KAUTZ & SONS GLASS CO. INC.

SERVING GUAM SINCE 1973

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About Us

KAUTZ & SONS GLASS CO. INC.

Founded By Richard P. And Claire A. Kautz



Established August 21, 1973



     Brief History



Richard and Claire married in 1955 and he spent the next 12 years working for Claire’s father at Blake & Sons Glass Co. in Port Huron Michigan. Richard was admitted into the Glaziers Union in 1955 and became a Journeyman that same year. Needing to move to an environment more conducive to Richards’s health, Richard and Claire ventured to Hawaii with their three boys Richard Jr., David and Thomas.


During their seven year stay in Hawaii, Richard worked for three of Hawaii’s largest glass companies and invented the first frame bender used in the island state. While in Hawaii Richard worked on such projects as Financial Plaza of The Pacific, Gold Bond building, Pan American building, Hilton Hotel in Kona, Barking Sands on Kauai and many other projects.


Richard brought his family to Guam in 1971 where he and a partner opened Guam Glass & Metal. In 1972 son number four Peter was born. In 1973 Richard and Claire decided to venture out on their own and Kautz & Sons Glass Co. Inc. was founded.


Surviving super typhoon Pamela in 1976 along with the rest of the island particularly brought to the forefront the harsh demands of the islands environment. Richard recognized that Guam indisputably needed windows and doors designed to withstand high winds. Based on this he put to use his engineering skill, developing heavy duty frames and opting to utilize thicker glass and devised a method for anchoring these more securely to concrete openings. Richard also developed an aluminum flush panel door that would inherently be termite and corrosion proof.


Kautz & Sons Glass Co. Inc. is still a family owned business that custom fabricates products to meet the specific needs of the people and the demands of the local environment to this day.


Kautz & Sons Glass Co. Inc. has received numerous awards and certificates of commendation including.



1991 SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

1994 SMALL BUSINESS PERSONS OF THE YEAR



COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS:



1993 GUAM HOUSING CORP

1996 GUAM LEGISLATURE RESOLUTION FOR THE MOBIL GAMES

1997 BARRIGADA YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM

1999 PRICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO

GUAM DIABETES ASSOCIATION

GUAM SPECIAL OLYMPICS

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ( TAMUNING TROOP)

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MUSEUM

ACCESS GUAM

PROJECTS OF MICRONESIA AREA RESEARCH CENTER

ANNUAL S D A MISSION TO MICRONESIA



AND ANNUALLY SPONSORED SPORTING EVENTS INCLUDING



GUAM MARIANA’S INTERNATIONAL FISHING DERBY

GUAM MOTOCROSS AND ATV CLUB (SMOKIN WHEELS)

GUAM OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION

MARIANA’S UNDERWATER FISHING FEDERATION

GUAM BASEBALL TEAMS