Over 70 Years Serving the Central Valley
San Joaquin Glass was founded by Harvey McKenry , Jack Kilner & Joe Strowsnider in February of 1947. Originally located at 618 N Street in Downtown Fresno, they relocated to the current location in November of 1965 to make way for the Fresno Convention Center. Mr. Strowsnider retired in the early 1950’s and Mr. Kilner retired in the early 70’s. In 1976, along with Harvey McKenry, Robert Starr and Steve Salcedo became the new partners of San Joaquin Glass. In 1978, a second location in Merced was opened. It would eventually be sold to two employees to run as a separate company. In 1979, Steve and Bob opened Insulated Glass of Fresno by the Fresno Airport. This operation was one of the first of its kind to produce insulated glass units. this operation would eventually transition into San Joaquin Glass. In 1980, Mr. McKenry retired and Steve and Bob became the owners of San Joaquin Glass.
(Pictured below: Bob and Dorothy Starr, Harvey and Betty McKenry, Wanda and Steve Salcedo)
A True Family Business
The company began their family operated roots once Steve’s wife, Wanda and children Anna, Mary & Anthony began working at the office or in the warehouse during summer vacation. Bob retired in 2004 and Anthony started working full time after graduating from Fresno State in 2005. Anna Salcedo Hook began working part time shortly after handling payroll and human resources. In 2011 the family business grew once again with the addition of Anthony’s wife, Lindsay Follett Salcedo.
(Pictured: Lindsay Salcedo, Anthony Salcedo & Anna Salcedo Hook)
Dedicated to Superior Customer Service
While the faces may have changed over the last 70 years, the one thing that remains the same is our level of high quality service. This cannot be accomplished without the help and support of our great San Joaquin Glass team. From the front office sales and estimating team to the project coordinators and our skilled union glaziers, when you hire San Joaquin Glass for your next job, you can count on us to get it done right.