Winter 2021 Newsletter

Fall is almost behind us and 2021 is quickly coming to a close. It's been another rollercoaster year, hasn’t it? If there is one thing we have learned from 2021, it is our need for connection to our community, managing our pace, and focusing on being grateful for the many blessings we have. 

Here at R. Gleason, we are thankful for our amazing team of people, most of whom have been with us for many years. Without them, we couldn’t do what we do. Our latest additions to the team include our new Controller, Sharon Handran who keeps us on our toes.  Next, we have added an Operations Manager, Micah Berg, who has proven to be a huge asset already! We are also excited to have Ron Kallmes back on our team as Production Manager, utilizing his many years of expertise to create beautiful finishes for our customers. We are also extremely grateful for our community of professional colleagues and committed clients, who continue to trust us with your projects. Thank you! 

Most currently we are working on wall panels for a local private school, using a low-VOC coating. The incorporation of LEEDS v4 and LBC (Living Building Challenge) products allows for a more sustainable approach to our work. We recently completed another project that was a custom finish job on a large quantity of desks for a local corporate office. We have continued R. Gleason's dual focus of smaller, custom projects in production alongside large-scale commercial jobs. For example, we are completing a one-of-a-kind, luxury residential design while also working on a large-scale commercial project with custom finishes to multiple panel systems. R. Gleason is committed to excellence in every job we do, large or small.

We are also excited to share with you that there have been large shop improvements that will combine greater efficiency with quality and control over our finished products. We added a Celfa flat-line coater with a flash off chamber and batch oven to increase dry times. And just in the past month, we  installed a denibbing sander to handle our larger flat stock more efficiently. Bob is offering shop tours and education of our process to clients and interested parties, so please let us know if you would like to set up a time for a visit to the facility. 

All of us at R. Gleason are looking forward to the new year…it’s always full of promise and fresh starts! We hope that you have a restful holiday season, and we look forward to providing services to you and your colleagues in 2022! 


Stay healthy and thank you again for your business.