So much more than just glass
More to Falls Glass Service than you find in their name
By Mike Mathes
Owners Judy and Gerald Selk of Falls Glass Service pose with one of the display fireplaces, at left. Jeff Selk, office manager, shows off one of the awnings. Falls Glass Service offers fireplaces, like the gas model below, and a whole lot of other products beyond glass.

What’s in a name? Sometimes, there’s more to the story than meets the eye.

Such is the case with Falls Glass Service, a Sheboygan Falls-based company that offers far more than window dressing.

At Falls Glass Service, the variety of products and services goes much deeper than the name. In fact, the motto spells it out with utter simplicity, “We’re more than glass.”

“We are a lot more than your ordinary glass company here,” Office Manager Jeff Selk said. “We offer anything from windows to shower doors, shelving, desktops and more in the entire glass spectrum. In addition, Falls Glass Services provides customers with several options for fireplaces, awnings, patio awnings, three-season rooms and more.

Fireplaces

At Falls Glass Service consumers can see a wide range of fireplaces in demonstration mode, including traditional wood fireplaces, as well as those fueled by natural gas.

Fire place inserts come with energy efficiency options which make them valuable additions to designated rooms of the home.

Awnings

In its showroom, Falls Glass Services demonstrates a variety of uses for awnings.

“We can literally make them to fit just about any need,” Selk said. “We can cover as wide an area as a patio or a huge storefront, or we can make them for a single window.”

Many of the awnings use a died acrylic, which is almost like a fabric. Falls Glass Service can create the awning and has the expertise to match the appropriate fixture for ease of use.

The Falls firm also manufactures custom aluminum awnings right on site in its adjacent workshop.

“There’s no doubt that wind affects these things, but people just have to be judicious with their use,” he said.

Three season rooms

Three season rooms are a product which Falls Glass Services can design and install for custom purposes.

“We can do anything from a simple screen room to a covered porch or an addition onto the side of your home,” Selk noted.

Many people today use these types of structures over an exposed basement. Some choose to cover a deck and make it into a three-season room. “We have people who have even added in a fireplace. They can use it a lot longer into the winter than you might think,” Selk noted.

At Falls Glass Service, the three-season rooms could be constructed of fabricated metal along with any combination of vinyl, screen and glass to complete the project.

“We can be totally flexible with these projects. We try to give the customer as many options as we can so they can choose what they want and what fits their budget,” he said.

There’s always glass

Of course, Falls Glass Service still has a focus on the use of glass. It’s in their name, you know.

Window designs can include custom

bows, window bays, garden windows, double hung, sliders, casement, insulated windows and a whole lot more.

One of the more innovative styles is vinyl windows.

Falls Glass Service vinyl windows make energy conservation and reduced heating and cooling costs easier because they are more affordable, more attractive, they last longer and require less maintenance than other windows.

Falls Glass Service offers Healthy Windows from Lindsay Windows.

Mirrors and shower doors are also part of the home decor offerings at Falls Glass Service.

Doors

Falls Glass Service also provides its customers with opportunities to help create the doors of their choice.

Doors can include windows, screens or both, with a wide variety to choose from.

Again, the highly trained crew can fabricate most any custom application in the adjacent workshop.

What’s more that crew of 10 is responsible for installing and maintaining any customer choices for any of the products sold by Falls Glass Service.

“We are really fortunate here to have everything on one level. It makes it easy for customers and staff alike,” Jeff Selk noted.

Gerald and Judy Selk are the current company owners. They bought the company from its founder Clarence Harris, who started the business in 1950.

The business was located on Broadway Street in Sheboygan Falls until the Selks moved to 433 Monroe Street in 1997.

Falls Glass Service has its showroom open to the public six days a week, including Mondays through Fridays from 8-5. On Saturdays, the business is open from 8 to noon.

You can also find Falls Glass Service online at www.fallsglass.com.

For more information call 1-800-242-

3192.