Binswanger Glass

Charlotte, North Carolina 28206
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Our Story

The Place for Glass since 1872: If you have a need for glass for your home, vehicle, or office, Binswanger Glass is your one stop shop.  Binswanger Glass features experienced, certified installers, a vast product line, and a commitment to service excellence. 

Binswanger Glass is the source for your commercial needs.  With a full range of architectural products, experienced managers and installers, and with more than 20,000 active customers, Binswanger Glass has the size and scope to exceed your specifications.

Binswanger Glass was founded in 1872 when Samuel Binswanger opened a small glass store in Richmond, Virginia. The new business thrived in the reconstruction era that followed the Civil War.

Soon Samuel’s four sons joined him in business and the company began serving clients throughout the South.

The early 1900s were a time of growth. By 1903, the Richmond office could no longer handle all the business and a branch was opened in Memphis. In 1923, a second branch was opened in Houston.

The 1930s were a time of hardship. The financial crash of 1929 hit the nation hard. Everywhere men were selling apples on street corners, and “brother, can you spare a dime?” was the song of the day. Fortunately, Binswanger Glass was financially strong with the resources to withstand an economic disaster. The company was also committed to taking care of its employees and serving its customers. Although hundreds of thousands of dollars could have been saved by cutting wages, working shorter hours, and laying off employees, Binswanger chose to suffer years of losses rather than sacrifice its employees or lower its customer service standards.

Binswanger Mirror was founded in 1947. The company’s investment in people and customer service paid off. After the Depression, the company began to grow again, and in 1947, Binswanger Mirror was established to meet the increasing demands of a post-war customer base and take advantage of the building boom that followed World War II. In the 1940s, Binswanger Glass sold a full line of glass and mirror products as well as garage doors, mantels, kitchen cabinets, breakfast nooks, and exterior doors. Dealer cost for top quality folding attic stairs was $69! When Binswanger Glass celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1947, there were 13 branches in 15 southern and southwestern states.

Today, Binswanger Glass has 65 locations in 15 states and continues to expand.  Binswanger Glass is one of the biggest installers of glass and glass-related products for residential and commercial use and is a major installer of Auto Replacement Glass in the country. Binswanger Glass is also a leader in glass retailing, providing framed mirrors, shower enclosures and replacement glass to the general public.

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

CSI Codes

Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Grocery Stores
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
House
Laboratory
Mixed Use
Non-Residential Building
Misc Project
Office Building
Parking Lots
Residential Building
Restaurant
School / College / University
Single Family Residential

Company Information

Year Established:
1872
Labor Affiliation:
Non-Union
Annual Volume:
Undisclosed
Company Size:
500+ Employees
Service Sector:
Public Private
Typical Project Size:
Not Provided Request
Project Types:
Not Provided Request

Associations & Memberships

AGC (Associated General Contractors)
BBB (Better Business Bureau) A+ Rating
BBB (Better Business Bureau) Accredited Business
IGA (Independent Glass Assn.)
NGA Member (National Glass Assn.)

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