C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 60,000 products, the company serves the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Customer service has guided CRL ever since its beginnings over 48 years ago, when it started as a fledgling distributor of glazier's hardware and industrial supplies, operating out of a 5,000 square foot facility in Los Angeles, California. Today, C.R. Laurence is still the leading supplier of products to the glazing industry. We also design, engineer, and manufacture a wide variety of architectural hardware, including commercial and residential architectural railings, hardware for "all-glass" commercial entrances, transaction hardware, and frameless shower door hardware. CRL also manufactures a quality selection of automotive window products. Nearly 1 million square feet of space is dedicated to CRL's distribution and manufacturing operations in Los Angeles.
CRL has recently added custom fabrication of architectural metals to its manufacturing capabilities. The company can now create a wide variety of architectural metal elements, including custom cladding, ornamental metals, metal column covers, wall panels, infill panels for railings, and custom sunshades. CRL customers are using these architectural metals in conjunction with CRL's door rails, exit devices, handles, railings, and other architectural hardware, to create entire 'all-glass' storefront entrance packages for their customers. CRL's rapid growth is based on its stellar reputation for service, which continues to be the backbone of the company. CRL's commitment to deliver quality customer service begins with CRL's CEO, Donald E. Friese, who reminds employees to think of themselves as goodwill ambassadors for the company and who keeps his team moving forward in the customer service arena.