Sea Coast Curbs and Curb Adapters LLC (Sea Coast) recently moved into a brand new, 30,000 square feet building located at 2600 Industrial Ave. #3, Fort Pierce, FL. The building is nearly double the size of their previous location with the electrical and ventilation infrastructure and assembly line designed to ensure that their manufacturing capacity can handle anticipated demands for many years to come.
Sea Coast founding brothers John and Patrick “Pat” Langel began fabricating roof curbs in 1981 to meet their own needs as owner/operators of Sea Coast Air Conditioning. In response to demand from local contractors, they rented a small warehouse and opened Sea Coast Curbs and Sheet Metal in 1985, filling the need for quick turn-around in the Florida market.
In 2008 they added a 18,000 square feet facility with a state-of-the-art plasma cutter, coil line and the necessary controls to manage the computer-guided manufacturing processes.In 2014 John and Pat realized that another expansion was inevitable and planning began.
“Our customer base grew to include more distributors and some major HVAC equipment manufacturers, getting to the point where we couldn’t build the bigger curbs inside our old building,” John recalled. “We worked in the parking lot, covering them up to protect them and worked weekends to minimize their exposure to the elements.”
“I was turning work away because I didn’t have the facility to manufacture it,” John’s son Brandon added. “Some of our customers have product lines that include 100-ton capacities and greater and we couldn’t match their needs. This facility allows us to be a single-source provider for those customers.”
John and Pat Langel retired in March of 2016, turning Sea Coast Air Conditioning over to their younger brother and placing Sea Coast Curbs and Curb Adapters, LLC in Brandon’s hands.
Brandon shares his father and uncle’s commitment to their employees, emphasis on taking care of their customers and achieving 100% satisfaction with Sea Coast’s products and service.
Sea Coast’s twenty-three employees are like family, according to Brandon. “They are capable of helping each other for the most part and, due to our management style, feel comfortable approaching myself or any of their supervisors with any questions. Over half of our production crew has been with us for over ten years.”
“Our facility is fully computerized featuring state-of-the-art software and fabricating equipment, including three automated plasma tables,” Brandon continued. “We have the capability to design and manufacture to match any roof pitch and corrugation. Sea Coast products are built to support a wide variety of installations, including HVAC equipment, smoke vents, skylights, fans, and other roof mounted fixtures. We carry all thicknesses of galvanized and aluminum in stock and work with custom metals such as galvalume, diamond plate and stainless steel, anything a customer may request.”
Every product that Sea Coast manufactures has a wind load rating for Miami-Dade code and they have an engineer on call to document new products before they manufacture them.
Everyone at Sea Coast understands the importance of providing a prompt response to customers’ needs, from identifying the required curb or adapter to building and delivering it.
Typical lead time is a day or two on a single curb adaptor and up to two weeks for multiple large adapter/new curb orders. Lead times very rarely surpass three weeks. Orders to address emergencies such as a customer without air are prioritized and, in many cases, can be fulfilled the same day at no additional charge. Sea Coast also offers the added convenience of timed deliveries to crane yards and jobsites.
Sea Coast will be formally introducing themselves to the national marketplace at the 2020 AHR Expo in Orlando February 3 through 5, 2020.
“We’re a customer service-based company that happens to sell metal,” Brandon concluded. “Big or small, we do it all! Visit us at the Expo, Booth 7061.”
Contact Sea Coast Curbs and Curb Adapters LLC by calling 800-551-6606. Learn more or request a quick quote by visiting www.curbsfast.com.