MEET OUR TEAM

At Abraxis Art Glass & Doors, Inc., every custom glass design is handcrafted in a time-honored tradition that has remained essentially unchanged for centuries. However, we are constantly innovating with exciting new techniques to create unique contemporary art. We are always looking to the future without losing sight of the past.
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BOB LEIMGRUBER: Founder/Co-Owner

Bob Leimgruber moved to Colorado in 1973 to escape the madness of New Jersey. He worked as a scuba and dive rescue instructor for many years before attending Colorado Ste University to complete his degree as a landscape architect. During this time he started Abraxis Art Glass, which has continued as a family run business for more than 43 years along with his wife Anne, and son Brandon. Bob enjoys riding his motorcycle and powered parachute, scuba diving, movies, reading, gardening, and spending family time including his other son Greg, and grandsons Zeke and Edan. 

ANNE LEIMGRUBER: Co-Owner/Office Manager

Anne Leimgruber is co-owner and office manager at Abraxis. She keep things running smoothly in the office with her cool calm demeanor. She is most likely who you are first talk to you, whether you call or drop by for a visit. She always has a smile on and is happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. She is wife to Bob, has two sons and two grandsons. She loves going to the movies and her book club.

BRANDON LEIMGRUBER: Kiln Fired & Stained Glass

Brandon Leimgruber is a Fort Collins native who has been working with glass for 20+ years. In the glass world he is passionate about all kiln fire glass projects and stained glass leaded pieces that follow more of an “organic” feel. Out of the glass studio, Brandon is a single father of two boys and loves competitive axe throwing and disc golf.

ALAN KEMPKES: Designer/Artist, Production Manager, and Stained Glass

Alan Kempkes was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He has been designing and fabricating stained and leaded glass windows for over 40 years. Shortly after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 1986, he married his wife of over 30 years, and they have to fine boys together. ​Alan also has many years of experience in woodworking, AutoCAD, and figure drawing. In his spare time he likes to garden, watch movies, work on his artwork, and write poetry.

DAVE SCHNABEL: Wood Working & Installation

Dave Schnabel Has worked in several door shops since 1982, and has been with Abraxis since 2008. His primary duties include receiving materials, and prehung interior and exterior entry units, some of which are 8‘ x 10‘ and weigh in excess of 500 pounds. ​


Many require his specialized custom woodworking skills with arch tops and unique hardware. They’ve also assist with installations, service calls, and deliveries. He is married to wife Shawn, and enjoys motor sports, riding his ATV, NASCAR and drag-racing, car shows, football, and a cold beer.

MELINDA: Quality Control

Melinda serves as quality control of the glass department. She Examines every corner, curve and speck of dust on all windows that pass through the shop before they are insulated and installed. She also handles the outgoing shipments, cabinet inserts, sample sets, and has become an accomplished glass artist. 


Perfecting our windows can take a couple of hours, so she supplements this afternoon times tedious task with the true crime podcasts and Agatha Christie audiobooks. Melinda’s mantra for her work is: patina, pizazz, putty, and package.

JOE DOUROUX: Installer

Melinda serves as quality control of the glass department. She Examines every corner, curve and speck of dust on all windows that pass through the shop before they are insulated and installed. She also handles the outgoing shipments, cabinet inserts, sample sets, and has become an accomplished glass artist. 


Perfecting our windows can take a couple of hours, so she supplements this afternoon times tedious task with the true crime podcasts and Agatha Christie audiobooks. Melinda’s mantra for her work is: patina, pizazz, putty, and package.

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