Company History

HMI Cardinal is growing!  We are currently seeking qualified candidates to join our Team. 

Do you desire a rewarding career with one of the industry's leading manufacturers of glass shower doors in the country? At HMI Cardinal, you can expect to work hard with a great team.  The culture is about taking exceptional care of our customers and giving your best effort every day.  If you are ready for more than just a job, your future could be right here with us.

We offer full time positions, multiple shifts in our manufacturing divisions, competitive pay and incentives, as well as great benefits that include Health, Life & Disability, 401(k) with  matching and so much more!  We currently have seven locations across the US so please check the locations for positions you may be interested in.  

If you would like to learn more about the rewarding employment opportunities available, visit the Cardinal Career Network page, here.

 Don Cameron Ross -  October 24, 1941 – April 8, 2016

Donald Cameron Ross, owner of HMiCardinal, started life in 1941, in a simple, loving home in Monterey Park, CA.  The youngest child of Evelyn and Donald Cameron Ross, Don was a smart, dedicated young man who helped others while achieving academic excellence.  His entrepreneurial passion was in full swing from the start. As a young boy he went door to door in his neighborhood selling vegetables from his garden, and other things that his creative mind could conceive.  He had a bank account at age 7, and put in almost every penny he earned.  He loved sales and loved people, a perfect set up for his successful life to follow.  

Don graduated from Whittier High in Whittier, CA at 17 years of age.  Little did he know the significance of the name of his high school “Home of the Cardinals”.  The die was cast.  He went on to Cal Poly receiving a degree in Mathematics in 1963, and later obtained a Masters Degree from UCLA.  

As he came to the end of his Cal Poly experience and looked toward graduation, Don, as always, confidently decided he wanted a career in the most exciting company in our country at the time, NASA.  He went to NASA, knocked on the door, spoke to a Human Resources person, and got sent right over to Mission Planning.  Don got a job on the spot and started the Monday after graduation.  He was to be part of one of our greatest achievements, sending a man to the moon.  He was responsible for the trajectory of the space ship so it could get to the moon and home.  After the lunar landing in 1968, he was only in his 20’s.  He was promoted by NASA, started going to UCLA from afar, and had what all friends and family thought was a brilliant career.  But, Don really didn’t see it that way.  He knew just what he wanted, and it was a life where he could make a good income and have freedom of time.  He didn’t want to work for others, and his entrepreneurial spirit was bubbling at the core.  

In 1946, Ed Hoskin hauled a trailer load of decorative aluminum purchased from the William L. Bonnell Company in Youngstown, OH, to San Francisco, CA.   Mr. Hoskin struggled along wholesaling the trim for a couple of years, then advertised for a financial partner.  Then one day, Dennis Muir showed up on his doorstep.  They formed a partnership, and in 1948, Hoskin & Muir was born. 

In the fall of 1970, Mr. Muir advertised in the Wall Street Journal for a salesman partner – someone to succeed him.  Don, a 29-year-old ex-Apollo aerospace engineer, showed up on his doorstep and got the job.  For the next fifteen years Don sold aluminum trim from Aga’a, Guam to Steamboat Springs, CO.  While Don was on the road, Al Johnson worked the order desk and Wes Desoto packed orders.

In the mid 1980’s, Don started selling aluminum to shower door manufacturers and this segment became increasingly important.  In 1993, Don had a falling out with his largest customer, a shower door manufacturer, which inspired him to go into the shower door business. Don wanted to expand his business and find the perfect location to service the growing customer base and Louisville, KY was the spot.  

In January 1995, Don moved to Louisville.  Business took off quickly thanks to many people.  The small group included Curtis Young, the best inside sales guy Don said he ever knew, Wes Desoto ran the shop like a pro, and Al Johnson, Don’s right hand guy, made it all possible.  Now HMiCardinal has over 580 employees, with 6 locations across the country, and a 380,475 sq. foot manufacturing facility in Louisville, KY.  

Don’s love of hard work, people, sales and life itself made him one of the best this world had to offer.  He loved HMiCardinal and all who worked for him.  His memory will live on in our hearts and minds.  

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