New Horizon Siding & Awnings is a trustworthy, experienced, and responsible team of people who are always striving to deliver a high quality service at an affordable price. With decades of experience serving Southern Utah and surrounding communities, we will work within our core values to ensure that every project touched by our skilled craftsmen will bring to life your ultimate vision through our diverse expertise, quality hard work and consistent communication
"We were able to build the business so quickly because I built trust and a great reputation as the general manager, which carried over to the new business. The employees and customers stuck with us, and the vendors set up credit lines immediately." -Carlos Mendez, Owner
After 14 years working for a well known company, Smart Enterprise, the last five being a general manager, Carlos Mendez had a wake up call. Randal Smart, owner of the company, passed away July 2010. Not wanting the company anymore, Randall's wife Allyn Smart, decided to ask Carlos if he would like to buy the custom metal fabrication company. Filled with emotion and confusion, Carlos had one of the biggest dicisions of his life. Being with Smarts for the such a long period of time, he just couldn't walk away from the opportunity without thinking it over. After long thought and a few negotiations, he and his wife, Teresa Mendez, decided to take a leap of faith. As the Mendezes were working toward a finalized agreement with Allyn Smart, she decided to shut the business down rather then sell it
The Mendezes had been working with Len Erickson, St George Small Business Development Center director, on getting a loan for opportunity capital. After Smart Enterprise shut down, they were discouraged, but were determined to find a way to make the business work. While Carlos and Teresa worked to get a contractor's license, busniess license, set up an LLC and create a company checking account, the 12 employees of Smart kept working. Many of the vendors let the Mendezes get products on credit. Launching the new business under the name of New Horizon Siding and Roofing, later to be known now as New Horizon Siding and Awning. Most customers were patient and stuck with Carlos rather then moving to the competition
Today, Carlos and Teresa are very thankful and blessed for how everything turned out. With the help of their two sons Jason and Jordan, they couldn't be more happier with their employees and all the customers. Nothing makes Carlos happier then making sure the customer is happy at all times. With a personal understanding about the business, New Horizon is seperated from the rest with good work ethics and the understanding that the customer is most important.