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Wholesale Hurricane Shutters and Security Shutters for Contractors


Are you a contractor or home builder who’s been looking for ways to attract more customers and increase your revenue stream? Hurricane shutter contractors are in demand and if you are ready to expand your business or your product line, it would be worth your while to check out what Empire Construction and Development has to offer.

Hurricane shutters are your first line of defense against the forceful winds that accompany hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Tree branches, outdoor furnishings and décor items can become dangerous missiles when storm winds arise. Glass windows are no match for Mother Nature’s fury and the results can be devastating.

The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), during a typical year, approximately 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico. In the Central Pacific Ocean, an average of 3 tropical storms, 2 of which become hurricanes form during the hurricane season each year. While most of us are aware of the perilous nature of hurricanes, tropical storms and depressions can also be a dangerous threat to life and property.

Severe weather can happen at any time and it’s imperative for home and business owners to plan ahead. That’s why our shutter distributors are a tremendous asset to their community. When you join our Dealer/Distributor Program, you will be able to add our complete line of hurricane, storm, and security shutters to your company’s product offerings. We offer a superior line of decorative shutters, too. Our easy online quoting tool will give you and your buyer an instant quote. All you need to do is provide us with the measurements and we will do the rest. Because we manufacture our shutters, we can customize them to your specifications and ship them directly to you or the location at which the shutters will be installed. Our factory-direct process means that you can offer great deals to your customers.

We sell all types of Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code approved hurricane protection products including:

Accordion Hurricane Shutters

Rolling Hurricane Shutters

Bahama Shutters

Colonial Shutters

Aluminum and Clear Storms Panels

Hurricane Fabric

Impact-Rated Windows and Doors.

We can help you get started by offering you professional marketing materials with your company logo, brochures for each product type, product drawings that can be downloaded and printed directly from our website and working samples of each product for a minimal upfront cost. There is no cost to join our shutter distributor program. However, we do require that you are a certified professional or company that is capable of selling and installing our products.


Distributors Wanted


Our team at Empire Construction & Development has more than 35 years of experience in design, sales, manufacturing, and construction. Our expertise in the building and construction industry has made us the largest, most technologically advanced manufacturers of storm panels, accordion shutters, roll-downs, Bahamas, and colonials available on the market today.

If you are ready to provide your customers with the best solutions for protecting their homes and businesses, sign-up online today to become a shutter distributor.  We will contact you by the next business day to get you started.


Colonial Hurricane Shutters in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Ah, Cocoa Beach, Florida. The land of sun and surf, Disney World nearby, and warm winter weather. It’s paradise here – if you’re prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms.

Hurricane and tropical storm season in Florida runs from the start of June until November 1st, with the worst months being from August to October, so the time to put up hurricane shutters is now. Before hurricane season begins, your house should be readied for the season, and colonial hurricane shutters in Cocoa Beach, Florida are one of the best protections for your home.

Hurricane shutters are among the most economical solution for homeowners to protect the openings of their home from wind, airborne debris (think sand, unsecured lawn furniture, and tree limbs), and driving rain.

Colonial hurricane shutters are two-piece louvered shutters that attach to the wall beside each window. They fold together to protect the window opening and they are one of the most popular types of hurricane shutters.

Reasons to Use Colonial Hurricane Shutters in Cocoa Beach

Colonial hurricane shutters are permanently fixed beside windows and don’t have to be taken out and installed when storms are imminent, cutting down on the time it takes to set them up. They also don’t use up storage space in your home, which can be important in Florida homes.

Decorative and beautiful, Colonial hurricane shutters beautify your home and add to its value.

Requires only one person to make your home storm ready, and the average time this takes is from 15 minutes to one hour. This can be very important, as tropical storms and hurricanes change paths quickly and can roar across the narrow state of Florida in just a few hours.

One of the least expensive hurricane shutters in Cocoa Beach, Florida, as they cost only slightly more than storm panels, which are much bulkier and harder to put up in the event of a storm.

Hurricane Shutters Florida gives a free estimate for Colonial storm shutters. They will make the shutters to your window measurements and ship them directly to you, saving you money on your hurricane shutters. They are easy to install and save you money. If you opt not to have a handyman or contractor do the work and want to install them yourself, they have helpful DIY videos to help you with Colonial hurricane shutter installation.

Colonial storm or hurricane shutters are gorgeous and add to the value of your home, plus they protect you from the storms. Being prepare for hurricane season is important, and Hurricane Shutters Florida is there to help you. If you’re ready to order your Colonial Hurricane Shutters in Cocoa Beach, Florida, call 888-474-3555 for a free estimate or visit the website to learn more and get an online price.

