About Us

about-us-photoSince 1939, O’Keeffe’s has been a name synonymous with innovation and design. We hold the first patent (1951) for using extrusions in the construction of skylights, allowing the weeping of any condensation or leakage to be taken to the outside by the extrusion’s built-in guttering system.

It wasn’t long before the company was recognized for excellence in custom skylights, bringing natural daylight to thousands of creative monumental projects worldwide. These include the Museum of Modern Art and the Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the World Bank in Washington D.C., the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, MN, the Getty Museum and Gateway Center in Los Angeles, the Houston Galleria in Houston, and many more.

O’Keeffe’s also designed the first square rung ladder with extrusions and the first seismic curtain wall in 1970. The square rung ladder is still the most specified aluminum ladder in the USA, and with O’Keeffe’s engineering expertise, we can custom fabricate virtually any type of fixed access, ship, cage or custom ladder you need. Utilizing our in-house research and development, CADD/CAM design, and fully integrated manufacturing, we offer extensive aluminum building products. With 80 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, our dedicated staff can assist you from concept to completion.

In the late 1970s, O’Keeffe’s established SAFTI FIRST, its fire rated glass and framing division after Bill O’Keeffe discovered this revolutionary new product in Europe and decided to bring it to the US market.  SAFTI FIRST was the first company to enter the fire rated glazing market and started testing in the USA in 1978.  Today, SAFTI FIRST is the leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems and continues to offer innovative products.

Today, O’Keeffe’s Inc. and SAFTI FIRST continues to proudly serve the architectural and building communities by providing quality, well designed USA-made products, superior customer service, and expertise throughout the world.