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. In 1978, Bob Smith and Ray Stout decided to open Nandor Corporation and purchased Jiffy Door’s assets to help them expand in the Dade, Broward and, Palm Beach markets. Between 1980 and 1984 the decisions were made to begin offering higher end wood window products while also putting greater focus on the customer experience. This shift included opening the company’s first branch showroom located in Miami-Dade to bring the company closer to our customers. 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 who took over as acting President and CEO of Window Classics, new emphasis was put on adding luxury products to serve the high-end residential custom home market while keeping the same personal relationships with customers that lead to Window Classics early success. Window Classics has since added a branch in Santa Rosa Beach along with a new distribution center in Orlando to pair with existing locations in Miami, Hollywood, West Palm Beach,Tampa, Bonita Springs and Sarasota to better service the Florida marketplace and allow for greater export into the Caribbean and Central American territories.
Today, 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 as well as ease of access to major highways to service our home, the Florida marketplace.