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Flushing manufacturing company celebrates 35 years of success and growth

Gamco Corporation executives Lelina Chang (left) and Melora Chang (right) show proclamations sent by New York officials in appreciation of the company’s success at 35 years of operation. (Photo courtesy of Gamco Corporation)

Gamco Corporation, a Flushing-based premier manufacturer of quality fenestration systems and special architectural metal facade and building elements, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. 

The company offers custom design storefront and entrance ways, curtain wall systems, structural skylights, metal covers and claddings, railings, canopies, facade sunshades and other unique elements.

Its customers have expanded from local glass shops and small contractors to include regional architects, general contractors, property managers and owners, and fenestration installation companies throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond. 

“We’re proud to be a New York City-based manufacturer, with over 60 employees and an ever-expanding satisfied customer base of design and construction professionals,” said Lelina Chang, head of operations at Gamco. “Our company is a dedicated contributor to the New York City economy. Our employees and customers are here, and we are excited to help build New York.”

Gamco Corporation was launched in 1986 by Taiwanese-American John Chang and his wife, Beatrice Chew. The company has grown from a startup in a small industrial space to a leading regional building products supplier with an 80,000-square-foot production facility in Flushing.

With experience in metal fabrication, construction and business, Chang and Chew focused on providing installation services of basic storefront and entrance ways for local commercial businesses, then shifted Gamco solely to manufacturing to provide the commercial marketplace with better quality control and lead times. 

Over the years, Gamco introduced new product lines, added high-end fenestration such as curtain wall and folding glass door systems, as well as architectural metals, all with an emphasis on custom design and fabrication expertise. 

Earlier this year, the founders’ daughters, Lelina and Melora Chang, joined Gamco Corporation to continue its legacy of growth and ensure its ongoing focus on serving the construction community of the region. 

“Here in New York, Gamco has established a reputation for product innovation and old-world craftsmanship,” said Melora Chang, head of marketing for Gamco. “We have always aimed to deliver the quality products architects, contractors and building owners want to make their properties stand out, and our customers value that.”

Upon its success and growth, Gamco Corporation has received recognitions and congratulations in the form of official letters and proclamations from local elected officials. 

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards in his proclamation named Aug. 8, 2021, as Gamco Corporation Day. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Ron Kim also offered the company their appreciation for the contribution and commitment Gamco has made to the borough of Queens and New York City. 

Gamco products can be seen at many notable properties throughout New York City and the metro area. Most recently, Gamco provided a custom arcade skylight, interior glass walls and grand entrance ways for the new upscale Renaissance Chelsea Hotel by Marriott in Manhattan, and custom curtain wall, window systems and entrance way for Montefiore Hospital New Rochelle.

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