Lance Gracie took over the business in 2013 with one textile fabricator and himself quoting, steel fabricating and installing.
Whilst overseeing the running of the business he was also taking pre sales enquiries, was out quoting, fabricating and installing the finished product. It became apparent very quickly with the fast growth of the business that he needed to move Making Shade to larger premises and recruit more staff. And with that the business and team have grown to the size it is today.
Making Shade is basically made up of two separate arms under the one roof.
We have our Commercial & Residential shade solutions arm where one of our sales team will come out to you. They will discuss options within your budget, give advice and suggest solutions. You have 30 days to consider the quote and if accepted we will then manufacture and install your product(s).
Our other range of products sit under our Motorhome side of the business. This is our very popular and successful Shademaker Awning & accessories. This part of the business is where we manufacture and assemble our Shademaker Awning and we can either fit the Awning to your Motorhome, Caravan or horse float in our workshop OR send you a kitset version with a set of instructions.
MEET THE TEAM:
Why Making Shade?
With over 20 years experience servicing the bay we pride ourselves on knowing our trade.
Our customers will tell you about how much we care about you having the shade to enjoy your time outdoors and your property or motorhome to its full potential. The investment in good shade not only creates a comfortable living area but protects you and your loved ones from New Zealand’s brutal sun and harmful UV rays.
Just wanted to say that the sails look fantastic, and we are getting some great compliments so thanks for the awesome job!
Gemma - Pillans Point
The awning is wonderful. We are more than happy with the effect it has had on the temperature on our deck and in our house. Just what we had hoped for. The appearance is superb. It blends in with the appearance of our new home beautifully. The functionality of our triple arm retractable awning is perfect. The service provided by Dominic was excellent with constant communication keeping in the loop at all times. We couldn’t have asked for better and we will be recommending you to anyone who mentions they want more shade.
We recommend both the team and the shade blinds that Making Shade supplied for us. Lance’s initial visit was great and the advice given was much appreciated. Now after installation the deck space is more protected from the weather and is usable all the time and is a fantastic addition to our home.
Lyn & Bruce - Tauranga