Victoria Company Sheltering Customers From The Elements For Three Decades
VICTORIA – Pacific Rollshutters & Awnings is celebrating three decades of sheltering customers from the elements like rain, snow and excessive sunlight this year.
Peter Stofko and his wife Lori purchased the company in 2020, following over a dozen years in the homebuilding and remodeling industry. The original owner and founder of the business is still around and helps with service work and staff training and today, Pacific is Vancouver Island’s largest retailer of awnings, rollshutters, louvered pergolas and retractable roof systems.
“We can help with protection from sun, rain, wind, privacy with many options and price points available,” states Peter, adding they have a full showroom at 2745 Bridge Street showcasing their products. “We now offer large selection of products for both residential and commercial customers.”
Pacific Rollshutters & Awnings is the exclusive dealer for StruXure Louvered Pergola systems on Vancouver Island, which was named the Best Outdoor Product of 2020.
“The fully aluminum system offers protection from sun, rain and wind. With the louvers closed, the roof is water-proof,” he notes, adding StruXure works great for patios, decks, or outdoor kitchens and is an ideal solution for restaurants or hotels wanting year-round patio seating.
“No other patio covering system is able to do everything that this system does, with its ability to open and close, provide protection from sun, rain and wind, withstand snow, heavy winds and to add side screens or heaters,” he says.
Talius, an industry-leading British Columbia company, is Pacific’s main supplier of rollshutters and retractable screens.
“Talius products offer both security for homes and businesses – rollshutters – and sun, Ultra-Violet protection for windows and doors, as well as wind protection for outdoor spaces. We do carry other suppliers of retractable screens as well.”
Retractable awnings are the “bread and butter” of the business, although fixed glass patio covers are also becoming increasingly popular with customers.
Products like these have proven to be in greater demand recently, and the company has grown its full-time staff by 100 percent “just to keep up with demand due to pandemic-related spending on homes”, Stofko states. “We experienced the best year ever in 2020, and 2021 has so far exceeded that.”
He credits that growth to the service and products the company offers.
“Quality, industry leading products and superior customer service both during the sales process and during installation process have been the keys to our success,” he notes. “We also service our products and offer a minimum five-year warranty on everything we do.”
This content was sponsored by: Talius