Owner Dan Mazzoncini at Dan’s Glass, Inc. in Concord, CA has a long and mutually satisfying relationship, both personal and professional, with Mike’s Auto Body and the Rose family that started way back in 1981. With nine employees and a fleet of six trucks, Dan’s Glass does commercial, residential and automotive glass installation and repair in most of the cities where Mike’s has locations.
Celebrating its 40-year anniversary this summer, Dan’s Glass has installed, replaced or repaired glass at nearly all of Mike’s Auto Body’s locations at one time or another. The window replacement team at Dan’s Glass specializes in storefront and commercial window glass replacements, but automotive glass is also a significant portion of its workload.
Dan met Mike Rose in 1981 through a mutual friend who was a painter and the two began working together almost immediately. At that time, Mike had only one location on Fremont Street in Concord and now the company has 16 locations with two in Concord and Walnut Creek and one in Lafayette, Pittsburg, Antioch, Alameda, Brentwood, Richmond, Fairfield, Napa, San Ramon, Fremont and Vallejo. As the business has grown, Dan’s Glass has been there to provide exemplary customer service every step of the way.
If you visit the Mike’s in Antioch location any time soon, take a look at all of the glass and its unique design, which was all done by Dan’s Glass. “Our goal was to give Antioch that ‘wow factor’, with 1/2-inch tempered glass throughout,” Dan said. “All you’re seeing is glass and that attracts a fair amount of attention. We also installed a large Herculite glass door and installed the water feature in the reception area.”
When it comes to auto glass installation and repair services for Mike’s Auto Body, Dan’s Glass replaces or repairs windows and windshields for vehicles that Mike’s are fixing after a collision or other mishap. This includes chip repair–a cutting-edge process where a clear resin is injected into a window’s crack to prevent it from spreading. Dan’s also performs R & R (Remove and Replace) where windshields are removed while the car is painted and then subsequently re-installed.
In the old days, Dan’s could replace a windshield without worrying about all of the many electronic systems connected to it, but those have changed over time, Dan explained. “These newer vehicles, especially Mercedes and BMW, are so technically advanced that we have to deal with things like condensation sensors, lane departure systems, alarms, crash avoidance systems and even infrared reflective windshield glass.”
In order to succeed in the highly competitive glass industry, Dan’s has to stress training and technical aptitude with all of his glass technicians. “I like doing a good job and satisfying my customers. When we get a 5-star Yelp review, it really makes our day, because that is what we’re trying to do all the time.”
When Dan Mazzoncini isn’t running his company, he works on his collection of 45 motorcycles (all Kawasaki’s) and three classic cars, including two Camaro’s and a 1967 Corvette.
The Founder and Owner of Mike’s Auto Body Mike Rose values his company’s long-term relationship and Dan’s Glass, “Dan’s been doing our work for 30+ years and Dan’s Glass is a very professional business that stands behind whatever they do, and that’s why we always highly recommend Dan’s,” he said.
Dan’s Glass, Inc.
1325 Galindo Street
Concord, CA 94520