True Trade Partner

Empirehouse glazing projects

Empirehouse is an NACC certified Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor serving the Midwest construction industry. Since 1950, our team’s focus has been to deliver exceptional quality and value to our construction trade partners and the architectural community. From Start to finish, our experienced and knowledgeable craftsman deliver complex enclosure and decorative interior systems to create beauty and function for some of the most iconic buildings in the upper Midwest.

Trust in Generations:

Over three generations, Empirehouse has progressed from small glass installations to iconic building enclosures. In 1950, the founders John and Betty Griffith started with door-to-door sales of storm and jalousie windows, with their entrepreneurial spirits they quickly advanced into warehouse fabrication and installation of aluminum doors and simple storefronts.  Fabrication started in 1960 with the designing of a narrow stile door with solid aluminum push and pull handles, and gradually expanded into curtainwall, architectural window systems and specialty glass products. As the second generation transitioned into leadership, it began to change the focus of the company from small retail and apartment projects to larger commercial and multi-family complexes. In 1991, Empirehouse became a Minnesota State Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Currently, the third generation’s focus on innovation, partnerships, technology and advanced equipment has helped to provided a higher level of quality assurance and safety to our fabrication and installation processes. Today, Empirehouse strives to be your True Trade Partner with innovative approaches to building enclosure while delivering on promises and peace of mind.

North American Contractors Certification:

Empirehouse is an NACC Certified Glazing Contractor

Empirehouse is the first ANSI-compliant certified NACC architectural glass and metal (AG&M) contractor in the Midwest meeting national quality and safety standards. This means that the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) program, which is formally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to the globally-recognized ISO/IEC17065:2012 standard, has certified Empirehouse quality and safety processes. Discover the difference quality and safety certification means for your next project.