CEE has opened a new Pool and Outdoor Living division

January 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
CEE has opened a new Pool and Outdoor Living division

(SAVANNAH, HILTON HEAD) - Coastal Empire Exteriors (CEE) has opened a new Pool and Outdoor Living division serving the Savannah and Hilton Head area. They are a one stop shop for creating your ideal outdoor environment, including complete pool packages with swimming pool installation, outdoor kitchens, pool cages, fencing, and much more.

"We are excited to bring this new service to the area" said Kip Lee, owner of Coastal Empire Exteriors. "In our first five weeks we have already installed almost one million dollars worth of Outdoor Living packages." According to Lee, smart shoppers buy pools during this time of year while the prices are lower.

CEE has been in business since 2001 serving Savannah and the Low Country. Until now, they have specialized primarily in sunrooms and replacement windows. Lee discovered a need for a comprehensive pool service company in the area after soliciting many pool contractors to have a pool of his own installed. "I was very surprised and disappointed in the service I received" said Lee. "I had several no shows, and those who did come out were unable to tell me about their company or product."

From this experience, Lee decided to launch a new division within his own company. "I assumed that there were many people out there who were just like me and wanted to be able to purchase a package deal from a credible contractor so they would not have to concern themselves with details such as where to get their concrete or what electrician to call." Apparently Lee was correct. In CEE's first week their Pool and Outdoor Living division took orders for an amazing 21 pools.

The widespread interest in CEE's new Pool and Outdoor Living division is likely due to their reputation as a reputable company known for their credible contractors, ethical staff, and quality products and services. "CEE offers a great value package, financing, a lifetime warranty, and best of all, you don't need to know anything about pool installation" said Lee. "If you have been thinking about having a pool installed, it is really a no-brainer."

Coastal Empire Exteriors is Savannah and the Low Country's leading home improvement company. In their first year CEE installed 33 sunrooms with sales over $700,000. Since opening their new showroom in October of 2002 their business has increased by 400%, having built over 1000 sunrooms and installing more than 8000 replacement windows. Sales in 2005 exceeded $8 million dollars.

CEE recently made the Inc. 500 list for fastest growing privately held companies in the USA in the September issue of Inc. Magazine. Other 2006 acknowledgements within the building industry include being named one of the Top 100 Contractors in the U.S. by Replacement Contractors magazine for the second year in a row. Earlier this year CEE was named Southern Regional Operator of the Year by Four Seasons Sunrooms. In 2003, CEE was honored with the SBAC small business of the year award.

Coastal Empire Exteriors is owned by Kip and Sandy Lee. Sandy has a B.S. in education and taught kindergarten for 8 years before founding CEE with her husband Kip. Kip is a veteran of the home improvement industry with almost 20 years experience. Kip Lee can be reached at 912-921-0733 or visit www.sunnyroom.com for more details.