Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                   June, 2015

Father and Son Sullivan

Greetings and welcome to the June edition of our newsletter!


This past Sunday was Father's Day and I hope you had a chance to recognize your father, husband or special person in your own personal way. I had a great Father's Day weekend fishing with my son Shawn and good friend Pat. We were fishing on Lake of the Woods in the Northwest Angle, which for those of you that don't know is actually part of Minnesota. We fish mostly on the Canadian side of the border and always have tremendous fishing. The fishing is so good that we use dead minnows as bait. Yes, our neighbors to the north require us to kill our minnows prior to entering Canadian waters. It seems a little silly but who am I to question a foreign government and their policies. The fishing is great so we jump through a few hoops. It has spoiled me so much that I rarely fish in Minnesota anymore. The time invested versus the return isn't as great and for me that's important.

Shawn Sullivan with a Father's Day weekend keeper.

What's also important is spending time with my children. As they have grown older and have gone off to college, the opportunities to spend time with them are limited so quality time is important. My son wouldn't exactly be considered an outdoorsman, but he does enjoy fishing even though he is allergic to certain fish. Walleyes being one of them! I could see a little hint of jealousy at our shore lunch stops as Pat and I were eating fresh Walleyes and he was munching on a PB & J. Sorry bud!



Jody and Ryan Torgerson!

We celebrate many things at Heartland but it's not often we get to celebrate a marriage and this month we celebrate two! Ryan Torgerson and Jody Nelson were married on June 12th and Jason Kramer and Jill Peterson will be married on the 27th. Congratulations to both couples.


Other good news I have to report is that we are finally starting projects that have been in our backlog for some time. This increased activity has led to new hires for our field staff and eventually for our project management team. We have been able to utilize field staff from our Minneapolis office to fill in the gaps too. This sharing of resources is a valuable tool that allows us to efficiently allocate experienced field staff to branch locations that need them. Estimating services is another area that we have been able to share staffing. This effort allows us to ensure our customers' needs are being met with the quality and timeliness that they have come to expect from us. As our logo states; "Quality Clear Through."


Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. We always appreciate hearing from you.

Wishing you continued success and also hoping you and your families have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

~Bill Sullivan

President/CEO, Heartland Glass
Executive Vice President, Brin Northwestern



Summer is window rebate season!
400 series Andersen windows
Heartland Glass is pleased to be a part of the Andersen Windows Homeowner Rebate Promotion.


Heartland Glass is pleased to offer homeowners an extra incentive to get their summer home improvement projects moving. Between now and July 4, 2015, homeowners can get a $25 rebate for each 400 Series window and $100 rebate for each 400 Series patio door, up to a $250 maximum rebate per household.

To participate, homeowners should visit www.andersenwindows.com/400rebate

and request a rebate promo code. 




Thank you for considering Heartland Glass

for your next window project!     



June Featured Employee, 

Jessica Hanson


Heartland Glass sales/estimator Jessica Hanson and her husband Ravi take in a summer-time race.

Having the sister companies of Heartland Glass and Brin Northwestern offers some unique employment opportunities and advancements for our team. Take, Jessica Hanson, for instance.

Jessica grew up in Cambridge, MN and attended Cambridge-Isanti High School.  While in school, she took part in a work study program and worked for Star Quality Glass in Cambridge. She enjoyed the glass industry so much, that in the summer of 1999, just two weeks after graduation, she started working  in the customer service department at Brin.  She was eventually promoted to a commercial estimator position but then took a break from Brin to get married, have a baby boy, and go to Anoka Tech for Architectural Drafting and Commercial Estimating. In 2005, she returned to Brin and began commuting from Ogilvie to Minneapolis.  When the sales/estimating position came up at the Heartland office in Waite Park this January, she jumped at the chance for greater challenge and a shorter commute but appreciated that the employee camaraderie at Heartland was similar to that at Brin. 


"I've always felt like we are all a big family," Jessica said, "Being close with my coworkers is important, after all, we spend the majority of our time together."


Jessica loves the challenge of a nice project. "I like to be able to get out to the site and see the work being done."


Jessica and her husband Ravi have an 11-year-old son, Chase, plus Remi, their chocolate lab, Katy, their border collie, and Oscar, the grouchy kitty. They have plans to build a new home on Ravi's family farm that was passed down to them from Ravi's grandparents. They have chickens and occasionally raise a few beef steers.


"We spend our free time together watching movies at home or feeding the animals," Jessica said. "I like to get together with friends and when I

Jessica and her son, Chase, at a color run in Mora through Firstlight Health.

 have time, I like to do crafts, decorate, and make old furniture new again."


Summertime is softball season for Jessica. "I play second base for our church softball team. "I love the game," she said, "Also, a couple nights a week I go to Insanity Class, a high-intensity workout through Community Ed. Sweat out the stress!"


Thank you to each and every one of our team members for making our blended family of Heartland Glass and Brin Northwestern such a strong, successful one!



County Courthouse with Class



Heartland Glass recently partnered with Contegrity Group out of Little Falls on the newly remodeled Hubbard County Courthouse in Park Rapids, MN. The scope of the project included a new four level addition totaling 7,000 square feet plus major remodeling on most of the existing 28,000 square feet.


Impressive new south-side entrance of the Hubbard County Courthouse.

Heartland project manager, Garrity Gerber, headed up what ended up being a carefully staged 16-month project in order to allow for the facility to stay fully functional and occupied during the renovation. 


 "We constructed a 6-1/2 foot storefront with tinted low-e glass," Garrity said, "The upper windows have sun shades and the interior had a glass railing overlooking the lobby. The first and second floors have glass panels above the countertop and the glass over the counters was all measured precisely to fit perfectly."


For more details about this Heartland Glass project, or others like it, please contact Garrity Gerber at GGerber@heartlandglass.com.



 Dependable partners spell success


Great products from our partners at

Tubelite help our projects shine.

Photo courtesy of Tubelite.


Heartland Glass is proud to work with quality vendors such as Tubelite, who provides us with storefront and pressure-bar type curtainwall products suitable for up to six story applications.


Located in Michigan, Tubelite has been in the business of fabricating and distributing extruded aluminum products for the glass and glazing industry since 1945. We haven't been working with them for that long, but in recent history had the opportunity to use their excellent quality products on our projects.  Thank you Tubelite for making our projects look great and our jobs run on budget and as scheduled.

For more information on all of the project ideas and vendor products available from Heartland Glass, give us a call at (320) 259-1679 or e-mail us at sales@heartlandglass.com.


Heartland Glass is a full service glass company serving both commercial and residential customers throughout Central Minnesota and beyond. 


We specialize in:
  • Curtain Wall
  • Architectural Windows
  • Aluminum Doors
  • Storefront
  • Glass Hand Rails
  • Heavy Glass Entrances
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Windows for New Construction or Replacement
  • Custom Shower Doors
  • Refurbish Shower Doors
  • Specialty Mirrors


To learn more about our full line of glass products and services, contact us or stop by our Waite Park showroom. 


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401 Sundial Drive

Waite Park, MN 56387