Made in the Shade warmly welcomes Rosanne and Dean Mattson as the new owners of Made in the Shade Okanagan Valley, located in Lake Country British Columbia. Their professional familiarity with running a family-owned business and experience in the window fashions industry will be a significant benefit as they begin to build their new business.

Professional background

Dean has enjoyed a highly successful career as a teacher for 39 years while at the same time owning and operating a landscape and lawn care business with his son-in-law for the past 7 years.Dean’s experience is perfectly complemented by Rosanne’s more than 30 years in the fashion and design industry where she developed and implemented training programs focusing on customer service. Rosanne also spent two years working in a Hunter Douglas Gallery window fashions retail location .

What hobbies/interests do you enjoy doing in your free time?

We both enjoy the outdoors and the Okanagan Valley which has twelve months of seasonal activities. They include golf, cycling, kayaking, hiking, cross country skiing and downhill skiing. Living in Lake Country gives us the experience of visiting wineries and wine tasting which we enjoy very much. 

Tell us about your family and their interests

We are happily married and will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in August. We have two daughters, Ashley and Chantelle, a son Braydon, who is deceased, and a son, Troy. We have four granddaughters ranging in age from 5 to 10 years in age and one grandson who is 5 years old. We enjoy watching our grandchildren in activities and socializing with family that includes ski and beach holidays.

What appealed to you about the Made in the Shade opportunity?

With moving to the Okanagan Valley, we were interested in being a business owner. With Dean’s previous ownership of a landscaping company and Rosanne’s 30 years as a sales leader, coupled with the opportunity to service the needs of a growing community, Made in the Shade felt like a perfect fit. In purchasing the franchise, having the operational relationships and infrastructure in place was a huge draw. 


What is your best MITS contact number and business email?

Cell:  (250)870-7199
Office: (778)480-0666