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.