The Rist Watch

  • Executive chairman and founder of Storm Smart® Industries in 1996, under a holding company called The Smart Companies
  • Inventor of the innovative Storm Catcher® screens
  • Dedicates his energies to entrepreneurship (passionate about showing others how to be successful)
  • Business Observer 2013 “Entrepreneur of the Year”
  • Employs more than 220 people within his family of enterprises
  • Seeks ever-better ways to serve customers
  • Develops products
  • Grows both his company and his community
  • Became an expert in innovative hurricane protection systems after witnessing Hurricane Andrew first-hand
  • Certified and licensed contractor in a variety of building-related field
  • Board of Directors for the Cape Coral Construction Association and the Lee Building Industry Association

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