December 2, 2019

A Site Visit to Viracon

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 [...]
November 25, 2019

Giroux Glass, Las Vegas: 20 Years of Resilience

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 [...]
November 20, 2019

Giroux Glass — Las Vegas 20th Anniversary Book

November 15, 2019

Giroux Glass Brings Home Top Awards at ASA Gala Event

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 [...]
August 5, 2019

ABC’s Changes in Nevada Construction Law Event

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 [...]
July 1, 2019
Giroux Glass service dept replaces panel of glass in downtown los angeles, causing streets to be closed for the glass repair and installation

Gensler Jewel Box Glass Replacement

The Gensler architectural firm façade was our focus on a recent June-gloomy Saturday morning.  Commonwealth Partners called us in to replace one broken panel of glass — one very large broken panel — that measured over 7 feet  x 25 feet, and weighed 1,245 pounds.  It’s not the first time that the Service team from Giroux Glass has worked on what’s known as Gensler’s “Jewel Box,” right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.   The over-sized window consisted of  ½” clear tempered glass, and was manufactured in, then shipped from China, through Glass 3 Enterprises Limited, of British Columbia, Canada.  [...]
June 5, 2019

Lions Park: New Donald Dungan Library

The first phase of the Lions Park Library project is now complete. The new library, located in Costa Mesa, California, replaced the Donald Dungan Library.  At over double the square footage of the older building, renovations by our Giroux Glass team included two-story ceiling height, skylights and a substantial amount of glazing. The new facility is now officially open, and the second phase of the project will focus on the old Community Center, with an upgraded storefront and skylights. This project presented some unique areas of concern. The construction of the curved structural glass wall, as well as the integration [...]
March 6, 2019

Rams Stadium Tour

The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.” A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), [...]