Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 42
Exclusive Features | GIOVANNI MONTI & PARTNERS (GM&P)
Empire of Glass
GM&P ENGINEERS, DESIGNS AND PROVIDES GLAZING FOR MIAMI'S HOTTEST PROJECTS. BY JIM HARRIS
uring its first five years in business, Giovanni Monti & Partners
(GM&P) grew from $400,000 to
$150 million in revenue. "We
were in the right place at the right time and
had the right people behind us," founder
Giovanni Monti says of the accomplishment.
Monti founded the Miami-based glazing
contractor in 2011. He had an already strong
relationship with Jose and Christian Daes,
owners of Tecnoglass, a supplier of architectural glass, windows and associated aluminum products used in GM&P's projects. "Jose
and Christian helped me grow the company
by giving me access to almost unlimited production capability and an engineering team
that could support me in the design of new
product to distinguish us from the competition," Monti says. "We were able to compete
from day one."
The relationship between Monti and
Tecnoglass began prior to 2011, when Monti
worked as COO for Glasswall LLC, a glazing
contractor in Miami that was one of Tecnoglass' largest competitors.
"There was always the potential for us to
work together," Monti says. "I knew a lot of
people in the Miami area and had relationships with installers and suppliers. When
the market started booming again, we were
able to get jobs left and right."
Monti sold GM&P to Tecnoglass in 2017,
shortly after hitting the $150 million revenue mark. Being part of the Tecnoglass corporate family gives GM&P access not only
to glass and windows, but also to products
and services provided by other Tecnoglass
divisions. Tecnoglass also gives GM&P an
almost unlimited bonding capability.
GM&P partners with sibling companies
ESWINDOWS, Alutions and Energia Solar
to provide glass, extrusions, curtainwall
manufacturing and painting services.
GM&P installs, engineers and designs glazing projects for large commercial buildings.
Most of the company's projects are in or
near Miami, though it has also completed
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include the EAST, Miami hotel
building in Brickell City Centre.
jobs in Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington,
D.C., and the Bahamas.
"We can now give our clients a one-stop
shop from design to warranty," Monti says.
"We can complete the entire supplier chain
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* Revenue: $140 million
* Headquarters: Miami
* Employees: 91
* Specia y: Glazing
"We were able to compete from
day one." - Giovanni Monti, founder