Volume 43, Issue 3 - March 2008

USG Only Online--Expanded

The 4th Annual 
BIG Book of Lists 
 

For the fourth year, USGlass magazine presents its Big Book of Lists, a ranking of the top industry companies. Below you’ll see an list of some of the top glazing contractors ordered by annual sales. The information was provided to USGlass by the companies listed and includes websites where you can find more information about the company. These contractors also each submitted a short description of the work they do, available in our special Only Online section of www.usglassmag.com.

On pages 39-41 you’ll find rankings of glass companies, from largest to smallest, in a variety of categories. Information was obtained through companies’ submissions and our editors’ independent field research. This year we’ve included a list of the top woman-owned glazing contractors. Read more about these noteworthy women here. To ensure your inclusion in next year’s Lists, e-mail mheadley@glass.com

 

Top Glazing Contractors Based on 2007 sales revenue of commercial glazing business segment

Company City, State Web Address President/CEO No. of Locations No. of Employees Years in Business
Harmon Inc. Eden Prairie, Minn. www.harmoninc.com — 18 1,100 12

Harmon Inc. services the entire life cycle of a building’s glazed exterior and provides a full range of glass services, from new construction, to repair and replacement, to renovation.

Enclos Corp.  Eagan, Minn. www.enclos.com Gregg Sage 18 650 32

Enclos Corp., one of the largest specialty contractors in the United States, designs, engineers, fabricates and installs exterior facades and curtainwall cladding systems.

Permasteelisa Cladding Technologies Ltd. Windsor, Conn. www.permasteelisa.com Alberto De Gobbi 6 — 35

Through research and development of new design and construction systems and technologies and the use of innovative materials Permasteelisa aims to guarantee and constantly improve the quality of its architectural claddings.

Walters & Wolf Fremont, Calif. www.waltersandwolf.com Randy Wolf 5 835 30

For 30 years, Walters & Wolf has designed, fabricated and installed custom curtainwall and exterior cladding systems. Regional production facilities allow for single-source responsibility, commitment to quality and on-time delivery.

Trainor Glass Alsip, Ill. www.trainorglass.com Thomas Trainor/ Robert Trainor 14 534 55

Trainor Glass is committed to quality fabrication and installation of glass products and aluminum framing systems for commercial and industrial applications, with a focus on building exteriors and tenant interiors.

W&W Glass LLC Nanuet, N.Y. www.wwglass.com Michael, Jeffrey, Howard and Scott Haber (co-managing members) 2 195 30

W&W is one of the largest commercial architectural glass and metal subcontractors in the New York metropolitan area, specializing in curtainwalls, storefronts, entrances, ornamental, metal, skylights and structural glass systems.

CBO Glass Alden, N.Y. www.cboglass.com Paul Hogan 2 300 35

CBO’s management and staff are dedicated to completing high quality projects on time and within budget. Its goal is 100 percent customer satisfaction through teamwork and strong performance.

Haley-Greer Inc. Dallas, Texas www.haleygreer.com Don Haley (CEO); Letitia Haley Barker (president) 3 260 29
Haley-Greer Inc. is a professional installer of high-performance window wall and curtainwall systems on major commercial projects. Its experience includes multifaceted projects requiring innovative design and installation.
Heinaman Contract Glazing Lake Forest, Calif. www.heinaman.net John Heinaman 2 130 20

Heinaman Contract Glazing furnishes and installs glass and aluminum wall systems for mid- to high-rise commercial projects in Southern California and Nevada.

TSI/Exterior Wall Systems Inc. Landover, Md. — Victor Cornellier 1 160 30

TSI/Exterior Wall Systems is a glass and glazing subcontractor specializing in high-end custom curtainwall, windows, entrances, panel walls and canopy systems in projects in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Karas and Karas Boston, Mass. www.karasglass.com Joseph Karas 1 118 84

Karas & Karas, a leader in the contract glass industry, aims to see projects through from planning and contract drawings to fabrication, all the way to professional installation.

ASI Ltd. Indianapolis, Ind. www.asilimited.com Ken W. Smith 1 265 19

ASI Ltd. performs all engineering and manufacturing processes to provide a turnkey project. Its ability to develop job-specific unitized systems set it apart.

Giroux Glass Inc. Los Angeles www.girouxglass.com Anne-Merelie Murrell 2 220 62

Giroux Glass specializes in glass, glazing and architectural metals serving the Western United States in commercial, design-build projects and high-end residential work.

