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Steve KobelySteve Kobely started in the glass industry in the early 1980s, selling fasteners and other hardware to northern California window makers like Jeld-Wen, Trulite, Milgard Manufacturing and All Weather.

Steve soon joined Insolair Industries, supplying insulating, tempered and coated glass to California fabricators. In 1987, Insolair was sold to Viracon, one of the largest glass fabricators in the U.S.

Eventually, Steve made the transition from glass fabrication to the window manufacturing realm, representing residential and commercial window companies like All Weather Architectural Aluminum and Empire Pacific Industries.

In 1992, Steve brought his experience to a regional distributor and wholesaler, Schoofs Incorporated.

As a provider of desiccants, cap tubes, sealants, tapes, hardware and spacers, Steve’s client list expanded to include glass fabricators as well as window and door manufactures across the western United States.

A respected industry veteran, Steve was on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Window Manufacturers, and has long been active in the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA).

After a German chemical distributor purchased Schoofs, they decided not to expand in the volatile fenestration industry. Steve saw an opportunity to create a new product supply strategy based on personal experience, firsthand knowledge and individual assistance from product presentation, to the initial order, to after delivery follow up. He purchased the business and stuck out on his own, founding Gold River Sales, Inc. in 2008.

Gold River Sales, Inc. is the exclusive W.R. Grace distributor in the Western U.S.  The company also holds exclusive agreements for capillary tubes, Dow Corning,  Deco Products and Adhesives Research, Inc.

Steve believes his experience, integrity and commitment to fulfilling his customers’ needs has fueled Gold River Sales’ success and positions the company to continue servicing industry leaders for years to come.