Since 1983

Why Choose Roll Shutter Systems?

Roll Shutter Systems is a "Prime Manufacturer" of Roll Shutters and Retractable Shade Screens. Since 1983, Roll Shutter Systems has manufactured the highest quality products to provide security and protection from the elements.

We pride ourselves on being family owned and operated. This hands-on approach helps us stay in touch with our customers' needs. Over the past few years, RSS has followed an aggressive growth program, elevating us to our present position as the largest roll shutter manufacturer in the western United States.

In 1997, RSS purchased industrial land and built our current manufacturing plant, showroom and offices. This state of the art facility has provided the space needed to become more efficient. With the recent acquisition of a custom roll forming line and a fully automated fabrication machine, our production output has increased by almost 60%. This equipment has reduced our production costs as well as enabled RSS to provide faster lead times.

After more than 20 years, we are still family owned and operated, continuing to provide the very best quality products to local customers as well as to architects, builders, interior designers and our nationwide network of independent dealers and distributors.

Roll Shutters - The History

Roll shutters were developed in Europe over 80 years ago. Originally, this product was intended as an energy efficient window treatment. As WWII progressed in Europe, roll shutters became a necessity for blackouts during the allied bombing raids. When air raid sirens alerted shop and home owners that bombing was imminent, they lowered the roll shutters over their windows and doors. Thus, glass was protected from flying debris and lights could remain on inside their homes.

Since that time, roll shutters have become extremely popular not only in Europe, but around the world. In many European countries, such as Germany, Italy, France and Spain, roll shutters are a standard feature on homes and businesses. The roll shutter business has grown to become a multi-billion dollar industry. The products’ popularity has spread to the Middle East, Australia, South America and to the United States.

Here in the United States, roll shutters are used for a variety of applications. In the Southwest and the North. They are used for energy savings, security, light control and a host of other reasons. Hurricane protection is the primary use in coastal areas such as Florida, Texas and the Southeastern seaboard. The industry was started in the U. S. over 40 years ago and has been a phenomenal success.

Roll shutters are known as a versatile product. Whether your concern is energy savings, security, noise abatement or privacy, roll shutters by Roll Shutter Systems are the “Solution”.

Arizona Business Magazine - Arizona Entrepreneur 2001
Roll Shutter Systems is a "Prime Manufacturer" of Roll Shutters and Retractable Shade Screens. Since 1983, Roll Shutter Systems has manufactured the highest quality products to provide security and protection from the sun.

Company: Roll Shutter Systems, Inc.
Principals: Jim Lawrence
Officer: Jim - President
Established: 1983
Type of business: Manufacturer of products that provide security and sun protection; rolling aluminum shutters and retractable shade screens.
Hometown: Dublin, VA
In Arizona: 1976
Trade associations: International Door Association, International Fabric Association, and Member of the Better Business Bureau
Bank: Wells Fargo
Accounting firm: In-house

Roll Shutters - Today

Roll shutters are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country as a preferred window treatment. The ease of operation and availability of automated controls makes roll shutters an excellent choice for energy savings, light control,
privacy and security. Many home builders, architects and interior designers are using our roll shutters as an integral part of their design.

State of the art technology in automated controls has propelled the industry to a new level. Roll shutters can be connected to home automation systems, remote controls, timers, sun/heat sensors, battery back-up systems, etc. This technology has significantly increased the demand for our products as consumers look toward more innovative products.

Roll Shutter Systems products are the ideal choice for a multitude of applications. Whether it is for windows/doors, patios, counter tops, storefronts, etc., we have the products to fit your needs.

After almost 30 years, we are still family owned and operated, continuing to provide the very best quality products to local customers as well as to architects, builders, interior designers and our nationwide network of independent dealers and distributors.