Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd. commenced operations in 1955, located at that time at 2361 Lakeshore Road in Bronte. Current president Dieter Ringler and his partner Frank Furtner purchased the company from its original owner, Anthony Zogala, on August 1st, 1967, starting off as a small repair shop with just 3 employees and servicing the Halton region. Dieter bought out his partner in 1967 and since then has been the sole owner of Oakville Glass & Mirror.
The first expansion of Oakville Glass & Mirror took place in 1974 when a second location was added to house the commercial glazing and fabrication operations. In 1977 Ingrid Ringler, current Vice President and wife of Dieter, joined the company to take over residential sales and bookkeeping tasks.
Due to an overwhelming increase in business starting in 1980, we realized that we needed more space and merged the residential and commercial operations at our current location. At that time our new location comprised just 2,500 sq. ft., but 25 years and 3 expansions later our operation has grown to 9,000 sq. ft. in size and employs 20 full time staff, as well as 16 subcontract installers.
In 1979 Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd. opened a second retail location in Milton, Ontario, called Milton Glass & Mirror. This location was managed by Dieter’s former partner, Frank Furtner, for 10 years and was sold in 1989 to Frank, who continued to run his business for many years.
Steve Ringler, current CEO of Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd., joined the company in the summer of 1986 as an apprentice glazier metal mechanic. Steve completed the program in August, 1990, earning his interprovincial glazing certificate, and in 1991 he moved from installations to estimating/project coordination. Since then he has overseen projects such as The Milton Town Expansion glass contract, which had a contract value of $2,100,000, the single largest dollar value contract ever awarded to Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd.
After more than 61 years in operation, Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd. continues to grow as a family business in the Halton Region.
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