Graboyes Commercial Window and Glass Solutions, formerly Graboyes Commercial Window Company, has announced its new name and several promotions.
The company has revised its name to better represent its array of offerings and services beyond windows, according the company. While commercial window installation remains a core focus, including a proud legacy of expertise in window retrofit and historic window replacement, in recent years the company has incorporated BIM/Revit façade design and coordination services, curtainwall, storefront, glass railing and interior glazed demountable partitions and doors. The company also has partnered in an inclusive dealer agreement with Quest Ecowall window wall system in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware markets.
In addition to the changes, the company has promoted several employees. Lou Filippone recently was promoted from director of business development to vice president and general manager. Filippone joined Graboyes in 2018, bringing experience in sales, service and project management. He formerly served as a general manager for SILA.
Journeyman foreman Jim DelRossi joins the management team as general superintendent. DelRossi will be responsible for working closely with project foremen in the field in support of preconstruction requirements as well as day-to-day execution of work.
Journeyman foreman Jim Coppola, who previously worked for Almond Glass Works in Camden, N.J., joins Graboyes’ management team as a project manager. Coppola will work closely with the company’s project foremen and the project teams of its customers to support preconstruction requirements as well as day-to-day execution of work.
Mike Kent, formerly a logistics specialist, was promoted to assistant project manager. Kent will partner with and support operations as well as provide support to the accounting and human resources functions.
Estimator Andrew Balas assumes the role of virtual design manager. Early last year Balas earned his Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) and at that time was one of only 896 individuals in the U.S. with this designation.
Balas potentially is the only individual to hold this designation and work for an architectural glazing contractor, according to the company. Balas has contributed to the implementation of Graboyes’ Building Envelope Coordination Process while also supporting its estimating, CAD and service functions. In his new role, Balas will continue to support estimating, CAD and service while also assisting with business development, especially regarding the company’s BIM/Revit-based services, including façade design and building envelope coordination.