One of my biggest concerns on the MWE project was the glass. We had a tough schedule and working environment. The Team of Greg Wojciechowicz and Jeff Jelderks delivered. They were cohesive and proactive and just simply got it done! They were wonderful to work with and I look forward to many more projects with GSI in the future.
Glass Solutions has been a great partner to Pepper Construction for a long time and they proved why we value that partnership again on the Chamberlain Headquarters project in Oak Brook, IL. From the onset, they understood we were trying to find that happy medium of a high performance product and maintain or at times try to better the Owner's budget relative to the hard costs associated with construction. Brian Hillen worked hard to present options which showed their commitment to the project and understanding of what had the most value to our client. [We were] nervous that the amount of time needed in prefabrication would ultimately hold up our construction schedule, But in the word of Mike Murphy ... "There is nothing to worry about!" So we waited and watched and when the time came for panels to be delivered they showed up and were installed wicked fast. Their field field crews led by Brian Lockhart did a great job and were meticulous in their efforts. They planned out their work and executed it safely and efficiently. With an arced building the geometry was just a little complicated. Brian did great working through issues with our field team to make sure everyone was on the same page. We really appreciate all their hard work on this project and look forward to other successful partnerships in the near future.
The Merchandise Mart Grand Stair was a complex project with various custom design build elements. One of the most visible of these elements centered around the triangular patterned brass ceiling system. Glass Solutions teamed up with Pohl to provide a solution of manufacturing and installation to conceal the mechanics of attachment, creating a seamless system with many unique shapes and angles, flowing across the ceiling and down the wall to align perfectly with adjacent surfaces. Glass Solutions took pride in the challenge, executing the work on time and within budget. Definitely the right partner for this work, visually proving they have the right staff and abilities to execute unique custom work. This ceiling will be admired for decades to come. Job well done!
CG Schmidt, Inc.
We had a very challenging schedule and budget on our 833 East Michigan Office Tower project. GSI met or exceeded our expectations on all aspects of the project. I especially appreciated their attention to detail and focus on quality assurance and quality control, both in their shop and at the project site. They were truly the right solution for the unitized curtain wall system on our building, and I look forward to working with them on future projects!
Bulley and Andrews
On behalf of Bulley & Andrews and all involved from the B&A team on the Chicago Athletic Association project, we would like to thank Glass Solutions for your efforts in helping us to make the CAA project an overwhelming success. B&A has been doing business with Glass Solutions for quite some time now, and the attention to detail, level of service, willingness to help in solving difficult situations, ability to work through changes on the fly and quality workmanship that GSI provides from its office personnel to the men installing the work in the field are truly exceptional, and is exactly what we needed on this challenging project. It was my pleasure to work with you and the GSI team on this once in a lifetime opportunity we were privileged to be a part of, and it is comforting knowing that GSI will always comes through for us!
Bulley & Andrews
As always, Glass Solutions has been a pleasure to work with on the B&A HQ project. On the office side, Jeff Short has been on top of all budgeting, scheduling, material procurement and quality control issues. In the field, Nick Pinto executed the work flawlessly, worked well with other trades and the quality was excellent. Can't say enough good things about all the people from GSI associated with this project. We couldn't be happier with our decision to hire Glass Solutions for our HQ project.
Bulley & Andrews
...the recent completion of the Northern Trust Company new lobby renovation project was a prime example of closely working with a subcontractor to coordinate all the little details to ensure installation would be completed flawlessly. The project included interior/exterior glass ceiling panels (manufactured in Canada), frameless new entrance with revolving doors, 15' tall curved glass panels (manufactured in Spain) and an operable glass wall system. All of these various systems required precise coordination with numerous other trades, which Glass Solutions field personnel provided throughout the sequence of the project. We feel the services GSI provided, as well as the quality of workmanship, were a huge part in the success.
Glass Solutions is my most trusted glass resource and consistently is able to meet the most difficult schedules, work with us to achieve budgeting goals and is always cooperative as we close out our projects financially.
Their scope of work has ranged from intricate retrofit that helped to finally cure original installation defects that caused problems on campus for years, to complete exterior and interior glazing system design, fabrication and installation on many major new construction projects. Their most recent achievements include our new Arts & Letters academic office and classroom facility, which was a major challenge based on how the glazing systems needed to design into a complex masonry wall, and our campus Art Museum, which was also a very complicated glazing project due to aesthetic as well as sound insulation criteria. These projects, like all others before them, were completed on time, within budget and with an unsurpassed level of quality workmanship. I am grateful for the integral role that Glass Solutions played in the successful completion of many key projects at DePaul University. They are consummate professionals that should be considered for anyone’s glass and glazing system needs.
Jeffrey J. Eland, Principal
EWP Architects, Inc.
...I have come to rely on your professionalism, competitive pricing, and especially the attention to detail. We appreciate the special attention that you provide to each and every project. Thanks for your years of support and effort.
Bulley & Andrews
It has been our pleasure to work with Glass Solutions from their inception. Bulley & Andrews was one of the first to engage this young company 10 years ago and this was due to the trust and confidence we had in past projects with Tom Hill and his team. As the Company has grown, so has our trust. Today, we engage Glass Solutions in all phases of the building process from pre-construction budgets, single door glazing through multi-million dollar complex curtain wall & wall panel projects. The Company has grown to be one of Chicago’s "go to" glass and glazing contractors and we know our glass and glazing work will be done correctly when Glass Solutions is on the team.
This is the fourth straight project that we have partnered on with Glass Solutions, and again, their ability to meet an extremely aggressive schedule while maintaining the highest standard in quality and craftsmanship were greatly appreciated. I know that I can depend on Glass Solutions to work closely with the design and construction team to provide our owners with an excellent finished product while maintaining tight budgets. Congratulations to Glass Solutions on your work at the Advocate/Dreyer Medical Clinic located in Aurora, IL. I look forward to continuing our relationship on future projects.
Mark Pomnitz, Senior Associate
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
ESA worked closely with Glass Solutions to design a curtainwall system for a highly visible project in suburban Chicago. Because of the season the project was being built in, there were concerns about weather negatively impacting the progress of construction while the curtainwall was being set. Glass Solutions was able to shop fabricate the wall in sections and deliver them to the field. They installed 120 lineal feet of 20’ tall curtain wall in a day and a half instead of the two weeks in the original schedule saving both money and time.