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Welcome 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 business and expanded her expertise […]

Meet Candy Knepper! – Knoxville, TN

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 website. She was […]


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 […]

MITS Annual Conference 2019

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FROM MITS! We just completed our 2019 MITS Annual Conference at the end of April and it was by far one of our BEST meetings ever! We had a record attendance with many new members, as well as our regular attendees who would never miss a MITS annual conference! [...]

Meet Mike Kirby and Ron Carter

Made in the Shade proudly welcomes the addition of the great state of Arkansas with its newest dynamic duo: Mike Kirby and Ron Carter, both representing the Little Rock, Arkansas area. Mike Kirby Mike just recently retired as a Director of the Air Force’s largest Air Operations Center after proudly serving 25 years in the […]


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