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The Recognized Leader in Hurricane Protection

Focused on your hurricane protection needs.

Located in Southwest 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.


With a commitment to quality from our team of over 200 dedicated Storm Smart employees, we are proud to say we now have more than 80,000 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.

Why Choose Storm Smart

Impeccable service, industry-leading products, and perfect installations, all delivered by a specialized team of professionals—that’s the Storm Smart experience!

A Legacy of Exceptional Service

We’ve been the trusted choice for reliable hurricane protection products since our founding in 1996 and are proud to boast more than 80,000 satisfied customers throughout the state of Florida.

Innovative Hurricane Protection Products

We manufacture our own hurricane screens to ensure the highest level of craftsmanship and performance, which our customers certainly appreciate—we’ve installed 28 million feet of Storm Catcher screens to date!

Impeccable Installations

Storm Smart installs its own products—we never use subcontractors—so you can rest assured that no matter which hurricane protection upgrades you choose, they will be expertly installed on your home.

Outstanding Customer Satisfaction

Thanks to our innovative screens, shutters, panels, and other hurricane-protection products, as well as our unwavering commitment to stellar service, we consistently receive rave reviews from our numerous valued customers.

Meet the Executive Chairman

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

For his efforts, Brian has won numerous awards including; the SBA’s 2009 “Small Businessman of the Year”, Business Observer’s 2013 “Entrepreneur of the Year” and FGCU’s Small Business Development Center’s 2017 “Advocate of the Year” and 2019 “Innovator of the Year”.

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

Brian and his wife, Kim, are also longtime philanthropists donating millions of dollars back into the communities they call home. In 2020, Brian and Kim created the Rist Family Foundation to continue their efforts supporting local veterans and providing educational opportunities and resources to area students. Most recently, the foundation has donated to such organizations as Collier-Lee Honor Flight, Florida Gulf Coast University, Uncommon Friends Foundation, Valerie’s House, and many more.


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. In 2007, Florida Governor Charlie Crist presented Storm Smart with the Corporate Award at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Also 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, Storm Smart 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!

Storm Catcher Screens


Storm Catcher Screens

The lightweight fabric of our wind-abatement screens is strong enough to tame destructive winds by up to 95%. While 150-mph gusts may rage outside, only a gentle breeze will be allowed through the screen, greatly reducing the risk of damage. And, because Storm Catcher screens are translucent, you won’t feel like you’re living in a cave.

Windows & Doors


Windows & Doors

Smart View windows and doors will work for your home in any type of weather. When storm clouds darken the sky, our windows and doors will resist impact damage from airborne debris. And when the sky clears and the sun emerges, our windows and doors will reflect UV radiation, making your home more energy efficient.

Aluminum Shutters


Aluminum Shutters

For the ultimate protection against high winds, driving rain, and impacts from flying debris, choose Storm Catcher shutters—the most innovative shutter systems in the hurricane protection industry. We have aesthetically pleasing shutter options available to enhance or complement your home’s exterior design.




Just like normal screens but made with a nearly indestructible metal mesh, Crimsafe screens have been proven to repel damage from flying debris traveling at 244 mph! They can be installed over windows, doors, and patio enclosures, and will also fortify your home against intruders.

Storm Panels


Storm Panels

Our budget-friendly metal storm panels can be installed over nearly any opening, will never warp or rot, and will deliver ironclad impact resistance. Our clear storm panels offer the same protection while allowing natural sunlight into your home. Both metal and clear storm panels feature an emergency escape panel.


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 you, 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.

"Great experience from start to finish. Couldn't be happier with end product. The screens are exactly as advertised and the auto up and down works flawlessly."
-Mary Ann H.