by Stephanie Scott
Lacey Glass is a leader in the translucent daylighting industry throughout the Pacific Northwest. The company provides an integrated design process from early planning to completion of projects, with services including design assistance and budgeting, installation, and LEED credit assistance.
Daylighting involves the use of windows, skylights, reflective surfaces, and control systems to maximize use of natural light. This process can reduce dependency on electrical lighting, thereby saving energy and reducing costs. Applications frequently involve industrial skylights, covered walkways, entry canopies and large translucent wall panels.
Recent trends in the building industry are helping to steer building owners and developers towards green building practices and the pursuit of LEED points. These trends are nothing new to Lacey Glass; they’ve been promoting and providing solutions for green building and natural daylighting since the launch of the business in the early 1980’s and with over 30 years of experience, they don’t come across much that they can’t do. Says Tina Zeutenhorst, “We use cutting edge technology and our team knows what they are doing. We can work with our clients to meet their needs and also keep the project reasonably priced.”
Owner Phil Zeutenhorst estimates that government contracting makes up as much as 80% of their business. They got their start in government work on projects with K-12 schools and began shifting into design/build projects with other state, local, and federal government agencies over the past few years. Their impressive portfolio includes projects at SeaTac International Airport, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Naval Base Kitsap, the Washington State Capitol, Union Station in Portland, and both K-12 and higher education institutions. Government contracting has allowed them to hire a full-time drafter, adding a design arm to the business that provides architectural assistance with design work.
The company employs seven full-time employees in their office and an additional six to twelve installers at any given time.
The Zeutenhorts have a positive outlook for the year to come. From December 2013 through the end of January, the company has booked as much work as they did in all of 2013.