Top 50 Under 40 Crystal Maguire

This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture.  Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.

Crystal Maguire, 37
President and Owner
Winsupply Frederick
600 S Market St, Frederick

Crystal Maguire is a wife, mother of two, Army veteran, and president of Winsupply Frederick, a multi-million-dollar lighting and electrical supply company.  Her unique company model boasts four employee-owners out of their small six-person team, while consistently increasing revenue year after year. Her commitment to her customers, her company, her industry, her community, and elevating other women is evident daily.

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Hands down opening Winsupply Frederick. Leaving the military was a huge transition. I had to learn how to run a business, learn about the industry, move across the country, while raising a family. But hanging our first dollar on the wall was all worth it!

What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?

Chair and a founding member of the FCBIA’s Professional Women in Building Council, Member at Large of the Women’s Business Network, a member of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, and member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Guest panelist on the 2020 SHE Week Unstoppable Women Panel. Guest speaker for the Youth Pathway’s Program in 2021. Co-Hosted 2020 Annual Shred Event with the Air Doctor benefiting the Frederick Food Bank. 2019 Warming Hearts Event benefiting Frederick Rescue Mission.

What was your first job?

My first job was as an administrative assistant at Tyson Foods Inc, a local chicken processing plant in my hometown after school.

What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?

I love date nights downtown with my hubby, dining and shopping with my gal pals downtown, taking the kids to Baker Park and the Edward P. Thomas Memorial Pool, then going for an ice cream run to Sweeties on the Creek, and of course networking with all of the other local business owners in Frederick, especially when that includes coffee at my favorite local spots.

Who is your greatest influence?

My parents influenced my work ethic for sure. My parents were teenagers when I was born. My dad built his construction company from scratch, while my mom did the books, tended the small farm while he was on jobs, and worked a 9-5 to make sure we had health insurance and a steady income flow. My dad taught me to never accept ordinary, if you don’t like it, then create something that you do like. And my mom, she taught me balance. She juggled raising 3 kids, while doing all of the other things! Those are skills that now come naturally to me, thanks to my folks.

What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?

Call it grit, call it extreme stubbornness, or call it what you want: I have the automatic reflex to “prove ‘em wrong”. As a child I was very shy and when something got me down, my family would always say, “prove em’ wrong baby”. I got to the point where no isn’t an answer that I accept, it’s a challenge. While that mindset has gotten me in a couple of jams here and there, it’s definitely the trait that got me through college, the Army, and to open my company.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I am THE place Frederick goes for lighting. Builders trust us because we wrote the book on custom lighting packages. Electricians choose Winsupply because we make it too easy to partner with us! My company has grown from 6 people to 10, and from 4 employee owners, to 8 and all of them are building wealth because of their investment. And I’m well on my way to becoming a millionaire-maker!