LongView Glass


Longview Glass/Harrison County Glass provide commercial and residential glass installation and service for northeast Texas. The commercial division works with local and national general contractors, as well as architects, to provide glass storefronts, window walls, slope walls, curtain walls, heavy glass systems, skylight systems, bullet resistant and custom glass needs, for construction projects of all sizes. The residential division works with area home builders, architects, interior designers, and home owners, to provide a variety of glass installation needs such as a wide range of custom and decorative glass, beveled mirrors, table tops, shower units, shelves, cabinets, patio doors, plate glass and insulated windows.

Today, Longview Glass continues to expand their customer base size and territory by pursuing and completing large commercial and residential projects. They continue to be a leader in the glass industry by continually updating their product lines and being innovative in the use of those products. Scott, Bruce and Robert regularly attend industry trade shows and visit supplier and manufacturing plants to stay abreast of current construction and design trends.

1946 - Duane Meier opened Longview Glass on the corner of Highway 80 and Second Street in Longview
1952 - Harrison Forbes and Ray Lawson opened Mar-Tex Glass in Marshall
1961 - Longview Glass and Mar-Tex Glass formed a corporation. Bud Beeson joined as a partner.
1977 - The companies had quadrupled in size and were installing glass as far away as Memphis, El Paso and Mobile, as well as East Texas
1985 - Harrison assumed sole ownership of Longview Glass; Ray Lawson assumed sole ownership of Mar-Tex Glass; other partners Meier and Beeson retire
1987 - Scott Forbes joined as Vice President of Longview Glass
1991 - Bruce Forbes joined as President of Longview Glass
2003 - Opened Harrison County Glass in Marshall and hired Ray Lawson to manage
2008 - Acquired the assets of Mar-Tex Glass and merged into the Harrison County Glass operation
2010 - Longview Glass sales revenue increase fifteen-fold with continuous expansion of customer base size and territory