Kensington Glass Arts Celebrates 45th Anniversary
IJAMSVILLE, MD: Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. (KGa), an award-winning Mid-Atlantic glass manufacturer, commercial glazier, and distributor of architectural glass, celebrates its 45th anniversary.
Kensington Glass Arts began in July 1976 as a custom stained glass window fabrication company called Victorian Glassworks. Over the next ten years, the product lines had expanded to include etched and carved glass and the company was widely recognized as the premier art glass fabricator in the DC area with a wide range of private and commercial clients. In 1987 the company was incorporated and rebranded as Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. (KGa) and the work expanded to include a wider range of glass products and processes. The following years saw KGa continuously pivot to meet the growing usage of glass in commercial office interiors and away from stained glass. Eventually, the work evolved to focus on high-end corporate installations including such diverse projects as museum display casework, glass partitions, and elaborate, technically challenging art-glass pieces of all types. Clients have included almost every major law firm, hotel, and corporate client in the DC market.
As KGa grew continuously, it was natural that in 2002 they invested in building a full-scale glass manufacturing and processing facility in Ijamsville. At that time, it was the only glass tempering facility and remains the only ISO9001 quality certified plant in the state of Maryland. In 2020, a second manufacturing plant was established in Sterling, Virginia, increasing production capacity and spearheading expansion in the fabrication of specialty laminated glass products.
Today, KGa employs approximately 250 people between installation and fabrication teams from facilities in Ijamsville, Frederick, and Baltimore Maryland and Sterling and Richmond Virginia. As the company continues to grow into the largest supplier and installer of custom glass products in the DC/Baltimore/Richmond market, quality remains the singular focus and the foundation upon which the company was founded. In the words of David Stone, CEO of KGa:
“It has been my honor and privilege to witness what a dedicated and focused group of people have achieved here at KGa over the last 45 years. What grew from simple beginnings has really blossomed into something quite unique and special and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved together. As my role has evolved over time, the company continued to blossom with the leadership of the team and the future is brighter than ever.”David Stone, CEO of Kensington Glass Arts
Few companies survive to celebrate a forty-fifth birthday, especially in the challenging world of commercial construction. This is yet another noteworthy milestone for a very special and dynamic company.
About Kensington Glass Arts
Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. is an award-winning fabricator and installer of high-end interior and exterior architectural glass in the Baltimore-Washington-Richmond region. To learn more, visit our website at https://kensingtonglass.com/