We found out this week that Giroux Glass will soon be a part of an exciting addition to the Los Angeles cultural scene: the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Right in the back yard of our downtown headquarters location, the new museum will be at Exposition Park, at the University of Southern California. Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, business woman, Mellody Hobson, the new museum will exhibit a permanent collection and rotate paintings, photography, illustration, cinematic art and digital art from Lucas’s personal collection, and will also include a Star Wars exhibit. Educational programming will provide interesting [...]
Russell South, project manager for Giroux Glass in Los Angeles, says storefront systems, which are used for first floor applications, typically are 10 to 12 feet in height. Window wall usually is installed beginning with the second floor with a storefront system on the ground floor. Curtainwall systems can be used on any floor.
Located in a private and secluded residential area at the top of a hill, the Elrod House has been home to many notable occupants through the years. The 1968 hilltop residence is being completely renovated, and this is the first of what we hope will be more future projects with general contractor DBGC. The scope of our work: this is our first time working on this historic house – it’s been recently purchased and currently undergoing a major remodel. As part of this renovation a newly designed opening will allow greater natural light through the ceiling allowing for the installation [...]
As a great way to connect with Giroux Glass’ Western Region sales team and discuss all of the new product offerings, as well as learn even more about Viracon’s insulating, laminated and monolithic architectural glass products, we arranged a tour of their facility. Make no mistake, our main goal of this visit was to be educated on Viracon’s production and sales model, and to be offered feedback regarding strengths and opportunities. An open invitation was sent to view the facility of one of the largest and certainly the best glass fabricator in North America, and among the best in the [...]
Last week as we celebrated our twentieth anniversary in Las Vegas, we also celebrated the resilience of the people in our company responsible for our success and longevity. A dream may have brought us here, but resilience kept us here. Through the years of highs and lows, the strength of our people was the constant reason for our decision to stay in Las Vegas. The challenges always brought out the best in our team and we are so fortunate that many of our original team members are still with us now. The fast pace and ever-changing innovation of Las Vegas [...]
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) hosted its twentieth annual Construction Industry Awards Gala last night. Held at the Westridge Golf Club in La Habra, CA, it was an evening devoted to acknowledging the companies and individuals in Southern California who have made a difference in the construction industry over the past year. Giroux Glass was a finalist in the category of Subcontractor of the Year, and our chief estimator, Rob Carter, was among the finalists for Subcontractor Estimator of the Year. Winners were selected by voting, and we are proud to announce that we were awarded the top accolade in [...]
My colleague, Greg Wright, Director of Nevada Operations, and I attended the luncheon hosted by ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors – on July 25th. The venue was Carmine’s Restaurant at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and the presenters were Warren B. Hardy II, former Nevada State Senator, and Matt Cecil, Holland & Hart, labor attorney. The luncheon was entitled “Changes in Construction Law and How They Will Affect You.” The topic was a great attention grabber for us, because the more we keep abreast of the law and any changes, the better equipped each of us at [...]