In 1992 Greg and Sheril Burkhart began Key Glass in the garage of their Bradenton home. With one truck, they sold and installed the work even doing board ups in the middle of the night.
Working long hours at night while raising a young family, the Burkharts survived the recession of the early 1990s and began to build their business by providing specialized glass customization, fabricated glass systems, and installation services to a handful of loyal general contractors in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. They still serve many of those contractors today. Did you know the Key Glass phone number is their old home phone number? Working out of the garage provided flexibility to raise a family and work long hours.
Justin Burkhart, son of Greg and Sheril, joined Key Glass in 2005. He learned the business the way his parents did—in the field. Today he is part owner and manager of projects while overseeing day to day operations and learning all facets of the business.
That modest garage beginning has transformed. Key Glass now tops 18 million annual sales and is an award-winning Florida west coast company that thrives in custom commercial glazing. Key Glass has a reputation for the niche’ architecturally challenging glazing installation.