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Discover the Genius of Smart Companies – GetSmartCompanies.com – Page 2   Impact-Resistant                                ...
How well will your home withstand hurricane force winds?                                                                  ...
Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide
Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide
Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide
Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide
Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide
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Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide is an valuable tool that will help you assess your homes strength during a hurricane and give you evacuation routes with locations to shelters just in case you get caught in a hurricane.

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Storm Smart Hurricane Resource Guide

  1. 1. 2012 VOL. 1 PRESENTS THE HURRICANE GUIDE CHARLOTTE, LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES Evacuation and Another innovative Shelter Mapsidea helping to educate Southwest Floridaabout protecting what’s important to them, brought to you by Smart Companies CGC1519801STORM PROTECTIONENERGY SOLUTIONSSOLAR SOLUTIONSHOME TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Discover the Genius of Smart Companies – GetSmartCompanies.com – Page 2 Impact-Resistant A Dozen Reasons TABLE OF CONTENTS Doors and Windows to Pick The Smart Companies Letter from Founder/President Brian Rist........................4 Storm Smart 2102 Hurricane Resource Guide – StormSmart.com – Page 3 Hurricane protection is just the beginning. 1. Serving Southwest Florida for over 16 years With over two million units installed and 2. Successfully protect over 60,000 of your friends Storm-Ready Home Assessment ....................................5 no reported impact failures, our impact- and neighbors resistant windows meet the most stringent Lee County Evacuation Zones, Routes & Shelters ...........6 3. 97% excellent customer satisfaction approval average code requirements for hurricane-force winds for the last five years Are You Ready? ..............................................................7 and flying debris. But they do so much 4. Board of Directors CCCIA (Cape Coral Construction more for your home, your family and your Industry Association) Smart Companies Hurricane Tracking Map................. 8-9 belongings. These custom windows help 5. Members of the IHPA (International Hurricane Protection Association), LBIA (Lee Building Industry Collier County Evacuation Zones, Routes & Shelters .....10 provide year-round security against thieves and intruders, dramatically reduce outdoor Association), CBIA (Collier Building Industry COMPANIES ..........................................11 During and After the Storm noise and filter out 99% of the UV light that Association); several chambers of Commerce, and ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) Charlotte County Evacuation Zones ..............................12 enters your home and causes fading. 6. Angie’s List Honor Roll Company 7. A+ rating by the BBB Family Emergency Plan Checklist .................................13 Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors Features 8. Governors Award twice for Corporate Leadership We Care.......................................................................14 • Variety of styles, sizes and tints 9. Finalist for manufacturer of the year in our size for the state of Florida last two years Storm Smart Crossword Puzzle ....................................15 • Qualifies for government energy rebates 10. Lee County Economic Development Council – one of The wise choice for your home the leading private employers in Lee County last PROTECTION | TECHNOLOGY | SOLUTIONS 11. five years Founder of the “We Care” charity for over four years 2012 Hurricane The w Accordion Shutter Features 12. Supporters of Barbara’s Friends, Harry Chapin Food Resource Guide Bank, Uncommon Friends Foundation, Lee, Collier and This form of storm protection has the ability Charlotte Emergency Management, and many other Another innovative idea helping to to cover large spans of lanais and balconies. worthy causes. The wise choice for your home Accordion shutters also work very well for educate Southwest Florida about PROTECTION | TECHNOLOGY | SOLUTIONS Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Storm Smart protecting windows and sliding glass doors, protecting what’s important to them. and are ideal for large openings on commercial structures. The guys worked very hard from start to finish, taking very few breaks in the Accordion Shutter Features summer heat. I really liked that at least one of them THE WISE CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME before so he knew had installed in my community • Easy opening and closing what to expect. They were very efficient and the final • Protects