Tag: glass shops

July 12, 2022

How will the Glass Price Increases Affect Your Business?

This is a question that all glass shops are attempting to answer, no matter how large or small. I know on the west coast there are glass suppliers that are holding their prices for 30 or 60 days on some large jobs, and others that are stopping everything to update all the open quotes in their system. These are a few of the same decisions […]

June 28, 2022

The AIA Conference in Chicago Raised Many New Issues

Last week I attended the AIA Conference in Chicago. This was their first conference in three years. It was well attended, and everyone seemed optimistic about business. Most architects that I spoke with said that they were back in the office, and many were requesting in-person lunch and learns. It was good to see architects optimistic, as they are working on future projects that will […]

May 17, 2022

The War for Talent

I want to follow up on my last blog. One of the continuing issues I hear every day is the challenge of finding good people—as I keep reading, “The War for Talent.” With wage inflation an issue and a shortage of available talent, glass shops are all looking for ways to attract good people. One way is to outbid the competition. This decision can affect […]

May 10, 2022

What Do You Do When A Good Employee Asks For A Raise?

Paul Daniels wrote a great blog last week in our Tuesdays with Paul.  He wrote about an employee (let’s call her Paula) who walked into the office where she works (surprise…the company is Paul’s Glass Shop) and asks Paul, the owner, for a raise.  This happened in April of this year. Paul and Paula spoke for 10 minutes and Paula told Paul she would like […]

May 9, 2017

Do You Do Board-Up Work?

You should be. There is a guy over on the left who just said he is a glass company, not a carpenter at 3 a.m. He’s right. But he isn’t as profitable as a glass company that does the board-up. You need two, two-man teams who are on call. This can be overnight or weekends, one team on call while the other is asleep. Dedicate a […]