A New Breed Of Glass Professionals

Our founder’s didn’t have a background in the industry when they launched The Glass Guru, but what they lacked in industry experience, they made up for with their marketing skills, professionalism and drive, matched with a grand vision for their new company. 11 years and 80+ locations later, we consider ourselves anything but typical in our industry.

As we’ve grown, we’ve built a team of professionals with a diverse array of skills. Our franchise support team is filled with industry experts who’s primary goal is to setup our franchise owners for success.

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OUR HISTORY

Since the late 1970’s, dual-pane windows have become the standard in residential construction. An inherent problem in the design of dual-pane windows is the tendency of the windows’ seals to gradually fail over time. This failure allows outside air into the window’s inner airspace, often leading to condensation between the panes, diminishing both the aesthetics and insulating qualities of the window. For years the only practical remedy to this common problem was to replace the glass or even the entire window which can be costly and time consuming. The demand for a solution to this prevalent problem led to the founding of The Glass Guru.

 

In 2002 our company founders Dan and Joy Frey of Granite Bay, CA learned of a new process being utilized in Canada to restore the visible and thermal qualities of failed dual-pane windows without replacing the glass.  Recognizing the need and market potential for this process as a green and money-saving alternative to replacement, they formed The Glass Guru (originally Glass Wizard) in August 2004 becoming the first company in the US to offer foggy window repair.

As the sole provider of this new common-sense solution to such a widespread problem, the company experienced explosive growth and soon expanded into additional niche restoration services followed by more traditional repair and replacement services for glass, screens, mirrors, showers, windows and doors.

The Glass Guru began franchising in 2007, and today stands alone as the only brand in North America offering such a comprehensive bundle of cutting-edge restoration, traditional repairs and replacements and niche specialty services. Entrepreneurs across the US and Canada have taken notice and joined us in our mission to redefine what it means to be “Full Service”. Working together we’ve become the fastest growing company in the industry and we are just getting started.

In January 2016, the company moved into its current Headquarters in Roseville, CA., just a few miles from our original store, now co-owned and jointly operated by our Founder/CEO and two Vice Presidents. Being franchisees themselves keeps our senior management team finely in-tune with the needs of our franchise owners. They utilize their own ongoing experience as owners to continually guide them in the ongoing development of world-class support systems and tools to assist our owners and staff in the operations, marketing and management of the business.

AWARD-WINNING FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY

Since 2007, The Glass Guru has become a top home-services franchise opportunity, but don’t just take our word for it.  We are proud to have been the recipient of honors from the leading business, industry, and trade publications. The Glass Guru is an award winning franchise, recognized as a top overall, low-cost, and home-services franchise.

Entrepreneur Magazine

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  • Franchise 500 – #445 (2018)
    #300 (2016), #234 (2015), #244 (2014), #262 (2013), #273 (2012), #400 (2011), #482 (2009)
  • Top Low-Cost Franchises – #68 (2017)
    #63 (2016), #38 (2015), #45 (2014), #39 (2013), #50 (2102), #90 (2011)
  • Top New Franchises “ #12 (2012)
    #34 (2011)
  • Top Home-Based/Mobile Franchises – #86 (2016)
    #64 (2015), #69 (2014), #68 (2013), 82 (2012)

Franchise Business Review

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  • FBR50 (2018)
  • Franchise Satisfaction Award
    (2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Top Low-Cost Franchises
    (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Top Franchises for Veterans
    (2017, 2016)

Remodeling Magazine

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  • Remodeling 550 – Top Remodeling Franchises
    2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Sacramento Biz Journal

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  • Fastest Growing Company in Greater Sacramento
    #33 (2017), #29 (2013 ), #34( 2012)

OUR TEAM

Our franchisor team is composed of experts from the glass and window industry, franchising, business management and marketing. While we come from diverse backgrounds, we share a common passion for helping others achieve success. We encourage you to come out for a Discovery Day at our Headquarters to meet us face-to-face to see and experience the business for yourself.

Executive Team

DAN FREY

DAN FREY

Founder & CEO
DAVE HULL

DAVE HULL

VP of Franchise Development
GLEN GREENFELDER

GLEN GREENFELDER

VP of Corporate Development

Support Team

ROB LOPEZ

ROB LOPEZ

Director of Franchise Development
SEAN YOUNG

SEAN YOUNG

Director of Corporate Development
DEBBIE YORK

DEBBIE YORK

Director of Admin Support
JASON RUMBLE

JASON RUMBLE

Director or Franchise Operations

MARKETING TEAM

JESSE JAMES BRACAMONTE

JESSE JAMES BRACAMONTE

Director of Marketing
BILL FREDERICKSON

BILL FREDERICKSON

Marketing Systems Support

FRANCHISE RECRUITING

JEFF BRAKE

JEFF BRAKE

Franchise Consultant

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