North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC) announced that B & L Glass is its newest member. With over 60 years in business at the same location in Santa Rosa, B & L Glass provides, installs, and repairs a variety of glass products and services for residential and commercial clients throughout the North Bay, including Sonoma and Napa counties. They are one of the largest glass companies in the North Bay.
Patty Garbarino, chair of NBLC’s board and President, Marin Sanitary Services, said, “Construction, especially of housing, is a key priority for NBLC members and we welcome B & L Glass who will help strengthen our public policy advocacy to make new construction easier in the North Bay.”
B & L Glass sells and installs everything glass for residential, commercial and complex specialty projects. This includes offerings for luxury residential home projects, low rise commercial projects and storefront windows. B & L Glass also specializes and has extensive expertise in “design build” complex projects —– their experience includes winery building & cave projects, arts centers, custom built glass balcony & rails, custom glass staircases, massive skylights, heavy glass shower enclosures, etc. The company is Diamond Certified.
The member representative will be the CEO, Jeff Rowland, who is a seasoned, results-oriented, sales, marketing, and business development executive. Rowland has 30 years of experience in the high-tech world as an executive and senior level contributor to the worldwide sales and growth of global, multi-billion-dollar organizations and technology start-ups in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. He recently bought land in Santa Rosa to build a new home for his family, which includes his wife and three children.
Rowland said, “B & L Glass is a longstanding member of the North Bay community and we are excited to join other NBLC members in ensuring that the region regains its economic vitality, a large part of which will be from the construction of new housing for the North Bay workforce. We look forward to contributing our experience to help close the gap in much-needed new housing production and other types of construction.”
As the new owners of B & L Glass since 2019, Rowland and his wife Jennifer are establishing industry partnerships and collaborating with likeminded business organizations. They are members of the Santa Rosa Chamber and Sonoma County Alliance and are both active in children’s charities.