Serving Placer County CA and surrounding areas

About Us
We look forward to being of service to you!

Meet Brando Guerrero – Owner

Hello, my name is Brando, and I am the proud owner of Made in the Shade NorCal.  I grew up in Central Iowa where I learned the importance of small-town values, family, and hard work.  I spent over 15 years in the insurance industry before taking a leap of faith to become a small business owner right here in Placer County.

As a father of two young children, I hope to build a legacy I can pass down to the next generation.  Along the way, I am committed to making an impact in the community we live in by giving back and supporting other local businesses in our area.  Just as important, I am committed to earning your business through exceptional customer service and expert custom window covering advice.

If you’re a new customer, welcome, and our Team looks forward to earning your business. If you’re a repeat customer, I want to assure you, that I will continue to deliver on the great customer service you’ve received in years past.

Our business model is designed with our complimentary, in-home consultation in mind. We’ll sit down for a few minutes to talk about what you’re interested in seeing, and then bring in the samples so that you can make an informed decision. No matter your product choice, our first goal is to make certain that you are completely comfortable – and educated – with your window covering choices. What sets us apart is that every one of our highly trained, local franchisees are committed to offering you the perfect solution for your windows.


The Guerrero Family - Made In the Shade Owners - building a legacy in Placer County

We are proud to stand by our five-point value system, part of our commitment to offer genuine value with every single product we sell:

  • Quality: Every single product we sell is made of top-quality materials by the best and most experienced window covering companies in the world. We sell the best because they make the best.
  • Customization: Just because every window needs to be covered doesn’t mean you should do what everyone else does. Make each window yours – dare to be different. We make it easy!
  • Service: We back up every sale with service. Our goal is to provide stellar care after the sale because every client has a story, and we want your story to be as amazing as your window coverings.
  • Warranty: Everything we sell is covered by our manufacturers’ generous warranties. Most of our products carry a limited lifetime warranty. So, not only will we back up our own sales with service down the road, we also work with our trusted vendor partners who back up everything they manufacture. This is peace of mind like no other.
  • Price: We all know that price doesn’t always equal value, but when we back it up with the best products and the best warranties in the business, we’re offering great value at a great price. Guaranteed.

Our goal is simple: A comfortable shopping experience where you are able to make informed, educated decisions about your window fashion needs.


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