Arthur Berkowitz

To quote Mark Twain, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

“I’m not retiring,” Arthur Berkowitz told™ after announcing that he would be reducing his day-to-day role and obligations as executive vice president of JE Berkowitz (JEB) effective January 1, 2018.

“I’m reducing my hours and day-to-day responsibilities at JEB. It’s been a little over a year [since JEB became part of Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH)] and in that year I’ve been involved in the integration process. I’ve been on their Board for a year and I’ve observed how CGH does business. And I’ve had an opportunity to give my key managers the opportunity to grow and promote themselves within the organization, so I felt the time was right and that’s why I decided to reduce my role at JEB.”

As part of his new role and responsibilities, Berkowitz plans to focus more on the Renovate by Berkowitz business.

“In the future I plan to focus on a separate company, Renovate by Berkowitz, which I started with my father seven years ago. It’s a patented process that’s focused on older buildings. Now that I’m comfortable that the [JEB-CGH] integration is moving forward successfully I want to spend more time driving market penetration for Renovate by Berkowitz.”

With more than 40 years in the industry, there have been a number of highlights that Berkowitz says stand out.

“I think most owners would tell you that where they get their greatest satisfaction is in the people they’ve worked for and with and seeing those who have grown from entry level to positions in management and supervision, and also the opportunity for my senior management team to take on even greater leadership roles.”

He continues, “I have also enjoyed the relationships in the industry, with vendors, customers and my contemporaries through my involvement with the Glass Association of North America. And also very satisfying is the footprint of the award-winning projects we’ve done over the years; it’s very exciting that they will be there for a lifetime.”

While Berkowitz may be cutting back, he’s not stopping.

“I’ve been very fortunate in business, family, and friends and I can still make a contribution in the industry, outside the industry and in the community,” he says.