Experience in the glass industry began for Bill George in 1969. Starting on the order desk, Bill was able to learn the various phases of window sales, order technique, and installation methods. After a transfer and promotion to an Office Manager, Bill was also able to get a grasp on purchasing, invoicing, inventory control, and scheduling. After his office manager stint, Bill went on to Production Management where he was responsible for receiving all the sales orders and converting them into cutting lists to be put in production. Then, in 1977, Bill started with Marysville Glass, where he quickly became General Manager and he oversaw accounts payable/receivable, personnel, scheduling, advertising, budget preparation, outside sales, and bid preparations. Bill then took a commercial estimating position at another company where his responsibilities included calling general contractors and plan centers, developing estimated for reviews, and job costing. Once the jobs commenced, Bill was accountable for purchasing, scheduling and invoicing. In the fall of 1987, Bill opened his own business, General Storefronts. Currently, Bill does the majority of the estimating for General Storefronts and handles architectural questions and conflicts.
Jessica has started her career working in construction, in 1999, as an Estimator/ Project Manager. Starting with GSI in 2003, Jessica was hired as an estimator. Quickly, she was promoted to the position of Project/Operations Manager. Jessica is responsible for procuring all materials for GSI Projects. She works hand in hand with our site foreman to ensure adequate man power and a quality project. Jessica is use to managing a staff of up to 50 that include both field and office personnel. Jessica continues to find ways to educate herself in the construction industry by taking many classes that are offered through Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington.
With almost 20 years of service with GSI, Walker Poor is the north end lead-man. He is capable of running his jobs from beginning to end. Walker attends many of the pre-construction meetings and orders much of his own material for projects. Trade school for commercial glazing and experience in project management and estimating makes Walker very responsible and aware of his surroundings. Large jobs, like Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, the Marine Center in Anacortes for WWU, and Peace Arch Boarder Crossing, are no problem for Walker. Walker follows safety regulations with his certifications in First Aid and CPR. He also maintains safety cards for scissor lifts, aerial lifts, forklifts, and scaffolding.
Starting out as a fabricator/driver, Jeff Miller started his glass career with Marysville Glass in 1976. When Jeff started with Camano glass, he grabbed onto the skylight, sky-window, and garden window concepts. Working with Milgard products 90% of the time, he gained experience in the residential field. He worked with residential conversion and repair, including shower doors and mirrors. From then on, Jeff’s knowledge and insight in the glass business skyrocketed. Since 1995, Jeff has been with GSI, and has evolved into the Shop Foreman. Jeff works hard to keep the fabrication in the shop moving, and works directly with the project manager to ensure efficient job scheduling.
After three years with the University of the Nation, Hawaii, Bob Spores started his 30 year career in commercial glazing. With 26 years dedicated to GSI, Bob is one of GSI’s lead men, and always striving for the best. Familiarized himself with all types of Door Hardware, including panic hardware, closures, and lock mechanisms, Bob is also very acquainted with weatherproofing systems, including sealants and flashing configurations. With many extra skills, like finish carpentry ability, architectural metal understanding, and power tool knowledge, Bob was the lead man on GSI’s largest job- the Boeing Headquarters project, which made headway for larger, more intricate jobs in the future.