MTH Industries Hillside, Ill. www.mthindustries.com Lyle R. Hill 1 124 121

MTH Industries is one of the country’s largest and oldest full-service architectural glass providers.

Juba Aluminum Products Co. Inc. Concord, N.C. www.jubaproducts.com John Juba (president); Joni Juba (CEO) 2 149 14+

Juba Aluminum Products specializes in building exteriors for low- to high-rise curtainwall projects. The company has created a niche for itself working with pre-construction teams in the design-development phase.

Cartner Glass Systems Inc. Charlotte, N.C. — Lawrence A. Cartner 2 72 27

From mid- to high-rise buildings, Cartner Glass Systems strives to provide owners with curtainwall and glass products that are not only installed professionally but also environmentally friendly.

Glass Systems Inc. Lithonia, Ga. www.glasssystems.biz Luther Hudson 1 140 23

Glass Systems Inc. has specialized in building envelopes, windows, window walls, curtainwall and entrances for more than two decades.

Architectural Wall Systems Co. West Des Moines, Iowa www.archwall.com Mike Cunningham (CEO); Tom Schlotfeldt (president) 1 125 16

Architectural Wall Systems Co. provides engineering, detailing, manufacturing, estimating and installation of exterior wall materials with professional project management and union craftspeople. Its expertise includes rainscreen technology and unitized wall construction.

Sunset Glazing La Mesa, Calif. www.sunsetglazing.com Don E. Witte 1 50-60 27

Sunset Glazing has established a reputation of excelling in quality, reliability and service. The company has the capability to provide singlesource responsibility for the complete design and development of a project.

