John Smith

John Smith

Professional Title



  • American Subcontractors
 Association Board
  • National Glass Association Board


  • Bachelor of Business,
    Western Michigan University,
    Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bob has been an instrumental and driving force for over $1 billion worth of successful glazing projects in his career. All sizes and types of glass projects have been completed on time and at a high level of product performance.

The Ventana team has successfully sold and completed over $220 million in glazing contracts since 2014. Over 24 projects total, including the prominent corporate headquarters for Zurich Insurance and McDonald’s. In addition, Ventana has completed multiple healthcare projects for Washington University, Cook County Hospital and a pharmaceutical research facility for Pfizer.

Ventana’s backlog remains strong with projects. We have been the quality and value choice for owners, architects, consultants, and general contractors. We do what we say and we do it right and always on time.

Selected Project Experience

Test Project


Ventana has been hired to supply and install 160,000 SF of curtainwall for this 415,000 SF building. The design includes a thermally and acoustically advanced unitized curtain wall that features thermally broken framing, triple insulated glass, sound deadening material within the system, and integrates custom designed glass fins outboard of the wall to reduce heat gain and glare into the building.

The framing system is a custom, belt and suspenders double stack joint, which has offers enhanced acoustical properties to keep exterior sound from the interior of the space, as well offering better air and water resistance. This design also features 8-foot by 12-foot oversized insulated pieces of glass for maximum transparency. This $20 million project also featured “jumbo” glass sizes and structural steel backup members.