About Us

Established in 1990

We are the premier tent rental company in the Northern California Region and beyond. We focus on your unique event needs and will quickly become your tenting vendor of choice. Our knowledge, commitment and dedication to safety is part of our success story. You will understand our value in helping you deliver an exceptional event from the moment you contact us.

Established in 1990 by Donald and Nancy Vasquez in their suburban Vacaville garage, they would travel throughout Northern California setting up tents with their kids and a hand full of employees that were part time.

They kept growing their company by adding new tents and canopies to their inventory. Eventually they moved to a warehouse in Fairfield, California in 1997.

By 2004, Made in the Shade had grown to around 15 employees. Soon they were adding more and more jobs in the Sacramento area as well as expanding in the SF Bay Area with all three of their sons working for the company.

By the winter of 2004 and early 2005, Made in the Shade moved to the Sacramento Region and set up shop in West Sacramento, a move that required leaving business ties that were strong within Solano County, but a move that was necessary to compete in the ever-changing event rental industry.

Now with about 40 employees and a 60,000 sq/ft office, warehouse and yard space, they continue to grow, covering events that range from weddings to corporate events, festivals and sporting events and private and political events.


Made in the Shade is a Minority & Women Owned Business.

Made in the Shade believes that each employee, customer and vendor possesses “The Power To Be the Best,” within every aspect of their professional and personal lives, and we stand by our commitment to provide service that cannot be matched.

Made in the Shade retains memberships with the Sac Metro Chamber, West Sacramento Chamber, California Business Alliance for a Green Economy as well as many other numerous organizations throughout the area.

Mary Young

There truly are not enough positive things to say about Made in the Shade. From exactly matching our “in a perfect world” vision, to their consistently efficient and easy customer service, this company makes my job sourcing rentals hassle-free. If you’re looking for a no-stress, quality job done by trustworthy partners, I can’t recommend Made in the Shade highly enough.

Mary Young, Events Manager, UC Davis

2016-04-05T16:57:27+00:00

Mary Young, Events Manager, UC Davis

There truly are not enough positive things to say about Made in the Shade. From exactly matching our “in a perfect world” vision, to their consistently efficient and easy customer service, this company makes my job sourcing rentals hassle-free. If you’re looking for a no-stress, quality job done by trustworthy partners, I can’t recommend Made in the Shade highly enough.

Tom Ursini

We have been working with Made in the Shade for all of our clients tenting needs for over 10 years. They continue to provide exceptional service and products, going beyond when the unforeseen happens. During one of our own personal tragedies, they were right there to help us with a temporary shelter so we could continue working. Thank you MITS Family!

Tom Ursini, General Manager, The Party Concierge, Inc.

2016-06-28T15:23:39+00:00

Tom Ursini, General Manager, The Party Concierge, Inc.

We have been working with Made in the Shade for all of our clients tenting needs for over 10 years. They continue to provide exceptional service and products, going beyond when the unforeseen happens. During one of our own personal tragedies, they were right there to help us with a temporary shelter so we could continue working. Thank you MITS Family!

Kim Parrino

Fleet Feet Event Management has been a client of Made In The Shade since 2009. I always feel we have so many options to choose from when we establish our needs beyond the tent itself, fans, lighting, heaters, clear decorative walls. The Made In The Shade team has been so consistently professional, honest, hard-working and dependable, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.

Kim Parrino, Events Manager, Fleet Feet Event Management

2016-06-28T15:24:14+00:00

Kim Parrino, Events Manager, Fleet Feet Event Management

Fleet Feet Event Management has been a client of Made In The Shade since 2009. I always feel we have so many options to choose from when we establish our needs beyond the tent itself, fans, lighting, heaters, clear decorative walls. The Made In The Shade team has been so consistently professional, honest, hard-working and dependable, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.

Kerri

Made in the Shade is a company we can always count on, their customer service goes above and beyond, their service and quality of equipment is outstanding. We enjoy partnering with them on events and festivals alike. We highly recommend their service!

Kerri, Aba Daba Party Rents

2016-06-28T15:31:57+00:00

Kerri, Aba Daba Party Rents

Made in the Shade is a company we can always count on, their customer service goes above and beyond, their service and quality of equipment is outstanding. We enjoy partnering with them on events and festivals alike. We highly recommend their service!

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About 7 months ago from Made in the Shade's Twitter