The young glaziers who worked on the project were Zachary Piper (left) and Tallon Reveal (right).Our Las Vegas-based team recently had the opportunity to provide volunteer work on a project for a deserving local educational facility. The Doral Academy of Nevada is an elementary school that provides an academically challenging learning environment with an emphasis on Arts integration. Arts offerings for the Kindergarten-to-8th-grade students include classes in dance — and the Cactus Campus dance studio was in need of mirrors to line one wall for the young dance students.
Giroux Glass was honored to donate the labor needed to complete the installation. Our partners in this charitable project were Glass Supply, Inc., and All American Finishing, who donated materials for the good cause. The finished wall measures 31’ wide x 10’ high, or 310 sq. ft., and is comprised of eight, ¼” clear annealed, safety- backed mirrors from Glass Supply, and dark bronze J-channel and .040 flat strips donated by All American Finishing.
It is sometimes said that a benefit of giving is that the giver too often receives something in return. In this case, the saying proved true. The labor we donated to the school was an opportunity for a few of our young Union glaziers to get more hands-on field experience, something we all appreciate. And it’s gratifying to know that troupes of young dancers can now watch their own skills improve as they practice their dance routines.
Thanks to Tallon Reveal, who did the fabrication, and apprentice Zachary Piper, who completed the installation under the watchful eye of superintendent, Jesse Grubs. We’re grateful to Jerod Allen also, who acted as project manager and coordinated everyone’s efforts and contributions. Great job, everyone!