About Fresco

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

Our Story

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.

Meet our team

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

Chloe Patel-Taua

Sales Support

Chloe has a background in Business Improvement & Customer Service. She
enjoys developing, implementing & refining processes to work smarter while
delivering a memorable "customer service experience".

In her spare time, Chloe likes to do home renovations projects and is a
self-confessed "foodie".

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Award winning designs 

Award winning designs 

Award winning designs 

Award winning designs 

Award winning designs 

Award winning designs 

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Fresco has won many awards for excellence over the last few years from OFPANZ (The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ), including winning the best canopy design for 5 years running. We have also now won 7 international awards from IFAI (The Industrial Fabrics Association International), including 2 awards in 2021. We are delighted to be recognised for this work, especially on the international stage, in a highly competitive process.

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.