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I’m so glad that we left it up to you to do the design – it’s perfect for the door, especially with the “crystal” inserts that amplify the light coming in from the vegetation in the front yard. Tom did as you suggested and put a section of plexiglass on the lover half to protect it from our puppy. The plexiglass doesn’t detract from the window because you can’t really even see it. And thank you also for cleaning the whole door and other small windows, a job I hadn’t got around to for a few months. We are both very pleased with the window and would recommend your work to anyone – I’ve already sent photos to friends for them to admire.
Sheila and Tom
112 Olive Street
Derek, the piece is beautiful and more than I had hoped for. Thank you for making it happen and in such short time.
Thank you for taking care of this for us. I stopped by the site earlier this week and the product looks great.
Project Manager, RSE
A short note to let you know how very happy we are with the windows you created for us — they provide the privacy we wanted yet allow for the light we were looking for. They have an aesthetic that is both pleasing an elegant. Thank you for hearing us out — you responded perfectly to our needs, in a timely and cost-effective manner. We are fortunate to have your services in Victoria.
We are very pleased with the door insert and side window that Derek designed and installed for our entrance. It is both beautiful and minimalist. It has turned the entrance into a welcoming, lovely space filled with interesting shadows and light that we will never tire of.
We contacted Derek to design and install a large privacy window in our heritage house which already had many century old stained glass windows.
The shape of the windows we required were quite complex with many difficult angles.
Derek was able to find glass to perfectly complement the the old original windows and create a design which worked perfectly in the new space.
He gave us a firm quote on pricing, including the difficult installation. He sourced the glass, built the insert and installed it in a timely, efficient and very friendly manner.
It has been a pleasure to deal with Derek and SGO.
I would recommend him without reservation.
We had 4 windows that needed upgrade to energy efficient thermo-pane. The great thing about Derek at SGO Designer Glass is that the thermo-pane windows can also be transformed into works of art at the same time. Derek’s great design advice and resulting windows have enhanced our home’s living room and bedroom.
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.
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!
Thank you for our window overlay. It is beautiful. I love it.
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.
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.
11084 Chalet Road
North Saanich, BC
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Joan and Jim Bennett
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.
West Bay Mechanical ltd.
Awesome work Derek, we love the piece. Amazing how different it looks depending on the light of the day.
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
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
DID, IDIBC, IDCWESTERN INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP LTD.
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.
Jeff and Virginia
Thanks a lot for everything, great job, hopefully we can work together again!
Barry Plumb classic home improvements
Just love our insert. It’s like it was
always supposed to be there!
Thank you again!
Theresa and Lorne
The glass fit perfectly. Thank you so much. Very kind of you.
Thanks for coming on short notice today.
Much appreciate your advise and speediness in fixing the stained glass windows for us .
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.
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!
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,
WOW and OMG!!! These look amazing and just what I hoped for!
I am so excited to see them installed!
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!
Judy & Tony
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.
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.