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Mr. Brown

Randy Brown

President and Founder, Soundproof Windows

Randy Brown is the owner and president of Soundproof Windows, Inc.  headquartered in Reno, Nevada. 

Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Texas Business School in 1983.   He has a diverse background in sales, manufacturing, construction, computer programming and engineering.   He started a wholesale ice manufacturing business that he sold after 12 years.  During these twelve years he designed and constructed a new ice manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi using several innovative and successful designs.  He modified the ice manufacturing equipment and increased production 32%.  These improved designs were then used by the equipment manufacturer.  Mr. Brown's Father was in the storm window business during the 60's and 70's (before the advent of dual pane windows) where Mr. Brown learned about high quality storm windows and how they helped reduce noise levels.

Mr. Brown initially developed the first version of a Soundproof Window to solve his own noise problems at his residence.  He applied his knowledge about storm windows and designed acoustic improvements to solve his noise problems.  Friends convinced him to solve their noise problems and Soundproof Windows was born.  Later, his musician friends convinced him to develop high quality recording studio products.  His continual lab testing and innovative design changes has greatly improved his windows and doors over the years. 

Mr. Brown holds world records for the amount of noise stopped for residential windows, recording studio windows, sliding glass doors and steel doors.  He has a couple of patents pending for his designs. Soundproof Windows, Inc. is now in its 20th year and is the National leader for acoustic windows and doors.

Please visit https://www.soundproofwindows.com for more information.

Mr. Brown can be contacted at info@soundproofwindows.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.