Whether it’s a neighbor saying something nice about your lawn. Or approving nods at the end of a meeting. Let’s be real, it feels good to be recognized. Especially when most of us have been holed up the past year suffering from pandemic isolation.
So, it’s great to be part of this year’s Commercial Projects Awards, staged annually by Guardian Glass. The awards recognize outstanding glass installations across the nation. Guardian nominated more than 40 projects from hundreds completed in 2020. Glaziers and glass fabricators on nine projects received awards.
Guardian recognized G+MC for insulated glass delivered to two of these projects, sitting side-by-side in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids is the state’s second largest city and the trendy heart of its famous West Coast (or as the locals call it, the nation’s Third Coast). The buildings beautifully redefine the City’s skyline.
In one corner of the block sits the newly constructed Hyatt Place Hotel, a 12-story, 160-room hotel. In the other, the newly constructed 15-story Warner Building office center, which also contains a 430-space parking structure.
Glazier Glass Design of Grand Rapids selected us to fabricate the IGs for the hotel. Moerover, Precision Wall out of South Bend chose us for the IGs on the office center. When combined, the projects totaled nearly 200,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard glass. There is also an elaborate point-supported IG structure wall at the entrance. And, in addition, a custom roof windscreen on the top floor terrace of the Warner Building. While these were two separate projects, the same architect (Ghafari Associates) designed both. And the same general contractor (Orion Construction) built the venues on extremely tight delivery schedules.
It was an “all-hands” effort to plan, stage, and fabricate both deliverables simultaneously. Further, state-of-the-art fabrication processes and equipment delivered stunningly flat facades, kitted to speed the flow of installation.
But, we did it. And all shared in Guardian’s acknowledgement of a job well done.
The moral of the story is that taking on demanding assignments is just another day-in-the-life at G+MC. Our clients know us for stepping up to the commitment of being a true team player! To be on call, on-demand, to quickly respond to changing project requirements and deliver successful outcomes.
The industry also knows us for being an award-winning fabricator. And ever grateful for the opportunity to be so. Thank you, Glass Design … Precision Wall … Guardian Glass!