About O'Brien


For more than 36 years when residents of South Davis County needed glass and window products the clear choice has always been O'Brien Glass Products.

Today, O'Brien remains a leader in the industry, whether one is building new or considering a remodeling job, specializing in the latest in energy efficient vinyl replacement windows.

Gary and Lois O'Brien started the business back in June of 1972. Its first home was an old gas station located where Cutler Cookies in Centerville is today, just across and down the street from its current address of 55 East 400 South. As time went on the business began expanding into supplying remodeling projects, as well as new construction. Today it offers glass products for all sizes and shapes of windows, patio doors plus mirrors, shower doors, screens and store fronts.

O'Brien Glass would recommend to homeowners that if they still have the old aluminum windows, now is the time to switch over to new energy efficient vinyl windows. Many people will change their furnace to save money, but not their windows.

O'Brien's service area runs from Logan to Payson, we've supplied projects in Elko, Evanston, Boise and even Hawaii. Right now, we have a couple of projects up in the Park City area.

"Though it may have expanded its business area, stated Gary, "O'Brien has maintained its focus on glass and window products." In fact, he believes it is one of the reasons behind the company's longevity, that and quality customer service.

Since we started this business, just about all of our kids have worked here and three of our grandchildren work for us now. This is very much a family business and satisfying the customer is very important to us. If a mistake is made, well, it really does pain us.

Such practices have earned our company a solid reputation over the years, not just in the glass industry, but within the business community in general. This is reflected in the many outside positions Gary has held.

Gary is a past president of the local Chamber of Commerce. He helped start the Parade of Homes in Davis County, serving as its volunteer executive director for 10 years. More recently he earned the title of National Director for the National Home Builders Association.

After entering the industry at the age of 14, Gary has spent the past 48 years, as he puts it, "playing around with glass." During that time, he and his business have become extremely good at what they do, growing, expanding in the marketplace. Yet it has also managed to retain the same personal touch it displayed the first day it opened its doors. "It's become something of a slogan around here, but it is still true", Gary concluded, "We're Big Enough to do the Job, Yet Small Enough to Care."
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