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The Recognized Leader in Hurricane Protection

Storm Smart Three-Building Campus in Fort Myers, FL

Storm Smart’s Fort Myers, FL Campus

Focused on Your Hurricane Protection Needs

With our headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, Storm Smart is a group of dedicated hurricane protection industry professionals, with a history of providing unmatched customer service and  innovative product development which has set us apart and helped us become the largest manufacturer and installer of code-approved hurricane protection products.

Quality People mean Quality Service

With a commitment to quality from a our team of over 150 dedicated Storm Smart employees, we are proud to say we now have more than 60,000 extremely satisfied customers. We have served the hurricane protection needs of homeowners and businesses in several states, Mexico and all across the Caribbean. Using state-of-the-art computerized ordering, manufacturing and scheduling systems, our highly skilled team members will exceed your service, delivery and installation expectations.

Meet the CEO

Brian Rist

Brian Rist

Brian Rist is the President & CEO of The Smart Companies, of which Storm Smart is the largest subsidiary. Storm Smart is Florida’s largest manufacturer & installer of hurricane protection products and offers the most comprehensive product line in the industry.Brian is recognized as an industry expert in developing innovative hurricane protection products. He is licensed as a Certified General Contractor, Building Inspector, Aluminum Contractor, Mobile Home Installation Contractor, Lead Abatement Removal Contractor and as a Certified Hurricane Shelter Evaluator.

Since founding Storm Smart in 1996, Brian has been committed to customer service, product development and community involvement. He serves as the Past President of the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association and current Vice-President of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Exterior Shade & Shutter Association, Lee County’s Horizon Council, Cape Coral Council for Progress, and the International Hurricane Protection Association.

A Recognized Leader

As specialists in providing innovative hurricane product solutions to residential and commercial customers, Storm Smart has been recognized both locally and nationally for our contributions to the industry. Florida Governor Charlie Crist recently presented Storm Smart with the Corporate Award at the 2007 Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Also earlier in 2007, the Lee County Board of Commissioners issued an Official Resolution recognizing Storm Smart’s contribution in publishing the All-Hazards Guide, a 28 page comprehensive emergency preparedness brochure with maps and Emergency Contact information, thus helping residents of SW Florida become more informed about hurricane preparedness. In 2006, the company was named by Inc. Magazine as one of ‘the fastest growing privately-held companies in America’. Since that time, we were included on the 2007 Inc. 5000 list as well. The Lee County Economic Development Council has named Storm Smart as the ninth largest manufacturer across all industries in Lee County. The Fort Myers News-Press has named Storm Smart as a winner of its ‘Best In Class’ Readers’ Choice Awards many years in a row!

Trust the Experts at Storm Smart

You can trust Storm Smart, the largest and most reputable name in hurricane protection, to provide you with the expertise you need in arming yourself and your home against the ravaging effects of hurricanes and tropical storms. By listening to the needs of our customers, Storm Smart has consistently led the hurricane protection industry in the development of product advancements and innovations long before other manufacturers. Storm Smart truly offers “Intelligent Protection”.

Get Proven Hurricane Protection For Your Home

To learn more about which product is best suited to protect yourself, your family and your home, let a Storm Smart representative provide you with a free in-home consultation. One of our experienced project managers will develop and present a customized plan incorporating superior products specifically tailored to your needs and budget. Click HERE to start the process!