Our New Showroom Retractable Awning!

Every 10-15 years we re-fabric and give our awning a new look. The old colors were white and turquoise. We changed it out to a yellow and green because those are the colors of Summer. Check out the new look of our main entrance!

If you would like to give your awning a new look without having to completely replace it, just change out the fabric. Here at ERS, we not only make custom exterior shading but we also carry a wide array of fabric designs and colors. The fabric material that we use is no other than Sunbrella and Dickson Fabric, which are both warrantied for ten years!

Call us for a free in-home estimate! Phone: 408-629-3740

Home & Garden Show this Presidents Day weekend! – Sat, Sun, Mon – Feb 15, 16, 17

Alameda Home and Garden Show - Feb 15th, 16th and 17th, 2014

It’s home show season! This weekend, February 15th, 16th and 17th (Presidents Day weekend) we are going to be at the Alameda Home/Garden Show in Pleasanton, CA.


General Admission is $6, but you can get in for free because we have free tickets to give away. Just stop by our showroom, located at 404 Umbarger Rd, STE A, San Jose, CA 95111, and let us know how many tickets you would like to have. It’s that easy! If you can’t stop by our showroom to pick up your free tickets, below is a printable web ticket, good for $3 admission.

Home Show web coupon for $3 admission

Below are more details!

Event: Home and Garden Show
Date: February 15th, 16th and 17th, 2014
Hours: Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-6, Monday 10-5
Their Website: www.capitalshowcase.com/alameda.html
Other info: kids under 12 get in for free, fairground parking is $8
Address: 4501 Pleasanton Ave. Pleasanton, CA

When you’re there, don’t forget to stop by our booth. We will have all our products (Exterior Rolling Shutters, Retractable Solar Screens, Retractable Pergola and Patio Awnings) out for demonstration. You can get an idea of the cool stuff that we make, right here in San Jose, CA.

If you have any questions, please call us at 404-629-3740. Thanks for visiting!

See you next year!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We regret to inform that our factory and showroom are closed for the Winter break. We will reopen our doors on January 2, 2014 at 8:00AM.

If you need anything during the meantime, please use our contact form to make an inquiry.

Happy Holidays everyone!

ERS is hiring two new sales staff to join our team

Superstar Sales Talent Wanted NOW for Growing San Jose Company!

What WE expect from a potential candidate:

  • You are a STRONG closer with PROVEN sales skills;
  • You are a HUNTER – not just an order taker. While we do provide leads through our extensive advertising and marketing campaigns, we are transitioning to HUNTERS. That means you’ll be expected to bring in your own leads over and above the ones we assign to you. The potential for your compensation is enormous!
  • You are PASSIONATE about providing value to clients;
  • You are physically fit and have a PROFESSIONAL appearance;
  • You have great communication and people skills;
  • You like to drive and have a clean DMV record;
  • You like being outdoors;
  • You DESIRE to improve yourself and your skills;
  • You are DEDICATED to your company and don’t have a history of job hopping.

Who we are and what we do:

  • Serving all of Silicon Valley and beyond, we make people’s lives more comfortable and secure with exterior, retractable shades and weather protection solutions;
  • Family owned and operated since 1983;
  • We manufacture, sell and install all of our products.

What YOU can expect from us:

  • A STRONG desire for your success;
  • Well-capitalized advertising and marketing to supplement your HUNTER skills;
  • An extensive, PAID training program;
  • Commission plus recoverable draw; the industry standard is to pay straight commission, but we are willing to assist you by paying a recoverable draw against your commission to get you started. The last salesperson we brought in started to earn immediately. TRUE top producers will earn over $100,000. The average sale is between $2,000 and $7,000 with several sales a month running between $8,000 and $16,000;
  • Comprehensive mobility and sales tools;
  • Continuous sales training.

As mentioned, we are looking for a very specific individual and we will find you. Don’t even contact us if you don’t have a burning desire to succeed. Weak closers, people who don’t communicate well or are afraid of dialing the phone, don’t bother. If you procrastinate, have poor time management skills or have a hard time focusing, please move on. We only hire top producers, and, if you are one, we will know.

CALL Jon Sarver at 951-893-1539 for a short, pre-interview on TUESDAY 10/15/13 between 2 PM and 3 PM. If you get past him you will need references which we will meticulously check. If your references check out and you make it past the final round you can start immediately.

