Thomas Chen, CEO and founder of Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently appeared on a New York area television show to share his entrepreneurial story. Chen was featured on “Building New York – NY Life Stories,” a regional television show profiling the lives of some of New York’s leaders in the real estate, developer, construction and related business fields.
The half-hour personal interview format show is hosted by noted New York real estate and business commentator Michael Stoler. The show traces Chen’s life from his beginnings as the son of a farmer in Taiwan, through his immigration to America, his entry into the fenestration business to the company as it is today.
“When Building New York asked me to share my story with its audience, I wasn’t sure it would be interesting enough,” says Chen. “But then I thought it might be inspiring to other newcomers to America, that you really can succeed if you look for opportunities to use your talents and you work hard. I’m glad I could contribute to the show.”
Chen’s son, Steve, chief operating officer, joined him for the interview.