Evolution Glass marks 10 years of progress in Calgary

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Ashley and Richard Munro launched their very own glass firm 10 years in the past, with its first job fixing the entrance door of a industrial constructing.

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Evolution Glass was housed in a 5,000-square-foot industrial bay they fastened up themselves in Vista Heights. They known as on earlier contacts right here to allow them to know that solely a 12 months after that they had moved to New Brunswick they had been again on the town — and in enterprise for themselves.

Handing out promotional flyers and networking, they acquired the mandatory gear and 4 vehicles, and have by no means seemed again.

Two years later the enterprise had grown a lot they wanted to lease more room and moved into 14,000 sq. toes, however by final 12 months it was evident that they had run out of house once more. The Cushman Wakefield crew of David Reich and Kevin Tang moved them into 35,000 sq. toes of workplace, plant and showroom within the Kingswood Cupboard manufacturing plant in Melcor’s The District growth, south of Nation Hills Boulevard and west of Deerfoot Path N.E.

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Ashley began her profession within the business within the accounting division of a Calgary glazing firm, and was quickly concerned in its day-to-day service operations and streamlining its manpower. Richard had 12 years of expertise in managing glazing initiatives of all sizes once they began Evolution Glass with 4 different workers.

In the present day they’ve a workers of 59, and initiatives have considerably elevated in dimension from that damaged glass door to a number of within the multimillion-dollar vary.

Therefore the necessity for room to accommodate new gear to extend effectivity and productiveness, bigger storage capability, house for its 15 vehicles, and a showroom to assist purchasers perceive the methods they work with.

Evolution Glass nonetheless fixes issues, however method past the damaged panes in a door. In the present day they restore home windows on highrise buildings and alter exterior ones 30 storeys excessive.

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However a lot of the enterprise is with new development. instance is manufacturing and putting in all the glass for the rostrum tower of Brookfield Place, and all the home windows, doorways and storefronts within the development by PCL of the 14-storey Minto residential growth on the backside of 4th Road, N.E., in Bridgeland.

Additionally within the Bridgeland neighborhood, Evolution Glass is working with Clark Builders on a continuing-care facility for Alberta Infrastructure.

New faculties have additionally saved the corporate busy in Mahogany, Auburn Bay and Springbank Hill for the Calgary Board of Schooling, in addition to a college for the Tsuut’ina Nation and a Ok-9 college in Airdrie.

The crews are very skilled and capable of tackle every kind of initiatives, however some jobs current attention-grabbing challenges, reminiscent of overhauling Plus-15 overpasses that require working over shifting visitors.

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Evolution Glass boasts a busy division specializing in steady service contracts, together with for the Metropolis of Calgary and the Calgary Catholic Faculty District.

The Munros have additionally launched a particular initiatives division that has consulted on including help to current methods in older buildings, figuring out one of the best methodology of dealing with distinctive constructing envelopes and any specialised wants, reminiscent of putting in the glass on the 61st government flooring of Telus Sky.

One among its extra glamorous and difficult initiatives might by no means be seen by passersby, however the magnificent giant glass dome on the rooftop of the MacEwan Corridor tower on the College of Calgary have to be a grand sight from contained in the constructing.


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