Testimonials

 
We love what we do. But what we love the most is what our clients have to say about us.

 

Testimonials:

 

Derek is doing a fantastic pieces of art. He not only cares about design but also he does his job very carefully and fast! I strongly recommend his company to any stained glass design, production and installation.

Alex

 

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Derek did a gorgeous job on our front sidelite, and it is a delight to see it every time we pass by our front door. He designed our window himself, and went above and beyond to select the right bevels and textures for us. The result is a work of art. Thank you so much, Derek! 100% recommended!

Elizabeth Kenyon

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Thank you for our window overlay. It is beautiful. I love it.

Kelly Hollingsworth

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I NEVER do reviews.

These days web reviews are like tips at coffee shops….people seem to expect a good one just for showing up.

However, my experience with Derek and SGO require me to write a review. The work is that amazing!

Derek reminds me of those guys from years ago who were true craftsman….people who take pride in their work, are absolutely committed to detailed work and stand behind what they say.

We have had 3 jobs with SGO over the past 5 years. All of them are amazing. The feature window in our home in Oak Bay is always something that visitors comment on.
The window itself is not only a feature but it provides privacy while still allowing light. The perfect solution.

We have also done 2 other jobs…all with the same great attention to detail.

Derek I am sure would never say this about his work but I am going to. He is not only a craftsman in the age old tradition but he is truly an artisan.

We have recommended 4 of our friends to use SGO..all of them equally happy with the work.

Not much more I can say other than the work, service and designs are 10 out of 10. Highly recommend.

 

John Graham

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Hi Derek.  Just t let you know that Charles installed the new glass door panel this morning.  It looks terrific.  Thank you so much.  Through Jim Grieve and our various house projects over the years we have your work throughout our home and we so enjoy the beauty you create through your glass.

Thank you, again.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and beyond.

Lynda Farmer

11084 Chalet Road

North Saanich, BC

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Hi Derek,

Just a quick note to thank you for all your work on my Bushby St project (now known as “Ross Bay”).

At the recent CARE Awards I picked up 4 Golds including Best Renovation, Best Residential Interior, Best Contemporary Bathroom, and Best Heritage Project.  Your work was a big reason for the Heritage Award.  I also won 4 Silver Awards.

I have attached an article from Boulevard Magazine that features your window.   The house (and I) will also be in upcoming issues of Spruce Magazine and Modern Home Magazine.

Looking forward to working together again.

Cheers, Alan

MacMinn contracting

https://issuu.com/boulevardlifestylesinc/docs/2020_12_blvdvic_lr

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Hi Derek,
Thomas just installed the octogonal window! It’s gorgeous. When the lights work, I’ll take a picture and send it to you. Thank you very much for your artistry.
Best Wishes,
Karen

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In a world where there’s always a concern about the reputation of those you hire to work on your home, it was comforting to come across someone like Derek Gale from SGO Designer Glass.

From the moment we contacted Derek until he completed our stained glass front door sidelites and main glass window, we experienced what it’s like to have someone listen to exactly what we wanted. Having lived through many renos and numerous trades, this was not always the case.

Furthermore, the finished product was as we initially explained. He even went so far as to provide access to the initial drawings and then the near-finished product to ensure he had everything correct that we had asked for.

“And the final price was exactly as promised.”

What more can you want?

Derek is one of the good ones. Use his service. There will be no regrets.

Brian Lepine and Robyn Swanson

Victoria, BC

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Hi Derek,
I thought I would send you a picture of the window, installed. We are **super** happy with it. Thank you **so** much!
My mother-in-law on Salt Spring will probably be in touch… she has a window in mind for her place. 
Cheers,
Lori

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Hi Derek,

Thank you for creating our lovely window. I just got in and we held it up where it is going and saw how wonderful it is going to be there. Thank you!

I will definitely send you a photograph when it has been installed. Hoping that will be soon! Can hardly wait.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Joan and Jim Bennett

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Derek,

thanks again for the stained glass, it’s absolutely beautiful! I’ll send you some better pictures, when the window is all done. Munch appreciated.

