Michael Aronson is the general contractor who architects call on when their projects require an innovative solution for their glass, window and door designs. With over thirty one years in the glass industry, Michael is an expert in glass windows and doors, glazing, building codes and building standards, as well as expert in the design and performance for residential and industrial architectural glass applications.
In 1984, Michael Aronson founded Crystal Clear Glass, Inc. with two employees. Today Crystal Clear Glass has more than 30 employees, providing some of the finest and elegant custom glass products for clients throughout Southern California. Michael is recognized in today’s glass industry as a person who will deliver on a complicated project with a design and installation of the largest pieces of glass and overcome the obstacles inherent in such challenging projects.
The famous 747 Malibu Airplane House construction project designed by David Hertz Architects, Inc. and commissioned by homeowner Francie Rehwald was a unique architectural achievement. With the Boeing 747 Jumbo jet spanning 230 feet long, 193 feet wide and 60 feet tall, it was a major challenge to convert it into a 3,000 square foot house with about 5,500 square feet of roofing. It also was also a challenge for Michael Aronson to take the vision of David Hertz and Francie Rehwald and then deliver and install the glass windows and doors that are a big part of the 747 Malibu House.
Francie Rehwald had a desire for curvilinear “feminine” shapes, and imagined a kind of floating roof set among the hills. Architect David Hertz envisioned a jet airplane and the largest industrial conversion to Malibu living was set in motion. When Michael Aronson was invited to participate in the project as the 747 Glass Contractor, he relished the challenge.