THE GLASS SHACK HISTORY
The Glass Shack was incorporated in 1978 at the original location on Belmont Avenue across from Roeding Park and Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, California. It started as a residential and automotive glass business but soon started doing interior upholstery and vinyl tops. Landau roofs were very popular back in the day, as were side moldings, which were also installed. The Glass Shack also installed air conditioners, as most cars at the time did not have that luxury item. From there, it seemed a natural progression to branch out into automotive paint.
In 1983, PPG approached The Glass Shack and began a business relationship that still exists today. The Glass Shack has been home to various paint lines throughout the years, including Acme, Glasurit and Transtar.
During the 1990s, The Glass Shack expanded to several locations within the Central Valley with stores in Tulare, Hanford, Clovis and Madera, as well as several Fresno locations. Due to the economy, however, The Glass Shack eventually had to downsize. The Glass Shack has been at its current location at 2424 West Belmont Avenue, since 1999.
Today, with PPG and Transtar, The Glass Shack continues to offer customers all the latest colors, as well as many vintage colors from bygone eras. House of Kolor and PPG Vibrance Collection can offer unique custom colors for that one-of-a-kind paint job, as well. The Glass Shack also stocks a full line of abrasives, including 3M and US Chemical.
The Glass Shack has not forgotten its roots either. Laminated glass for that classic car or truck can still be cut, or if tempered flat glass is preferred, that still can be manufactured.