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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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CHANNEL! Are You Kidding Me?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Have you ever been in a verbal altercation and realized you didn’t really have much to support your side of the argument?

At that point you have one of two options:  Admit you’re wrong and bow out gracefully or shift focus onto something completely different.

“Honey, did you really spend $300.00 on comics?”

“Well it’s my money too!”

“But we can barely afford to pay our bills, why wouldn’t you at least check with me first?!!”

Decision time:  Back down or Shift focus…

“Uh…Well…I…Uh, Well Why didn’t you check with me before you got that ugly haircut?!!”

Yikes! You can’t unspeak those words. Trust me!

Well it seems the same type of arguing takes place in the glass industry. Everyone is so quick to say: “My product is better.” But the actual argument and reasoning to support these claims  are usually quite shallow. Sometimes they’re down right ridiculous. Some companies point out that we, River Glass Designs, use channel or clamps to secure our fixed panels on a Frameless Shower.

I don’t really know what to say to that… Sorry that we make our frameless showers stable and safe?

These particular people refer to channel and clamps like they’re the plague or Somali Pirates.

It’s almost like they used to date channel and clamps and fell in love with them and asked them to get married. But channel and clamps said “No, it’s a little too soon”. Which sent them into a downward spiral of anger and confusion. And then months later they saw channel and clamps with a new handsomer company looking as beautiful as ever , which fueled their hatred and jealousy, until they snapped and…..

Wow! That was getting good, huh?

Actually they’re referring to the fact that they don’t use any channel to create what they call a “truly frameless” look.

What they fail to mention is that River Glass Designs can create that exact same look for you,  we just need to be involved with your particular project before the tile work  begins. Really whether your preference is channel, clamps or neither we will work with you to create your dream shower. Because what YOU want is key, not what you’re told to want.

So to everyone who criticizes us over what we use or don’t use, we say…

“Whatever, you have ugly haircuts!!”

Christian F.

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Monday, July 19th, 2010

This weekend I saw Inception. It was an amazing, mind-bending, intellectual thriller. A truly unique movie that was brilliantly executed. But what was really eye catching was the frameless shower.

The what!? Yeah, that’s right the frameless shower. When everyone goes into the second level dream, they end up in some swanky hotel. At one point they enter one of the rooms and very clearly in the background is a beautiful frameless shower, that they show at least twice. Did River Glass Designs install that particular shower…Maybe we did and maybe we didn’t. We didn’t. But we could have if someone had asked nicely, I’m looking at you DiCaprio!

Now if you want the same shower featured in, what is so far, the years best film just give us a call. I’m sure you’ve been wanting to call us for awhile now anyway… In fact this is all your idea… Isn’t it!?

BAM!!! You’ve just been incepted…

Christian F.

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The Upgrade Game

Monday, March 15th, 2010

used car salesmanAt River Glass Designs, we believe in giving our customers the finest quality products. We carry ultra clear glass for the consumer who doesn’t want to see any green edges. We carry ShowerGuard for those clients who have hard water. We have an extensive hardware choice so each client can find something that fits their taste. We even have diamond fusion to make your glass more scratch resistant.

What we don’t have is a team of salesmen working off commission. Think of them as resources. If there is a product you’re interested in, they won’t tell you why you have to get it, they will simply tell you the pros and cons of the product and help you decide if it’s right for you. There may even be less expensive ways for you to achieve the desired result.

Even with our frameless showers, we offer two standard style hinges that include a lifetime warranty, one is contemporary the other is traditional. The standard handle we provide is also the most popular handle. It’s sleek, elegant and will compliment your frameless shower no matter what your style. And we provide it all in three standard finishes, Chrome, Brushed Nickel, and Oil Rubbed Bronze. The three most popular finishes at no extra charge.

So remember, at River Glass Designs our focus is not on getting you to upgrade what you buy, but rather, to understand what you want.

Christian F.

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