FREE Tickets to the next Home & Garden Show in Alameda County!

Event: Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show
When: October 4th, 5th and 6th, 2013 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Friday (noon-6pm), Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm)
What to expect: hundreds of exhibits, kitchens and baths, windows and doors, heating and air, sunroom and floors, pools and spas, landscape and more

European Rolling Shutters (ERS) is going to be at the next Home and Garden show in the Alameda County on the 4th, 5th and 6th of October. If you would like to attend we have free tickets! All you have to do is print out the e-tickets below and bring it with you the day you would like to go.

Remember to stop by our booth and say hi! We have product demonstration, video testimonials, samples, and free gifts to give away.

Alameda County Home and Garden Show - Fall 2013 - Free tickets

Employee work training is never ending

Here at European Rolling Shutters (ERS) we like to keep our staff well trained and educated on all the shading technology. Once every 6 months or so, all the ERS staff gather in one room to talk all about exterior shading and ways on how to improve it. This is necessary because, there is no doubt that knowledgeable employees provide better products and services to their clients. At ERS, all of our employees are well-trained, well-informed and highly experienced, which are made certain by Paul and Linda (the owners of ERS) through regular staff meetings.

At this event, the representatives from Somfy (the maker of all of our exterior shading motors) stopped by to provide our staff with formal training. Bonnie in the blue shirt and Nicole in the purple shirt flew in all the way from New Jersey just for us!

From 9:00am until 3:00pm, an all day event, they talked about everything and anything Somfy related. Some of the topics discussed were about their new motors, different ways to program it, and TaHomA (Home Automation)… just to name a few. At the end of the session they allowed our staff to ask questions.

To keep everyone happy, Paul and Linda kindly provided free food! There was no shortage of Subway sandwiches, chips, dips, and a variety of beverages (sorry no alcohol). By the end of the day, not only everyone’s stomach was full but also their minds. The purpose of an all day training is to keep our staff up-to-date and well educated in all the products that we provide to our own clients.

somfy 2013 site visit and training

GET A GRIP on your Summer Energy Savings

Summer is here! The sun is out longer and the temperature is getting hotter and hotter. As a result your energy bill is SKYROCKETING and more of your hard earned cash goes into cooling your home that is leaking money!

Today’s windows and sliding glass doors
Would you be willing to toss 30% of your energy dollars out the window? Not likely. According to the California Energy Commission that is how much of a typical home’s heating and cooling is lost through its windows and doors.

Heat buildup
Sunlight passing through a window adds heat to a room which is desirable during the winter but generally unwanted in the summer. Energy Star estimates that solar heat gain through windows may account for 50% or more of a home’s summer cooling requirements. This means you are wasting precious money to cooling your home!

Lost square footage
Many homeowners may not realize it but this is the biggest cost against their investment when owning a home – loss of space due to excessive sunlight and heat. The average loss for a 600 square foot room in a 3000 square foot home valued at 1 million dollars is about $200,000 of wasted value!

You don’t have to be helpless and we can help!
We can help you GET A GRIP on your energy savings.
We can help you GET A GRIP on shielding your home and family.
We can help you GET A GRIP on reclaiming lost and unused space in your home.

Call us 408-629-3740, visit our showroom/factory, or make an inquiry using our contact form for more information. Ask for Mike or Vahid. They are experienced Exterior Shading Consultants who have been with our company for more than a decade.

Please enjoy our photos below. They are our actual client installation photos taken at the job site.

Motorized Retractable Awning - Custom Made by ERS - opened position

Motorized Retractable Awning - Custom Made by ERS - mid - opened position

Motorized Retractable Awning - Custom Made by ERS - closed position

Our showroom will be closed during the 3-day Memorial Day weekend

We regret to inform that our Showroom will be closed this Saturday, May 25th, 26th and 27th. We gave our staff Saturday, Sunday and Monday off so that they may spend the much need quality time with their friends and family. We hope you do the same too.

While you spend time with your own friends and family, we hope that you will think of us when it comes to all your future exterior shading needs. Since 1983, we have been helping families create everlasting memories while protecting them from the sun.

ERS backyard with Awning

Our Showroom will resume normal business hours on the following Tuesday (May 28th, 2013).

Below are the hours of operation.
Saturday: Closed (May 25, 2013)
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8am – 4pm

From our family to yours, have a great Memorial 3-day weekend!!!

ERS Family