When new owners Sal Ramirez and Bill Granger took over the shop in 1990, along with then-partner Joe Rivera, they did so after working many years in the trade. In fact, the window and glass business in Pacifica seems to be made up of a handful of people who know each other well because they have worked together in various associations over the years.
Ramirez, a glazier, started working for Pacifica Glass in 1981 when he was a student at Oceana High School. He's rather camera shy and requested that the Tribune photograph only his hand-crafted business sign for this article.
Granger has an older history with Pacifica Glass Company He was first associated with the former owners, Emil (Sonny) White, as a bookkeeper. He is still active in the office.
The Pacifica Glass business began in a garage in the back of a bar, Fraizer's Edgemar Club. It has always been a successful business and once occupied a large building near City Hall where it had 16 employees and six trucks.