A BRIEF HISTORY FROM PAUL HEYENS GSC, CEO

Alberta Glass is one of the oldest names in Glazing (1911). In 1994 we re-launched the brand and built the new business with a focus on service, quality and accountability.

in 2009 the company transitioned to sole ownership and embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning initiative to propel it to the forefront of the industry.

The strategic partnerships throughout our supply chain with companies like Kawneer, SOTA Glazing, Oldcastle, Vitrum, PPG and Viracon provides access to high quality and technologically superior products and services.

in 2015 Alberta Glass moved into a 42,000 sq ft facility in Calgary and in 2017 into a 10,000 sq ft facility in Edmonton. These facilities allow us to advance our fabrication and material handling capacities through CNC machinery, ACAD and 3-D modelling, product testing and engineering.

Over the years, we have assembled a great team of staff, suppliers and industry partners, all committed to our Core Values and our Purpose of “Proudly Building Better Cities”

OUR VALUES

Our Customers

We view our customers as partners and deeply value those relationships. We understand that our customers’ needs drive the successful delivery of projects. We take the initiative to ask how we are doing and measure our success with our customers. We excel at creating comprehensive and innovative solutions for our clients.

Our People

Our work environment and our Core Values allow us to attract, develop and retain a first-class team. Through their energy and accountability, we continue to build on our solid reputation. We participate and invest our time and talents in promoting our industry associations, GAMA, GTA and the PGAA, Alberta Apprenticeship as well as the Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta and Canadian Construction Associations. Our Corporate events and our staff positively contribute to the community through ongoing charitable financial support and volunteerism.

Our Work

We are a commercial glazing and building envelope contractor with a focus on providing custom solutions for the entire building lifecycle. As one of Western Canada’s largest full service glazing contractor we offer a full range of glass, aluminum and glazing services for New Construction, Retrofits, Renovations, Service and Maintenance to our customers. We strive for excellence every day and are constantly on the hunt for new and innovative ideas.
“Everyone home safe” is one of our core values – There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our people, the public and providing a safe operating environment for both. We excel at effective identification and evaluation of hazards to ensure “Everyone home safe”.

We value our suppliers and technical support providers as they are integral parts of our success. Together they enable us to develop new products and systems to provide state of the art projects.

WHAT WE DO

We are a commercial glazing and building envelope contractor with a focus on providing custom solutions for the entire building lifecycle, including new construction, service and retrofits. We are Western Canada’s largest full service glazing contractor, offering a full range of glass, aluminum and glazing services to our customers. Please see descriptions under New Construction, Retrofits, Renovations, Services and Maintenance for more information.

WHY CHOOSE ALBERTA GLASS?

Our strong reputation is built on a demonstrated track record of completing hundreds of projects safely, on time and on budget. We offer a complete glazing solution with an in-house quality control process, a modern production plant, state of the art equipment and the deep construction knowledge gained over many years’ experience.

All projects begin with planning and estimating. Our team of experienced estimators provide a full and comprehensive cost estimate. We use the latest in glazing software applications and can work in a design assist capacity.

Each project is assigned a project manager and/or Project Coordinator to aggressively manage the schedule, project costs and execution. This includes experienced Gold Seal and LEED accredited staff.

Our fabrication shop uses current technology and methods along with experienced craftsman to prepare metal and glass products for shipment to site. With a multitude of extrusions, shapes and styles, our fabricators work closely with drafting and engineering personnel, project managers and field installers to deliver systems that integrate into the building envelope, create the desired look and allow for high performance field installation.

Finally, we are helping to grow the glazing trade. We are actively involved in the Alberta Apprenticeship Industry Training System through the Board, the PAC’s and the training providers (SAIT and NAIT). Through this involvement, Alberta Glass contributes to keeping the content and curriculum current for the education of apprentice Glaziers. We are active in local, Provincial and Canadian glass associations. We believe that growing the expertise in our trade is a great investment of our time.

We also are active and serve in various capacities in the Calgary (CCA), Edmonton (ECA), Alberta (ACA) and Canadian (CCA) Construction associations.
• Design Assist, Gold Seal Certified Employees, Costing Assistance and Product Alternatives.
• Aggressive Project Delivery Through Project and Schedule Management.
• A Full-Service Glazing Contractor That Can Deliver In All Three (3) Disciplines (New Construction, Retrofit and Service) To Preserve and Enhance The Life Cycle of Any Building.

PARTNERS | SUPPLIERS

We value our suppliers and technical support providers as they are integral parts of our success. Together they enable us to develop new products, systems and methods to provide state of the art projects.

Memberships

Being part of an industry means contributing and participating in its growth. We are active in board positions or as members in the following associations:

Safety

Alberta Glass is continually looking for ways to improve through training, tracking and improvement.

Safety is not just a word at Alberta Glass, it is the cornerstone of our culture and at the core of our values. From our CEO to the employees on site, everyone understands the importance of working safely. Using our cross functional Safety Committee and regular Tailgate Meetings every member of the Alberta Glass team is challenged to always be looking for new and innovative ways to build on our industry leading safety program and to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Every workday starts with a Hazard Assessment Meeting where the day’s duties are planned, hazards identified and prioritized then subsequently controlled or eliminated. In addition, we require that all activities on site have a Safe Job Procedure (SJP) written by the team members that will be performing those duties and approved by our Safety Coordinator prior to the task being completed.

At Alberta Glass training starts on the employees’ first day and continues throughout their career. Courses include Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, Rigging, Hoisting, Flag Person Training, Swing Stage, Aerial Work Platforms and Fall Protection as well as numerous equipment certifications.

While our goal is to eliminate workplace incidents completely, we have developed an industry leading incident response plan to ensure all levels of the organization are prepared to respond effectively should they occur.

COR (CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION) CERTIFICATE

Alberta Glass holds a valid Certificate of Recognition (COR) and is a member in good standing of the Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR).