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Made in the Shade East Texas

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Meet Michael & Catherine Mason

Thank you for visiting Made in the Shade East Texas!

Michael Mason was born and raised in Tyler, Texas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a BBA in Management and Marketing. Michael worked as a Landman in the oil and gas industry for roughly 8 years, but always had a passion to serve. Michael followed his passion to serve and joined the Abilene Police Department in 2017 where he worked as a Patrol Officer for several years. He ended his career there as a Detective in the Homicide and Major Crimes unit.

Catherine “Cat” Mason was born and raised in Abilene, Texas, attended Abilene Christian University and obtained a BS in Criminal Justice. Cat worked for the Department of Family and Protective Services prior to joining the Police Department in Abilene in 2015. Cat served in various roles at the police department, and she ended her career there as a Patrol Sergeant.

Michael and Cat crossed paths in 2017 while working together on patrol and had an instant connection. They got married in 2018, had their first son, McCoy Mason in November of 2019 and their daughter, Molly Jo Mason in May of 2021. During their relationship, they realized they both had a passion for serving, but enjoyed re-creating spaces. During this time, they renovated homes, staged rooms, designed and built furniture, and opened a vacation property. Their passion for entrepreneurship grew as they recognized and acted on opportunities through adaptable and resilient conditions to be successful.

Michael is the perfectionist, handy-man, craftsman, and Cat has the vision for it all, along with a go-getter attitude. The couple can’t be stopped.

Michael and Cat’s journey with Made in the Shade started as customers. Their experience as customers drew them in, and sparked the desire to become a part of Made in the Shade. The seamless consultation, excellent customer service, and superior product are things that they will pass on to their customers.

Through prayer and patience, God began to open doors for them to move to Tyler, Texas, Michael’s hometown. The family wanted to be closer to family, but mainly wanted to bring a quality business to a hometown they know and love. The couple wanted to help others create spaces they will not only love, but will bring them financial value to their investment.

May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” Mary Anne Radmacher

We are proud to serve you and provide exceptional service for your next window treatment project.   Click here to schedule your free in-home estimate.

We look forward to meeting you and servicing your project!

How We Work:

The best place to help you find the perfect window treatment solution for your home is in your home. Our business model focuses on a free, no-pressure consultation in the comfort of your home.

Our design consultants will discuss with you, evaluate your space, and show samples to help you choose the right window treatment solution. We want to ensure you have a positive shopping experience and can make well-informed decisions about your window covering needs.

We stand by our five-point value system:

  • Quality: We select manufacturing partners carefully. Our products are made by the top window treatment companies in the world using high-quality materials.
  • Customization: Every window fashion we supply is custom-made for your windows in the color, style, and options you select. We help you to make each window a reflection of you and your style. Dare to be different! We make it easy!
  • Service: We back up every sale with stellar service. We want to give individualized care before, during, and after the sale because each client has a unique story. We want your story to be as amazing as your window coverings.
  • Value: Our industry leading products and warranties give you high value at a great price
  • Warranty: Our manufacturing partners offer excellent warranties, with many having a lifetime warranty. This means you can invest in your window treatments without worrying.

Our goal is simple:

A comfortable shopping experience where you are able to make informed, educated decisions about your window treatments for every room.

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So contact us today to make an appointment and we’ll bring the showroom to you! We would love to help you maximize natural light in your living room with roman shades or help with UV protection with outdoor patio shades. Let us show you how easy and pleasant your in-home shopping experience can be.

Tyler East Texas

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We serve East Texas including Chapel Hill, Jacksonville, Henderson, Athens, Van, Tyler, Gilmer, Lindale, Longview, Troup, Canton, Bullard, Kilgore, Mineola, Chandler, Hideaway, Frankston, Gladewater, Whitehouse, and surrounding areas! Let us bring the showroom to you. We offer free in-home consultations. Book your appointment today to see the best name brands for less.

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