Los Angeles, and the newest location in Fresno, California, the company reach is indeed spreading. The goal here at Giroux Glass, however, is to not only sustain success into the future, but also as an ESOP company, to the benefit of the employees. The corporate goal is to become employee-owned by 2022.
Lomedico adds, “When a company is built on integrity, respect, innovation, unity, and more, it’s bound to be long term. When you incorporate those values into your vision, the company will live on for generations to come.”