Des Plaines Glass Company is a union glazing contractor, established in the state of Illinois in 1954. Our specialty is glass and aluminum storefront work in shopping centers and one- to two-story office/warehouse buildings. We also have completed many projects of various sizes and scopes, including recreational centers, schools, government administration buildings, sports venues, hospitals and heath care facilities.

Our principle officers have backgrounds of field experience, as well as 55 years of combined estimating and supervisory experience.

All of our employees are Union members and have completed the necessary apprentice/journeyman and safety programs as required. Our union affiliations are with Glaziers Local #27 and Sheet Metal Workers Local #73.

Founded in 1954 by Frank Hickson and Izzy Glassman, Des Plaines Glass was sold in 1962 to Herbert "sandy" Sandlass and Jere "JD" Davis. They both spent the next twenty-five years working towards making Des Plaines Glass a profitable and successful business.

Originally located at 1374 Miner St., in Des Plaines, the small 1,000 sq. ft., 2nd floor office and 2,000 sq. ft. shop was added on to in 1972, with a 4,000 sq. ft. addition.

Mike and Mark, Sandy's sons, started with the company in 1977 and 1984. With Jere's retirement in 1987 and Sandy's semi-retirement in 1992, Mike and Mark were installed as the company's main officers, positions they both still hold today.

2003 brought more change when we relocated and moved into our brand new 10,000 sq. ft. facility at 962 Lee St., in downtown Des Plaines, only a few blocks from our original location.

With our added size and technological advances, we are able to more quickly serve our customers with a wider range of products, and will be able to do so well into the 21st century.

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