January 11, 2021 – West Bend, WI – After seven decades in business Paul Slesar, a second-generation owner, sold the glass shop founded in 1949 by his uncle Joe and father Frank. Welcome new owner of Slesar Glass, 115 N. Sixth Avenue, Joshua Haas.
Haas lives in Fredonia with his wife Alyssa and daughter Leah. Haas owns Door Professionals, a garage door company that’s currently relocating from Waukesha to Menomonee Falls. “I’m just really excited to be here,” he said. “It is a good fit with this business as we do steel and metal garage doors and now, we’ll be adding more glass work.”
Haas comes from a family business background in central Wisconsin. “My grandpa William started a lumber company, Haas Builders Supply Inc., in 1973. My dad, Jere, purchased it in 1999 and that is still in the family,” he said.
A 2006 graduate of Lincoln High School, Haas went to North Dakota State for a couple years and graduated from UW-Stevens Point.
April 2020 was a busy month for Haas as his daughter was born and he was elected as a Village Trustee in Fredonia and the District 2 Supervisor on the Ozaukee County Board.
“The Slesar family is a great, we have a wonderful team and phenomenal staff and we will offer more to our customers adding a taste of something new with the garage doors as well,” Haas said. “We’re extremely excited to be in this community and grateful for the customers we have.”
Paul Slesar said he will hang around for a while to ensure a smooth transition.
The hours of business will remain the same at Slesar Glass and so will the name.
Click HERE to read more about Paul Slesar and his decision to sell the company.