about us.

We are a family-owned, New Zealand company, with over 150 years combined experience in industrial fabrics and steel structures.

Our aim is simple: Create healthy spaces to protect and improve the well-being of current and future generations whatever the weather. Thus we provide shade and shelter structures that also enhance the appearance of outdoor spaces.

mission.

Providing enrichment and wellbeing through creating outdoor shade and shelter

vision.

To shelter 4 million people

values.

Humble, Hungry and Smart

our story.

Sheltering people from the elements since 1964

Shade Systems’ heritage is woven through the decades by a family of makers and innovators, with roots stretching down family trees over 80 years to pre-WWII. Our story began in Dargaville with our founder Mr S.R. Suckling. He began his trade making tents and other outdoor products before going on to start his own company in 1964.

S.R. Suckling Canvas Goods & Manufacturing was passed to our founders’ sons in 1976 and is now in the hands of a 3rd generation of shademakers, expertly weaving and innovating shade for the generations to come.

Shade Systems has gone from strength to strength. We produce shade structures all over New Zealand and for international customers, exporting our products globally. From the canvas tents tailored by Mr S.R. Suckling long ago for the war effort, to the canopies and shades that now shelter our children and families from the elements, our shade is built for generations.

Over the years, the name on our door may have changed but people and family have always been at the heart of everything we do.

At Shade Systems, we empower our customers to better utilize their outside spaces – come rain or shine.

“We love the outdoors. Given the chance, you’ll find us enjoying fresh air at home, work, school and play”

our team.

Nick Suckling
Nick Suckling
General Manager
Derek Suckling
Derek Suckling
Founder
Logan Turley
Logan Turley
Sales Consultant
Luke Suckling
Luke Suckling
Project Manager
Barney Suckling
Barney Suckling
Project Manager
Geoff Stewart
Geoff Stewart
Project Consultant
Julie Cannon
Julie Cannon
Architectural Design
Llewellyn Judd
Llewellyn Judd
CFO
Ebony Miller
Ebony Miller
Accounts Manager
Nikita Kneebone
Nikita Kneebone
Installer
Andrew Overton
Andrew Overton
Account Manager
Andy Cloete
Andy Cloete
Account Manager
Bernard Balmores
Bernard Balmores
Steel Fabrication
Braden Rountree
Braden Rountree
Fabrication
Bradford Simpkin
Bradford Simpkin
Design
Brodie East
Brodie East
Fabrication
Chris Marinkovich
Chris Marinkovich
Fabrication Manager
Darian Stack
Darian Stack
Fabrication
Debendra Khadka
Debendra Khadka
Fabrication
Derek Wearmouth
Derek Wearmouth
Purchasing & Inventory
Edwin Person
Edwin Person
Sales Consultant
Gian Agpoon
Gian Agpoon
Fabrication
Gray Park
Gray Park
Installer
Greg Arnot
Greg Arnot
Steel Fabrication Manager
Heidi Suckling
Heidi Suckling
Marketing
Joel Hilliam
Joel Hilliam
Fabrication
Jonathan Santoyo
Jonathan Santoyo
Steel Fabrication
Logan Simpkin
Logan Simpkin
Design
Mark Lagadan
Mark Lagadan
Fabrication
Mikayla Broomhall
Mikayla Broomhall
Customer Support
Mike Howard
Mike Howard
Transport
Nicole Vuletich
Nicole Vuletich
Architectural Designer
Paul Hemmingston
Paul Hemmingston
Fabrication
Quentin Boakes
Quentin Boakes
Transport Manager
Rey Dumalay
Rey Dumalay
Fabrication
Rogelio Cabrera
Rogelio Cabrera
Fabrication
Royston Hodges
Royston Hodges
Install Manager
Ruel Flores
Ruel Flores
Installer
Sarah Jackson
Sarah Jackson
Project Administration
Shaun Peachey
Shaun Peachey
Fabrication
Timothy Jackson
Timothy Jackson
Aftercare Manager
Wendyl Requiza
Wendyl Requiza
Steel Fabrication
Zara Boakes
Zara Boakes
Accounts
Zoe Boakes
Zoe Boakes
Executive Assistant
Brady Patterson
Brady Patterson
installer
Daniel Boakes
Daniel Boakes
project manager
Chinook Boakes
Chinook Boakes
Customer Service
Regan Kemp
Regan Kemp
Sales Consultant
Adam Cherrie
Adam Cherrie
Sales Consultant
Rolando Gado
Rolando Gado
CAD Drafting

giving back.

Those who we support and sponsor.

giving back.

Those who we support and sponsor.