Bacon and Van Buskirk Glass announced in mid-March 2022 that Aaron Hiatt, long-term employee and current company president, has purchased BVB Glass from Rod Van Buskirk.
Founded as a small paint and glass store in Champaign, Illinois, during the early 1900s, BVB Glass has grown into one of the region’s leading full-service glass companies, and has been recognized as one of the United States’ leading contract glazing firms, say company officials.
“I am excited to build upon the legacy that is BVB Glass for our associates and our community,” says Hiatt. “I would like to thank our past and present customers for their continued support and would also like to thank Rod for his guidance over the years.”
Purchasing the family business in 1997 from his father, Roy Van Buskirk, Buskirk guided the company through market turbulence in the 2000s and continued to grow the company. His service to the glass industry includes being a board member of the FGMA, president of Distributors Council, and chairman of the National Glass Association.