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Don’t Go In The Water….Again!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Shark Week

Yesterday marked the end of July, the end of the hottest month ever for those reading this. But yesterday wasn’t about endings, no, it was about beginnings.  Yes my good friends, last night at 9:00pm eastern time we began one of the greatest weeks known to modern man. Shark Week! Hopefully you didn’t miss out. Now we mentioned this last year, and there was some confusion as to how this relates to River Glass Designs or frameless showers or mirrors or to glass in general. This year I came prepared for your cynicism.

Ahem, well as you all know there are many species of sharks. There are mako sharks, nurse sharks, whale sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, blue sharks and the list goes on and on and on…that might be one too many on’s…

But despite the large variety in sharks, only one continues to capture our imaginations and successfully captivates us time after time…The Great White! It is without a doubt the definitive representation of what a shark should be.

Now there are all types of glass companies, but only one can be the Great White! You know what I’m sayin? You know what I’m sayin…

…I was uh…I was uh, implying it was um…us…that River Glass Designs was the uh…the Great… Whi..t…e.

Moving along…another thing you may find interesting is that Great Whites eat seals and here at River Glass Designs, we put seals on our frameless showers…oh yeah!  Do I really need to continue? Ok fine I will.

Umm…Umm…Ok, Ok, I got it! Great white sharks are commonly found of the coasts of South Africa, California, Australia and the Eastern coast of the United States…

…My grandfather was born IN South Africa, Gary’s family lives IN California, I’ve seen Crocodile Dundee about a thousand times and the real kicker, River Glass Designs is found on the Eastern Coastish Area…sort of…

Still not convinced?!

Alright I see how it is, I didn’t want to have to do this but, now I’ve gotta pull out the big guns…

A Great White Shark is gray, and white and swims in the blue ocean…take a look at our logo and color scheme…gray and white and, come on say it with me….blue. BAM! Take THAT haters! I thought I told you that we won’t stop; I thought I told you that we won’t stop!

Happy Shark Week Everyone! SHARK WEEK!

Christian F.

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Monday, July 11th, 2011

cute kitten on a puppy


It is defined as being marked with grandeur, excellence, brilliance or competence.  Now I would love to strut around town telling everyone River Glass Designs does superb work. However it seems that people find it rude when you “toot your own horn” so to speak.  And don’t even get me started on the reaction I get when I strut around.  The negative stuff I don’t mind, but all the whistling and cat calls, it gets embarrassing. So I’m left with a bit of a dilemma, how do I get the word out to everyone that River Glass Designs is indeed superb.


I could make a video with a cute kitten playing in a tree, and then it falls out of the tree but instead of hitting the ground… it flies away… into space…because it’s a super space cat… and when he gets to space he meets up with his best friend a super space dog named Barks McGee and together they protect the universe from the evil teddy bears of planet Nebulon, whose only desire is to turn our planet into a giant marshmallow, but that’s not gonna happen! No it’s not! Not with Whiskers Tabington and Barks McGee on our side!

Or I could get a football player to endorse us…

Yeah, someone with a Super Bowl ring or even better a Super Bowl MVP, yeah a Super Bowl MVP,  Hall of Fame Running Back, instantly recognized by football fans the world over… Now who could we get…

Uh…How ‘Bout the one, the only, Mr. John Riggins – yeah that’s right The Diesel:

John Riggins autographed football that says River Glass Designs is superb!

Christian F.

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Tonight at 11: Are You Poisoning Your Family?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Vinyl Shower Curtains Emit Toxic Chemicals

Well are you? I’m sure you’re wondering what I’m talking about. So I’ll tell you…

Right After this Commercial Break!

Wow you just got Seacrested! I coined that phrase by the way, feel free to use it.

So anywho, back to the matter at hand – that of you poisoning that lovely family of yours with…(drum roll please)

A cheap shower curtain.

In 2008, a study was released revealing that vinyl shower curtains sold at major retailers across the country emit toxic chemicals that can cause serious health problems! Like What? Oh let’s see here, like um a little thing called liver damage, as well as damage to the central nervous, respiratory and reproductive systems!

The study was conducted at the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, located in Falls Church, VA.

Some of the chemicals found in the curtains were: toluene, phenol, methyl isobutyl ketone, xylene, acetophenone and more. Now I don’t know about you but I’ve been taught that when a word is hard to pronounce it’s usually important!  Like SAT words and Menu Items at an Indian restaurant. Trust me you don’t want to accidentally order the curried pig feet. Although the one my mom makes is Delicious!

