First Response Glass Ltd is locally owned and operated by Cordova Bay residents John and Tamara Thorpe. It began its operation in Greater Victoria when it purchased the assets of Premiere Glass Ltd in 2001.
Premier Glass was in business for 10 years prior to the sale of its assets. At the time of the sale, the business was operating from a 1200 square foot leased premises in Brentwood Bay and they specialized in automotive glass replacement. They had 1 service vehicle and employed 2 people.
Under the new management, the business expanded its products and services to include both Residential and Commercial flat glass, and 24-Hour Emergency Service.
In 2004 the business moved from the 1200 square foot premises in Brentwood Bay to a 3600 square foot premise in Saanich. It currently has 4 service vehicles and 2 courtesy cars for its auto glass customers.
It currently employs 9 people and continues to experience steady growth in the areas of residential, commercial and automotive glass.
In 2006 First Response Glass Ltd was awarded Business of Year (1-10 employees) by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.