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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 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, [...]

Meet Anthony and Chris Markwell – Franklin, TN

Made in the Shade Blinds and More proudly welcomes Anthony and Chris Markwell from Tennessee, serving their hometown of Franklin and surrounding areas. This is one ambitious, on-the-go, dedicated power couple that we’re excited to have aboard as new owners. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, Chris worked for nearly 10 years in account management […]

Meet Sean Hoffman – MITS Katy, TX

Made in the Shade Blinds and More would like to welcome aboard Sean Hoffman from scenic Katy, TX! Made in the Shade Blinds and More would like to welcome aboard Sean Hoffman from Katy, Tx. It’s no surprise that Sean has chosen to become a MITS owner, as he has had quite a comprehensive career […]


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