Learn about our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to add value to your property.

Chance Hardy

Owner

I was born in to the window business. My father had been a glazier since his early 20’s and I remember many days of helping him out before I was even 10 years old. I began my glaziers apprenticeship when I was 19 and was a Journeyman glazier by the age of 24. I worked for Giroux Glass in Los Angeles for 9 years.

I hope you enjoy the professionalism and eagerness of my staff to help you through your residential or commercial projects.

Gary Prahl

Gary Prahl

Vice President

I have been with Hardy Windows since 2000. I followed in my fathers footsteps at age 19 getting into the glazing industry. Getting my start at a commercial glass company, Giroux Glass, I worked hard and learned the ropes from some of the best glaziers around, including my father and Mr. Chance Hardy.

Jennifer Schumann

Jennifer Schumann

Commercial Sales

Jennifer works for the Commercial Sales division at Hardy Window Company. She spends her time networking and building relationships with a multitude of general contractors, property management companies, and builders. She provides detailed project management and estimating for both new construction and renovation multifamily projects.

Bill Rucker

Bill Rucker

Commercial Sales

I have been in the glazing industry for 15 years. My background entails all aspects of glass and glazing, from installations, sales, and also being a foreman on million dollar projects. While I was a foreman I helped build things such as custom homes, high-rise buildings, schools, and large sporting complexes. My most memorable project is The Home Depot Center, which is home to the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, and also holds events like the X-Games.

Ken Butterfield

Ken Butterfield

Commercial Sales

Prior to Hardy Windows I operated a family construction company for 22 years. I have been estimating and selling window construction projects for 9 years. My expertise lies in multi-family, apartment, condo, and hotel projects. I joined Hardy Windows to help create one of the largest and best window companies on the West Coast.
Commercial windows and doors are my specialty, from value engineering projects to helping with general contractors and architects. I love to oversee new projects from the blueprints to the finished product.

Dale Swanson

Commercial Division

I started in the glass business in 1987, at first delivering materials to jobsites and working in the shop. From there, I became an apprentice in our local union and was working on jobsites learning the trade. I met Chance Hardy by working with his dad, Pat, and Chance and I worked on many projects together during our apprenticeships. I became a journeyman glazier in 1992 and continued working in the field. I worked on many large jobs in downtown Los Angeles, such as the Gas Company Tower and 801 Figueroa, as well as many smaller jobs. I also worked on many tenant improvement projects. A back injury in 2000 forced me into the office where I started in Sales & Estimating. I bring over 26 years of glass and glazing experience to Hardy Windows so we can give you the best and most knowledgeable window company in the industry.

Jim Lavin

Jim Lavin

Residential Sales

I have been with Hardy Windows for about 5 years. My specialty is window and window blind designs for your home. I truly enjoy working with clients to help them create a masterpiece with their window and door systems.

Tony Capito

Tony Capito

Residential Sales

I have been in the window and door industry for over 22 years. I have been with Hardy Windows for over 6 years and my specialty is residential sales. Before Hardy, I previously installed windows and doors for 16 years.
I am able to help you with specific construction questions and also able to help with window and door design ideas for your home. Please feel free to contact me directly regarding your window and door project.