West Coast Awnings Philosophy of Business and Relationships
West Coast Awnings has been manufacturing and installing shade structures and weather protection systems since 1957. In that time, we’ve developed a company philosophy that has helped us build a reputation for excellence throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Our goal is to exceed every customer’s expectations through timely service, efficiency in production, and cost-consciousness to provide the best possible product at the best possible price.
Our company has been family owned and operated since its inception. This allows us to offer personal service and build lasting relationships with our customers in Tampa Bay. In today’s market, many companies are looking to turn a quick profit and skip town, but at West Coast Awnings we are deeply rooted in our Clearwater community and we know that our reputation is very valuable and must be protected.
Our owners, Rick and Matt Kalil were both born at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, attended Dunedin High School, and have lived in Pinellas County for their entire lives. Rick has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Furman University in Greenville, SC and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and has turned his design and manufacturing talents toward building the best awning and canopy structures this area has ever seen. Matt attended the University of South Florida and earned a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA. His business sense and marketing abilities are a perfect compliment to his brother’s design abilities, giving West Coast Awnings a tremendous advantage over our competition.
Our sales staff consists of some of the most knowledgable and reliable people in the industry, some with more than 35 years of experience in awning and canopy work alone. Their punctuality, professionalism and pride in their work makes working with our sales team an enjoyable, stress-free experience. We understand that many customers have very busy lives and difficult schedules and we are always willing to meet with them at their convenience.
Our production staff is made up of some of the most talented and innovative personel available today. From metal fabrication and welding to fabric seamstress, West Coast Awnings employs only the best and brightest at every position. While having the very best employees means we have higher payroll costs than our competition, we know that the value of quality personel is always greater than the costs incurred to keep them.
Overall, West Coast Awnings strives to be the very best shade structure company around and we are improving our methods and practices every day to better serve you. Even after more than 50 years in business, we are constantly learning new and innovative ways to offer more value to our customers. Please contact us today to find our more.