Making The Market For Glass

Let's face it. Fifteen years ago, it was difficult to find back-painted glass in the United States. When you did find it, odds were you weren't dealing with a glass specialist. You'd get it from a painting operation. A guy who claimed he could paint anything. The result would be plagued with … [Read more...]

Gardner Awarded Top Honor

Gardner Glass Products, the home of Dreamwalls glass products, received the Chairman’s Award during the recent Wilkes Chamber of Commerce 72nd annual membership dinner on Saturday at the John A. Walker Center in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This top honor is given to "a local business, … [Read more...]

A Look Back at AIA 2017

Glass at AIA was big. Really representing. Between decorative glass folks like us, window and door companies, and associated hardware that works with glass, there had to be 50 or more companies that work with glass. The growth of glass in the marketplace was not hard to see. Highlights from … [Read more...]

Pei’s Louvre: A Lauded Pioneer in Glass at AIA’17

Last week, famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei received an award from the American Institute of Architects annual convention. This 25-year award was given in recognition of his Louvre entrance that has become a staple of the Paris, France cityscape. The same week, the architect celebrated his … [Read more...]

One of the Greats of 2016: Rodgers Construction

This post is first in a series of "best of 2016" projects we've worked on this past year. We are so happy to be a part of these jobs that add color and function to a wide variety of interior spaces.  This past fall, we completed a glass wall for Rodgers Builders, a construction company with … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Guts for a Great Cause

It's all about guts this Saturday in Charlotte, NC. Well, guts and making some well-deserved wishes comes true, when the annual GUTS event takes place at the NC Music Factory. The event is a friendly pumpkin carving competition whose goal is to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish … [Read more...]

Chicago Architecture We Love: The Gary Comer Youth Center

We were recently in Chicago for the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial, where architecture was everywhere you turned throughout the city. However, one of our favorite Chicago buildings isn't one of the "biggies" that you think of with Chicago: The Merchandise Mart, The Willis Tower, Aqua, or even … [Read more...]

Markerboards on Your Mind

Glass markerboards have come a long way. Back five years ago, it was something so novel and new,...but now, go into any high end corporate environment, healthcare or place of higher education and you'll probably find the need for one. One of our favorite installations is from several years ago, … [Read more...]

Glass at NeoCon over the Years

The below is an excerpt from the blog "Interior Point of View" at US Glass Magazine. It is written by our Vice President of Marketing, Mandy Marxen. This month's blog focuses on glass and glazing in the commercial contract furniture market through the lens of NeoCon.   We’ve Come a Long … [Read more...]

Elevator Lobby Supports Important Work in Cancer Center

The Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy is part of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The facility prides itself on offering less invasive and more attractive options for cancer patients. That drive for options and attention to … [Read more...]