Improved Hurricane Fabric Protection

Thinking of giving up the harsh winters and unpredictable northern weather? A move south toward Pensacola Florida may be just what you need. However, with the wonderful weather comes a bit of unpredictability. Storms. But with new and improved hurricane fabric, one of the latest innovations in the storm protection marketplace is rapidly displacing other traditional types of hurricane shutters in Panama City and Pensacola, Florida you can count on being safe. Our hurricane fabric is constructed with an ultra-durable, transparent polypropylene material. It is 100% U.V. resistant and will not degrade from sun exposure. Our hurricane fabric allows for filtered light penetration and visibility while deflecting high winds, heavy rain and storm driven projectiles. Tested and certified to meet the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) standards, our hurricane fabric is a popular and affordable choice for many home and business owners in Florida’s panhandle. Our hurricane fabric is lightweight and can be rapidly deployed before a storm and easily stored when not in use. Unlike traditional storm panels, shutters or plywood which can fly off and become dangerous projectiles during storms, our hurricane fabric is typically installed using one piece per opening, making it nearly impossible to disengage even in the midst of hurricane force winds. We provide flexible strength clips to secure the hurricane fabric which is far superior to the solid non-flexible clips offered by most other hurricane fabric providers. Our fabric is a convenient and durable protection method for expansive opens and in spaces where traditional shutters can not be made to fit such as lanais, balconies, terraces and porches. Our seamless hurricane fabric can be customized to fit almost any size request.

Storm Panel Protection in the Gulf Stream

When a hurricane is expected, the best way to minimize damage to your home or business is to cover and protect all windows and doors. Custom fit storm panels from Empire Construction & Development are an effective and economical storm deterrent and the company South Floridians turn to for their storm protection. Our company offers clear Protexan, polycarbonate panels as well as the sturdiest aluminum storm panels (.050″ and .063″).
Our innovative, clear panels are a top-seller in storm protection and are the highest-quality clear panels on the market. Protexan Clear Panels have been approved by the most stringent Miami-Dade and Florida Building Code missile-impact tests. The panels will not shatter, rust or corrode and come with a ten year warranty against breakage and yellowing. Unlike plywood or metal panels, they allow light and visibility during a storm. Empire’s clear, corrugated panels are particularly preferred by many business owners choosing to maintain their hours-of-operation pre and post storm, while their windows and storefronts remain securely protected. Our panels are designed to slip into an upper header track and fastened to a lower track with washer-based wing nuts. We offer several track options to fit your windows and doors each type available in a white or bronze finish. These panels can also be attached directly to the wall without tracks by concrete anchor and stainless steel screws. Our Protexan clear panels fit well with our aluminum panels and can be alternated and interchanged during installation. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or an experienced custom builder, our design team of experts at Empire Construction & Development will guide you through your storm panel customization process and assist you with any questions you may have regarding installation procedures. Additionally, Empire Construction and Development now offers professional installation in the South Florida area.

Gulf Stream Storm Protection

Hilton Head Island may only be 12 miles by 5 miles wide, but you’ll find everything you need for a perfect Island retreat. Warmed by the year-round balmy breezes of the Gulf Stream and 12 miles of scenic beachfront, Hilton Head is a favorite destination for many tourists, business owners, and golfing aficionados. As the second largest barrier island on the eastern seaboard, Hilton Head makes storm protection a top priority. South Carolina Empire Construction customers prepare for the unexpected forces of nature, with impact colonial shutters from Empire Construction & Development. Our superior quality storm shutters exude a graceful and elegant hint of old world style, reminiscent of colonial New England and the Old South, making them an appropriate aesthetic for the homes and businesses in Hilton Head.
Empire’s high-visibility impact colonial shutters are strong enough to withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour and are a superior choice for Hilton Head property owners. Our shutters are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum, making them extremely reliable and weatherproof. Permanently hinged beside the window frame, our shutters can be locked into place easily when a storm is predicted or when additional privacy or security is warranted. When closed, colonial shutters reduce energy and cooling costs and deter unwelcome intruders. Our shutters offer durable resistance to hurricane force winds, airborne storm debris, heavy rains and the occasionally errant golf ball. Our shutters are available in a pallet of 2 dozen elegant color choices to compliment most architectural styles. Our shutters can be customized to fit and enhance any size window and are available in arches, angles and curved tops.
Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or an experienced custom builder, our design team of experts at Empire Construction & Development will guide you through your shutter customization process and assist you with your shutter selection and installation procedures. Our colonial shutters are delivered install-ready and can be easily installed by the customer, handyman or contractor. Our company can accommodate the storm and security needs of large commercial or residential contracts as well as smaller, individual shutter requests. Regardless of how large or small an order, our experienced and friendly staff will guide you through the hurricane protection process and answer any questions you may have. Empire Construction & Development manufactures impact colonial shutters specifically to meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S., such as those instituted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE shutters quote or to place an order: Toll Free: 888-474-3555.

