Addison Glass & Mirror Prepares to Celebrate 30 Years in Business
August 14, 2009
Like a lot of companies, Addison Glass & Mirror in Dallas has
seen its share of ups and downs this year. The company had to make
some layoffs and continues to struggle through the current economy.
However, the team at Addison Glass & Mirror, a family-owned
and operated business, remains optimistic and focused on growth
as it moves toward celebrating its 30th anniversary. Founded in
1980 by Tom Nelson, a past president of the Texas Glass Association,
the company has primarily been a wholesale glass operation, servicing
the area's small glass shops with products ranging from beveled
glass tabletops to mirrors. Now, Shaun Nelson, whose father started
the company, says they are focused on expanding their market to
serve the general public as well.
"We're looking at adding more in-house options and capabilities
and also increasing our delivery options," he says. For example,
Nelson explains that they now take orders during regular business
hours and cut the product at night, which helps them offer prompt
As far as the future, Nelson says there are a number of additional
capabilities they are looking into, though expansion will be dependent
on the economy.
"We've looked into adding frosting and tempering lines, as
well as doing our own insulating glass," he says. "Getting
into those processes would help us become more of a full-service
And he adds that being a small business (only five employees) is
one of the company's greatest strengths.
"We're all able to communicate well and it's our attention
to detail that really helps us get so much done," Nelson says
and adds, "plus it's our experience. The company has been in
business for 30 years; I've been working here for 20."
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