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Wilson Glass is a local company with national recognition for our innovative designs.   We are a 3rd generation licensed C-17 glazing contracting company owned and operated in Berkeley, California.

Our specialty is custom architectural glass installations. We take pride in creating unique designs and solutions.  Bring us your wild ideas.  We will work out the technical details and stick with you until the job is done. We like challenges!

Get Exactly What You Want

We are the Bay Area experts for non-standard glass projects. All of our installations are custom. We are happy to do jobs as small as putty window glass replacements and as large as 50-foot tall art glass installations.

If you can dream it, we can create it.

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Full Service Glass Shop

Vinyl

The most common reason to stop by our shop is to drop off items needing glass replacement, or to pick up will call orders. We have a one day turn around on mirrors and annealed glass if the glass edges don’t need to be polished. Insulated glass units and tempered glass with no fabrication typically have a two day turnaround. Most items are received in about a week.

Glass Shop Warehouse
Behind the scenes at Wilson Glass

Another common reason people drop in is to get replacement shower parts and vinyl. We have a large selection of vinyl seals and sweeps for frameless enclosures in stock. Parts and vinyl for framed enclosures need to be ordered. It is very helpful for you to know the manufacturer. Parts for showers over 20 years old are often unavailable. Most of the shower parts we have in stock are for frameless enclosures.

We have a few glass and hardware samples for you to view.  If you want to look at a particular type of glass, let us know so we can order it.  There are infinite glass options.

The most common reason to stop by our shop is to drop off items needing glass replacement, or to pick up will call orders. We have a one day turn around on mirrors and annealed glass if the glass edges don’t need to be polished. Insulated glass units and tempered glass with no fabrication typically have a two day turnaround. Most items are received in about a week.

Another common reason people drop in is to get replacement shower parts and vinyl. We have a large selection of vinyl seals and sweeps for frameless enclosures in stock. Parts and vinyl for framed enclosures need to be ordered. It is very helpful for you to know the manufacturer. Parts for showers over 20 years old are often unavailable. Most of the shower parts we have in stock are for frameless enclosures.

We have a few glass and hardware samples for you to view.  If you want to look at a particular type of glass, let us know so we can order it.  There are infinite glass options.

Press & Awards

Glass Sky deck cover of Glass Magazine
Our innovative designs, products and istallations have gained national recognition and have been featured on the DIY Network, in The New York Times, Fine Home Building, Sunset and more.
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Most Innovative Decorative Glass Project, Residential
2014
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Most Innovative Bath Enclosure
2012

YOur Dedicated Team

As a small team, our focus is on creating custom, quality installations, perfect just for you.

Aric Wilson
CEO
Since
2000

I have been doing glass work since I was a baby. My first stitches when I was 4 'working' at fast glass in Berkeley 1981. That was my fathers business for 30 years. Before that his dad ran Wilson Glass in Concord since 1954. Since 2003, I have been here in Berkeley installing all types of glass around the Bay Area. We are Glaziers and we take pride in our work.

Rachael T
CFO
Since
2015

Rachael has always felt at home in the construction trade. As a kid she looked forward to tagging along to job sites with her grandpa, a GC. She spent her college years working for a landscaping company. Eventually she started her own gardening company, before she landed here with us.

Aaron A
Lead Installer
Since
2009

Aaron

Jason M
Operations Manager
Since
2010

Jason

Michael N
Sales Manager
Since
2015

Michael

Kenny B
Installer
Since
2015

Kenny

Serving the Bay Area Since 1956

We are a locally owned and operated glass shop in Berkeley, California. Wilson Glass was originally founded in 1956 by Vester Bryce Wilson. He built the first shop in Concord, California, where he lived and raised his family of four kids.

Bryce’s only son, Dave Wilson, graduated from Berkeley and and opened his own glass shop on San Pablo called Fast Glass. He ran that for 30 years and raised two kids of his own.

Original Wilson Glass on Galindo in Concord

Old WIlson Glass on Glass on Galindo in Concord.

David Wilson, son of founder Vester Wilson 1960

David Wilson in front of his dad's glass truck circa 1960.

Dave’s son Aric graduated from college in 2000. After a short career in Manufacturing Aric went back to help his father during the remodeling of the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Fast Glass had been hired to replace all the arched top windows on the interior of the Ferry Building and the two large end windows. At that point Aric decided he wanted to do glass and he talked his his father Dave into re-opening Wilson Glass in Berkeley. Together they started the shop and the rest is history.

We make it easy

Schedule

Measure

Call to schedule a measure at no cost: 510-843-3334

Review

Quote

Once we've measured and you've chosen your glass and hardware, we will email you a quote.

Sign & Approve

Order

As soon as you sign off and place a deposit, we will process your order.

Install

Installation

Once your order is ready, we will call and schedule a date for our team to do the installation.

Enjoy

Warranty

We warranty our installations against defects or workmanship for a full year.

Peace of Mind

Our Guarantee

We provide a one year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.*

People

We invest in our team. All of our employees have been with us at least 8 years. We never hire outside labor. Everyone who works at your property is trusted and trained.

Security

Financial solvency is important to us and protects you. We only ever carry minimal debt & maintain enough reserves to ensure you never have to worry about us walking off a job.

Licensed & Bonded

We maintain our contractor's license and bonding with the Contractors State License Board.

We also obtain individual city business licenses and pay local taxes where you live.

Insured

We always carry appropriate insurance. You can verify our coverage at anytime and GC's can easily request certificates.

*Terms Apply

Schedule Your No Cost Quote

All of our installations are custom designed to precisely fit your space. In order to provide an accurate quote, we will need to perform a measure and site inspection. Please let us know when scheduling if you would like our technician to bring any glass or hardware samples to view. We don't send out sales reps. Once we've measured and you've chosen your glass and hardware, we'll email you a quote. You can accept, decline or ignore it. We won't bother you with pushy sales calls.

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