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Alba's Glass

Berkeley, CA

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Alba's Glass in Berkeley, CA specializes in glass work. Alba's Glass has worked on projects similar to Glass in Oakland, Broken Window in San Francisco, and Glass Panel For Shower Door in San Francisco.

Costs for projects that Alba's Glass work on in Berkeley, CA can average $690. Project sizes can range from $650 to over $700. When planning for your project, make sure to get multiple quotes and compare. Please note these are sample averages and to get accurate prices an estimate is needed from Alba's Glass.

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Years in Business

3

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Serving 30 mile radius from Berkeley, CA
Sent 5 online quotes. 100% response rate.
Alba's Glass
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Reviews ( 12 reviews )

Overall Rating

5.0/5

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Knowledgeable


David L.

San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I needed to repair a glass mirror, thought was going to be super pricey. Called, came in, in 5 mins everything was done and was perfect. Affordable and good service, do business with Ben here.


Kay N.

San Jose, CA
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Friendly & really nice. Very communicative, understanding, and made sure the work was done right to make sure everything is the way I wanted it.

The prices are fair and they do a really good job at repairing whatever glass that you need to be fixed. They are really helpful at helping you decide what should be done and they're quick.

The installation was really good & I had no problems at all. Overall, definitely go to them because they are really friendly & helpful.


Faridah H.

San Francisco, CA
Monday, June 09, 2014

I was looking for a glass top to cover a vintage chest. I just placed my order over the phone and *voila*, exactly what I ordered. I support small businesses because they do more than just give you a great product; they give you sincere customer experience. Not sure about the low ratings below because if you know what you're looking for, purchasing from Alba's should be a piece of cake. If you don't know what you're looking for, don't be afraid to ask the questions and purchasing from Alba's will be..a piece of cake!


LL L.

Berkeley, CA
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Very friendly and do an awesome job.
They do a lot more than window repair btw.
I went to have my funky mirror with shutters (purchased many years ago at the Ashby flea market) replaced. Since I know nothing at all about mirrors I asked for something fairly inexpensive that would make me look good. haha. They totally did it!
These guys are magic! ;)
They also do stained glass and little odd jobs that have whatever to do with glass and mirrors. Coolness.


Jenny S.

Berkeley, CA
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Great people and product, expert knowledge, totally reliable, easy to work with, highly communicative. I'm very very pleased with Alba's Glass and will use them again.


Emily S.

Oakland, CA
Thursday, May 08, 2014

I had no idea fixing a stained glass window could be so expensive! I shopped around and was extremely pleased with the service, the price, and the finished window from Ben at Alba's glass.  It was so convenient that he came to my house and then reinstalled the window without a hassle as well as being personable and efficient.


Cheryl D.

Oakland, CA
Monday, April 28, 2014

My window broke in a storm. I needed it fixed right away. I called Alba Glass and they were able to be there in a couple of hours and complete the job quickly. The service was professional and friendly. Very satisfied customer.


Joohn C.

Albany, CA
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Alba's glass is by far one of the most professional, courteous and value-packed service companies I've ever countered, much less the best glass company I've ever dealt with. It's kind of an interesting story how I know.

When I broke the 4 foot by 8 foot tempered glass panel in my apartment, it *really sucked*. Broken glass everywhere like freaking Die Hard. Had to keep the cat away from the broken glass. Hardwood floors in my apartment, so there were fragments *everywhere*.

I called around to three different glass places and everyone said "Well we can give you an estimate tomorrow and maybe have it done in four days... oh and for about $800 including the rush fee." Nobody mentioned at least putting some simple covering over the giant, gaping hole in my apartment. I won't mention which glass companies I called, but they seemed either way too busy or just solely intent on getting the most money they could out of my unfortunate situation.

