Graboyes Commercial announces new owner / president Ellis Guiles

Ellis Guiles, P.E., LEED AP

Graboyes Commercial Window Company has announced that Ellis Guiles, P.E., LEED AP, has assumed the role of owner / president. Guiles and his investment partners earlier this month acquired the company from previous owners Tricia Scott, John Scott, and company founder Terry Graboyes. The new entity is in the process of registering as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

John Scott, CPA, will continue to serve as chief operating officer. Guiles, a 35-year veteran of the building performance and construction industry, will provide the day-to-day leadership and overall strategic direction of the company.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to have the opportunity to lead this talented team of people,” said Guiles. “I look forward to continuing the standard of excellence Graboyes Commercial is known for among its customers and communities, and to expanding its smart envelope, building performance, and leadership position within the sustainable building market of the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Guiles joins Graboyes Commercial from Siemens Building Technologies, where he served as senior manager of sales and business development. A resident of Wayne, Pa., Guiles is a licensed professional engineer with an MBA in global product strategy and 35 years of experience in building performance, HVAC, and construction. Guiles has held positions in R&D, manufacturing, sales, distribution, business development, marketing, and general management.

About Graboyes Commercial Window Company

Philadelphia-based Graboyes Commercial Window Company has served the diverse built environment of Greater Philadelphia and the surrounding region for more than 30 years. A US Top-50 glazing contractor and leader in commercial window replacement, the company provides a seamlessly integrated window system solution under the direction and control of its own management team. From sales and design to engineering and installation, Graboyes Commercial works with architects, developers, building owners, managers, energy companies, and general contractors. Its team develops, produces, and installs window systems for historic restorations, new construction, and high-rise renovations.

With consistently increasing annual revenues that currently exceed $12 million, the company was named to INC Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies in 2008 and 2016 and the Philadelphia Fastest Growing 100 list in 2014. Graboyes Commercial has received largest-dealer recognition from both TRACO (now Alcoa/Kawneer) and Graham Architectural.