The Future is Bright for Crystal Window & Door Systems
Crystal Window & Door Systems president Steve Chen has overall responsibility for the operations of Crystal's national family of vinyl and aluminum window companies, its 700 employees, and one million s/f of manufacturing space. Leading the parent company, Crystal Window & Door Systems, with locations in Flushing, NY and northeast PA, Steve guides the company’s affiliate fenestration manufacturers Crystal Chicago in Illinois and Crystal Pacific in Riverside, CA, as well as Missouri-based subsidiary, Gateway Extrusions. Crystal manufactures nearly 500,000 window and door units annually for all types of buildings, which are distributed in over 40 states across the country. Steve has significant first-hand experience in window manufacturing and installation. He grew up in the business launched in 1990 by his father Thomas Chen. Through high school and college, Steve worked during school breaks and each summer, on the factory floor making windows, helping in accounting or with computer systems, even loading trucks, which enabled him to see many aspects of the operations directly.