Solar Shade USA was established to meet the growing demand for a responsive, customer friendly shade structure company that offered products that are technically functional, architecturally distinctive and easy to install.

We are a group of experienced individuals with diverse disciplines that apply directly to the products and services we offer.

Individually we started in the tensile structure business in 1992, designing and manufacturing hail & sun protection structures for the automotive, agricultural, recreational industries. While working for large tensile membrane and design organizations through the 1990’s we learned what architects and customers disliked and what they appreciated about the design, manufacture and installation of tensile shade products.

Our investigations into why structures did not perform guided us in developing a design approach, structural steel details, fabric selection and fabrication methods that gave us products that differentiate what we do from all other manufacturers in our industry.

In 2003 Solar Shade USA delivered its first shade structure and since then we have enjoyed a growing number of loyal customers that recognize the many benefits that come with our products.

Our Team

Mike Taranto - President & Founder

30 years in business development, manufacturing and product design. MBA. IFAI.


Brian Richardson - Operations Manager

Randall Henderson - Structural Design

Mike Rodgers - Shop Manager

Simon Flitcroft - Engineering

25 years design and analysis of light weight specialty tensile structures.


Gina Richardson - HBIC

Our Partners