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O'Keeffe's began as a small San Francisco sheet metal shop in 1934. Affectionately known as "O'Keeffe, the Fan Man," the company gained a positive reputation for its motors, fans and blowers that were fabricated primarily for naval ships, submarines and restaurant exhaust systems. These reliable, quality products laid the foundation for expansion into aluminum products in the 1950s.
O'Keeffe's pioneered the use of patented aluminum extrusions by obtained the patent on the first extruded aluminum skylight system in 1951. It wasn't long before the company was recognized for excellence in custom skylights and architectural metal, custom ladders and fire rated glazing and framing solutions.