Our experience shines through in the design phase

Experience shines in the design phase at St. Germain’s Glass, where we bring your visions to life. While architects shape the overall blueprint of a structure, they rely on experts to handle intricate construction details. This is where our specialized knowledge in glazing becomes invaluable for your commercial projects. 

Our team boasts a profound understanding of construction nuances, particularly in architectural glass and metal. We ensure your vision transitions from concept to actionable plan within the realm of glazing. Accounting for factors like material availability, wind load, and structural/environmental considerations, we offer tailored solutions aligned with your design objectives. 

Consider scenarios such as determining specifications for a 20-foot-tall glass and aluminum storefront, navigating glazing regulations, or selecting optimal tempered glass thickness for interior accent walls. Leveraging our seasoned expertise, St. Germain’s Glass is your ideal partner to address these challenges. 

Commercial builders entrust St. Germain’s Glass for: 

  • Consultative Support: We collaborate with you on your commercial projects, prioritizing efficiency over unnecessary complexities. Our proficiency in architectural glass and metal design streamlines processes, ensuring the realization of your vision without undue complications. 
  • Expertise: With a century-long legacy, St. Germain’s stands as one of the Midwest’s oldest glass companies. Our extensive experience enables us to transform initial sketches into actionable plans for your glass or metal components. 
  • Budget Sensitivity: Recognizing the financial risks associated with construction delays, we proactively plan to mitigate setbacks from the outset. This ensures a seamless design process, minimizing disruptions for our clients.
  • Attention to Detail: Whether you require energy-efficient glass coatings, bird-safe solutions, or assessments of thermal performance, St. Germain’s offers expert glazing guidance, allowing you to focus on other critical aspects of your building design. 

We Calculate

From day one, St. Germain’s adds immense value by ensuring your architectural glass and metal designs are workable. We convert big-picture plans into precisely measured puzzle pieces that fulfill your design intent while maintaining the structural integrity of the opening. Our knowledgeable team includes specialists in glass and aluminum fabrication, construction project management, installation management, and logistics. Whether you need us at the rough-concept stage or after blueprints are drawn, rely on St. Germain’s glazing design team to ensure the finished product will be everything you envisioned.

We Clarify

A big part of the pre-construction process is getting everyone aligned around the builder’s vision for the project. St. Germain’s helps foster this alignment through clear and consistent communication with all trade partners. We fill information gaps about performance requirements, logistics, and feasibility of glass and aluminum designs. St. Germain’s takes the initiative to clarify up-front details and set realistic parameters that builders can trust us to meet.

We Collaborate

Based on our vast experience working with a variety of sub-contractors, St. Germain’s knows why it’s important to include their perspectives in our earliest design and construction sequencing conversations. For example, our holistic approach considers how window design changes could impact structural framers, masonry workers, electricians or other trade partners. By proactively working to maintain collaborative relationships and solve problems before they start, St. Germain’s helps you avoid unnecessary headaches and delays.