Founded in 1946 as Ed Glassman Plumbing & Heating, owner Ed Glassman built the fledgling business into one of the area’s busiest mechanical contracting firms. After working for Ed since 1946, Joseph’s father, Adolph, and his partner, Charles Staab, purchased the business in 1972 and renamed it Glassman/Staab Inc.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Joe Glassman opened Glassman Climate Control in Russell, Kansas in 1980. In 1985 he purchased his father’s business, merged it into Glassman Climate Control, and moved the company from Russell to Hays. With the expanding scope of Glassman’s building and mechanical services, the name changed to Glassman Corporation in 1991.
In 2011, the company moved into a new 31,000 square-foot campus housing and administration building and a large production, fabrication, and inventory control facility. The facility is one-of-a-kind in Kansas.
Today, Glassman Corporation is a multi-million dollar company employing nearly 100 people, including pipefitters, plumbers, mechanical service technicians, estimators, sales engineers, sheet metal fabricators, and administrative professionals. Our size allows us to be competitive and deliver high-quality products and services to our customers. Our location allows us to remain centrally located in the heart of the Midwest, close to our roots and the people who have helped us grow.
It is the mission of Glassman Corporation to be the most dependable and respected plumbing and mechanical systems provider in our market area. A friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff will deliver to our customers’ top performance based upon a tradition of quality, value, and trust.
There’s no doubt about it, a crackling fire is always a nice way to spend a cold evening. It is important to remember, however, that fires are always a potential hazard, even if they are in a fireplace. This means every member of your home should understand fire safety and be cautious every time a fire is lit.
Here are a few fireplace tips to keep your home warm and safe, all winter long:
● Have your fireplace inspected and cleaned professionally before the start of each heating season.
● Always make sure the damper or flue is open before starting a fire.
● Only use dry, aged wood for a fire. Using wet or green wood creates more soot, which can become a fire hazard.
● Clean out the ash regularly and don’t allow it to build up. Too much ash can make more smoke, which is a fire and safety hazard.
● Don’t leave anything that may catch fire near the fireplace, creating a safe perimeter. This includes curtains, furniture, blankets, and magazines.
● Keep a fire extinguisher handy and make sure everyone can use it.
You should also install smoke detectors throughout your home and that you test the batteries monthly. And remember, you should never leave a fire unattended, even in your fireplace!
Please share these safety tips with your friends and family to help them stay safe as well. Let’s get through this season with no tragedies due to carbon monoxide and fires!