Making magical outside spaces
For over 19 years
Fresco was established in 1998. We are proudly NZ owned, and have been providing cover for homes, schools and businesses for many years. We designed and developed this award winning product range ourselves, and we can custom make a shade to fit most situations.
Our mission is to “Enhance customers’ lives by creating magic outdoor spaces, allowing Kiwis to enjoy their outside living all year long.” From the beginning our emphasis has been on innovation rather than replication, and our range of awnings and canopies now encompasses our unique “outdoor room” concept, as well as several other unique styles.
What sets us apart from the rest
Our values are based on going the extra mile, and we can often provide a custom made solution where our competitors can’t. Our team includes designers and engineers, as well as some very agile installers! At Fresco Shades we make our own sturdy steel frames and components, and powder coat all metal in our own powder coating facility. We also have a showroom and a deck with various canopy options so that customers can experience the product and ‘try out’ the various types of curtains.
Our range of cafe curtains/side screens can be used to enclose the canopy as soon as the weather changes (every 10 minutes in Auckland!). Alongside the manual zip and roll curtains, we have our new Glidetrak system, which is very easy and effortless.
We take quality seriously, and use only the best architectural grade PVC fabric from France for the waterproof roofs of our canopies. Our clear PVC for side screens/curtains comes from Japan, and is a very high grade quality for maximum longevity.
We aim to provide an excellent product and great customer service. We get a real buzz out of seeing the difference our shades make to people’s lives.
Canopies & screens
Fresco are the proud winners of Best canopy* 3 years running, along with best side screens for 2 out of the last 3 years. We have also had international recognition from our affiliates overseas for excellence in design. Our awards speak volumes for the quality and design excellence that we constantly strive for.
* OFPANZ (Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ)
Meet the Fresco Team
In my spare time I enjoy catching up with friends, family, doing Cross Fit, playing guitar, buying & playing records and surfing.
Duane has many years of experience in house and commercial property restoration. He has been involved in project management and logistics work both in New Zealand and overseas, with humanitarian aid work in Albania and Liberia. He loves to meet new people, enjoys travel and is a talented singer. Some say Duane has petrol running in his veins as he can often be found restoring another old bike or car. Duane believes it’s the small things that make the big difference.
Jackie is a recent addition to the team and has a background in selling new homes and also a passion for interior design. In her spare time she enjoys boot camp, walking her dog, reading and relaxing at the beach. Jackie loves coming up with a design to suit the house and the look customers are aiming for.
Tomo started with Fresco as head of fabric and has since worked as an installer before moving into his current role as Sales Consultant. Outside of work, Tomo is also a professional video maker, as well as a keen sailor.
Ravin has been with Fresco Shades since 1998 and has been involved in all aspects of the product. Ravin designs our canopies and oversees production and installation. He is a keen DIYer, and often finds innovative solutions to tricky problems.
Megan joined Fresco in 2009, from a background of research and advertising. When not working on Fresco’s brand, Megan enjoys beach walks, reading, good wine and boating.
Oliver joined Fresco in a customer services role, after his previous role as an IT help desk role. Oliver has a keen interest in all things computers as well as paintball.
Richard is the CEO and founder of Fresco Shades. He is passionate about the difference a canopy can make to people’s lives, and it makes his day to see the excitement from customers over their new canopies. Richard thrives on challenges, and constantly seeks to improve the range of products Fresco offers. In his spare time, Richard loves boating, diving and fishing off his jetski.
One of our sales reps will visit your home or workplace for a free, no obligation quote.Our reps will look at your situation, measure the space and advise how best to proceed. They will show you some fabric samples and steel colours, and discuss side screen options. Within a few days we will come back to you with a quote.