Gus Frey knows sales and he knows the contractor side of the business. He comes to us after successful stints as a vice president for Eversteel Roof Solutions and as general manager for New Image Roofing and Construction. Now, he’s bringing his extensive knowledge, his relationships, and his competitive edge to work for us at Crystal Structures Glazing. For Gus, our Regional Sales Manager, it’s all about maintaining solid relationships. Married to Alissa and a doting dad, when he isn’t helping customers and designers find their perfect match, Gus takes time out to volunteer at his church and children’s school. At work, as in hisRead More →

If you drop by the office of Ron Kastner, Controller, you just might find him taking advantage of the large, sparkling windows in his office and gazing at the sky. He may be known in Wichita as a hard-working volunteer and businessman, but he’s also got his head in the clouds as a newly-trained pilot. The Washburn University graduate has a robust background in well-regarded local businesses including Red Guard, where he served as a vice president, as well as years of service at Brite Voice. Ron has built a reputation for being a creative problem-solver as well as a meticulous “money man.” He isRead More →

There are a lot of interesting glass projects in construction.  It’s amazing the number of invitations to bid (ITB) that we receive each month.  And when your invitation to bid (ITB) is sent, the first person to see it is our Commercial Project Research Specialist, Deborah Patrick. Deborah came to Crystal Structures in September of 2009. She had previously worked with the Dodge plan rooms so she had a basic understanding of how to use those types of programs to find the right kind of jobs.  In fact, the plan rooms are the part of the job she really enjoys. “I enjoy the people andRead More →

Thirsty Dog gets glazed canopy

The oldest and largest brewery in Summit County Ohio is expanding to a new location. “It’s something we’ve needed for a long time, to have a retail outlet for the brewery,” said John Najeway, owner. The brewery has been around since 1997, what better way to celebrate the 20th year in business than to open a brewhouse and restaurant with a patio.  Based in a 12,000 sq ft location at East Bank Flats, the brewhouse will be offering their regular brews, currently distributed in 15 states, and specialty microbrews available only at the Flats. Cleveland has been a historic “hub” for great brewers in Ohio includingRead More →

SAS Canopies provided by Crystal Structures

The world’s largest privately owned software company is adding another building on their 400 acre campus in Cary NC. The entries will feature canopies by Crystal Structures. About SAS SAS, which stands for “statistical analysis system,” started as project at North Carolina State University in 1966. Originally the analytics software was intended to run agricultural data to improve crop yields.  It became apparent, however, that having software to perform advanced analytics would be useful across many different industries. In 1976 SAS was incorporated and today SAS is first in the advanced analytics market worldwide.  The software suite developed by SAS Institute provides multivariate analysis, businessRead More →