Family Owned Glass Company Celebrates 40 Years in Philadelphia

Michaels Glass Company Philadelphia, PA

Michael’s Glass Company is celebrating its 40th anniversary of designing and installing custom glass products for automotive, residential and commercial use.

We do some exemplary work but I like our glass shower enclosures the best. Our quality and workmanship and family pride shows right in.”
— Darren Robertson, VP

PHILDELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 4, 2017 / -- Michael's Glass Company is a unique custom glass service that has had continual operations within Philadelphia, PA. since 1977. The business was founded by Michael Lipinsky, and today the company is owned and managed by Lipinsky’s wife, Bonnie. The day-to-day operations are directed by Darren Robertson, a 19-year veteran employee of the company. MCG’s operation employs 10 people, from their shop in the Tacony/Mayfair section of Philadelphia.

The original shop was on opened in 1977 on Dittman Street in the city. Michael Lipinsky managed the company until his untimely death in 1996. Bonnie filled the void and took over the reigns while raising 4 young children. In 1999 Darren was brought in to help Bonnie and has since taken over directing the day-to-day operations.

Today MCG is closing in on an enormous milestone: the installation of its 500,000th piece of auto glass. The business now has a fleet of vehicles that installs auto glass and makes auto glass repairs onsite, wherever the customers' vehicle is located. MCG has replaced auto glass windshields on cars as old as 1917. These restored vehicles are proudly on display across the country and can be seen in parades in New York City each year.

In addition to auto glass repairs and replacement, MCG provides custom glass shower doors and custom glass shower enclosures for residential and commercial use. Custom mirrors are also a large part of the business. Mirrors can be very small in size or extremely large like those found in studios or retail establishments. The home gymnasium can have a mirrored wall or a fully mirrored room. Commercial glass repair is another specialty of the company’s.

Darren was asked what aspect of the company that made him proud: There were two areas; one was his fellow employees. Most of the workforce has an average of 10 years with the company, and we have little turnover. We offer benefits that most small businesses can’t or won’t. We have perks like a solid 401K plan, paid vacations, and we supply them with a cell phone. They have no out of pocket expenses with us! We run like a large business, but we are a family business that understands the needs of our workers.

When asked about best aspects of having a shop in Philadelphia, Darren Robertson responded by saying “Philadelphia is a large little city and with our access to all of the major highways we can get anywhere in the tri-state area rather quickly.” He also said, “we have access to millions of customers, and many of those find us on the internet, which keeps us extremely busy.”

Michael’s Glass Company provides project consultation at no charge. We will help you design your glass shower door enclosure or your custom storefront window. Our craftsmen will design and install so that you can enjoy your home, store or office. Contact us now or call us at (215) 338-3293

Mike Bannan
Results Driven Marketing LLC
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