In the 1920’s, Herbert Golterman Company began operations by selling fencing and other building products. Shortly thereafter, Ed Golterman joined the business. In 1946, Ed partnered with Steve Sabo to create Golterman & Sabo, Inc. A leading manufacturer of acoustical products, G&S Acoustics began manufacturing acoustical products in the 1970s.

In the 1980s, Ned Golterman broke into the Cinema market in the St. Louis area by educating the industry on the advantages of acoustical products. Once a local cinema chain starting using G&S Cinema Acoustics, it wasn’t long before others followed. Today, we support most of the major Cinema Companies in the United States, as well as other countries. G&S Cinema Acoustics works to help its customers with design, product selection, and installation for an industry best result.

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Provide custom products and services to the design and construction community and create smart solutions for unique challenges. We dedicate ourselves to teamwork, integrity and a “Culture of Service” that supports building long-term relationships with our clients.

Golterman & Sabo’s Core Values

Culture of Service
Management means fostering an environment conducive to success. Service is the essence of our company. Our culture of service reaches throughout the organization and is the basis for our outstanding client service. Our mindset is simple: “How can we help?”

Relationships are the foundation of our business. We value integrity, trust and mutual respect. The high quality of our work is a direct result of collaboration with clients, colleagues and vendors.

We believe teamwork is the best way to meet unique design requirements. When approaching a project, we envision a circle, not a pyramid. Everyone – clients, vendors and colleagues – has input. Good ideas come from individuals; great ones come from teams.

Product and Service Innovation
Our clients have bold ideas. Our job is to find solutions to make those ideas a reality. We are constantly developing new products and searching for vendors with new product ideas. Our goal is to give clients the best solutions for their applications and design intent.

Empowering Individuals
Our goal is to create a work environment that fosters creative freedom. Managers empower team members by coaching, support and service. Our commitment to self-motivated, hardworking individuals is the key to our success.

Golterman & Sabo Architectural Products Mission