Making magical outside spaces

For over 20 years

Fresco was established in 1998. We are proudly NZ owned, and have been providing cover for homes, schools and businesses for many years.

What sets us apart from the rest

 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.


Our Values

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.

Great Range

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.

Top Quality

We take quality seriously, and use only the best architectural grade PVC fabric from France & Japan 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.

Customer Service

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.

Award Winning 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)

International awards
Local awards

Meet Our Team

Fresco Sales Rep

Scott Minhinnick

Sales Consultant

Scott enjoys meeting people and discussing ways to make the most of outdoor spaces no matter the season. He loves his job because every day he gets to work with a fun and creative team. “At Fresco the product is fantastic and I am impressed by the passion of our staff and how we are committed to finding new ways to be innovative, either with products, design or overcoming a challenging site. This commitment is reflected in the multiple awards won by Fresco Shades.” He enjoys hearing the exciting feedback we receive from our customers & the positive impact a canopy has had at someone’s home, school or business.

Richard Lyne

Sales Consultant

Helping you explore and achieve your vision is simple when working alongside Richard & the team of experts at Fresco Shades.

Richard's passion for the great outdoors, food & entertaining go hand and hand in unlocking the best possible outdoor living solution for you. "I believe every kiwi home needs a special outdoor living area to appreciate the fresh clean air & bounty of the land. What better place to create memories with friends and family?”

Richard’s also into diving and boating. He has many satisfied customers & looks forward to helping many more in the future.

Fresco Sales Rep

Oliver Cummins

Sales Consultant

Oliver enjoys meeting customers and talking through design solutions. After joining Fresco in 2015, he quickly gained a solid understanding of Fresco products, and enjoys creating the best value solution for his customers. Oliver also has a keen interest in all things computers, enjoys boating and loves a good game of paintball.

Richie Staunton

Sales Consultant

Richie loves people and he loves to help. Working at Fresco allows him to combine these 2 things when working closely with customers to ensure they get the best service while making the most of their outdoor spaces.

Richie spent 11 years working in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and then spent 3 years in Real Estate, where he noticed many outdoor areas which needed cover to make the most of the space. Richie loves the team environment present at Fresco. “From our admin staff, to our sales reps, to our factory workers and installers, we all have the same goal in mind – to provide the highest quality outdoor living solutions for each individual customer and their unique situation.

The greatest part of the job for Richie is always sharing in the customers excitement and satisfaction when the job is complete and the reality of their new lifestyle really hits home.

Ravin Sharma

Ravin Sharma

Design & Production Manager

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 Cummins

Megan Cummins

Managing Director

Megan joined Fresco in 2009, and brings extensive knowledge in management, marketing and advertising. Her current role is Manager, and she runs Fresco’s marketing among other roles. Megan loves working with such a great team at Fresco, and is constantly amazed at the creativity and problem solving skills that enable the team to tackle some challenging projects – which often win awards. It makes her day to hear from customers that their outdoor room has changed their lifestyle and offered so much more than they expected. Megan is a past president of our industry group OFPANZ (Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ).
Richard Cummins

Richard Cummins

Founder / CEO

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.

Samantha Wakelin

Sales Support

Sam enjoys meeting new people, demonstrating our showroom canopy and the possibilities of how we can transform their outdoor area into a more usable space.

Sam has past experience in the glass industry with commercial and residential installations, and grew up with parents in the home improvement industry - so you could say moving to an outdoor canopy company was a natural step and in the blood!

Sam loves project management and making sure the schedule runs smoothly. She is also an avid baker in her spare time and tries to make sure the team is well stocked up with sweet treats!


Free No

Obligation Quote

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.