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12067 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
 

Awning Company in Silver Spring, Maryland

Learn more about the tradition of quality handed down from the founder of Thomas Shade Inc., an awning company in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Thomas Company has been adding color and style to homes, institutions, and businesses all over the Washington metropolitan area for decades.

Depression Era Roots
Our founder left his home in the tiny Western Maryland town of Barton in the early 1930s to seek employment opportunities. He found work as a subcontractor, installing awnings on the elegant Kennedy-Warren Apartments on Connecticut Avenue.

Keeping Cool & Standing Out
Realizing the benefits provided by awnings, he decided to go into business for himself, and opened for business on Rhode Island Avenue NE in 1933. With more than 50 similar shops in the DC area, competition was fierce to manufacture high-quality awnings and canopies with stylish design and expert installation.

Forging Ahead
With our focus on superior materials and construction, the business soared over the years. We have expanded our facilities 3 times, and we include among our clients nearly every type of establishment in our nation's capital. Our custom retractable awnings and canopies grace the facades of embassies, country clubs, exclusive shops, private residences, and even airports.

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Now in its second generation, our business comes full circle as home and business owners rediscover the benefits of awnings. Our owner's son, John Thomas, took over in 1989 after his father's death. Today he leads a staff of 20 in applying the latest technology to the time honored methods of sewing canvas and hand-welding frames.

Make a great first impression by contacting our awning company in Silver Spring, Maryland, for an estimate.