West End by Jake Reining

Transformation of West End Center

Posted on September 27, 2017, by

Photo by Empirehouse Safety & Quality Manager Jake Reining. Once known as the Parkdale Center has a new name with a brand new look: the West End Center located in St. Louis Park, MN. Empirehouse was awarded the architectural glass & metal contract by Greiner Construction. This major renovation project replaces two areas of brick Read More

Target Center Tour

Behind the Scenes at Target Center

Posted on September 18, 2017, by

A few Empirehouse employees attended the Construction Specification Institute Target Center Renovation Tour and Presentation Event where we saw years of planning, coordinating and hard work come together. Empirehouse was awarded the Architectural Glass and Metal contract for the Target Center renovation project by Mortenson Construction and work with Alliance architects as a design-assist partner. Construction Read More

Leahs Ladies MD

Raising $15,000 for Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on September 12, 2017, by

A few big-hearted Empirehouse employees traveled to The Vines in Sauk City, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 9, 2017 for some fun and friendly competition around a great cause: the 10th Annual Leah’s Ladies MS Bean Bag Tournament to bag Multiple Sclerosis. Leah’s Ladies began ten years ago when Leah’s long-time friends, Eilis, Kate, Mary, Nicole, Read More

9-11 Tribute at Mystic Lake

American Proud: 9-11 Tribute

Posted on September 11, 2017, by

Empirehouse Glazier Troy Cagle captured these gripping photos of the Empirehouse Field Installation Team staking and proudly displaying an American flag on the JLG Lift September 11 at the Mystic Lake HCC job site in tribute to 9-11: We will never forget. No doubt our team is American proud. “Yes, America is frickin’ awesome!” says Read More

Empirehouse Glaziers by Jennifer Klitzke

Glass Magazine: Reader Photo Contest Winners

Posted on August 30, 2017, by

The September 2017 issue of Glass Magazine features the Reader Photo Contest. Out of nearly 50 submissions, the photo taken by Jennifer Klitzke of Empirehouse Glaziers Eddie Love and Brandon Schindele installing glass lites at Aurora on France in Edina, Minnesota (pictured above) earned “Honorable Mention” and is published on pages 66-67 of Glass Magazine. Read More

Flying 600-pound Glass Lites

Posted on August 22, 2017, by

Mortenson’s tower crane and Empirehouse Glaziers teamed together to install several huge insulated glass units up to 600 pounds each into the aluminum curtainwall system at the Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion project. Empirehouse was awarded the architectural glass and metal contract by Mortenson Construction for the Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion project and work with James Dayton Read More

Empirehouse intern

An Empirehouse Intern Unplugged

Posted on August 15, 2017, by

Empirehouse Intern Andrew Field pictured from the rooftop of the Minnesota Orchestra Hall. Could he be reflecting upon the people, processes, projects, and roles of an Architectural Glass & Glazing Company during peak season? An Empirehouse Intern Unplugged The summer of 2017 has been the busiest Empirehouse has been in their 67 year history. Dozens Read More

Field installation

Innovative Pre-glazing and Installation

Posted on August 8, 2017, by

Empirehouse teamed with PCL Construction to help achieve an aggressive schedule for the Mystic Lake Hotel project. This hotel needs to be completed in time to accommodate 2018 Superbowl patrons. No worries. The Empirehouse Team came up with an innovative pre-glazing and installation plan to set 24,410 square feet of custom curtainwall. Innovative problem solving: Pre-glazing on the job Read More

glazing the Porte Cochere

Glazing a Two-Ton “Waterfall”

Posted on August 1, 2017, by

Working with Kraus-Anderson Construction on the Galleria expansion project, Empirehouse was awarded the Architectural Glass and Glazing contract to fabricate and install a one-of-a-kind “waterfall” glass Porte Cochere skylight system; a four-sided silicone structurally glazed curtainwall system; storefront; ridge skylight; and thermally broken, insulated glass entry doors that meet the up-and-coming energy codes. These glass additions will provide Read More

2017 AIA Golf

2017 AIA MN Golf Tournament Photo Gallery: Crossroads

Posted on July 26, 2017, by

Majestic Oaks hosted the AIA MN Golf Tournament on July 24, 2017 where over 280 golfers enjoyed a perfect Summer day. Empirehouse sponsored hole #2 on the Crossroads course and met 137 golfers who teed off from one of the most challenging holes of the course [according to many of the golfers]. However we witnessed many Read More