We are Manufacture's Representatives of innovation, hi-performing glazing products that enhance the energy efficiency of the building envelope in the Midwest Construction market.
As a Manufacture's Representative firm, we work with architects, engineers, interior designers, and glazing contractors to offer specification and design assistance; giving particular attention to providing practical and sustainable glazing solutions that meet project-specific performance, budgetary and aesthetic needs. We also provide glass strength and color analyses as well as product samples. Our desire to help educate the construction industry is evident by the numerous AIA-accredited educational seminars we present annually.
With over 25 years in the glass industry, we are considered by many of the leading design firms and glazing contractors as Trusted Advisers and their go-to "Glass Guys". We represent leading manufactures in the glazing industry who share our thoughts and are genuine in their corporate culture at being good stewards to our environment and offering products that are environmentally responsible, help save energy and resources, and are made to the highest quality standards to ensure long service life.
Design firms seek our consul to offer them glazing solutions that are innovative, technically sound, budget conscience, and meet the scheduling demands of their project. As Trusted Advisors to our A/E clients, we take that responsibility seriously.
By representing these manufactures who's products marry well; solutions can often be found by combining the products of each, offering an "outside the box" solution that others would not be able to; such as combining a decorative art-glass with a fire-rated product. Or offering a fire-rated product that matches the hi-performance glazing and aesthetics on the rest of the building envelope. This "internal" coordination allows us to often say "yes" when others say "it can't be done".
Bill Zientarski is President of H-PGS and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Technology from Western Michigan University. Prior to entry into the glass industry he was an officer in the US Air Force aviating KC-135 Refueling Tankers. He is a decorated combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm/Shield. He is also an active member of the Chicago chapter of Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and is a certified Construction Document Technology (CDT).