Then I called Alba's Glass. The lady on the phone - who turns out to be one of the couple that runs the business - was incredibly courteous and nice, probably the first nice person I talked to that day. Reminded me of my mom. Every time they get called, she explained, it's usually an emergency. They had someone out to look at my window and board it up with plastic... within 45 minutes. Not one day. Not 'maybe tomorrow'. FORTY FIVE MINUTES. And you know what, who shows up but the CEO himself, and he sets me up with a replacement panel for the very next day.

Let's pause a moment to reflect upon service in this day and age. In volume businesses and franchises that focus on turnover, it is very rare to find someone that gives the impression they actually care about you; if they do give that impression, it tends to be fake, like when you call the phone company and they tell you "We value your business!". True service - as in actually serving someone - is rare in this day and age from any kind of company, least of all from a company that deals with agitated people with broken windows like Alba's. It takes maturity and humility and immense patience to truly serve someone professionally and you need to like what you're doing. The best part is, the price they quoted me was two-thirds, in some cases HALF what other places wanted to charge.

Here's the good part of the story. So the guy shows up the next day, good to go with a glass panel. I'm excited - no more freaking plastic in my apartment! He strips out the old metal frame, takes out the rubber, goes to put it on this brand new glass panel he just got from the factory -

and the damn thing breaks. Just shatters, right there in the hall. No apparent cause, it just breaks into a million pieces right there on the soft carpet.

For one long second, Mr. Alba and I stare at each other, like, "WTF!?!?!" Apparently tempered glass that is unevenly heated or stressed can shatter suddenly - this was not a thing I was thinking and I do not suspect that Mr. Alba was either at that moment. For that moment I suspect we were both just thinking, "Ahhh... crap."

Let's pause for another moment that truest of all tests of a man, how a man reacts to an sudden, unexpected and terrible thing.

Had Mr. Alba started weeping, clapping his hand to his forehead, cursing in a foreign language or asking me what the hell I did (nothing!), that would have been fairly normal. If he'd started wailing or asking God for an explanation that would have been fairly normal. People have frustrating days and this kind of thing happens. He'd just gotten a parking ticket on the way over as it turns out. Had this kind of day happened to me I'd probably be pretty obviously not a happy camper, let's put it that way.

You know what he did? None of those things. To Mr. Alba's immense credit, he recovered his composure with admirable speed, called his wife to order a new panel as soon as possible, cleaned up the broken glass, boarded up my window, apologized for this crazily inexplicable inconvenience, and arranged to have a new panel made immediately. I learned something that day by watching how he conducted himself.

That, gents, is how a MAN conducts himself. (Take notes Comcast guy.)

It was going to take the weekend, so it would take two additional days to have my glass replaced. At that point, considering that the Albas were out the cost of one glass panel already, not to mention having to come back again to service my pitiful apartment, they could have charged me extra and I wouldn't have objected... things happen. But no. They didn't charge me a dime extra for the broken panel. And so now, looking at my new window, instead of muffins or some crappy tip, here's how I'm returning the good they did me.

These guys are the best glass installation service in the Bay, period. Don't squander your money anywhere else. If you ever need them... they will truly take care of you.


Adam M.

North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Friday, April 11, 2014

I've worked for years with another local glass company and found that they had far less attention to detail, were really too busy to follow up, and generally charged too much for all those wonderful qualities.

Alba's was exactly the opposite. I'm sorry the one reviewer below had a bad experience. I guess no one is perfect. Ben is knowledgeable about his trade and his quotes were always quick and accurate.

I used Alba's to replace some cracked glass, reglaze sliding glass doors, and install shower doors. All with excellent results.

I expect to ask Ben for his numbers first from now on. I get the results I want at a fair price and in much less time than the local competition.


Michael F.

San Pablo, CA
Friday, March 28, 2014

Great place. I Needed some replacement glass, I called around and Ben had the best price by far, almost half what others have quoted. I went to his shop (about 10 minutes)  it was cut wrapped and ready to go. Great experience. Highly recommend this place.



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