About Us

About

What began in 1981 as a summer job for a college student who quickly found he had an affinity for carpentry and storefront work has become the vision and lifework of Vlado (Val) Frankola. While still in school he became a union carpenter and began working on his own projects.

In 1985 he started his own company, Frankola Storefront, with one other employee and one van. Twenty-five years later, Empire Architectural Metal & Glass Corp. is recognized as one of the foremost architectural metal and glass companies in the New York area.

Employing over one hundred employees-many second and third generation skilled tradesmen, representing several unions, with two facilities-one designated specifically for glass- Empire Architectural Metal & Glass Corp. provides high quality professional and personalized service. With Empire handling your project, your concerns are our concerns. Our attention to detail and personalized service stem from the fact that for us our clients business is our business - and we do take it personally-client satisfaction and referrals have been the cornerstone of our business with repetitive clients for over 30 years. We strive to serve as a valid asset when it comes to problem-solving, solution-finding and reliable deliverables on and off the field. We offer all of our clients a very honest and open approach, which has helped us in building strong and trustful relationships over the years.

Projects of all sizes and scopes can be handled by our experienced project managers. In addition, our capable office staff includes in house estimating, drafting with Auto Cad & Autodesk inventor capabilities and engineering, as needed. Whether your project involves railing, storefronts, canopies, curtain walls or any variety of ornamental metal or glass work-Empire Architectural Metal & Glass Corp. can and will work closely with you and your team to ensure the maximum satisfaction possible. Our team always leads our partners to precision. We insist in providing proper support in order to achieve continuous development for each and every project.

Our Clients

  • Mari Mekko
  • Structure tone
  • JT Magen
  • Cushman Wakefield
  • Dynamic
  • Alvin Ailey
  • Sentry
  • Related
  • JC Elite
  • Turner
  • LF Driscoll
  • United Structural
  • Icon Interiors
  • OC Development
  • RXR Construction
  • Deloitte
  • Cauldwell Wingate
  • Coyle
  • JE Fitzgerald
  • A Wolf & Son
  • Sweet Construction
  • James Fitzgerald
  • Clune Construction
  • Benchmark
  • Ferguson Group
  • Oestreicher Construction
  • Holt
  • JRM
  • Henegan
  • Tishman
  • Tishman Speyer
  • NBC
  • Tutor Perini
  • Shamut Construction
  • Google
  • Durst Organization
  • Nasdaq
  • Akerman
  • New York Life
  • Lego
  • AT&T
  • NSLIJ
  • Netflix
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Spotify
  • Disney
  • Cadillac
  • Blackstone
  • Blackrock
  • SL Green
  • KPMG
  • MMC
  • HPS
  • Hana
  • JPMC
  • Time Warner
  • LinkedIN
  • Avison Young
  • We Work
  • Boston Properties
  • Vornado Trust
  • Emblem Health
  • Rudin Managament
  • Citibank
  • Yext Media
  • Warner Media
  • Kramer Levin
  • Peloton
  • NFL
  • Staten Island University
  • Alphadyne
  • S & P Global
  • Bloomberg
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindell
  • The Stahl Organization
  • Samsung
  • Lavazza
  • TSX
  • DLA Piper
  • SOHO China
  • Moinian Group
  • Mt. Sinai
  • Nuveen
  • Fendi
  • Louis Vitton
  • Tiffany & CO
  • Nike
  • Chase
  • Bank of America
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Yankees
  • Hilton
  • Pfizer
  • Gucc
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Macys
  • CNN
  • Brookfield
  • Metlife
  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIN
  • USSA
  • Baron Capital
  • KPMG
  • BMW
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Amex
  • Mellennium
  • Paramount
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Rockefeller Group
  • Deutshe Bank
  • SL Green

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