Bernie’s Glass was established by my father, Bernie Gross, who was born in the Ukraine and was the son of a glazier, my grandfather Yehuda. During World War II, my father fought with the heroic Partisan forces for freedom that resisted the controlling Axis countries.
Leaving the chaos and destruction behind, my father started a new life in the United States. On May 12, 1954, he opened a small neighborhood glass shop on Fulton Street in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He became known as “Bernie the Glazier.”
I grew up in my father’s workshop, where I learned how to create and install glass, windows, tabletops, and mirrors. Almost everyone in our family was in the glass trade—from my uncle George to my Uncle Benjamin (on my mom’s side) to my father.
Over half a century later, Bernie’s Glass is still in operation in a Fulton Street location just a block from the original shop. Today, I run the family business and am known as “Mr. Bernie,” even though my true name is Jerome. I do everything–from glass shower surrounds to skylights to stained glass. The ways I can help you are listed on the Services section of this website. My clients include some of New York City’s top interior designers and architects, as well as television production designers, and quite a few bold-faced names I can’t mention in print. Most of all, I am proud that Bernie’s Glass has a long history of helping local residents and contractors in our neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant.
Bernie’s Glass offers service backed by experience, with a personal touch and the best craftsmanship. As a third-generation glazier, I will insure that you get the correct glass for the right application and that it will be expertly installed.