Our History and Values

Who is Rainier Shade?

Rainier Shade manufactures beautifully engineered retractable awnings and motorized screens that are custom built to add charm to your outdoor space. Being in business since 1896 has allowed us to continuously produce luxury shade solutions for residential homes, commercial businesses, and more.

Our Values

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  • Put Customers First

    We always strive to exceed our customers' expectations. Our company's foundation is built from 125 years of satisfied customers.

  • Are Responsible

    We do the right thing. We have a high focus on quality, efficiency, and safety during our workday.

  • Deliver Results

    We work productively to increase profits. We take initiative in the workplace and take ownership of our duties in order to get a job done right the first time.

  • Are Kind

    We are easy to do business with. When it comes down to it, we are people pleasers and always willing to help our customers and dealers.

  • Have Fun

    When work is fun, it is not work. We embrace our thriving family atmosphere and look out for one another.

Our History

1896 - 1916


In 1896, Rainier was established by Henry Carstens, under the name Puget Sound Tent & Duck. The company was located on the Seattle waterfront and sold tents and camping equipment to goldminers heading north to Alaska for the Gold Rush.

1917 - 1962


In 1917, George Schaffer bought Rainier as Puget Sound Tent & Duck after World War I. He sold tents to the military during World War II.

1963 - 1983


In 1962, Bob Campbell and Al Cox bought Puget Sound Tent & Duck. The name was changed to Puget Sound Tent & Awning.

1984 - 2021


In 1983, Scott purchased the company from Bob Campbell and became the fourth owner. The company name was changed to Rainier Industries in 1992.

2021 - Present


In 2021, Rainier Industries announces the promotion of Chris Inverso to CEO. Scott Campbell, Rainier’s long-time CEO, will continue as an owner and board member. Simultaneously, Rainier announces its partnership with Nashville-based investment firm LFM Capital. LFM is a private equity firm focused on U.S.-based manufacturing companies.

retractable awnings can create a backyard paradise for you to work from home.

Become a Dealer

Join our dealer network and gain full support from Rainier Industries. What will you gain? Industry-leading, high-quality, and competitively priced products, expert training, loyalty programs, and ongoing marketing support to help you get started and bring Rainier Shade to your local area. Let's chat about how your partnership with Rainier Shade can help your customers extend their outdoor living space.

Contact Us

6700 South Glacier Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

Monday - Friday - 8 am - 5pm
Saturday - By appointment only
Sunday - Closed