large spans, doors and lanais THE WISE CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME product really looks nice. Even 3 years later. Since the • Store-front locking system installation, I made 2 or 3 errors where I landed on an PROTECTION | TECHNOLOGY | SOLUTIONS • Ideal for residential and commercial structures open door handle while closing the shutters. Totally my 239.274.2754 • Protection from hurricane winds and fault. Someone from the company came out the next GetSmartCompanies.com airborne objects day and fixed the shutter. Great service is all I have Fort Myers | Naples | Port Charlotte ever had. Michelle R. Call today for your FREE consultation THE WISE CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME PROTECTION | TECHNOLOGY | SOLUTIONS Toll Free: 888.962.7283 Main Office 6182 Idlewild Street Fort Myers, FL 33966 Gift Certificate Brian Rist Authorized by: Brian Rist 239.274.2757 This entitles you to $500 towards a purchase of $5,000 or *Restrictions Apply | License #CGC1519801 more of storm protection for your home* Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must be presented at time of purchase. THE WISE CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME
  3. 3. How well will your home withstand hurricane force winds? Letter from the President How Well Will Your Home Withstand Hurricane Force Winds? Storm Ready Assessment BE COOL. Dear Friends and Neighbors, Take The Storm Ready AssessmentDiscover the Genius of Smart Companies – GetSmartCompanies.com – Page 4 (Circle the number value that corresponds with your answer to each question) BE SAFE. Over the last 16 years I have had the honor of leading Storm Smart through some Storm Smart 2102 Hurricane Resource Guide – StormSmart.com – Page 5 When was your home built?: of the most prosperous years and then for many of the most difficult times most (circle one) (Circle the number value that corresponds with your answer to each question) (circle one) Type of Roof-Wall Connection: Prior to 1980 0 Single/Double Wraps 6 of us can ever remember. I take that responsibility very seriously as I watched 1981-1994 4 Clips 4 our company grow from the original three founders to a team of over 100 very When was your home built?: 1995-2002 6 (circle one) Type Toe Nails connection: of roof-wall 2 (circle one) seasoned professionals, many of us now having worked together for over a 1980 and 2003-2011 earlier 8 0 Single/Double Wraps Unknown 2 6 decade. We, as a team, have been honored and we are very proud of the many 1981-1994 2011 or Newer 10 3 Clips 4 1995-2002 5 Toe Nails Type of Roof Cover: 2 accolades received over the years including... 2003-2011 your home or business located?: Where is 7 Unknown Panel Metal 3 2 • Inc. Magazine, selected us four times as one of the fastest-growing privately 2012 or Newer barrier Island On a 1 9 Shingle Type of roof cover: 2 held companies in the United States Less than 1 miles from the coast: 2 Tile 4 Where is your home or business located?: Metal Panel 3 Between 5 & 20 ml. from the coast: 3 Unknown 1 • Governor’s Award for Corporate Leadership selected twice On a barrier Island More than 20 miles from the coast: 4 1 Shingle 2 Less than 5 miles from the coast 2 Tile Is your structure CBS or wood frame?: 4 • Finalist for Manufacturer of the Year, selected twice for company of our size in BE SMART. Between 5your miles fromelevation?: What is & 20 home’s the coast 3 Unknown CBS/Concrete 10 1 the state of Florida More than1’-3’ above seacoast 20 miles from the level ? 4 Wood Frame Is your structure CBS or wood frame?: 5 3’-10’ above sea level What is your home’s elevation?: ? Combination of above CBS/Concrete 8 8 • SW Florida Small Businessman of the Year by the S.B.A. (Small Business 1’-3’ above sea above sea level 10’+ level ? 1 Wood frame 5 Association) 4’-10’ above sea level 3 Openings currently protected: Combination of above 3 Brian Rist Is your home a: Some openings 10 • The News-Press “Best of Southwest Florida” several years running and many 11’+ above sea level Single Family ? 5 Openings currently protected: All Openings 20 President & Owner other accolades that we are all very proud of. Is your home a: Multi-Family ? SomeNo openings openings 0 3 But the standard I am most proud of is creating an environment of unmatched customer service that today Single Family 4 All openings 8 Multi-Family Select number of stories?: 2 No openings Type of Opening Protection: 0 produces an outstanding 43% referral base of new customers and maintaining this average year after year. Being said in other words, almost half of the customers we serve today come to us because we provided products Select number Story One of stories: 4 Type FLOpening Protection: of Building Code Approved Two or more stories 2 Automatically Deployed 30 One 4 FL Building Code Approved and services for their neighbors, friends or relatives. We learned a long time ago that if one takes care of their Two or more deck type: 2 Manually Deployed Automatically (does not meet FL Building Code) Deployed ? 