Balas will work within the company’s estimating group collaborating with clients and partners on architectural glazing projects involving commercial window replacement, historic renovation, storefront, curtainwall, window wall, and interior glazed partition products and systems.
Balas recently graduated from Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University) with a Bachelor of Science in construction management. A dean’s list scholar, Balas brings estimating experience from his previous positions at Midatlantic Construction & Design Associates Inc., Roof Management Inc., and N2 Architecture.
“During my four years at college [in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia], I witnessed Graboyes helping to bring life back to nearby Alden Park as part of its historic renovation team,” said Balas. “I liked that Graboyes was capable of combining expertise in historic architecture with the future of construction, and I knew I needed to be a part of the team.”
“We know our clients will appreciate Andrew’s professionalism, experience, and enthusiasm as he collaborates with them on their construction projects,” said owner / president Ellis Guiles. “We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew to Graboyes and look forward to being a part of his career advancement.”
More about Graboyes Commercial Window Company
Graboyes Commercial Window Company, a US Top-50 NACC-certified glazing firm, is a leader in architectural glazing and commercial and historic window installation, having contributed to the diverse built environment of Greater Philadelphia and the surrounding region for 34 years.
The company provides window system solutions, interior glass partitions, unitized and timber-frame curtainwall solutions, high-performance storefront solutions, and exterior and interior commercial window coverings and automated controls.
From design to installation, Graboyes Commercial works with architects, developers, building owners, construction managers, energy companies, and general contractors installing systems in retrofit, historic restoration, new construction, and high-rise renovation applications. Specialties include occupied spaces and white-glove service.
In collaboration with its sister company Graboyes Smart Buildings, the firm also provides tools and expertise to apply critical intelligence about the operation of other important building systems, such as HVAC and lighting. As an extension of an owner’s facility management team, it provides automated building performance data, analysis, and guidance for smarter, more optimized building operation and increased real estate value.