Who Are We
Founded in 1982 by Jim Caffes and Larry Steele, Caffes-Steele Inc. is a commercial window and door installation contractor specializing in new construction, renovations, storefront and curtainwall.
Caffes-Steele is committed to being the leader in commercial window sales and installation on the East Coast. We operate in an environment of integrity, service and reliability.
What We Do
Our work encompasses installation of all types of commercial window products and doors:
Jim Caffes, President & CEO
Founded in 1982 by Jim Caffes and Larry Steele, Caffes-Steele Inc. is a commercial window and door installation contractor specializing in new construction, renovations, storefront and curtainwall. Coming from humble beginnings, Jim and Larry started replacing windows on a small-scale, doing various residential projects throughout the DC area. Happy home-owners were thrilled with their new windows installed with superior craftsmanship, and as time wore on, they developed a bigger clientele base due to their work ethic and reliability. Before they knew it, more employees were needed to keep up with the increasing number of projects that grew larger in scale and scope.
However in 1988, Larry made the decision to leave Caffes-Steele to pursue other ventures; the split was amicable and the former founders remained friends. With Jim solely at the helm, the company continued to grow and expand, their work encompassing much larger projects as the years wore on, with greater demands and a greater need for expertise. Part of this expansion occurred in 1999 when a Virginia branch was formed outside of Richmond, creating a bigger corridor for Caffes-Steele to operate. Through Jim’s vision and natural knack for management, the company is in its 35th year of business, and has emerged as a leader in the window and door trade. Jim still works on a regular basis, providing insight and sound advice only attained through his many years in the business. His dedication and kindness are well entrenched in the company culture, gaining respect from customers to employees. He currently resides in Maryland with his wife Sandra, and has three sons, two of which are involved in the company.
A Leader in Window and Door Installation for over 40 Years
Caffes-Steele Incorporated is a commercial window and door contractor specializing in building renovation and envelope construction. Our work encompasses installation of all types of commercial window products and doors including aluminum, vinyl, wood, steel and fiberglass. We also are capable of installing curtainwall and storefront applications.
Our corporate office is located in Beltsville, MD and we have been serving the needs of our customers in the Baltimore-Washington metro area since 1982. We have completed window and door renovation projects in major cities from Boston to Atlanta, to as far west as Colorado.
As the company has expanded, an additional office was established in Charles City, VA, to better meet the needs of the customer. This branch primarily serves the Richmond and Norfolk corridor, yet has also completed projects in both Carolinas as well as Tennesee.
In the Community
Caffes Steele is very involved in the community and supports several 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Building Bridges Across the River is the nonprofit organization that built and now runs THEARC. The mission of Building Bridges Across the River is to improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River by providing leadership, management and financial oversight at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Through a collaboration of partner organizations, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation, and social service programs.
MIWD Charitable Foundation
The MIWD Charitable Foundation is a non-profit orginzation established in 2015 responsible for the betterment of the communities in which MIWD manufactures and for the advancement of several national level human-interest charities.
MIWD Charitiable Foundation National Benefactors include:
-The Four Diamonds Fund
-St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital
-Home For Our Troop
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball and softball themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged youth residing in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal Sr., the Foundation works to create programs that positively impact disadvantaged youth through active community partnerships with America’s most successful youth service organizations.
S.O.M.E. (So Others May Eat)
So Others Might Eat is the only interfaith, community-based organization in the District of Columbia that offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to caring for the homeless and extremely poor citizens of the city. SOME has been serving the homeless and hungry in Washington, D.C. for 40 years. SOME provides more than 1,000 meals each day and offers comprehensive services that include medical care, job training, affordable housing and programs for the elderly.