Custom louvers and ACM panels in San Diego, CA

This exterior store location in San Diego, CA is clad with over 3800 ft2 of black ACM – over 130 individual panels!  ACM is an acronym for Aluminum Composite Panels.  These panels are available in 3mm, 4mm and even 6mm and are pre-finished in Kynar by the manufacturer (in this case Alpolic).  The finish is superior to powder coat as they are factory sprayed and do not have the orange peel associated with powder coats, the finishes are flawless.  These panels are also available in sheets as large as 62” x 196”, which allows for fewer visible joints.  As these panels are pre-finished, the lead time for fabrication is a matter of days.  In addition, the store is also outfitted with 16, five-foot-tall custom louvers.  The retail design team wanted to utilize standard louvers supplied by another manufacturer, but wanted some of the standoff details changed to better fit the building elements.  As this was beyond what the typical manufacturer would supply, Custom Storefronts designed and fabricated the new standoffs.  The louver assemblies were then fully fabricated by Custom Storefronts and shipped to the jobsite for quick installation.


Please contact a representative at Custom Storefronts to see how we can customize your storefront design!


Custom-built louvered panels installed over upper glazing system provides filtered light.

Custom-built louvered panels installed over upper glazing system provides filtered light.


Aluminum airfoil-shaped louvers assembled into an easy-to-install frame and powder coated.

Brass and Oak Panel Storefront

US3 / #280 Polished Muntz Brass clad storefront system with Rift White Oak panels and High Gloss Orange entry doors

This storefront included over one thousand square feet of rift white oak panels and over nine hundred square feet of polished brass cladding.  This sets off the signature bright orange enameled doors.  The storefront is twenty-five feet high!  Custom Storefronts provided the brass-clad framing system and oak infill panels, as well as the entry awnings and doors to complete the storefront.

Nationwide glass shortages cause delays, increased costs for construction

According to the Wall Street Journal, the housing bust of the mid-late “Oughts” caused many glass suppliers to consolidate or even fold, reducing the availability of glass for construction. The industry has not yet recovered or proliferated sufficiently to meet the new demand for commercial construction, leaving many projects on hold or delayed.

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Welcome to our New Site

Welcome to our new site! We’ve updated our website by enhancing the graphics and providing a more comprehensive look at Custom Storefronts’ full capabilities. Contact us to see how Custom Storefronts can assist you with your next project or rollout.

Custom Storefronts feature article in Thinking Bigger magazine

Thinking Bigger Business Media, a magazine devoted to coverage of small business and related issues, featured Custom Storefronts in their cover article for the November 2013 issue.

Custom Storefronts featured in Case Study

Heartland Business Capital, a Kansas City-area bank that works with local small business, featured Custom Storefronts as a case study on their site.

Custom Storefronts, inc. In The News

Custom Storefronts held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open a new facility specifically designed for its Custom Metal Shop.  The event was attended and covered by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce as well as others.