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As a facade contractor, the Steel Encounters Architectural Division provides expert services in the engineering, fabrication, project management, and installation of glazing and cladding systems for a variety of commercial building types.

Glass Curtainwall
Window Walls
Glass Canopies / Skylights
Entrances / Revolving Doors
Operable Glazing Systems
Metal Panel Systems


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Frank LaSusa

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Architectural Division

In collaboration with divisional and executive management, Frank facilitates the overall operational goals established for the Division. As Manufacturing Manager, Fabrication Engineering, and Logistics, Frank's leadership skills and strategic thinking bring alignment to each undertaking.

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Chad Gallagher

Special Projects Manager

Architectural Division

As Special Projects Manager, Chad provides oversight of multiple construction projects each year, including high-end residential, religious, retail, commercial, and tenant improvement. The SP group also provides service, repair, and warranty services and solutions for a variety of custom building projects. challenges.

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Derek Losee

Executive Vice President

Architectural Division Manager

Derek began his career in the glass and glazing industry in 1985. His experience includes projects such as 111 Main, City Creek Retail, Hyatt Hotel SLC, Ae'O Tower, 95 State, and the Salt Lake Airport Redevelopment project. An immense resource to the industry, Derek can be reached in the Salt Lake City, Utah Corporate office.

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Ben Hiatt

Chief Estimating Manager

Architectural Division

Ben brings 30+ years of experience in the glass and glazing industry. His knowledge of curtain wall, architectural cladding systems and building enclosure processes is beneficial in accurately calculating job cost and mitigating potential risks to the project schedule or budget. Ben provides guidance and oversight of the Architectural Estimating team.

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Eric Johnson

Preconstruction Manager

Northwest Regional Manager

Architectural Division

Eric brings 25+ years of experience in the Northwest construction market. As Northwest Regional Manager, Eric works closely with divisional leadership and his team of estimators, project managers, and support staff in the completion of curtain wall, cladding systems, and glass and glazing projects.