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Clinton Glass

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This month we’re pleased to feature the husband and wife team and owners of Clinton Glass, Greg and Kim Stowell.

Serving the needs of East Tennessee since 1957, Clinton Glass provides area homeowners with all the tools necessary to create that “spa” quality frameless shower in their homes. Their expert consultation and design services, combined with experienced and qualified installers, assures that each glass shower enclosure will beautifully complement your new or remodeled bath.

This month Clinton Glass is proud to announce the opening of its new Frameless Shower Showroom on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville, the only one of its kind in Tennessee.

EK: Fifty-five years in business, tell us a little bit about the history of Clinton Glass.

Greg: Clinton Glass has always been family owned and operated. We are only the third owners over the last half a century! Although Clinton Glass has always sold glass, over the years our emphasis has changed. We have shifted away from auto glass and commercial glass, and now focus on residential frameless glass showers.

EK: Speaking of showers, how have you successfully differentiated Clinton Glass from your competitors?

Kim: We ask to meet the customers in the planning phase. We share design ideas based on what our other clients have done, and offer helpful advice they can use to control costs.

EK: How many baths do you consult on in a typical year?

Greg: We visited and consulted on over 600 bathrooms in greater Knoxville last year. It’s my favorite part of the job!

EK: How does your experience help you when working with a homeowner?

Greg: I personally have been involved in residential remodeling for 30 years. If you come to the showroom, you will meet Carol, who has over 30 years of glass experience. And our two main shower installers have a total of 50 years glass experience! In short, we have seen thousands of bathroom projects, and use that experience to help you achieve your dream bath.

EK: It would appear to be advantageous to the homeowner if your involvement in their bath design or redesign project began early on.

Kim: The earlier we speak with our clients, the better. Too often we are asked to visit a job only after it’s ready for glass. Heavy glass showers can be tricky, and if the tile is not installed in a way to allow for frameless showers, it is very expensive to fix after the fact.

EK: A question I’m sure most homeowners ask is what the return on investment is for a bath remodeling project.

Greg: I don’t know of any remodeling project that has a higher return than a bathroom remodel. We have many customers tell us they need to upgrade their bathrooms in order to sell their homes!

EK: Based on your considerable experience, what are the trends you see in the bath industry?

Greg: There are a few big trends right now. The first one that comes to mind is clients are removing the Jacuzzi tub to enlarge their shower. We’re also seeing clients ask for custom showers that allow them to age in place at their home. This includes wider shower doors, curbless entries, grab bars, and bench seats.

EK: Tell our readers about your new Shower Showroom on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.

Kim: Customers tell us that they can’t see frameless shower displays anywhere, and are having a hard time picturing their completed shower. They are looking for help to get the best design possible. We have 13 full shower displays that show every shower configuration you can imagine, from a 3’ wide shower door to a full walk-in spa shower.

EK: How important are the 13 displays you feature in your new Shower Showroom in helping homeowners to plan their new baths?

Greg: Very important. Most customers are very visual, so seeing actual full size frameless showers in multiple configurations gives them the confidence they are making the right choice for their home.

EK: Anything you would like to say to our readers in closing?

Greg: We love to help our customers with their shower projects. Our crew is very talented and helpful, and we’re always getting compliments on them. If you’re thinking of upgrading your shower, please visit us at our new amazing showroom. It will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

Clinton Glass
9939 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.269.3210
www.clintonglasscompany.com

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