Back in 1984, Tom Janssen decided to start his own glass company out of his garage. He had been a glazier for years and decided it was time to strike out on his own. “For years, Janssen Glass was an answering machine in our dining room,” Tim Janssen, his son, shared. “My dad cut glass at night and on the weekends while working his full-time job.”
Fast forward 30 years and Janssen Glass is one of Kansas City’s premier commercial and residential glass companies. Look around and you’re sure to see our name on windows and doors all over town. Son, Matt Janssen, started working for his father’s company in 1993. Tim joined in 1997 and older brother, Pat, started in 1999. Together with their father, they have grown the company into what is today.
“I think one of the things that sets Janssen Glass apart,” said Matt, “is that we are extremely responsive.” At Janssen Glass, we pride ourselves on being more customer service oriented than most glass companies. We are a real glass shop that actually cuts glass in house. Because we cut glass on the premises, we can keep more in stock and ready for our customers. Plus, we offer 24-hour emergency glass service because we know broken glass can occur at any hour of the day or night.
We really want to be there for our customers when they need us. That’s why we focus on being proactive and having the materials and the service ready so it’s there when our customers need it. On the commercial side, we work with architects and engineers on design/build projects so we really understand the structural mechanics involved. This allows us to catch any problems before they become costly mistakes. Our commercial glass customers trust us to provide the glass and the experience to make their projects a success.
Commercial or residential, Janssen Glass strives to provide exceptional quality glass repair, replacement, and installation. Here’s to another fantastic 30 years!