Kevin Kuta, President
Co-founder and President, Kevin started the company in April 1985 and remains involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. It is not unusual to see Kevin in the shop or warehouse, or working on designs with clients in order to ensure quality products and customer satisfaction from start to finish. He continues to be excited by new trends and changes that push the limits of glass, and enjoys creative glass features and solutions. Kevin is originally from Columbus, NE and is an avid horse enthusiast; in fact he was training to become a jockey prior to getting into the glass business!
Jason Hoover, Vice President
Jason grew up in the glass business, sweeping floors as a child at the glass warehouse where his father Larry Hoover worked, before officially joining Quality Glass & Mirrors in 1994. He is involved in the daily production of the insulating and tempering units, monitoring the speed and quality of projects throughout the day, or scheduling production jobs and developing plans with wholesale clients and glazing shops. Jason loves the fast-paced environment and researching more efficient methods to produce quality glass products, but his first love is spending time with his family and his rottweiler Max!
Larry Hoover, Previous Co-Owner & Vice President
Larry joined Quality Glass in June of 1991 and immediately became an integral part of the company’s growth and success. Shortly thereafter he became co-owner and for 20 years assisted in guiding the company’s wholesale growth & structuring the company for future growth. Larry is now retired and enjoys most of the year in Phoenix. He continues to assist Quality Glass in many capacities when he is in Omaha.
Patrick McGonigal, Wholesale Sales Representative/Architectural Communications Support
Pat was an original co-founder of Quality Glass & Mirror. After leaving Quality Glass, Pat remained in the industry and returns to Quality Glass with more than 35 years of industry experience. When Pat isn't working, he enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.
Kathy LaGrone, Residential Customer Service Representative & Safety Committee Director
Kathy assists our residential customers, whether it is a home builder, interior designer or an individual customer, her expertise and excellent customer service skills ensure our customers are provided the highest level of service. She is extremely knowledgeable in all product lines including shower and bath enclosures, mirrors, glass shelving, as well as textured, tempered and insulated glass. She is the Safety Committee director and she is a member of the Millard Business Association. Kathy has been employed with Quality Glass since August of 2006.
Jodi Smith, Wholesale Team Leader, Estimator & Sales, Project Manager
Jodi joined Quality Glass & Mirror in 2008 and has been involved in several different roles over the years. She currently oversees the day-to-day functions of the wholesale office team and is involved in many aspects of the business ranging from estimation to project management. She is also responsible for sales, specifications and warranties. Jodi’s knowledge of glass products is a valuable resource for both architects and customers.
Katrina Hahn, Wholesale Customer Service Representative, Fabrication Processing
Katrina joined Quality Glass & Mirror in 2011 and brings over 30 years of customer service and glass experience. She has an extensive knowledge of custom shower designs and hardware. Katrina specializes in fabrication processing where she insures every order is seamlessly processed. She oversees custom laminated orders, fire rated, bevels and other custom projects. Katrina is an outstanding member of our front-line customer service professionals.
Myndi Harshbarger, Wholesale Administrative Assistant
Myndi is an administrative assistant in the wholesale department. Her responsibilities include answering phones, invoicing and various other administrative duties. She is a valuable member of our team.
Molly Patera, Wholesale Customer Service & Pattern Processing
Molly started with Quality Glass & Mirror in July 2016 and continues to develop her expertise within the glass industry. Molly has a focused outlook on customer service and data entry and is involved with pattern processing. Molly strives to meet the needs of our customers and she is a respected and resourceful member of our team.
Jason “JG” Gruwell, Retail Sales Estimator & Facilitator
Jason has filled many roles since joining our team in October of 1998. From Retail Production Manager to his current position as a Retail Sales Estimator, Facilitator and Safety Committee Member, Jason’s knowledge of the overall glass industry is an asset for Quality Glass.
Dave Gatewood, Retail Production Supervisor
Dave is responsible for supervising the fabrication production including glass cutting, hole drilling and edge finishes. He oversees orders through production, performs quality inspections and schedules customer installations. Dave works with a talented team of employees to ensure our customers are satisfied with their custom products. Dave joined Quality Glass & Mirror in May 2005.
Mark Ripke, Storefront Estimator & Sales Representative
When Mark joined the company in February of 2006, he brought with him more than 20 years of experience with Tubelite® – a firm known for their leadership in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems. We knew as we serviced more customers, having an expert in this field would be a vital component in our ability to meet and exceed our customer’s needs, and Mark has proven to be just that!
Merlin Eshelman, Storefront Fabrication Supervisor
Merlin is responsible for supervising the fabrication of all commercial storefront frames and doors. He also coordinates and is responsible for mounting all hardware on doors, from standard to extremely complex projects. His 30 years of installation experience and problem solving skills have proven to be beneficial to our team on a daily basis - hence his nickname “Merlin the Magician”. Merlin joined Quality Glass in June of 2009.
Susan Germer, Finance & Administrative Operations
Susan has filled many roles since joining the company in October 2005. Her responsibilities include generating financial statements, sales reports and human resources. She is responsible for overseeing IT related projects as well as participating with marketing activities.