Apollo Sunguard Systems, Inc. of Sarasota, Florida was founded by Kevin Connelly in 1997 as a privately-held, service disabled veteran-owned business specializing in pre-engineered and custom shade structures. As the second oldest shade structure company in the United States, we are a nationally-recognized pioneer in bringing shade to various outdoor venues. As shade innovators, our mission is to provide superior protection from solar radiation and heat, while promoting cool comfort, sun safety, healthy living and environment preservation. Our environmentally-friendly products support a green living philosophy by reducing the amount of energy resources required for cooling people, animals and property.
Our vision is to market products that meet a serious need – protection from solar radiation, skin cancer, and heat injuries. By the marketing and sale of our products, we intend to become an integral part of the solution to the growing problems and concerns associated with the sun.
Our core philosophy is to design and manufacture shade structures that are architecturally appealing, made from the best materials, and are strong enough to meet or exceed all building code requirements. They can endure the harshest weather conditions and can withstand wind speeds up to 170 mph.
We have a keen eye for shade market trends and needs. We strive to stay on the leading edge of research and development of heat reduction concepts to protect people, animals and property. We pride ourselves in selling quality products and we back our products with the strongest warranties in the industry.
Staff members pictured: Kevin Connelly-President, Jeff Olson-Sales, Pat Dickerson-Production Coordinator, Jamie De Oliveira-Production Manager, Ernesto De Oliveira- Design Engineer, Danielle Cibello-Sales Support Manager, Carrie Kreiser-Controller, Jimmy Baugh-Fabric Specialist, Cindy Crawford Hansen-Administrative & Sales Support, Isabella-Seamstress, Juana-Seamstress
Our team of professionals has a total of forty years of experience in the shade structure industry. We have the expertise required to meet your design challenges. Our professional staff of shade experts, innovative engineers and designers, and customer service specialists, as well as our large network of dealers and sales representatives throughout the world, ensures your project is a success.
Our key to success is our uncompromising commitment to the quality of our products. Quality design, quality materials, and quality workmanship equals a quality product. Furthermore, as a company we are committed to backing each and every product we sell with excellent product knowledge and courteous professional service.
Since our inception, we have been at the forefront of the shade industry. Our shade structures can be seen everywhere…at ballparks, playgrounds, school, swimming pool areas, parking lots, outdoor markets, seating areas, car washes, golf courses…just to name a few. As our company has grown and the knowledge has broadened, we have been, and will continue to extend the range of products offered. When it comes to your shade needs, we offer innovative solutions that combine the finest quality with the best value.