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

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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

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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

Westminster skylight glazing

Over 9,000 Pounds of Hand-Set Glass

Posted on July 18, 2017, by

On July 12-13, 2017, the Empirehouse Glazing Team of four hand-set 120 glass lites — over 9,000 pounds of glass — in a day and a half into the 30-foot wide, seven-foot tall skylight frame on the third floor at the Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion job site. Empirehouse Glazing Foreman Dan Weis worked with Mortenson and Read More

Westminster Skylight Frame

Thirty-Foot Domed Skylight Frame Takes Flight

Posted on July 11, 2017, by

Empirehouse is proud to be the architectural glass and metal contractor working with Mortenson Construction, James Dayton Design, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Church’s “Open Doors Open Futures” campaign features an expansion project where their 1895 Romanesque architecture will connect to a modern, light-filled transparent space to provide a welcoming feeling of openness to the community for Read More

2017 MBEX Golf Tournament Crossroads

2017 MBEX Golf Tournament Crossroads Photo Gallery

Posted on June 23, 2017, by

The MBEX Golf Tournament held Wednesday, June 21 at Majestic Oaks Golf Course in Ham Lake featured another beautiful summer day. (However, a bit breezy at times). Empirehouse sponsored Hole #15 on the Crossroads course (aka, Crosswinds). There were a few moments while talking to golfers when a lively WHOOSH sent our banners off like Read More

NACC field inspection

Empirehouse earns second phase of NACC Certification

Posted on June 22, 2017, by

Empirehouse earns second phase of NACC Certification meeting national quality and safety standards. The second year assessment of Empirehouse’s certification process with the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) was held April 13-14, 2017. The audit conducted by Administrative Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), and overseen by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) auditor, took place at the Empirehouse corporate office Read More

Mystic Lake HCC by Trent Johnson

Teamwork & Creative Glazing

Posted on June 19, 2017, by

Empirehouse has been the busiest we’ve ever been this Spring and Summer. Our Field, Fabrication, and Project Management Teams have been working 10-12 hour shifts Monday through Friday and have been giving up their Saturdays to meet project demands. In addition to working overtime, cross-training and hiring more staff, we’ve applied creative glazing and installation strategies to accomplish more work Read More