Tower Glass Inc. Santee, Calif. www.towerglass.com Evelyn Swaim (president) 1 125 19
Tower Glass Inc., the largest glazing contractor in San Diego County, specializes in new construction. Its projects are noted for custom applications, hard bid as well as negotiated projects.
MasonryArts Inc. Bessemer, Ala. www.masonryarts.com Roy Swindal 2 — 40+
MasonryArts has been a leader in the curtain/window wall industry for more than ten years. The single-source cladding contractor erects high-rise glass curtainwall, stone claddings systems, commercial and industrial masonry and precast.
Ridgeview Glass Inc. Marlboro, Md. www.ridgeviewglass.com Andy E. Canter Jr. 1 132 25
Ridgeview Glass Inc. is a family-owned business that specializes in curtainwall design and installation, with contracts ranging from $1-5 million.
Arcadia Products Inc. Northbrook, Il. www.arcadiaproducts.net Robert L. Martin 1 80 27
Arcadia Products is a unique resource for building glass and cladding technologies. It serves developers, architects and general contractors who demand performance, versatility and reliability in design, engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation.
Ajay Glass Manchester, N.Y. www.ajayglass.net Demetrios G. Stathopoulos (CEO), Steve Stathopoulos (president) 1 120 49
Ajay Glass provides exterior cladding solutions with the attitude “whatever it takes to get it done.” The company uses extensive resources to engineer, fabricate and erect complex projects that meet design, cost and schedule goals.
Sierra Glass & Mirror Inc. Las Vegas, Nev. www.sierraglass.com Robyn McGinnis 1 65 29
Sierra Glass & Mirror is committed to quality fabrication and installation of glass products and aluminum framing systems for commercial and industrial applications. The company specializes in custom interiors and building exteriors.
Interlcad Plymouth, Minn. www.eganco.com Bill John 1 65 10
Interclad is a regional cladding company specializing in engineering and fabrication of aluminum curtainwall, storefronts, glass and glazing, composite metal panels and specialty metals for major commercial construction projects.
Champion Metal & Glass Inc. Dear Park, N.Y. www.championmetalglass.com Ali Ghahremani 1 45 15
Champion Metal & Glass is celebrating 15 years in the architectural and ornamental industry in the New York City metropolitan area. It continues to build on its reputation for quality and service excellence with every project.
Galaxy Glass & Aluminum Inc. Manchester, N.H. www.galaxyglass.biz Daniel Simpson (co-owner, president), Mark Brown (co-owner, vice president) 2 85 16
Galaxy Glass, a commercial glass and glazing contractor servicing the New England and Mid Atlantic area, is committed to teamwork and quality.
R & R Window Contractors Inc. Easthampton, Mass. www.rrwindow.com Roger A. Fuller 1 80 30
R & R Window Contractors Inc. sells, installs and services a broad range of commercial window, storefront and curtainwall systems, from traditional styles to customer designs.
Metropolitan Glass Inc. Denver, Colo. www.metroglass.com Michael Smith 1 106 44
Metropolitan Glass serves the construction industry with innovation and installation of aluminum and glass-related products. The company provides a full array of products and services including preconstruction services.
Accuracy Glass & Mirror Co. Las Vegas, Nev. — Kelly Marshall (president), Michael Lamek (vice president) 1 97 20
Accuracy provides complete design and installation for a number of glass and related products, including custom handrails and claddings, entrance doors, storefronts and curtainwalls, skylights, shower doors, metal wall panels and window film.
Hilboldt Curtwainwall Inc. St. Louis, Mo. hilboldt.com Dennis Hilboldt (president); Jane Hilboldt (CEO) 1 22 3
Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc. specializes in high-quality exterior wall systems. The company works to build, panelize and install custom enclosure systems with an emphasis on prefabrication to the fullest extent possible.
American Glass and Metals Corp. Plymouth, Mich. — James D. Vogelsberg 1 65 28
American Glass and Metals is a glazing contractor with more than two decades of experience in the Michigan area.
Carter Glass Co. Inc. Kansas City, Mo. www.carterglass.net Terrence F. Carter (CEO), John Carter (president) 2 60-70 47
Carter Glass is a family-owned business with the goal of service excellence. The company offers its services on all jobs, from the smallest project to highly customized glazing systems.
Lynbrook Glass & Architectural Metals Corp. Hauppauge, N.Y. www.lynbrookglass.com Joseph Torsiello 1 80 77
Lynbrook Glass & Architectural Metals Corp., a family-owned and -operated business, designs, manufactures, fabricates and installs standard and custom aluminum windows, storefronts, glass curtainwalls, greenhouses and skylights.
Glass & Mirror America Clarendon Hills, Ill. www.americanglassandmirror.com P. Hill, D. Lamantia, L. Ferrusi (directors) 3 86 42
Glass & Mirror America is a full-service, multi-state glass and metal provider. The company specializes in high-end retrofit projects.
Vienna Glass Co. Manassas, Va. www.viennaglass.com Richard Glaze 2 60 53
Vienna Glass is a full-service glass company in the Washington, D.C.-area. The company, which has one facility for retail and one for commercial projects, prides itself on its diversification.
Modern Mirror and Glass Co. Inc. Roseville, Mich. modernglass.net Paula Zeoli 1 80 63
Modern Mirror and Glass is a full-service glazing contractor, providing work on commercial, industrial, educational, large residential and glass railing projects. The company maintains a focus on customer service and teamwork.
Sound Glass Sales Inc. Tacoma, Wash. www.soundglass.com Warren W. Willoughby 3 88 25
Sound Glass Sales Inc. is Puget Sound homeowners’ and contractors’ source for glass, doors, shower and bath enclosures and glass railing systems.
Hale Glass Inc. Placentia, Calif. www.haleglass.com Brian Hale Sr. (president), Gloria Hale (CFO) 1 55 29
Hale Glass aims to educate its people to make the right decisions, and empowers employees to do whatever necessary to ensure its mission statement “American pride and quality” is more than just words.
United Glass and Panel Systems Inc. Canton, Ohio www.ugps.com Tom Nesbitt 1 50 12
United Glass and Panel Systems has grown from five employees to more than 50, including 30 tradesmen with more than 300 years of collective experience. Its designs, fabricates and installs systems for building exteriors.
Del Ray Glass Co. Alexandria, Va. www.delrayglass.com Mitchel Papanicolas 1 60 55
Del Ray Glass Co. specializes in commercial storefront and interior glass systems, as well as residential custom all-glass shower enclosures and mirrors. The company’s management all holds Purdue University engineering degrees.
EAP Glass Inc. Golden, Colo. eapglass.net Edward A. Perme 1 65 25+
EAP Glass Inc. specializes in medium- to large-sized construction and remodel projects in both the commercial and service fields.
The Glass Shop Visalia, Calif. www.theglassshop.com Jeff Theis 1 63 30
The Glass Shop is a family-owned and -operated full-line shop, handling commercial, residential, auto and replacement windows. The company is second generation-owned, with the third generation working in the business.
Linford Contract Glazing LLC Salt Lake City — Earl J. Linford 1 57 8 months
Linford Contract Glazing LLC began business on May 1, 2007, when Earl Linford and Gary Dabb purchased the commercial division of Linford Brothers Glass. The company now targets projects ranging from $1 to $5 million in size.

