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Meet Rod Badakhsh – Hilton Head, SC

Meet Rod Badakhsh Made in the Shade is happy to introduce Rod Badakhsh as the proud owner of Made in the Shade Hilton Head, South Carolina. Rod comes to Made in the Shade after a very successful 20+ year career as a USPTR certified tennis professional. While living in Wilmington, North Carolina, he served as […]

Welcome Sonny Wainwright – Santa Fe, TX

MEET SONNY WAINWRIGHT Sonny is excited to be the new owner of Made in the Shade Santa Fe, Texas, where he and his wife, Vanessa, raised their three sons: Holden, Harrison, and Hunter. Holden plans on joining the business after graduating high school and they have recently been blessed with a grandson, Hunter Junior! Sonny […]

Welcome Elise & Matt Anderson – Eastern Iowa

Meet Elise & Matt Anderson Elise and Matt Anderson are the proud new owners of Made in the Shade Eastern Iowa. Although they are new to Made in the Shade, they are most certainly not newcomers into the window fashions industry. Elise brings nearly 20 years’ experience that started as an independent home-based window fashions […]

Meet Candy Knepper! – Knoxville, TN

Meet Candy Knepper As the new owner of Made in the Shade Knoxville, Candy originally hails from West Virginia but has since settled nicely into life in the beautiful foothills of the Smokey Mountains. It was while she was researching window fashions for her own home that brought her to the Made in the Shade […]


MADE IN THE SHADE recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® […]

2020 – MITS Annual Conference Highlights

In February 2020, we completed another successful conference in San Diego, CA! Thank you to all of our wonderful new and veteran owners, our vendors, and everyone who put in their blood, sweat and tears to make sure our Made in the Shade family had the opportunity to come together once again to share, learn, [...]


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