by | Apr 2, 2004

Feeding the architect frenzy

The power of imagination captured in glass.” Faour Glass Technologies’ tag line was written to speak to the architect’s craft. The Sarasota, FL, company specializes in multi-million dollar homes designed by contemporary architects. It wasn’t always so: From the mid-’70s to the early ’90s, Faour’s name and niche was the mirror business.

In 1975, a newly retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, George Faour, was looking to start a business, and, on the advice of a family friend and glass distributor, opened up a retail glass business selling framed mirrors and later, installing custom mirrored walls. By the 1980s, George and sons John and Mike de-emphasized the installation side of the business and enhanced their fabrication capability
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