Crystal Windows named a top NYC-area minority-owned firm

June 01, 2021 - Owners Developers & Managers

Queens, NY The recognition of national award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems continues as the company has again been included in the top business ranking of NYC-area minority-owned firms. Crain’s New York Business ranked Crystal Windows 9th on its list of the New York area’s largest minority-owned companies. Crystal Windows has been included in the Crain’s list for the past 23 years, since 1998. This year’s ranking represents Crystal’s highest achievement to date with the list.

“I’m extremely proud that Crystal’s ongoing success continues to be recognized by Crain’s,” said Steve Chen, Crystal’s president.

“With 20 million diverse people and tens of thousands of minority-owned companies in the New York metro area, this makes the recognition even more significant.  It’s all been made possible by our dedicated employees, our great fenestration trade customers, and the appeal of our energy efficient made-in-America window products.”

The Crain’s list is comprised of the largest privately held firms that are at least 51% minority-owned and headquartered in NYC or in seven surrounding NY and NJ counties. The ranking is based on annual company revenues from the prior year. The list, while no longer annual, is compiled and published every few years.  Others on the 2021 list include Goya Foods, Sigma Plastics, and Bartlett Dairy.

In prior years, Crystal Windows and both its Chairman Thomas Chen and President Steve Chen have been featured or included in the magazine’s articles, recognitions, and TV show.  Most notably, Steve Chen was recognized in the past as a Crain’s Top 40 Under 40 Young Business Executive.  Crystal was also the recipient a few years ago of the Crain’s Top Family Business Award.

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 30 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems.  Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features, outstanding value, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff.  Headquartered in New York, the company operates a national network of factories, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at



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