A family business with a long and proud legacy of service and innovation.
In 1952, returning home after serving in the Army, Ray Sharbaugh weighed two job offers. He saw great potential for growth at Alto Glass and began his long career in the industry, starting at the company’s headquarters in Altoona, PA.
Nine years later, Sharbaugh was asked to open a new branch of Alto Glass Company in Baltimore. Both Sharbaugh and the business thrived.
With 15 years of experience under his belt, Sharbaugh purchased Chevy Chase Glass in Bethesda, MD, a residential glass service company originally established in 1947. Over the years, having earned a solid reputation and high marks from customers, Sharbaugh was asked to take on some of the most visible projects in the area including major assignments at the White House, the Naval Observatory – home to the Vice President’s residence – the National Institutes of Health, and at multiple embassy properties.
In 1983, Sharbaugh opened Laurel Glass & Mirror on historic Main Street in the city of Laurel, MD—a thriving community located half-way between Washington DC and Baltimore.
Sharbaugh’s wife, Joanne, worked side by side with her husband as a partner in the family business for over 50 years. For many years, Joanne and her daughter oversaw Laurel Glass & Mirror, while Sharbaugh managed Chevy Chase Glass. In addition to Sharbaugh and his wife, all five of their children, their spouses, and seven of their grandchildren have worked for one of the glass businesses.
Growing up in and around the business, the founder’s grandson, Frank Anastasio, officially joined the company in May 2008 as an estimator. Previously, he worked in the field as an assistant with residential installations (shower doors, windows, etc.) and also worked at Chevy Chase Products Center.
With great pride, Sharbaugh named Anastasio the company’s president in 2019, now rebranded as LGM Glass Designs, which aligned with his plans to expand the business.
One year later and guided by plans for further growth and expansion, Anastasio opened a second facility in Jessup, MD, dedicated to commercial fabrication. This commercial division includes estimators and project managers and fabrication is also based out of the Jessup location.
In March 2022, LGM purchased the RhinoFab 1350 Machining Center which offers a customizable solution for cutting and fabricating storefront and curtain wall systems. This state-of-the-art technology streamlines the company’s in-house fabrication process, saving time. Further, because of computer precision, the overall quality of products produced via this computer-driven system.
The next phase of expansion will be completed in 2024.
Today, LGM Glass Designs is a one-stop shop for some of the region’s largest commercial projects. With hundreds of years of collective industry experience, LGM provides commercial clients with a range of superior, specialized services and an experienced team for every project. And as a third-generation family-run business, LGM is the ideal partner for the region’s home improvement projects, from installing a new window, mirror, or shower door or selecting a new tabletop.