"Necessity is the mother of invention"
BSI was founded in 2001 by architect and professional builder, Tom Briscoe. A client had hired him to build an extravagant Georgian-style colonial home. The client requested the windows & doors to be fitted with authentic-style colonial shutters that were impact & hurricane rated. The problem was, nothing like that existed! The impact & hurricane rated shutters available were ugly and designed for utility, not aesthetics.
Faced with this dilemma, Tom was not about to let ugly shutters spoil the look of his architectural masterpiece. He went to work using his extensive knowledge in engineering to design and build what his project needed. In the end, he had invested so much time and resources that he decided to go into the business of manufacturing his new creation.
Over 20 years later, BSI is still manufacturing the same indestructible, meticulously crafted shutters that Tom dedicated years of his life developing.
At BSI, we're serious about shutters. Our mission for two decades remains simply to build the best shutters in the world. To this day, BSI continues to build the strongest, largest, most aesthetically-pleasing shutters available.
We've also kept our manufacturing in Naples, Florida. Southern Florida provides the best geographical exposure to high & low velocity hurricane zones, high-intensity solar radiation and coastal salty air. These are all factors that allow us to develop and monitor the best shutter products in the world.