Top 50 Glaziers 2019 | The Companies

Family Businesses and Established Companies Dominate
Norah Dick
May 24, 2019
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

The annual Top 50 Glaziers list represents what Glass Magazine editors believe to be the largest contract glazing companies serving the United States, based on reported sales volumes. Glazing firms are ranked within each sales category. Information from 49 of the Top 50 listed companies was reported directly to Glass Magazine editors from the companies’ survey submissions, or from financial reports from publicly traded parent companies. In the instance that companies decline to provide information, we use independent sources to determine the most accurate ranking.

While reported gross sales can demonstrate the current health of the industry, this year, Glass Magazine also wanted to focus on the heritage of top glazier companies, recognizing family businesses and women-owned companies. Half of Top 50 companies report they are family-owned; 14 companies have been family-owned for two or more generations. Of those family-owned businesses, four are also woman-owned.

Companies on the list also pay tribute to both well-established businesses and relatively new ventures. The oldest company, Binswanger Glass, is 147 years old, founded in 1872. The newest, Ventana Design-Build Systems, opened in 2014.

While the Top 50 Glaziers list ranks glazing companies by annual gross sales, Glass Magazine recognizes that great companies come in all sizes. In an effort to recognize stand-out glazing partners, no matter their annual sales volume, Glass Magazine looked to industry suppliers for recommendations. As part of the 2018 Top Glass Fabricators annual survey, Glass Magazine asked leading fabricators to nominate the exceptional glazing partners they worked with during the previous year. From those nominations, Glass Magazine developed the 2019 Top Glazier Partners, recognized below.

If your company belongs on the list, or you would like to update its information, please contact us. It is only with the cooperation of individual companies that Glass Magazine’s Top 50 Glaziers rankings can be as accurate as possible. Questions or comments about this year’s rankings, and requests to be included next year, can be sent to Norah Dick at ndick@glass.org.

 

2019 Top 50 Glaziers, by sales (in millions)

CURRENT RANKPREVIOUS
RANK
COMPANYU.S.
LOCATIONS
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEESTOTAL EMPLOYEESOWNERSHIP
  $400+ MILLION    
11

Permasteelisa North America
Windsor, CT

7---
  $300-400 MILLION    
22Enclos Corp.
Eagan, MN
15650650-
33Benson Industries*
Portland, OR
7725725-
  $200-300 MILLION    
44Harmon Inc.
Bloomington, MN
17598599-
  $100-200 MILLION    
516Gamma North America Inc. 
Concord, Ontario, Canada
7486486-
67Crown Corr Inc. 
Gary, IN
4300300
76W&W Glass 
Nanuet, NY
1175175
85Walters & Wolf*
Fremont, CA
7---
99Binswanger Glass
Memphis, TN
61869892-
  $50-100 MILLION    
1017Karas & Karas Glass Co. 
Boston
290147-
1111Architectural Glass & Aluminum
Livermore, CA
2300300-
1221Massey’s Plate Glass & Aluminum Inc.
Branford, CT
3-330-
1314

seele Inc.
New York City

119100-
1418Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems Inc.
Mason, OH
6308308-
1523Ventana Design-Build Systems 
Chicago
32828 
1619TSI Corp.
Upper Marlboro, MD
1210210
1730Architectural Wall Systems LLC
Des Moines, IA
2110119 
1822

RynoClad Technologies Inc.
Ontario, CA

29898
1915Alliance Glazing Technologies
Romeoville, IL
3250250 
  $40-50 MILLION    
20/2124Giroux Glass Inc. 
Los Angeles
488201 
20/2129Above All Store Fronts
Hauppauge, NY
1207207
2227Admiral Glass Co.
Houston
3295295
23/2433Glass Solutions Inc.
Itasca, IL
198101
23/2425Haley-Greer Inc. 
Dallas
2150150• 
2536Kensington Glass Arts
Ijamsville, MD
3200200 
26 Ranger Specialized Glass Inc.
Houston
2130130
2737/38Lafayette Metal and Glass Co.
Hauppauge, NY
2120120
  $30-40 MILLION    
2832Egan Company/ InterClad
Brooklyn Park, MN
4100100 
29/3034Cherry Hill Glass Co.
Branford, CT
1135150
29/3028Tower Glass Inc.
Santee, CA
2170170
3145Alexander Metals Inc.
Nashville, TN
19393
3240Dynamic Glass
Houston
3165165 
  $20-30 MILLION    
3326Ajay Glass Co.
Canandaigua, NY
2120150
3431Crawford-Tracey Corp.
Deerfield Beach, FL
2109109
3542Anderson Aluminum
Columbus, OH
1110150
36 Zephyr Aluminum LLC
Lancaster, PA
38080 
37 JPI Glass
Kansas City, MO
1104104
38 Koch Corp. (Strong Tower Construction)
Louisville, KY
14788
3941Sunset Glazing
La Mesa, CA
1765 
4039National Enclosure Co.
Ypsilanti, MI
32960 
41/4243Vision Enclosure Walls Inc.
Dallas
3135135 
41/42 SPS Corp.
Apex, NC
28585
43 Tepcoglass LLC
Dallas
4150190
44 Specified Systems Inc.
Canonsburg, PA
13785
4550R&R Window Contractors Inc.
Easthampton, MA
17476
46 Wind Ready
Miami
18080 
47 Momentum Glass
Spring, TX
2115115 
4846Synergi LLC
Hanover, MD
25356
49/50 AFI Glass & Architectural Metal Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY
14065
49/50 Mass Merchandising
Bohemia, NY
14050

• FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS
WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS
* SALES RANGE BASED ON ESTIMATE

Top 50 Glaziers - year establishedRight: Year Top 50 Glaziers were established

Top Glazier Partners**

ClearVue Glass & Mirror 
Marietta, GA

 ClearVue Glass & Mirror “recently completed the Chick-Fil-A headquarters project that incorporated multi-surfaced etched glass within the IGUs [on a] 3-story curtain wall. ClearVue really stood out with their expert project management, communications, and ability to glaze on such a complicated and challenging project.” —FGD Glass Solutions | On-Site Systems

Glastech Glazing Contractors
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada  

“We have worked on numerous projects with Glastech, including [Simon Fraser University’s] SE3P Building. They are always willing to take on unique and challenging projects, creating custom designs and working closely with us as the fabricator to ensure the design allows for the most streamlined fabrication processes while providing high quality results that meet or exceed expectations.” —Vitrum Glass Group

Glass Masters
Ketchum, ID 

“Owner Steen Sorensen has created a niche market specializing in high-end second homes in the Sun Valley, Idaho, market. His ability to include heavy low-iron glass and unique features make Glass Masters stand out.” —TBM Inc.

Glass Solutions
Chicago

“Glass Solutions, Chicago, is exceptional. They excel and specialize in high-end interior glass installation. We've worked with them over many years and appreciate the quality of their work and their ability to meet our tight deadlines.” —Skyline Design

Honorable Mentions

**based on nominations from Top Glass Fabricators

 

Top 50 Glaziers 2019 Report

Intro

1 - Sales: Sales Up, But Signs of Slowing?

2 - Market: Commercial Construction, Northeast Region, Drive Market

3 - The Challenges: Labor, Scheduling, Tariffs Among Top Challenges

4 - The Companies: Family Businesses and Established Companies Dominate 

Norah Dick is assistant editor and researcher for Glass Magazine. Write her at ndick@glass.org.