6 customer their business will take care of them. We believe that fact goes a long way in why we have stayed in Select roof Ordinary 20 Select roof deck type: Plywood/OSB 3 Manually Deployed None 0 5 business successfully while many of our past competitors are no longer in business. Plywood/OSBDimensional Lumber 2 3 Ordinary (does not meet FL Building Code) 3 Over the years we have created a mission statement that clearly states our goals – “Storm Smart will consistently Concrete Dimensional Lumber 4 2 AreNone a: you 0 deliver unmatched customer service while delivering and manufacturing state-of-the-art innovative, energy Concrete 4 Are you a:time resident Full ? saving and hurricane protection products.” Today we are proud to have served over 60,000 of your friends and Select Roof Shape: Select roof shape: Full-time residentresident Part time ? 4 Hip* 6 Part-time resident 1 neighbors. We have done this by constantly reinventing ourselves and our product lines. We are proud of our Hip* Gable** 1 6 Is your Structure mobile or conventional?: Storm-Catcher line of wind abatement products. We pioneered the idea of using a fabric to protect structures Gable** Other 3 1 Is your Structure mobile or conventional?: Mobile 1 Other **Gable 3 MobileConventional 2 1 from sun and inclement weather, giving homeowners an alternative to living in a cave-like dark environment to Conventional 4 secure a home when a storm is threatening. *Hip In 2011, we aligned ourselves under the name of The Smart Companies, in that we took Storm Smart, one (Add up all of the circled values above and record Explanation of score results: The total score in the circled values above below) (Add up all of the space provided and record of the largest hurricane-protection companies, Smart Traxs and Storm Catcher, which are mostly wholesale Explanation of score results: the total score in the space provided below) manufacturing companies, and Energy Smart, a passive energy exploration company, to better align ourselves Above 70: Means you have done well to protect your home and family from the with our companies’ adjustment of our product lines to help our customers not only protect their homes against Above 85: TOTAL SCORE:________________ TOTAL SCORE:________________ threat of hurricane force winds. hurricanes, but to better help their homes become more energy efficient and to reduce the burden of the ever- Means you have done well to protect your home and family Between 59 and 69: rising insurance costs. Experts agree that one of the next biggest storms we all will have to deal with is the rising from the threat of hurricane force winds. There is an opportunity to improve the chances of your home surviving cost of energy. Between 75 and 85++: hurricane force winds. ++ IF YOU WOULD LIKE LIKE MORE INFORMATION There is an opportunity to improve the chances of your Between 48 and 58: ++ IF YOU WOULD MORE INFORMATION As we approach the 2012 hurricane season, we strongly recommend that you develop a plan to protect your home surviving hurricane force winds. ON BUILDING CODES OR TYPES OF Indicates you need to take action to protect your home from high winds ON BUILDING CODES OR TYPES OF HURRICANE PROTECTION PRODUCTS, family and property. Always remember the wise old saying, “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” If you have hurricane Between 60 and 75++: and flying debris. HURRICANE PROTECTION PRODUCTS, protection please make sure now that everything needed is there and in good working order. If your home is Indicates you need to take action to protect your home CALL THE SMART COMPANIES @: 239-938-1000 Less than 48: CALL THE SMART COMPANIES @: currently not protected or protected with products you no longer have the ability to use, now is the time to take Suggests thewinds and flying debris. From high envelope of your home is vulnerable and might fail to OR VISIT: WWW.GETSMARTCOMPANIES.COM action. We and others in our industry can help you now but once the storms start to form, often our lead times Less than 60++: withstand hurricane force winds. Suggests the envelope of your home is vulnerable and 239-938-1000 become longer and your options become limited. Let’s all hope that this hurricane season is safe for all of us but might fail to withstand hurricane force winds. OR VISIT: WWW.GETSMARTCOMPANIES.COM always remember “Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Storm Smart.” Gift Certificate Thank you, and we wish you all a safe uneventful 2012 hurricane season. Best Regards, Main Office 6182 Idlewild Street Brian Rist Brian Rist Fort Myers, FL 33966 239.274.2757 This entitles you $1,000 towards a purchase of $10,000 Authorized by: Brian Rist Brian Rist, President & Owner or more of storm protection for your home* *Restrictions Apply | License #CGC1519801 Storm Smart, a Division of Smart Companies Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must be presented at time of purchase.

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