Outer Banks Bahama Shutters

“All this wind will travel somewhere far away perhaps to blow your hair aside to reveal your eyes,
Green as the purest rock moss” sang The Lonely Forest, a rock band of four Anacortes natives. Well, Outer Banks residents can rely on 35 years of experience to safeguard their families, homes and businesses from the devastating effects of tropical storms and hurricanes blowing their hair aside. Empire Construction & Development is the company they trust for customer service and product quality. Customer satisfaction has earned Empire Construction & Development superior ratings in the storm protection industry.
Impact Bahama shutters offer a charming and tropical aesthetic that compliments and beautifies any home or commercial structure while providing permanent shade, energy savings, and storm protection. Our quality, louvered shutters are available in a pleasing array of colors and size specifications and are a favored choice for many Outer Banks residents and business owners who are seeking maximum security and protection from seasonal storms and hurricanes.
Empire Construction & Development customizes each shutter for permanent mounting at a 45 degree angle affording the occupants privacy, visibility and ventilation through uniquely designed aluminum slats. Bahama hurricane shutters are easy to install and are quick and convenient to operate. Because our shutters are permanently affixed beside the windows, the need for bulky storage space is eliminated making this type of shutter a top pick for many Outer Banks residents. Engineered from heavy, extruded aluminum, our shutters can withstand the intensity of winds and storm pressure associated with hurricane-force winds. The superior quality of our Bahama shutters deem them a popular choice for many discerning customers seeking to enhance and protect their homes and businesses while preserving the structural elegance of their residential or commercial property. Additionally, our Bahama shutters aren’t solely appreciated for their storm shielding capabilities. Our shutters are also enjoyed during the more welcomed forecasts due to the added charm they introduce to the exterior of homes and businesses and the cool coastal breezes that are invited in through the louvered slats. Even when open, Bahama shutters provide shade and privacy and are an excellent and versatile choice for many. So push your hair out of your eyes and contact Empire Construction & Development for impact Bahama shutters that meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S. and have been accepted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE

Impact Windows and Doors in Galveston, Texas

“Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin’”, sang Glen Campbell in 1969. I don’t think he had hurricane force winds in mind! Luckily for Galveston residents, nothing exceeds the convenience and durability of impact resistant glass windows and doors. For 24-hour theft deterrence and superior hurricane protection, our custom-fitted, maintenance-free windows provide the ultimate in hassle-free security for homes and businesses. For impact resistant doors & windows, Galveston residents turn to Empire Construction & Development, the leader in impact glass and storm shutters for over 35 years.
In addition to withstanding hurricane force winds and storm debris, our windows are an energy efficient and cost effective way to lower utility bills. Our windows are manufactured using high-grade, aluminum frames offered in a variety of popular color choices. Our impact resistant glass is available in several popular tint variations and uses a multi-layer, silicone glazing process that strengthens and shields the glass and prevents it from shattering. Impervious to high winds and airborne storm debris, our impact resistant windows are the perfect choice for residential and commercial properties situated in hurricane prone regions. Our customers prefer impact resistant windows and doors for the enhanced light and noise reduction it provides. Drapes, carpets and furniture are spared the damaging effects of bright and unfiltered UV rays entering from standard windows and doorways. Impact resistant glass and windows provide the necessary security to home and business owners while eliminating unsightly hardware, bulky storage and view obstruction that traditional storm shielding methods require. Providing the ultimate in hassle-free security and storm protection, impact resistant glass is one of the most requested products we manufacture. Impact windows and doors are recognized by the insurance industry as Class A protection. This protection classification entitles many homeowners to a reduction of costly insurance premiums. Rock on Galveston, but do it safely, with Empire Construction & Development’s impact glass windows and doors made to specifically meet or exceed the most stringent wind codes in the U.S., such as those instituted by the Miami-Dade County Product Control Division, Florida Building Code and the International Building Code. Contact us today for your FREE impact resistant glass quote or to place an order: (954)474-355.