Crystal Cantrell and Kenny Cales
We have lived and worked in the Lake Gaston area for over 40 years, and know how important it is to protect our client's property from damage caused by sun and weather.
Our master craftsmen have over 40 years’ experience in canvas and metal fabrication – you can trust us to work with you to find a solution that meets your needs and requirements – and we’ll get it right for you.
We take great pride in the quality of service we provide to our clients. That's why we want to share a few of our awards and testimonials from satisfied customers below. We also take pride in the safety of our clients by designing custom solar shades in NC & VA. Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions or concerns you may have about our company or products.
(St. Paul, Minn. – Oct. 14, 2013) – Lake Gaston Awning, Bracey, VA, was recognized with the 2014 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.
Lake Gaston Awning received an Award of Excellence for its Concession Baseball Cap project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Commercial Awnings and Canopies category. To read more about the custom made shade project. click here.
(Roseville, MN – Oct. 26, 2011) Lake Gaston Awning, Bracey, VA, was recognized with the 2011 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The ceremony took place at the IFAI Expo Americas 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. on October 25. Lake Gaston Awning received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its Flip-Up Dock Shade project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Exterior Shades and Screens category. To read more about the custom made shade project click here.
Lake Gaston Awning won the 2010 Industrial Fabrics Association International Outstanding Achievement Award for their unique design for an unattached sunroom at his lakefront home in Henrico, NC. To read the press release click here.
Lake Gaston Awning won the 2009 Industrial Fabrics Association International Outstanding Achievement Award for their custom Cole marine upholstery shown to the right. To read the press release - click here.
Lake Gaston Awning won the 2007 Industrial Fabrics Association International Outstanding Achievement Award for their custom solar shade design for the South Hill, Virginia Library.
Hello Crystal and Kenny,
"It is always a pleasure to deal with a company that does what it says it will do, as promised, and in a timely fashion. We are most pleased with our new Sunair Retractable Awning System which was recently installed at our lake house by Lake Gaston Awning. We stopped by their office in Bracey and subsequently received a personal visit from both owners to look at the old awning on our new lake house and make a recommendation of the options available for replacement. This visit answered all of our questions and we received a quote within 24 hours with no surprises.
Within two weeks we now are the proud owners of a customized and motorized retractable awning. Even though there were a few surprises when taking down the old awning, Kenny went the extra mile to ensure a first class installation. Customer service with this company is remarkable!
We whole heartedly recommend working with Crystal and Kenny if you are considering a new awning or replacing an old one."
~ Brian and Chris Goldsworthy - Henrico, NC
"What a pleasure to sleep till 7 because the morning sun DIDN'T wake us! And to make coffee, pancakes & eggs w/o sunglasses! PRICELESS! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
P.S. "Plus we can no longer see all the dust w/o the sun blaring thru the 6' window!"
~ Kris G.
"Crystal, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to find this receipt. Unfortunately, it was time for us to sell the lake house. Robin and I, even after all these years, have always said getting this awning was the best thing we did to enhance our enjoyment of the pier. Here’s wishing you an excellent retail season. Thanks again,"
"We want to take this opportunity to say thanks to Lake Gaston Awning for doing a superb job on our new entry way awning. There is no doubt in our minds that the investment we made will increase the value of our home and protect our newly installed door. Their ability to do virtual photographs was really the clincher in our final choice in color, design and finishing edge. In addition the turn-around time from estimate to finish was timely and right on target. Great job!"
~ Jim & Claudia Davis - Lake Gaston, VA
"The Sun used to just beat in this door. Before I got the awning, my air conditioner never stopped running."
~ Four Seasons Electric Boat Co.
"We love our new awning. It looks beautiful. We are very, very pleased and would like to tell everybody."
~ Amoret R.
"We love the awning. It is absolutely the best thing I have gotten in a long time!
~ Ruth M.
"The awnings are perfect. They look great. I'm very pleased. I'm tickled to death with them. They look good."
~ Nickie E.
"Great job! We are already enjoying our new awning. It looks great and does a wonderful job of keeping the sun off the deck and out of the Florida room. Use us for a reference anytime."
~ Bob & Bev W.
"Before we got the awning, we kept the shades pulled down and hardly ever used this room. The windows still got hot and we were constantly adjusting the thermostat. Now in ten minutes, the room is cool and comfortable."
~ Rita H.
"Everything is great. Everything is working fine. The kids are down playing on the dock, which we have never been able to do this time of day. If you ever need a reference, just let me know."
~ Brian M.