The North American Contractor Certification (NACC) announced two new additions to its certified architectural glass and metal contractor ranks: Kensington Glass Arts Inc. of Ijamsville, Md., and Paul Rabinowitz Glass Co. Inc. of Philadelphia.

The companies earned certification after going through NACC’s ANSI accredited third-party program, which has requirements for processes such as safety, quality and finances.

“While we have always had a commitment to this process, having NACC involved will help us to retain the momentum that has been generated by their ongoing engagement,” says said David Stone, president of Kensington Glass Arts. “We are also very supportive of the mission of NACC which will allow construction professionals to better assess and compare the qualifications of different glazing firms.”

“This arduous audit/certification process not only showed us how to improve some of our processes, but also confirmed that many of our procedures both internally and in the field already conform to the industries best practices,” adds Mark Rabinowitz, president of Paul Rabinowitz Glass. “In the end, attaining this certification took time and hard work, but showed that being an industry leader is ongoing.”

The NACC program launched in 2015 and has certified 14 companies—ten in the last 12 months—with several more in the process.