(Photograph by the Business Journal’s Evan Patrick Kelly)
Original Article from Long Beach Business Journal
Broadway Glass & Mirror Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary today, September 1. The business, known for lighting up Broadway at night with its classic sign, was purchased by owner Ron DeWolf’s grandparents in 1955. DeWolf (pictured) started working at the family business about 35 years ago to help out his family, and never left. In 2008, he purchased his sister’s share in the business to become sole owner. Since then, DeWolf acquired a San Pedro business, Mac’s Glass, and opened a new headquarters in Westside Long Beach. While the business originally focused on glass replacement for residences and autos, over time it grew to include large commercial projects. The diversity of projects Broadway Glass & Mirror is able to accommodate is part of the reason it has been successful, DeWolf told the Business Journal. “Being able to serve all facets of the industry . . . has helped us stay in business as long as we have,” he said. Customers range from local residents looking to replace glass in a picture frame to the Long Beachbased national health care provider Molina Healthcare, he noted. A recent local project was installing glass for the Gelson’s supermarket near Belmont Shore. “Our biggest thing we believe in, and feel is one of the reasons we have been able to endure for 60 years, is that . . . we really do try to put our customers first,” DeWolf said. Broadway Glass & Mirror’s showroom and retail store is located at 2523 E. Broadway. Call 562/434-8405 for more information.