Thomas Chen

Thomas Chen

Crystal Window and Door Systems

Thomas Chen has been serving as the Chairman for Crystal Window and Door Systems family of companies, providing vision and strategic guidance. Having transitioned from founder to Chairman, Chen focuses on new property acquisitions, production expansion, and related business development activities.

At 27, Chen came to the United States from Taiwan to build a better life for his family. He started his own business in 1985 manufacturing and installing window
guards and gates, then added windows. In 1990, he launched Crystal Window and Door
Systems in Queens, NY.

Working 14-hour days, Chen studied English at night and initiated his own business
efforts. Crystal Windows grew quickly and is now one of the top 30 window manufacturers in North America, producing over 500,000 units annually. Chen also established manufacturing operations in St Louis, Riverside (CA), Chicago, and Scranton (PA), and employs over 750 nationally.

Chen has supported many non-profit organizations focused on art, culture, education, charitable works, and disaster relief, as well as several Asian-American business groups, providing a prominent and strong role model for the community.

He has been spotlighted in the media over the years, with entries in Donald Trump’s business advice book “The Way to the Top” and Crain’s New York Business editor Greg David’s book “Modern New York”, and articles in Fortune Magazine, Inc. Magazine, New York Daily News, New York Post, WCBS-NY TV Channel 2, PBS-TV “Wall Street Week” and NY 1 Cable TV News.