Storm Smart brings community and business leaders together to produce impactful public service announcements

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 23, 2020) – It’s times like these that people across the nation come together to help one another. Things are no different here in Southwest Florida. Storm Smart just announced it has partnered with several business and community leaders to deliver a positive and impactful series of public service announcements (PSAs) that will air on television and online during the next few months in response to COVID-19.

Known as the largest manufacturer and installer of storm protection products for homes and businesses, Storm Smart, developed and produced the PSAs urging the community to come together as one to support the most vulnerable people, businesses, and nonprofits in Southwest Florida.  

These PSAs will air on television stations in Southwest Florida as a reminder to stay calm, stay safe and stay strong. As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts our daily lives, the Storm Smart PSAs remind everyone to support local businesses, help neighbors, maintain proper hygiene, and donate to local food pantries.

Storm Smart Executive Chairman and Founder Brian Rist says, “Our most vulnerable communities and populations are going to need us to come together to support one another in order to survive and thrive once this has passed. During these uncertain times we need to stand united, stay strong and support one another through this pandemic.”

Appearing in the PSAs are many recognizable faces from across Southwest Florida, including: Bonita Springs Mayor Peter Simmons, Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello, Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Lee County School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins, Community Cooperative CEO Tracey Galloway, Harry Chapin Food Bank President and CEO Richard LeBer, Southwest Florida Community Foundation President and CEO Sarah Owens and Storm Smart Executive Chairman and Founder Brian Rist.

For more information about these PSAs or Storm Smart, call 239-938-1000 or visit

About Storm Smart

Storm Smart’s innovative products have launched the company to become the largest manufacturer and installer of code-approved hurricane protection products in Florida, with more than 80,000 customers in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Guam, since opening its doors in Fort Myers in 1996. The company has a long list of accomplishments, including being named 2016 Distributor of the Year and 2015 Manufacturer of the Year, both by the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association, as well as 2018 Nonprofit Business Partner of the Year by the Cape Coral Community Foundation. The company has also been included in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States on five separate occasions, most recently in 2019.

Storm Smart and its business family of enterprises are headquartered at 2830 Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers. Storm Smart manufactures its products at its three-plant campus located at 6182 Idlewild Street in Fort Myers.

The company also has two showrooms in Southwest Florida — 11040 Plantation Road in Fort Myers and 2400 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Unit 102, in Naples — as well as a location at 1050 Corporate Ave., Unit 105, in North Port. For more information, call 239-938-1000. Online at  

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