Optimum Window Manufacturing, a manufacturer of fire-rated steel and special
metal windows, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The company was
founded in 1985 by Candido Perez, and today is operated by Perez along with several
family members, including his son Candido Jr. (C.J.), who serves as operations
and marketing vice president.
The company's operations began in the Bronx, N.Y., with seven employees in
a 20,000-square-foot facility. In 1990 the company relocated to Ellenville, N.Y.,
into a 137,000-square-foot facility.
"I am proud that Optimum has achieved this level of success and I thank
our customers, our employees and my family for having made this accomplishment
possible," said Perez. "Our products are known across the country, and
my dream of bringing high-quality windows and doors to the marketplace is realized