Fountas has over 36 years in the glass industry.
He began on the path to entrepreneurship in high
school majoring in Physics and Computer Programming.
He joined the High School Students Studies Program
and volunteered with the Food and Drug Administration.
Frank also attended classes at M.I.T. before continuing
his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology
majoring in Aeronautical Technology. All this,
while working at an auto body and glass repair facility.
Much, much later in life, at 21, he began Detail
Auto Body and Detail Glass Art. Concentration
was on custom car builds and restoration as well
as working with glass sculpture, etched glass
and auto glass installation. At 24, Frank closed
Detail Auto Body and continued Detail Glass Art
part time while continuing his education by attending Computer
Learning Center for Computer Programming. He was
subsequently contracted to write software and
automate the office for United Mirror and Plate
Glass. While writing code for the office he also
worked in the field undertaking auto glass and
Frank then worked for
a union glass business for a short time before
realizing the growth of Detail Glass Art.
This part time business had grown.
With a partner, they opened Detail Glass Service Company Inc.
a full time glazing, auto glass, etched
glass, shower enclosures and window tinting operation serving the
greater Boston area.
At 28 years old, Frank
sold his shares of the company and moved to Tampa,
FL. After working for a couple of companies he founded C Thru Glass Service. The
business started by focusing closely with car dealers
and auto body repair shops. The company grew to
include automotive air and water leak detection
and repair, as well as fabrication of glass for custom cars
and street rods, custom frameless shower door
installations, custom etched glass, custom mirror
installations and window tinting.
2005, Frank was asked if he
would like to instruct in the application of architectural
sealant by window film maker SolarGard. During these
classes Frank noticed many people had difficulty
performing this anchoring process. Additionally
this process did not adequately support residential
installations. In thinking of a solution, Frank
came up with a labor and cost saving system. Welcome
the arrival of BondKap®. With this invention
came the evolution of C Thru Glass and Security
Films LLC. Frank also formed FilmFastener LLC
as the world wide wholesale distributor of his
Patent Pending BondKap® Anchoring System.
2013, Global Glass Innovations
was born. This fledgling company is the wholesale
distribution and fabrication branch of the C Thru
Glass empire! Specializing in custom cut and
polished glass and bulk glass sales to west central
Florida. The latest addition, the argon filled
insulated glass production equipment is up and
running This system provides the regions fastest
turn around of double and triple glazed insulated