Think about it though, do you want to wake up one morning and get a mouth full of METHYL ISOBUTY KETONE!!! I sure don’t! Unless it taste like rainbows. And by rainbows I of course mean Skittles. Watch a commercial once in awhile will ya.

Well it seems irresponsible to point out a problem, that of you poisoning your family, without giving a solution.

Once Again, Drum roll please……

A Beautiful Frameless Shower from River Glass Designs or A Beautiful Semi-Frameless Shower from River Glass Designs or A Beautiful Bypass Shower from River Glass Designs or… you could just stop showering, at which point you will begin to poison your family and friends in a much different way. Yeah you’ll save lots of time by not  showering, but soon everyone will hate you, you’ll lose your job and end up living on the street.

Is that what you want? Cause those are your only options. A shower from  us or a life filled with hate filled stares as you drag your stinky self all over the DC metro area…

Choose Wisely!

For more serious information on this subject please click here: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/13/local/me-showercurtain13

Christian F.

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OJ, not Simpson, the actual Juice, that you drink…

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Do you like orange juice? Of course you do! Unless your some kind of silly head or something.

I bet you even have a favorite brand…What is it? Wait! On the count of 3 say it out loud.




Now apologize to whoever’s around you. Because no one knows what you’re doing, because no one reads this blog.

Back to the topic at hand: I also bet if I told you that orange juice is orange juice, if I said it’s all the same and all tastes the same, you would wholeheartedly disagree – wouldn’t you?

In fact you would no doubt argue that your favorite is the best, offering some sort of awkward explanation, which would only make you seem crazy and prove that you have way too much free time.

I would also bet  there’s been an instance where money was tight and you figured you’d just get that generic brand of orange juice. BIG MISTAKE! Which I’m sure you immediately realized as you took your first sip of the orange flavored battery acid with an aftertaste to match.

But it does help you see that sometimes, it’s better to spend a little more to get the good stuff.

Frameless Showers, Mirrors, and this business we call glass is the same. Like orange juice there’s a ton of choices, but only you can decide what’s best for you. We can all try and convince you whose best or what’s best, but I’m sure it can, at times, make us, sound crazy. Glass is glass. It’s the experience that differs.

You can go for the cheap stuff, but prepare for the aftertaste. Or you can spring for the premium. Now I would love to be able to say: “River Glass Designs is the premium, the only premium!”

But that’s not true, there are others, companies who also love this industry and do their utmost to provide beautiful quality products. Even still, we would love to give you a taste of our service and workmanship. So give us a call, shoot us an email or drop by the showroom.

Because the best part of waking up, is Fold…g…ers… in… your…cup

That’s coffee…

…not orange juice…uh…

Do you like coffee? Of course you do! Unless your some kind of silly head or something.

I bet you even have a favorite brand…What is it? Wait! On the count of 3 say it out loud…

Christian F.

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Keep It Quick…

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Frameless Glass Shower Estimates

These days people seem to be looking for quality coupled with speed. There was a time when, if someone really wanted something, something done right, they were willing to wait for it.

I miss those times. Now people want things done right and right now. So quite frequently, people want to know how fast our frameless shower process is.

Hey River Glass Designs how fast are you? How fast are we? How FAST are WE? Well not to brag but, we made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs! Yeah, that fast.

Actually we can usually be out for a free in home measure within 2 to 4 days of your initial call. Once we come out and discuss design, layout, and options, we will try and have your proposal to you within 24 hours. Then my friend, the ball is in your court.

Once you give us your approval, we can order your hardware, fabricate your glass, send it out to be tempered and show up to your house for install, all in about 2 weeks. Not bad for a custom handmade frameless shower.

Now I’m sure some of you Nay-Sayers are like:

“TWO WEEKS?! How can I go two weeks without a shower?!

My only reply to that is – what have you been doing up until this point?

Seriously though, perhaps you got excited and ripped out your old shower, or you have moved into a new home that needs a shower enclosure, in those cases here are some suggestions:

1) You can put that gym membership you ambitiously got in January to good use by showering there. Bring shower shoes though, athlete’s foot is yucky.

2) You can go to a neighbor’s house to say “hi” or to “talk.” While there excuse yourself to use the bathroom, hint that it’s number 2 to buy yourself some time. Find a bathroom with a shower and BAM, in your face neighbors! And finally…

3) You can always, from the comfort of your own bathroom, grab a rag and “wash-up” in the sink. It really works, as long as your goal is to not be clean or smell good. Yeah, if your goal is to simply moisten the dirt on your body so you can spread it all over yourself like a thin layer of frosting, then it works great!

…You should probably call us right now and get the ball rolling…

Christian F.

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