Morey Rozon

West Bay Mechanical ltd.

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Awesome work Derek, we love the piece.  Amazing how different it looks depending on the light of the day.

Duncan Magee

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Hi Derek,
John brought the door over with your glass installed.  It is beyond my wildest expectations !!  It is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to have the door installed.   Just a few more coats of varnish, then I hope John can put it in before Christmas when he gets back from his ski trip.
Thank you for your expertise, and we wish you a merry christmas.
Pat Morrison
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Hi Derek

Just thought I’d say again thanks for delivering three stained glass windows in time for my wife’s Christmas present.  She and  my whole family simply love them all but especially the hummingbird.

I’ll send you photos of them installed, once the weather warms up a bit.

Happy New Year

Mike

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Hi Derek:

We wanted to thank you very much for creating a beautiful piece of
SGO glass insert for us for our front door and will contact you again in
the future should if we require another piece of your great work!

Thanks again for everything,
Lorne and Cecilia Cochrane
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Hi Derek,
I just want to let you know that we absolutely love the work you did for Brewery Door!
It is perfect!
Cheers,
Rosie
 
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Hey Derek,
 
The stained glass installation at Huntington looks great. Fantastic work! We are a very happy team here and it sounds like the client is very please as well.
 
Thanks for your work on this project!

Sam

Samantha Province
DID, IDIBC, IDCWESTERN INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP LTD.
 
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The window looks great.  Thank You.
 
Lynne Henderson
 
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Hi Derek,

 
The window looks lovely! Thank you for your efforts; looking forward to seeing it on site.

Regards,

 
Sarah Ellwood  DID
Design Assistant
 
 
MARI KUSHINO DESIGN
 
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Dear Derek,
 
thanks so much for your part in reclaiming our old house, we are totally happy with our leaded windows and the front door.
The icing on the cake is our stained glass window in the bathroom.
 
all the best
Wayne & Gwen Phillips
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The front door glass is exactly as I hoped it would look
Absolutely brilliant work
 
 
Dr. Kevin Clarke
 
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Hi Derek,

Yes, your window was installed this morning.

It looks great. We are very happy with your work.

I will email you some photos after we get the trim painted.

Thanks,

Jeff and Virginia

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Hey Derek,

Thanks a lot for everything, great job, hopefully we can work together again!

Barry Plumb classic home improvements

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Hi Derek

Just love our insert. It’s like it was
always supposed to be there!
Thank you again!
Theresa and Lorne

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Hi, Derek,

The glass fit perfectly. Thank you so much. Very kind of you.

Brian

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Hi Derek

Thanks for coming on short notice today.
Much appreciate your advise and speediness in fixing the stained glass windows for us .

Darlene Bailey

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Hello Derek:
It has been great working with you and thanks from both of us for your
beautiful leaded glass panels – we love the skylights and it is absolutely
the right look for the Great Room – really superb! So we are delighted,
thanks ever so much.
 
Emily Aspell
935 Foul Bay rd
 
 
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Hi Derek

 

The windows are beautiful and we are enjoying the variations at different times of the day. Thank you.
 
Lynne & Rob Stewart
 
 
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The door looks FANTASTIC Derek!  We are so happy!  It was installed yesterday morning and I took these pics yesterday afternoon.  They are covering it up today so we won’t see it again for a few weeks.  Once the house is done I will take some good pics for you with my Nikon.  Thanks again. for all your fantastic work!

Kevin Westwick

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Good morning Derek,
I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you’ve done on our 3 SGO windows!
Barry & I are extremely happy with the finished product and I thank you for suggesting to see what the “bubble” window looked like after installation. It is perfect!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Carol

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WOW and OMG!!! These look amazing and just what I hoped for!
Thanks Derek
Jan Taylor
I am so excited to see them installed!

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Hi Derek,

Tony has now installed the new windows and I thought I’d send you photos of them.  They are just beautiful.  Thank you so much!

