Sigman Inks Deal, Acquires Denver's Horizon Glass
Lou Sigman, former president of the Colorado Glazing Contractors
Association, has announced that he has finalized a deal to purchase
the Denver-based Horizon Glass. Sigman has been at the helm of Horizon
for just about three weeks now and is experiencing what the calls
the "alphabet of emotions."
"From apprehension to zest and everything in between," he said,
laughing, when asked what the transition has been like. "What I'm
finding is that there's going to be every opportunity to use every
tool in my proverbial box, when it comes to sales and project management
and leadership, in order to sustain the success of the Horizon operation
and hopefully take it to higher levels." No stranger to the industry,
Sigman spent 10 years with his family's glazing business and the
last 15 years at Harmon, and it is the combination of these experiences
that he says helped him make the decision to take this next step
in his career.
"I'm not really sure I could have pursued … or wouldn't have been
as confident of my future success without my time or experience
at Harmon. Just having the family business alone back in the day
may not have been enough. The leadership and experiences I gained
while at Harmon will prove to be invaluable," he said.
Despite the new responsibility of running a business under his
belt, Sigman doesn't plan to eschew the other aspects of the industry
to which he has been committed over the years and he plans on continuing
his work with the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association (CGCA).
"As a past president, I feel the area where the most pressing need
and where I can be of most help is on pending legislation," he said.
"We're working with the local American Subcontractors Association
to try to pass legislation that will afford subcontractors, not
just the glazing trades but all subtrades, the opportunity to negotiate
or win improved pay practices and indemnification language that
is fair to all parties."
Meantime, Sigman aims to keep Horizon Glass on its current path
to success and then some. His goals for the company, he said, are
to "basically sustain the level of excellence that it's already
achieved in its 30 year history in the Denver area.
That's no the only goal for the company, however.
"[The other goal is to] possibly expand market share in two ways:
one being in the area of the work we perform and the type of jobs
we do and secondly as budget and market opportunity allows, possibly
some geographic expansion," he said.
"All under the office of controlled growth," he added.