Brand History

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Back in 2002, Dan and Joy Frey, the founders of our company, based in Granite Bay, CA, discovered a revolutionary method being used in Canada that restored the appearance and heat-retaining properties of defective dual-pane windows, without requiring the glass to be replaced. Recognizing the potential of this eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to window replacement, they established the Glass Guru (initially known as Glass Wizard) in August 2004. It was the first company in the US to offer repair services for foggy windows.

From left: Southlake, TX Franchise Owners – Stephanie & Kyle Hansen, President/Founder & Co-Founder of The Glass Guru – Dan & Joy Frey


As the exclusive provider of this common-sense solution to a prevalent window problem, the company experienced rapid growth and expanded its services to include traditional glass repairs and replacements, as well as screen, mirror, shower, window, and door repairs. In 2007, the company rebranded as The Glass Guru and began franchising. Today, it is the only brand in North America offering a comprehensive range of modern restorations, traditional repairs and replacements, and specialty services for residential and commercial glass, showers, windows, and doors. With The Guru Way guiding our collaboration, we are the fastest-growing company in the industry, and we’re just getting started.

Entrepreneurs across the US and Canada have taken notice and joined us in our mission to redefine what it means to be a “Full Service” company. The Glass Guru is an excellent franchising opportunity for entrepreneurs. It’s a recession-resistant business model that has stood the test of time, experiencing growth and record years every year since its inception, even through the Great Recession and the Covid Pandemic.

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In January 2021, the company moved into its current Headquarters in Plano, TX.  Albeit remote and under management, our founders continue to own their original franchise location in Roseville, CA.

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