Full-Length Testimonials

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The managers at KAB Allglass knew the company needed to begin making safety glass or the Hamburg-based glass distributor risked getting squeezed out of the market.

“It is difficult for glass wholesalers today to survive between the producers and the users,” says Darko Grnjak, managing director and partner of the 40-employee company. “Producers are selling further downstream and shops are trying to buy glass direct.”

[rev_slider alias="testimonial_westcoastglass"] "Our business is supplying insulating glass to high-end window and door manufacturers who make wood, aluminum and steel windows and doors throughout Southern California. They pay us more because we deliver higher quality. Our units go into windows and doors shipped all over the country. Our customers' end users don't care about ASTM standards or that glass is for looking through and not at. They think they're buying diamonds. They've paid a high price and if they think they see a problem, they're not living with it." Started from nothing "I started this business from nothing in 1988. I had helped one company start their IG operation with a washer, a sealant pump and a handcutting table. After that I went to work for a window company, where I got an understanding of all the issues and how pre-installed quality is so important. It became my mission. Back then, IG was still new...

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"Our company was started in 1909. A willingness to change over the years is a big reason we're still in business and growing more than 100 years later.

Syracuse Glass was initially a glass distributor but over the years evolved into a fabricator. In 1973, we began making insulating glass as an early adopter of double glazing. In the early 2000s, we sold off our auto glass business, which at one time was 50 percent of our revenue."

[rev_slider testimonial_tristar] "We started Tristar Glass Products from scratch in 2005. In 2015, we'll open our third fabrication facility and reach 200 employees." We're an architectural and decorative glass fabricator certified by PPG and Guardian. Most of our business comes through commercial glazing companies. Caring for customers is a big part of what we preach from the top down. We take pride in it. Service and loyalty sets us apart. We have a higher level of commitment to the extra things. We rush orders, we do favors. We get the right products to our customers on a timely basis and try to never say no." Gaining market share and quality people "I had worked in the industry for many years and owned a glass fabrication company with my brother, which we sold in 1995. When my non-compete expired in 2005, I immediately opened Tristar for business. I saw the need and felt we could do...