Warm regards,

Judy & Tony

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Thank you so much, Derek

We love the overlay design.  The window is quite the statement piece, inside AND outside.  Now to redo the rest of the “oh so 70’s” bathroom to really let this window shine (pun intended).

The lead diamonds also look spectacular.  What a difference this install has made for our home.  Will send pictures.

With appreciation,
Barbara

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HI Derek, my wife was in tears when she removed the paper I put over it.  She and the family thought you had done a wonderful piece of art which will remain in our family forever.  Thanks.

 
PS.  my wife is talking about doing something over the door (as I expected).  Will call you later in the year about it.
 
Terence
 
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Hi Derek
 
I’m just sitting in my family room looking over at the new stained glass window you recently made us…..
 
Thanks again, we absolutely LOVE it!
 
 
Laurel ( & Bob)
 
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Hello Derek
 
 
What a beautiful piece of work Derek! You have a wonderful gift that is adding to the beauty of this city one window at a time.
 
Thank you very, very much for what you do.
 
 
Tim , James Bay
 
 
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Derek, the windows are absolutely spectacular.   You have really outdone yourself, everyone who stops by the house comments on them.  They are absolutely beautiful,  very special pieces.  Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 
Cheers,
Andrea
 
 
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Hi Derek,
 
Thought I’d give you the heads up and get into the queue for two more of the same arched windows you did for me last year. Aaron from Karmanah is building the sash so maybe a month or so away. You mentioned you would save the pattern from the first two.
 
By the way we get many compliments on the windows. They are truly beautiful.
 
Regards,
 
 
Ian Sutherland
 
 
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Thanks Derek – the glass is exquisite – thank you!!
 
 
Judi Prewett
 
 
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Hello Derek
 
 
I was just up at the house and saw the windows, so beautiful! Thank you.
 
 
Cindy, Victoria.
 
 
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Hi Derek! Happy Sunday !
 
 
Loving my windows! Getting lots of compliments !
 
 
Heather Farrell
 
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Hi Derek
 
 
Windows looking great! Thanks Derek!
 
 
the Ropers
 
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Hello Derek
 
Great to meet with you yesterday  windows look fantastic.
 
 
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Hi Derek
 
The two windows that are in look awesome thanks for doing them.
 
 
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Hi Derek
 
 
We saw the oval window yesterday, it looks wonderful!
Thanks so much for the great work.
We will be in touch with the door measurements.
 
 
Wayne & Cindy
 
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Hi Derek,
 
WOW that was fast.   I will pick it up next week, as we are going out of
town for a few days….will contact you next week….likely Tues.
 
Laverne
 
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Hi Derek
 
Bathroom window looks fantastic! Thank you.
 
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Thanks Derek the window looks awesome – we are extremely pleased.  I will measure the size of the mirrors and send the information along.
 
 
 
cheers, Greg
 
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Thanks Derek!
 
 
Nice work. Much appreciated!
 
 
 
Marc
 
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Hi Derek!
 
 
 
Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on the door!! It’s fabulous! I love it! It is exactly what I had envisioned.  It is perfect in the room! You are an artist!  I will pass the word!
 
 
Thank you again!
 
 
Cheers! And have a happy Easter weekend!
 
 
Eileen Tidman
 
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Hi Derek,
 
 
Thank you very much!  What fast efficient service you provide; such a refreshing change!
 
 
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Hi Derek
 
 
Stunning panels.  They are Beautiful.  Thank you so much. So happy.
 
 
Linda Neilson
 
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Derek
 
 
We love the windows!!
 
 
Alison
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Hi Derek,
 
 
The glass looks beautiful!
 
 
Thank you,
Angela
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Love the door, by the way!  Muchas gracias.
Hope you have a great weekend…
 
 
 
Janice
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Hi Derek:
 
 
 
Thanks for doing such a great job on our window.  Here are some pics of the finished product.
 
 
 
Thanks Again Best Chris Slater
 
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Derek
 
OMG the window looks fabulous!!! Looks amazing.
thank you so much
 
Sue
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Thanks Derek
 
 
I love the piece of glass.
 
 
Anne-Marie
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