Beletz Brothers Glass Co. Inc. has become the eighth glazing contractor in the Philadelphia area to meet the requirements for certification by the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) Program.

Beletz Brothers Glass, with locations in New York City as well as Philadelphia, has been in business for over 90 years. The company works on corporate interiors, historic renovations, large commercial storefront projects and more throughout the northeast.

“We were excited about pursuing NACC certification,” says Stephen Beletz, president of Beletz Brothers Glass. “The process formalized and improved the quality assurance practices we’ve been using for years. And when it comes to safety, there’s always opportunity to improve the systems already in place.”

The program’s evaluation process is a well-rounded, deep dive into a glazing contractor’s practices, according to NACC program leadership.

“It forced us to look deeper into our quality assurance and safety protocols than ever before,” adds Beletz. “Our future work will be better for it. When clients notice the NACC Certification logo on our letterhead they will be assured that all our products and services are exacted with the utmost precision while practicing prime safety.”

By having met the NACC requirements, Beletz Brothers Glass has demonstrated that it has processes and procedures in place to replicate its past performances consistently.

The NACC program has certified six glazing contractors this year to date. Ben Beeler, the program’s technical director, remarks that the pandemic has affected the speed at which new contractors are able to be certified.

“Travel restrictions and unease about the virus has obviously hampered efforts to certify larger numbers,” he says. “There are over a dozen glazing contractors actively undergoing the certification process at this moment. Unfortunately, the process has become lengthier with the travel precautions we’ve had to undertake.”

He says many of these contractors should be certified within the next few months.