Founded in 1996 by CEO and president Brian D. Rist, The Smart Companies employs more than 150 people within its family of enterprises of Storm Smart Building Systems, Storm Catcher and GoEnergySmart. The corporation has its main offices and headquarters at 6182 Idlewild Street, Fort Myers; a showroom at 11040 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; and a Naples showroom at 2400 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Unit 102.