The Schechner Family

About Awning Works Inc.

Quality, service and value is the core of every aspect of our operations and our commitment to our loyal customers. Since 1985, Awning Works Inc. has been the awning company to rely on for custom residential awnings, commercial awnings, industrial awnings, canopies, shutters and walkway covers throughout Tampa Bay and Florida. Our 2013 expansion in manufacturing facilities, product diversity, growth in technology with skilled staff and general contract licensing has developed us into the nation’s leading supplier of sunshade and signage products. Our commitment to assisting companies with their brand and corporate identity has made us a reliable provider for many national chains.

We’ve also expanded regionally to offer our engineered sun control products and services nationwide. We’ll install and ship or coordinate installation anywhere in the USA and Caribbean. All the products we offer that meet rigorous commercial standards are also available for residential applications in addition to a complete offering of outdoor living products such as outdoor furniture and cushions.

From CAD drawing design and structural engineering to manufacturing and installation we will insure you of built-in quality and an on-time delivery. We are the same family operating Awning Works Inc. in Pinellas County, Florida since 1985, providing superior engineered products and value engineered alternatives that meet local building codes and your budget.

Our Management Team

Awning Works’ ownership, a family enterprise, is as active today in daily operations as we were in 1985 and our key personnel – some of whom are family friends – have been employed with us for over 20 years.

Steven A. Schechner – President

Steve lends years of experience in design, manufacturing and corporate management expertise founded in a history of construction and aerospace technology career experience. He took a small, local awning company started in the 1980s and has turned it into a nationally recognized sun control supplier.

He has developed a reputation among developers and architects to resolve design and budget issues that bring to life more diverse visions with innovative components and products.

Jeremy Schechner – CEO

Jeremy’s diverse talent brings product designs and visions to reality through his creative CAD, graphic and web design experience. His knowledge of the latest available design concepts is combined with his understanding of required codes and standards, creating the first-rate products which have gained Awning Works Inc. its long-lasting reputation.

Jarrett J. Schechner – Vice President of Sales – Certified Class A Contractor

As the first company contact with our customers, Jarrett brings his success to every project. His knowledge of the industry and hands-on experience offers each of our customers a knowledgeable, concise and current product consultation. Once a project is on board, Jarrett’s focus is dedicated to customer satisfaction and controlled project management. Jarrett constantly keeps abreast of the industry’s trends and direction, expanding the company’s product line to include the latest in sun-control and signage offerings. He is published in the IFAI’s Specialty Fabric Review and has judged award winning awning projects.

Wendy Schechner – Vice President of Marketing

Wendy is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and oversees our commercial and residential marketing. She likes to cross promote client projects so that our customers receive reciprocating marketing in the form of increased web presence, blogs, and social media connections. She is actively involved in the development of training and her commitment is to continually add high quality products that diversify our client offerings.

Family Enterprise Mission

Our family enterprise mission is built upon a philosophy of excellence through teamwork supported by ethical and professional business practices. Of paramount importance is creating a work environment highly suited to enhanced creativity and productivity. Our goal is the offering of quality and highly useful products and services to the consumer and business community and to that end we dedicate ongoing resources to research and development of new ideas.

Social Consciousness

As a business led by strong family values and sense of community we look to participate in and support social ideas that positively affect the health and safety of our employees, families and community. We have a special focus on assisting children’s programs and supporting disabled women and men who have served in our armed forces.