D and B Glass
For a business, being a part of the community means being an active member in creating a better living and working situation for a city and its residents. Richard Dorn of D and B Glass, the Belton Alliance’s Business of the Quarter, believes wholeheartedly in this concept.
“Belton has some remarkable civic and cultural entities, really amazing for such a small town, and I think supporting these organizations and the activities involving youth in our area is so important,” said Dorn.
Dorn serves on the Recreation Committee, the Belton Area Museum Association board of directors, and the Belton Alliance. His wife, Eleanor, serves on the Belton City Council.
This willingness to give of time and resources began with Dorn’s grandfather, Richard Ballenger, who opened the business in 1968 along with his partner Ken Durham.
Ballenger believed in civic engagement. As a member of the Anderson Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club, he was always involved in fundraising and leadership roles.
“I am the 3rd generation to own/run the business. And the same philosophy my grandfather had has been handed down as our business model today,” Dorn added.
“We strive to do a top-quality job at a fair price. We don’t cut corners to save a dollar of expense and we are proud of the services that we provide to our clients,” said Dorn.
D and B Glass started out as a four-man operation in downtown Greenville on Falls Street and currently employs a 12-14 person staff in a shop located just outside the city limits of Greenville on Pendleton Road.
The primary focus of the business is creating and installing commercial entrances, either in aluminum or glass, which includes aluminum storefronts, aluminum doors, aluminum curtainwalls, all glass doors, glass storefronts, and glass glazing. The business also performs commercial glass and aluminum door repairs. Churches, schools, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, restaurants and retail stores are their primary customers.
In addition, homeowners and retail boutiques also employ D and B Glass’s services.
“We do glass handrails for stairs and balconies and have even done some glass floors and glass stair treads. I really enjoy meeting a challenge with glass as the primary building component,” said Dorn.
Most of the employees have been with the company for over a decade, with the office manager, Marenda Moore, putting in 30 years with the company and estimator David Chapman and chief fabricator Charles “Robbie” Cox giving two decades of service. This longevity means they have encountered most construction problems and can easily recommend the right products the job requires.
“If your business is remodeling or starting a new build, give us a call,” said Dorn. “We might not be the best price you get, but we will give you the best quality product and be the best installers you hire because we totally stand behind our products.”
Reach out to them today for your construction needs, at office number 864-235-1631
or cell 864-934-9072.
Or, attend a Rec game or civic/cultural event in Belton, and you just might be able to talk business with the Dorns and the D and B Glass employees who are volunteering in town.