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Founded In: 1954
Size: 20-49 Employees
Annual Vol: Undisclosed

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Est. 1954

First Glass Company in Charlottesville

Based on solid principals of honesty and hard work, and with $2.00 in his business account, 26 year old John Corle opened Charlottesville Glass and Mirror on Main Street, in the historical ‘Vinegar Hill’ district of Charlottesville. He quickly established a successful commercial and residential glass business with a sterling reputation for honesty and fair dealing.  He was given the nickname,  “Honest John” by the community because he put his personal integrity above the almighty dollar.

Business expanded, and Charlottesville Glass and Mirror quickly outgrew the commercial space on Vinegar Hill. In 1955 Mr. Corle had a new building constructed on 550 Meade Ave. just west of Jak ‘n Jil’s. He stayed there until 1958 when continued growth necessitated another move – to its current location on the east side of Jak ‘n Jil’s – 1428 East High Street.

In 2000, after forty-six years of successfully meeting the glass needs of Charlottesville and surrounding area John Corle retired and his son, Dwight and daughter-in-law, Julie acquired the business. Under Dwight and Julie’s guidance, the business continued to grow.

Expansion to a Second Location

In 2008 it became apparent CGM had once again outgrown its current space.  Since Ruckersville, just north of Charlottesville, was undergoing rapid expansion, it seemed prudent to open a second location there. A decision was made to purchase a building in Ruckersville, just behind Skyline Restaurant, at 145 Commerce Drive.  Not only does the new building facilitate growth but it also makes it possible to give better service to our neighbors to the north of us.

New challenges continue to confront CGM, but with each challenge the company rises to the task. Equipped with skill and knowledge passed down from his father, and inspired by greater possibilities for the future, Dwight and Julie are confidently moving forward into the future.

With a commitment to excellence and 55 years of experience, Charlottesville Glass and Mirror has assets that no other local company can claim.

What We Do

Products/Services Relating to Glass & Glazing Contractors
Products/Services Relating to Hollow Metal Doors & Frames
Products/Services Relating to Wood Doors--Solid & Veneered
Products/Services Relating to Storefronts
Products/Services Relating to Curtain Walls
Products/Services Relating to Glass--Tinting & Coating

Project Experience

Non-Union Prevailing Wages (Davis Bacon)
Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
New Alterations/Renovations Interior Fit-Ups
Project Size:
From $5,000 to $1,500,000
School / College / University
Fire / Police Station
Gas Station
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
Manufacturing Plant
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Office Building
Terminal - Airport / Bus / Railroad
Church / Synagogue
Retail Store
Jail / Prison
Arena / Stadium
Parking Garage
Club House / Community Center
Mixed Use
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Grocery Stores
Assisted Living
Single Family Residential
Design Build
Auto Dealership / Service
Non-Residential Building
Animal Hospital / Kennel
Court House
Fitness Center
Medical Office
Post Office
Radio / Television Station
Residential Building

Service Areas

Preferred Brands & Manufacturers

Coral Architectural Products
Coral Architectural Products
Frontline Building Products
Frontline Building Products
National Greenhouse Co.
National Greenhouse Co.
United States Aluminum
United States Aluminum
Vista Window Film
Vista Window Film

Associations & Memberships

Member of AGC (Associated General Contractors) AGC (Associated General Contractors)
Member of MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) MBE (Minority Business Enterprise)
Member of SWaM (Small, Women & Minority-Owned) SWaM (Small, Women & Minority-Owned)
Member of VDMBE (Virginia Dept. of Minority Business Enterprise) VDMBE (Virginia Dept. of Minority Business Enterprise)
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