Why choose Family Shutters Supply Inc?
Jim Hickey the founder of the company has been installing hurricane shutters in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County since 1976. Family Shutters opened for business in 2001. After many years working as an independent contractor for the large shutter companies, Jim decided to begin the company in hopes of being able to offer better quality products and prices for residential homes. Many of his installations were big government projects such as Memorial Pembroke Hospital, Broward County Jail, and University of Miami. He has seen countless failed inspections, and noticed that there is a decline of work quality once hurricane season starts, and shutter companies hire unqualified installers to handle large work loads. We make sure each installation is done properly the first time. So why choose Family Shutters Supply Inc? We have the Experience to give you peace of mind, that’s why. Jim Hickey and his son in law Rene Mejia run this company with over 20 years off installation experience and friendly customer service. We are Family owned and operated and can offer each of our customer the individual attention that they require so that we may address all of their concerns for keeping their family’s safe during a storm.
Be informed before the storm
It is important that we all have easy access to emergency contacts in the event of a hurricane. Keep these numbers posted on your refrigerator so that when a storm warning does occur you know who to call to keep your family safe.
|Special needs shelter registration||
|Pet friendly shelter registration||
|Florida division of emergency management||
|American Red Cross|
Be Prepared for a Storm Emergency
Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your hurricane supplies. Many south Floridians often wait until an actual storm warning to be prepared for a disaster. This lack of preparation creates long lines and empty shelves, making it impossible to get the things you and your family need in the event of an emergency. Family Shutters would like to provide a list of the things you should keep in your home to avoid having this frustrating situation happen to you and your family.
- Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
Non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices, foods for infants or the elderly, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking utensils / fuel, paper plates, plastic utensils
- Blankets / Pillows, etc.
- Clothing – seasonal, rain gear, sturdy shoes
- Medical supplies – first aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
- Special Items – for infants and the elderly
- Toiletries – hygiene items
- Moisture wipes
- Flashlight – extra batteries
- Radio – battery-operated and NOAA weather radio
- Cash – (Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.)
- Important documents – in a waterproof container
Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, social security card, etc
- Toys, books and games
- Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
Proper identification, immunization records, ample supply of food and water, a carrier or cage, medications, muzzle and leash.