Local to Washington DC, Northern Virginia & Maryland


Thomas Shade, Inc. has been manufacturing shades and awnings for over 80 years in our own facilities. We have grown into over 10,000 square feet of production and office space located in Montgomery County, Maryland.


In a blend of old and new tech, the spacious shop uses computer aided design tools to design awnings and create renderings to show clients in advance exactly what they will get. Old Cotton canvas has given way to a variety of modern synthetics that are far more durable and attractive. But the material is still sewn with time-tested machines and people, and the bulky, but sturdy frames are still hand-wielded. The finished product is assembled on site by our skilled crews.


Thomas Shade & Awning is one of the few businesses in America still making their own awnings and canopies which ensures quality craftsmanship and superior service for our customers. Past and current clients include Reagan National Airport, White Flint Plaza, Wheaton Shopping Districts, and many of the area’s major hotels, restaurants and country clubs.