John Glaze , Founder & President
John is the Founder and President of Fast Track Specialties, LP He has more than 25 years experience in building specialties. John is a results-oriented, hands-on professional specializing in architectural building products for commercial interiors, healthcare, educational, and hospitality construction. As such, he takes seriously the trust that his employees, vendors, and customers put in his leadership to be better than the rest, to complete jobs and not complicate them, and to build solid long time relationships one customer at a time.
John’s expertise in project management, combined with his years of experience, has enabled him to formulate a proven process specifically designed to ensure that the final product is an accurate reflection of what was initially envisioned. His track record is enviable throughout the construction industry for his ability to anticipate any issues in advance of construction, which has led to a verifiable record for the successful completion of numerous multi-million dollar projects. Likewise, John is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, job scheduling, purchasing, safety and quality control. It is because of his vast experience and knowledge, that John is known industry wide for his proven ability to perform and, in doing so, has developed and maintained a positive rapport with a wide variety of contractors, architects, owners and suppliers. John’s personal focus since 2008 is to bring a better approach to safety called Approachable Safety. John has assumed the role of Chief of Safety for the company and has been diligently focused on improving safety not only within the company but also for the industry.
During and after he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, John has worked as a Radio DJ, a furniture salesperson and then for a short stint with a family business which pushed John off to work in the Building Construction field. John has his OSHA 30 Hour Certification as part of his personal and professional commitment to safety and to further incorporate that into the culture of Fast Track Specialties, LP.
A native Texan who was raised in the Houston area, John and his two children are active members of Faithbridge UMC in Spring, Texas. John currently serves on the Board of Directors for two organizations. John serves as Vice President of Building New Foundations, a non-profit that is focused on building a new campus for The Good Shepherd RTC (a boy’s home) and John serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractor Association.
John also is a lifetime member of the Houston 100 Club, SFA Alumni Association, CCA – Coastal Conservation Society, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo lifetime member and a member of the UH College of Technology Dean’s Leadership Society. In spite of his busy schedule, John still makes time for his family, hunting, skiing, fishing and traveling, and his most recent hobby, golf.
John’s greatest professional achievement was in 2015 when Fast Track Specialties, LP signed into a partnership with OSHA via the ABC and the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program a testament to the hard work over the past seven years to change a culture completely.