TUUCI Demonstrating Shade Options During CMAA Annual Expo

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    January 01, 2014

TUUCI Demonstrating Shade Options During CMAA Annual Expo

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Club managers interested in integrating parasols and shade structures into their club’s décor while also enhancing operations should visit the TUUCI booth during the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Business Expo on Feb. 7-8 at the Orlando World Center.  

Based in Miami and a CMAA associate member, TUUCI is one of the world’s leading providers of shade products that feature distinctive designs and premium quality components and construction. During the CMAA event, TUUCI will showcase four of its lead offerings for private clubs – the Ocean Master Classic, Ocean Master Crescent, Plantation MAX Cantilever and Plantation Classic.

The Ocean Master and Ocean Master Crescent are classic parasol designs updated for today’s club environment, while the Plantation collection features TUUCI’s Aluma-TEAK finish, which has the natural look of a hardwood but the durability of aluminum. With the Plantation MAX Cantilever, club managers can expand shaded areas into large and inviting outdoor gathering spaces.

All of TUUCI’s products are handcrafted in Miami using marine-grade components for long-life and low maintenance with replaceable parts. Innovative lifting systems allow even the largest of TUUCI’s shade structures to be opened and closed with ease.

“Selecting shade products for a private club is an important decision that affects a club’s image, member satisfaction and revenues,” said Dougan Clarke, founder and CEO of TUUCI. “Careful consideration should be given to selecting parasols that integrate well with a club’s overall décor and encourage members to return often and stay longer. Clubs also need shade products that last not just one season but many seasons with easy operation and maintenance.”

TUUCI’s shade experts will be on-hand at booth no. 212 throughout the CMAA Expo to demonstrate their product lines, answer questions and offer expertise in the strategic use of shade to improve a club’s operating results.

“We consider each club environment unique in some way, which fits well with our approach to thoughtful design and purposeful craftsmanship in each of our products,” Clarke said. “We’re excited to be members of CMAA and look forward to helping elevate the use of shade products throughout the industry.”

Dougan Clarke began his career as a custom craftsman for a boat yard in Miami. Under the tutelage of his mentor, renowned South Florida craftsman and engineer Fred Herman, Dougan learned applied materials, material sculpting, molding, canvas construction and manufacturing methods from the marine industry. Clarke has adopted these principles and processes in everything he designs for TUUCI.

Since its inception 15 years ago, TUUCI has redefined the shade category with innovative shade structures. In addition to artistic beauty, TUUCI products are engineered with marine grade components that are durable and easy to operate. All shade platforms are custom-made at the Miami headquarters and are distributed worldwide through strategically located service centers.  Outdoor cafés and many of the world's leading resorts and hotels have selected TUUCI because of this combination of beauty, durability and function.

Keeping the environment top of mind, TUUCI's manufacturing facility follows an Environmental Sustainability Program reducing solid waste and recycling objects from plastics to steel to fabric and beyond. With 100 percent replaceable parts, TUUCI products have an extended lifespan resulting in less waste. Follow TUUCI on Facebook, Twitter and through the company blog. On the Web at www.tuuci.com.