Professional Profile: Steve Chen 2017

Steve Chen

Name: Steve Chen

Title: Chief Operating Officer

Company: Crystal Window & Door Systems

Location: Queens, NY

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

First job outside of real estate: Investment account manager, First Union Asset Management.

First job in real estate or allied field: After school and summer jobs from junior high school through college working all aspects of the family’s window manufacturing business

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Since 2005, I direct strategic planning and daily operations for the national window manufacturer which has five plants across the country.  Our corporate vision is to be the premier fenestration manufacturer in North America.  Founded in 1990, Crystal is well on its way.  We’ve grown steadily and are now listed in the top 30 by Window & Door Magazine.

How do you unwind from a busy day? After work hours, getting to know our employees and clients better in a more social setting

Favorite book or author: Lynn Reid Banks

Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

One word to describe your work environment: Dynamic

Rules to live by in business:

Building relationships is the foundation of a successful business

What is your dream job? Being a Superhero