Shield Building Products has more than two decades of experience in the window and door industry providing innovative, full-service solutions to commercial and residential customers through a seamless, start-to-finish process that includes high-quality product selection, professional installation, permitting, engineering, project management, project design, and architectural drawings. The company offers a vast selection of products for a wide scope of projects.
The Shield winning formula for success, through its service-oriented philosophy, dynamic professional team, cutting-edge technology platform, and proven marketing concepts, is built on a high-demand industry that includes new home construction, home remodeling and renovations as well as commercial building applications.
Our franchisees join a team of professionals who have developed customer service techniques that produce high retention rates and high potential Return On Investment (ROI). Every product we carry is superior quality, producing high average value per transaction and strong profit margins.
As a Shield Building Products franchisee, you are backed by an incredibly experienced and robust team that provides you with all of the knowledge and tools needed to confidently take charge of your business and bring you the greatest potential for success.
Mr. Hazout has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception in June 2019. He has been a Business Intermediary with Transworld Business Advisors since June 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Hazout has founded and sold two Window and Door companies in South Florida. Ocean View Windows and Doors was sold in 2008, and Alpha Windows and Doors, which was established in January 2010 and sold in July 2016.
Mr. Hazout was born and raised in Israel, where he served in the military from 1995 to 1998 as a Captain Combat Engineer. He moved to Florida after his service to help his family’s business in the window and door industry and worked his way up. He continued to his own venture by opening his distinctive Window and Door company, which provided customers with a unique start-to-finish experience. He worked with several manufacturers and became a direct distributer. Mr. Hazout also designed and engineered his own high-end line of window and door systems which are manufactured in Italy. This high-performance line was specifically designed for severe weather and high-security protection.
Mr. Hazout is a dedicated husband, married to Keren Hazout, and father of four children. His professional experience includes Florida Specialty Glass and Glazing Contractor, Florida Real Estate Sales Associate, Certified United Franchise Group Business Broker, International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC), International Business Broker’s Association (IBBA) Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), and Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP). He focuses on achieving profitability and delivering an outstanding service to his Franchisees. He is an excellent communicator, highly organized team-builder with strong leadership experience, superior conflict-resolution skills, and an energetic professional with exceptional analytical and organizational abilities.
Mr. Hazout conveys a great advantage with more than two decades of management experience in several trades, having founded, built, and successfully sold his own companies combined with Transworld’s advanced training and methods.
Ms. Lebensohn has served as our Chief Legal Consultant since August 2019. Since 1994 she has been the owner of Lebensohn Law, P.A. operating in New York and Florida. Her expertise and focus are civil litigation and business transactions. Since 1994, she has provided legal services for international, New York and South Florida clients and consulted for firms in the areas of Business Transactions, Estate Litigation, and Patent Litigation, among other specialties. After two decades of experience, she opened her own firm in Boca Raton, Florida, which has enabled her to narrow her focus to a select group of business clients and provide them with the highest level of attention and excellence.
During her career, Ms. Lebensohn has represented small business owners, individuals, and larger clients, including the City and State of New York and several large New York hospitals. Having both prosecuted and defended cases, Ms. Lebensohn enjoys minimizing the impact of adversarial moves by taking the offensive at the outset of a case with an eye towards ideal outcomes. Before serving the State of New York as an Assistant Attorney General, Ms.
Lebensohn was a partner at a boutique New York City firm representing the victims of medical malpractice and personal injury. Prior to that, she served as an associate at a top litigation defense firm in New York. Ms. Lebensohn spends her non-working hours caring for her daughter and participating as an active member in her local community.
Mr. McClernon has served as our Chief Controller since August 2019. Mr. McClernon is a Certified Public Accountant, and since 2000, he has owned and operated his own firm Robert J. McClernon, CPA PA in South Florida. He graduated from Boston University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in accounting. He began his career working for a CPA firm in Long Island, New York. He moved to Florida in 1984 and worked with two local accounting firms that emphasized traditional accounting services.
Mr. McClernon then opened his own Certified Public Accounting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2000 servicing a wide range of industries and business sizes. His firm primarily provides taxation, accounting, and auditing services with personal attention.
Mrs. Hazout has served as our Director of Marketing and special projects since August 2019. Before joining Shield, she was Co-Founder of Alpha Windows and Doors from 2010 to 2016 and Ocean View Windows and Doors from 2003 to 2008 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Mrs. Hazout also performs freelance digital design work utilizing her background in digital marketing and computer engineering. Mrs. Hazout acquired her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 2005 from Florida Atlantic University. She focused her continuing education in graphic and web design and created successful marketing campaigns in both print and online media for the window and door companies. Mrs. Hazout grew up in Israel and served the military from 1992-1994 as a commander of trainees. Mrs. Hazout has been residing in Florida since 1996 where she is an active member and volunteer in the local community. She is committed to healthy, positive living and uses her energetic and positive attitude with every aspect of her life including work and family.
Mr. Amir Sachs has been managing our Online Software & Digital Team since September 2019. Mr. Sachs is the founder of multiple tech companies including Blue Light IT in Boca Raton, Florida and That’s IT in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Sachs is a respected IT entrepreneur with vast experience in multiple verticals. Having managed and owned companies in manufacturing, hospitality, import & export, retail, and IT services, it gives him the ability to understand business’ current and future needs even when those are not clear to the business itself. His methodological approach to problem solving, gives him the ability to quickly resolve issues which others might call “impossible” and his famous for claiming “Impossible is only a level of difficulty”. His innovative thinking, ability to break down complex problems into small actionable tasks and over 40 years or software programming experience, is an asset to any business which he consults to.
Dr. Hazout joined Shield as Director of Training in August 2019. Dr. Hazout served as a Psychologist for Veterans Affairs of Palm Beach, Florida and since June 2013, has served as a licensed clinical psychologist with the Department of Veteran Affairs in West Palm Beach, Florida. From January 2011 to March 2019, she served as an adjunct professor at Argosy University in Florida. Dr. Hazout brings more than 15 years of experience in human behavior, psychology of marketing, and building effective work environments. Dr. Hazout started as an Office Manager at Ocean View Windows and Doors where she assisted with personnel selection, developing high-level training programs, and designing effective marketing campaigns. In addition to contributing her expertise to the industry, Dr. Hazout is a passionate psychologist serving veterans at the VAMC as well as private clients thought her private practice. She also has various teaching positions with Capella and Brandman Universities.
In her free time, Dr. Hazout is an avid ultra-runner. She has completed 100-mile and 200- kilometer races and is actively involved in the ultra-community.
Mrs. Johnston has served as our General Manager since August 2019. Mrs. Johnston has more than 10 years of experience as a general manager, production manager, and project estimator. Her involvement begins in the early stages of the project and continues through the final delivery to the customer. Mrs. Johnston’s management background has given her strong organizational and communication skills that are a great asset to our organization. She strives for efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction. A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Mrs. Johnston holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Service Management. Mrs. Johnston was raised in Lima, Peru and moved to South Florida in 2005. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and her close family.