Richard Ramos, Founder and  Abel Ramos, President, Architectural Glazing Systems
Richard Ramos, Founder and Abel Ramos, President Architectural Glazing Systems (AGS) is a family-owned premium glazing firm based in Southern California with over three decades of experience in the contract glazing market. With superior project management, exceptional craftsmanship, and cost-competent pricing, AGS offers a full portfolio of architectural glass and glazing services in a safe and timely manner. The employee-owned company’s business model—based on the tenets of integrity, value, safety, and quality— is the foundational stone that drives their journey forward.

AGS’ offerings are tailored to suit the demands of both high-end residential and commercial projects. “As a full-service firm, we do consulting, designing, fabrication, and installation, all in-house. This allows us to offer cost-efficient options that best serve our clients’ needs,” says Abel Ramos, President, AGS.

With decades of expertise in the contract glazing industry, AGS is now pivoting its legacy to achieve a greater market share. In fact, the company has joined hands with ABC Architecture and Los Angeles Glass Company for broadening their product and services line-up.

Focused mainly on the commercial side of the assets with their own aluminum line-up, AGS handles construction works ranging from storefronts to single floors all the way up to skyscrapers. ABC Architecture, on the other hand, manufactures its own doors out of aluminum, glass, and railing, while Los Angeles Glass Company provides preventative, protective, and maintenance services to retail and small-scale businesses.

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In addition to the newly extended line-up, AGS has also acquired facilities in California and is reaching out to New York, Las Vegas, Arizona, and other cities. This will further equip clients with a well-established array of product and services portfolio.

What complements such an extensive services portfolio is AGS’ strong vendor ties, providing them an advantage in time-sensitive projects.The prompt services have contributed to their reputation as a customer-centric company while having a loyal clientele. Quick response and delivery time also hold added value in crisis situations like the pandemic, where AGS has stayed resilient and true to its brand name. The company’s diverse, multicultural team has gone out on a limb, in the middle of the Covid-induced stagnation, to deliver services and respond to unforeseen circumstances.

As a full-service firm, we do consulting, designing, fabrication, and installation, all in-house. This allows us to offer cost-efficient options that best serve our clients’ needs

The AGS team holds a collective experience of more than 150 years. They always seek new opportunities, strive to achieve success, and deny succumbing to pressure. And behind the curtain, what keeps the team going is the strategic leadership spearheaded by the Ramos brothers. While Abel’s eye for detail and financial management has kept the processes in place, Richard Ramos with his 35 years’ experience and creative vision on design build projects with structural, energy and water intrusions projects along with communication skill has enabled AGS to maintain a good rapport with all the stakeholders.

This perfect blend of skills has been critical for the company’s growth, even in crisis situations. Despite major hiccups in the construction business as a result of the pandemic, AGS is optimistic for the coming years by keeping a close eye on new market trends. Even in the face of construction costs that have shot up by 40-50 percent, entrepreneurs continue to invest in building infrastructure. AGS intends to capitalize on this market transformation with its high-quality materials and exceptional services. The company is acquiring assets—both infrastructure and talent—to aid in the expansion of its operations and corporate culture. “The idea is to stay relevant with the current market trends and demands, attracting the younger crowd of entrepreneurs. Restructuring our image and trade marking our new slogan “No Glass, No Life” is all part of this pursuit,” concludes Nick Cadena, Controller at Architectural Glazing Systems .