Window Classics - Florida Window History

In 1958, Al DeSauntis moved from Massachusetts to South Florida and started Jiffy Door Company. Opening in a single warehouse bay just off Dixie Highway in Hallandale, Al was the first "pre-hanger" in Broward.

Today, Window Classics is the continuation of that original company, which has steadily evolved over the years through various mergers and acquisitions. One of the biggest took place in 1978 when Bob Smith and Ray Stout formed Nandoor Corporation and purchased Jiffy's assets to continue the door business in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. In 1980, the company added wood windows to its product offerings and in 1984 a significant decision was made to put more resources into their wood window offerings with new emphasis on sales and marketing. Integral to the success of expanding wood windows product offerings was the opening of the company's first branch showroom located in Miami-Dade. It was also the beginning of a fitting new company name as Joe Garcia joined the organization as Vice-President and Window Classics, Inc. was formed.

In 1991, the various companies were consolidated into Window Classics Corporation after receiving the highly coveted exclusive distributorship for Marvin Windows and Doors. With the acquisition of the company in 2000 by Joe Garcia as President and CEO, John Armbrust as Treasurer and CFO, and John Jovanovich as Vice-President, the company grew to new heights, adding new products to serve the high-end luxury custom home market. Window Classics has since added branches in Destin and Gainesville to go along with the existing ones in Miami, Hollywood, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Bonita Springs and Sarasota and became a premier resource for wood windows throughout Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Window Classics' headquarters, complete with a full showroom and warehouse facility, is located just west of Interstate 95 within Seneca Industrial Park on Hallandale Beach Boulevard in Pembroke Park. The modern center provides ideal access to South Florida's two major airports, thus facilitating prompt service to the Window Classics' growing international client base. Our Gainesville distribution center was opened in 2006 to help provide additional service to the North Florida and Panhandle area.