Rick Wuest, CEO Thompson Creek Window Company

Rick was born in Rochester, NY in 1967.His mother and father moved the family of four (younger brother Brian) to Annapolis, MD in 1980 to open Mid-lantic Window Corp.At the onset, Rick’s father began manufacturing energy efficient windows sold to home improvement in the area.The family lived above the factory in downtown Annapolis for the first few years and Rick’s first job was sweeping up the factory floor after school.He eventually worked in all positions of the window manufacturing company, including cutting glass, building, delivering and installing windows.

In 1997, the company relocated from Annapolis to Kent Island, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. In 2001, Rick became President and Chief Executive Officer and changed the name to Thompson Creek Window Company. With the desire to produce and offer a best in class, top quality product and customer experience, Rick changed the business model to maintain highest quality and eliminate the middleman and began selling directly to homeowners. He created the design-build-install business model that has propelled the company into a top tier home remodeling in the nation.

Rick graduated from Penn state in 1990 and has been recognized with leadership awards from industry and trade associations, Ernst & Young, SmartCEO, and in 2018 was honored as Washington Post’s Top CEO of Mid-sized companies in its annual Top Workplace award rankings. Rick and his wife Vicki share their home with three cats in Annapolis, Maryland.When Rick is not working, he and Vicki enjoy supporting their Nittany Lions, boating on the Chesapeake Bay and fishing.

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