History of Century Bathworks
Our reputation for reliability didn’t happen overnight. Founded
in Paterson, New Jersey in 1946, the Century Bathworks story is as much
about quality as it is longevity.
We got our start just after World War II as the Century Shower
Enclosure Company with just 17 employees. With our founder Mike Sectish
at the helm and a mere 5,000 square feet of space, we offered the
aluminum and glass shower doors with the chrome and silver finishes that
were popular at the time. For over 30 years, Mike remained steadfast in
his commitment to Century’s clients.
In 1980, we became Century Shower Door with Michael MacMillan
assuming the mantle as president – a position he still holds today.
Michael set the company on a path of dramatic expansion by moving into
our current facility in West Paterson. Three expansions later, today
Century is home to a state-of-the art, 122,000 square foot manufacturing
facility. Proud of our New Jersey roots as we are, today our
distribution warehouses in Beltsville, Maryland and Bensenville,
Illinois and our fleet of trucks have extended our reach to the entire
Along the way, we made a name for ourselves as "The Innovators” and it’s not hard to see why. With our Centec series , we were the first to offer sleek European frame less sliding doors to the American market. That paved the way for our upscale Glasstec series and its fully frame less enclosures soon thereafter. By 1990, we brought the high-end, framed Brassline series
to market with the richness of solid brass in heavy gauge framed
enclosures. Semi-frame less hinged enclosures were added to the Centec
line in 1997.
In 2003, we became Century Bathworks with the addition of our
high-quality Medicine Cabinet line and it’s a name that our 150
employees proudly use to serve over 2,000 customers throughout the