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1972

An Idea Is Born

From need, comes innovation. Coastal’s founder, William M. Cobb, realized that the curtains in his mobile home weren’t suitable for structures with such low features. Never one to let a problem deter him, Bill crafted a shower door using a screen and vinyl curtains. Though he didn’t know it then, this simple innovation gave birth to something revolutionary.

1972

Humble Beginnings

Coastal Shower Doors was founded in 1972 for the purpose of constructing and distributing shower enclosures for manufactured housing and recreational vehicle facilities. Occupying a 9,000 square-foot building on Atlantic Blvd. in Jacksonville, Florida, the company began with only three people, a small loan, a handful of tools, and a prayer. At the time, no one could have guessed the heights to which the company was headed.

1975

Expansion in 1975

In July of 1975, Coastal needed to expand its operations and moved to 8500 Bay Center Road, Jacksonville, Florida. The day of the move, violent thunderstorms rained down on Jacksonville and the roof of the new facility collapsed. Thanks to the determination of Coastal’s devoted team members–many of whom are still with the company–what could have been a company-sinking disaster proved to only be a minor setback.

 

1980

Catalog

Coastal Industries produces its first product catalog for distribution.

1984

First Family-Owned Plant

In 1984, Coastal built the first company-owned quarters, a 25,000 square-foot manufacturing plant at 10530 Theresa Road in Jacksonville, Florida. We relocated again in 1989 to our present facility at 3700 St. Johns Industrial Parkway West in Jacksonville, Florida.

2000

Coastal Welcomes Ray Adams

In 2000, Coastal welcomed Ray Adams as president of the company. His experience in the residential housing industry, and willingness to sidestep conventionality in favor of pursuing the courageous, aligned perfectly with Coastal’s bold new vision.

2005

Bob Vila Choose Coastal

Bob Vila—need we say more? In 2005, Coastal Shower Doors was honored to be featured on Bob Vila’s Home Again where Bob installed Paragon 3/8-inch bypass shower enclosure as part of a Miami condominium project.

2008

Shower Doors as Art

Near the turn of the century, the manufactured housing bubble burst. Coastal used the setback as an opportunity to evolve, and pursued the residential housing market with a bold new vision: shower enclosures that act as art to transform the entire aesthetic of a bathroom. This willingness to innovate and adapt was a crucial step in Coastal becoming the admired industry leader we are today.

2012

Coastal Turns 40

All Coastal employees joined together to help celebrate the company’s 40th birthday.

2013

Looking to the Future

Coastal remains modern with the times by incorporating an online presence as part of the company brand. Since 2014, Coastal has enjoyed partnerships with retail brands such as Lowe’s, Amazon, Wayfair, Houzz, and The Home Depot.

2014

Coastal Launches Gridscape™

Developed in 2014 as a customizable multi-functional tub/shower panel solution, the Gridscape™ series quickly vaulted to the forefront of bathroom interior design trends. With multiple configurations and tempered panel glass, Gridscape™ makes a statement that truly defines bath space. The first of its kind, Gridscape™ is an ideal choice for modern, transitional, and traditional style bathrooms.

2017

Bobby Berk Collaboration

Pushing boundaries in bathroom design, Coastal teamed up with celebrity interior designer and entrepreneur Bobby Berk to create a unique series of doors, panels, and room dividers known as THE INSIDERS.

European Expansion

Coastal’s willingness to see past the ordinary has elevated it from humble beginnings to its place as undisputed leader in the shower-doors-as-art-movement. The company has partnered with retail brands such as Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock, and Houzz. The award-winning Gridscape™ Series has become an international sensation and is growing increasingly popular in European markets with designers, homeowners, and architects requesting the product every day. Determined to forge into the future, Coastal stands poised to enter new markets and continue our mission to create beauty amid functionality in bathroom design.

Awards & Accolades

Throughout the years, Coastal has received multiple awards recognizing innovation and excellence including:

  • Business Exporter of the Year from International Trade Awards (1999)
  • 1st Place Design Award from The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (2005)
  • 1st Place in the Best of Kitchen and Bath Industry Show People’s Choice Award for the Gridscape Series (2015)
  • Product Design CTC&G Award for the Gridscape Series 1 shower door (2017)

Coastal Shower Doors by theshowerlab™

Coastal brings the award-winning Gridscape series to the U.K. market through a partnership with theshowerlab™, the U.K.’s leading manufacturer of frameless glass shower screens. As with Coastal, theshowerlab™ specializes in catering to design focused consumers, professional designers, architects, hotel chains, high-end construction companies and home builders through their 150-plus retail showrooms.