Our Showroom

Our showroom, located in SW Austin, is a great place to experience the products we offer firsthand. See working samples of both interior and exterior shade systems and make selections from the assorted styles, colors and swatches of fabric and hardware samples available.

Open 6 days a week, we invite you to visit us or call to schedule a free in-home consultation – 512.402.0990.

Our Company

Texas Sun & Shade offers custom designed interior and exterior sun control solutions specializing in motorized products. Known for our superior products, sophisticated designs, motorization/automation expertise and exemplary service, we bring convenience, quality and comfort to your home or business. We’re proud to enhance living and lounging spaces around Austin with quality customizable awnings, shades, solar screens and more.

The Texas Sun & Shade philosophy centers on designing and delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of the most discerning customer. We work with home owners, architects, builders, interior designers and automation specialists to create stunning atmospheres, customized to suit each client’s needs. We attribute our success to the combination of excellent customer service, intimate industry knowledge and years of experience working with the highest quality products available.

Texas Sun & Shade bases the whole company on quality, respect and gratitude, not only for our customers, but for the whole community and for our team.

Our Team

From sales consultants, licensed electricians and professional installers, the Texas Sun & Shade team comprises talented specialists for every aspect of your project. This diversity ensures safe and reliable function of your sun control products and dependable final results.

Our team members are full-time employees with background-confirmed credentials and are experts in their fields. From conception through installation, we’re completely dedicated to helping you realize your vision and finding suitable solutions for your sun, privacy and weather management needs.

Our History

Five minutes with Ben and Gudrun Skoldeberg makes it clear why they’ve enjoyed 30 years in business with their company Texas Sun & Shade. The vivacious Swedish couple, who eloped in Tel Aviv after only a few months of dating and notified their families by telegraph (“Gudrun + Ben = 1”), brought their business to Austin in 1987. They decided to venture out to the new market after their company in Sweden kept receiving orders from expats in the US who were unable to find the retractable shades so popular in Europe.

Little did they know a recession was settling into Austin, and for months they would only have one sale: a set of shades for $100. But gradually the Skoldebergs were able to build relationships and source the high-quality supplies needed for their products. They expanded from a focus on retractable awnings to sell different interior and exterior solutions like motorized roller shades, hurricane shutters (“Mostly for room darkening or sound control,” Ben explains), and more recently, shades that can be controlled from a cell phone or tablet. From shades with clean, simple lines for high-end condos and private homes, to retractable roofs for restaurant patios, their work can be found at many projects around town. Of course, their products are also on display at their spacious, tidy showroom near the Hill Country Galleria, where clients will sometimes drop in just for a cup of coffee and a chance to see the Skoldebergs’ friendly faces.

Customers praise Texas Sun & Shade’s focus on service and commitment to their promises. Gudrun explains, “We base the whole company on quality and respect, not only for the customers, but for the whole community and for our team.” With several philanthropic projects (including Habitat for Humanity and Austin Children’s Shelter) and a veteran staff (many employees have been with the company over 10 years), this is yet another promise that Texas Sun & Shade keeps.

“It’s all about the people,” notes Ben. “The rest is just aluminum and fabric.”


Est. 1987 – Depend on our 30+ years of industry experience to provide you with the most appropriate custom designed shading solutions for your needs.

Quality – We have partnered with the highest quality brands worldwide to offer the most dependable products backed by our reliable installations.

Motorization Experts – Texas Sun & Shade has provided the highest quality products and installations of motorized shading systems since 1987. Our hands-on experience will allow you to install motorized retractable systems with confidence.

Community Stewards – We are proud to share our success by contributing to various community organizations including Ministry of Challenge, SAFE Alliance, and Smile Train.

Attitude of Gratitude – Texas Sun & Shade bases the whole company philosophy on quality, respect and gratitude, not only for our customers, but for the whole community and for our team.