With the most humble of beginnings; utilizing a 900 sq.ft. office and sourcing parts from European manufacturers, to assembling and selling in Canada, they have become a Canadian empire that now designs, manufactures and services their Rolltec® retractable awnings in a 25,000 sq.ft. state of the art facility located in Concord, Ontario.
Rolltec® Rolling Systems Ltd. is the brainchild of Jake Korol, founder and President. Jake worked as a mechanical engineer in the metal fabrication industry in Russia for more than 20 years and immigrated to Canada in 1974. While he improved his English, Jake worked diligently as a sales representative, selling top quality products for various companies. He launched his own home renovation business in 1984 and decided to focus solely on retractable awnings since it was a relatively unique and new market in Canada.
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The company has grown immensely since 1984 and stands out as one of the top in the North American awning industry. In 1998, Roman Atsik joined the growing company as Vice-President and partner, and helped the company to thrive by attracting engineers, designers, managers and warehouse staff to grow their team. The company prides itself on their team’s expertise and commitment in order to continue their growth and help maintain the reputation and quality behind the Rolltec® brand. Most deserving of their respect and reputation in Canada for phenomenal products and service, they serve retail and commercial customers across North America and beyond.
You may have already seen a Rolltec® retractable awning at a neighbour’s home or perhaps you’ve seen them prominently displayed at some of Toronto’s most spectacular venues, such as BMO field or Yorkville’s Sassafraz restaurant. Rolltec® awnings have been showcased on City-TV’s Cityline and have made cameo appearances in many feature films. The product is known and recognized throughout the world as the star light of the awning industry.
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Their year round operation, in a seasonal industry, is built on a foundation of experience, quality workmanship, superior materials, service and staff. Made with powder coated, reinforced extruded aluminum and stainless steel components, combined with the strength and durability of 100% solution dyed acrylic fabrics, it’s easy to see why Rolltec® boasts an extensive, 10 year warranty. These retractable awnings enhance the unique character of any home or business, and with the certification and equipment to thermally apply graphic logos and lettering, they turn heads, grab attention and make people take a second look.
With so many differing styles and individual tastes in home decor, a vast selection of trend-setting and luxurious acrylic fabrics, in just about any combination, are available for purchasers of these unique awnings, with Rolltec’s exclusive World of Elegance fabric collection.
Editor, Dawn Boshcoff