Top Float Glass Producers
• PPG Industries Inc.
• Guardian Industries Corp.
• Pilkington North America Inc.
• AGC Flat Glass North America 
• Cardinal Glass Industries
• Vitro America
• Saint-Gobain

Top Tempered Glass Producers
• Oldcastle Glass
• Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
• AGC Flat Glass North America 
• PPG Industries Inc.
• Viracon
• United Glass Corp. 

Top Laminated Glass Producers
• Guardian Industries Corp.
• Oldcastle Glass
• Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
• Viracon
• AGC Flat Glass North America 
• Vitro America
• Hartung Glass Industries
• J.E. Berkowitz L.P. 
• Dlubak Corp. 
• Northwestern Industries
• Cristacurva

Top Low-E Glass Producers
• Cardinal Glass Industries
• AGC Flat Glass North America 
• PPG Industries Inc. 
• Pilkington North America Inc.
• Viracon
• Guardian Industries Corp.

Top Fire-Rated Glass Manufacturers
• SAFTI First Fire-Rated Glazing Solutions
• VETROTECH Saint-Gobain 

Architectural Metal Producers
• Kawneer, An Alcoa Co.
• YKK/AP America 
• Vistawall (a part of Oldcastle Glass)
• United States Aluminum 
• Tubelite Inc. (a part of Apogee Enterprises Inc.)
• Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
• EFCO, A Pella Co.
• TRACO 
• Accura Systems Inc. 
• Laminators Inc. 
• VETROTECH Saint-Gobain 
• FabTech LLC 
• Quality Metalcrafts LLC 

Curtainwall and Storefront/ Entrance Producers
• Kawneer, An Alcoa Co.
• Vistawall (a part of Oldcastle Glass)
• YKK/AP America
• United States Aluminum 
• EFCO, A Pella Co. 
• Tubelite Inc. (a part of Apogee Enterprises Inc.)
• Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
• TRACO 
• Wausau Window & Wall Systems 
• Accura Systems Inc. 
• Architectural Glazing Technologies 
• PORTAL Inc./National Store Fronts Co. 
• Laminators Inc. 
• FabTech LLC

Top Fire-Rated Distributors
• Technical Glass Products
• General Glass International
• Oldcastle Glass
• Hartung Glass Industries 
• Prelco Inc.
• Coastal Glass Distributors 

Top Woman-Owned Glazing Contractors
• Haley-Greer Letitia Haley Barker (President)
• Giroux Glass Anne-Merelie Murrell (President/CEO)
• Juba Aluminum Products Co. Inc. Joni Juba (CEO)
• Tower Glass Inc. Evelyn Swaim (President)
• Sierra Glass & Mirror Robyn McGinnis (President/CEO)
• Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc. Jane Hilboldt (CEO)
• Modern Mirror and Glass Co. Inc. Paula Zeoli (President/CEO)

For an in depth feature on the industry's noteworthy women, CLICK HERE.

Top Door and Window Hardware Distributors 
• Mayflower Sales Co. Inc.
• JLM Wholesale 
• Strybuc Industries 
• International Door Closers 
• Calibre Door Closers 

Top Mirror Producers
• Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
• Guardian Industries Corp.
• Vitro America
• Virginia Glass Products
• Gardner Glass Products
• Walker Glass Co. Ltd.

Oldest Companies in the Industry
• Saint-Gobain - 343
• DuPont – 205
• Pilkington North America Inc. – 182
• Fletcher-Terry – 139
• Showerite – 137
• Kohler – 135
• F. Barkow Inc. – 129
• Barber Glass Industries Inc. – 125
• PPG Industries Inc. – 125
• MTH Industries - 122
• Goldfinch Bros. Inc. – 116
• Thad Ziegler Glass – 115
• General Glass International – 108
• Peterson Glass Co. – 105
• Kawneer Co. Inc. – 102
• Toledo Mirror & Glass – 99
• Syracuse Glass – 99
• Lenoir Mirror Co. – 95
• J.E. Berkowitz L.P. – 88
• DeGorter Inc. – 86
• Karas & Karas – 84
• Flower City Glass - 81
• Knickerbocker Plate Glass – 81
• Tremco – 80
• Colonial Glass Solutions – 79
• Bacon & Van Buskirk – 71
• Walker Glass Co. Ltd. - 66 
• Modern Mirror & Glass – 63
• Giroux Glass – 62

Top Shower Door Producers
• Kohler Co.
• Alumax Bath Enclosures
• Basco Shower Enclosures 
• Southeastern Aluminum Products
• Hartung Glass Industries
• Coral Industries
• Coastal Industries

Top Minority-Owned Companies
• Glass Designers Inc.
• U.S. Architectural Glass & Metal/GMS 


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