$20 million to $30 million

June 4, 2011
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19. Ajay Glass & Mirror Co.

Cornell University-Physical Sciences Building, Ithaca, N.Y.
Cornell University-Physical Sciences Building, Ithaca, N.Y.

Previous year rank: 21
Sales: Down 17 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: Canandaigua, N.Y.
Website: www.ajayglass.com
Employees: 120

A full-service exterior cladding contractor, Ajay Glass & Mirror Co., designs, fabricates and installs custom and standard exterior wall systems, and assists customers with budgeting and design, material sourcing and selection, and planning and scheduling. The company operates a satellite office in Orchard Park, N.Y. A notable project of the company for 2010 is the Physical Sciences Building at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

20. Champion Metal & Glass Inc.

Previous year rank: 27
Sales: Down 9 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: Deer Park, N.Y.
Website: www.championmetalglass.com
Employees: 54

Rockefeller University, Collaborative Research Center, New York City.
Rockefeller University, Collaborative Research Center, New York City.

Champion Metal & Glass Inc. serves architects, designers and builders. Established in 1993, Champion works with major private developers, construction managers and general contractors. It has completed projects in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and has worked for Turner Construction Co., Bovis Lend Lease, Tishman Construction and Gotham Construction.

Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Photo by Sean Hemmerle, New York City

21/22. Haley-Greer Inc.

Previous year rank: 8
Sales: Down 57 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: Dallas
Website: www.haleygreer.com
Employees: 100+

Haley-Greer Inc., curtain wall and glass contractor, specializes in curtain wall erection. The company operates from its Dallas headquarters and has a second location in Houston. In 2010, the company received an "Excellence in Construction Award" from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C., for its work on the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, completed in 2010. Another of Haley-Greer's notable 2010 projects is the Texas Children's Hospital Neurological Research Institute, Houston.

21/22. Heinaman Contract Glazing

Previous year rank: 18
Sales: Down 46 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: Lake Forest, Calif.
Website: www.heinaman.net
Employees: 35

Established in 1988, Heinaman Contract Glazing designs, engineers, fabricates and installs custom and standard building envelope systems, such as custom unitized curtain wall, stick curtain wall, dry-set aluminum composite panels, and point-supported structural glass walls. The company has two locations in Lake Forest, Calif., and in Las Vegas. Its 2010 notable projects include the 22-story Beverly West Luxury Condominiums, Beverly Hills, Calif., and the Cerritos Office Building, Cerritos, Calif., which required unitized curtain wall.

United States of Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
United States of Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
Photograph Copyright Timothy Hursley 

23. Seele Inc.

Previous year rank: N/A
Sales: Down 43 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: New York City
Website: www.seele.com
Employees: 750

Seele Inc., glazing and curtain wall contractor, offers engineering, design, fabrication and installation of specialty building envelopes and filigree structures made of glass, steel, aluminum and membranes. Seele Inc. is a member of the Seele Group, headquartered in Gersthofen, Germany, where the group's engineering expertise is based. The company's 2010 notable projects include the Mansueto Library, Chicago, and the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

24. Zephyr Aluminum LLC

Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore
Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore 

Previous year rank: 25
Sales: Down 34 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: Lancaster, Pa.
Website: www.zephyraluminum.com
Employees: 70

Zephyr Aluminum provides quality architectural aluminum and glass products and associated engineering and installation services to the commercial building industry. It operates three locations: Baltimore; Lancaster, Pa.; and Wilmington, Del. The company services include aluminum framing and glass systems, architectural metals, security systems, and interior elements.

25. National Enclosure Co.

Previous year rank: N/A
Sales: Down 20 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: Pontiac, Mich.
Website: www.NationalEnclosure.com
Employees: 125
Locations opened 2010: One in Washington, D.C., with three employees

National Enclosure Co., a curtain wall and facade contractor, specializes in monumental and high-rise curtain wall projects. The company operates five locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Pontiac, Mich., Ypsilanti, Mich., and its new Washington, D.C., office. Recent notable projects include the University Hospital Cancer Center, Cleveland; Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio; and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Phase One, Cleveland.

26. Architectural Wall Systems

Wellmark Corporate Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa.
Wellmark Corporate Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Previous year rank: 22
Sales: Down 43 percent between 2009 and 2010
Headquarters: West Des Moines
Website: www.archwall.com
Employees: 120

AWS is an award-winning exterior wall contractor and manufacturer that provides concept-to-completion services for designing, engineering, manufacturing and installing standard and custom building skins. For 20 years, AWS has been providing state-of the art building envelopes on a local and national level with a focus on unitized systems, rain screen technology and safety. Last year, AWS manufactured and installed a unitized stone and glass rain screen skin on the Wellmark corporate headquarters, a LEED Platinum project, in downtown Des Moines. The company also manufactured and installed the building skin, comprising precast panels, windows and unitized curtain wall, at Aviva North American headquarters, West Des Moines.