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Apollo Shade Structures Are Everywhere

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, Apollo Sunguard is a nationally-recognized pioneer...

Solar is Now Viable, Affordable

Bill Johnson explained that only a couple of companies were doing solar paneled shade screens, and Apollo Sunguard was ahead of their time when they floated the idea. This sustainable resource, namely the sun, in many ways results in a new Florida “agricultural” industry. “We are sun farmers,”...

CDC: Melanoma on the rise “Stay in the Shade”

CDC: Melanoma on the rise Ben Gray July 11, 2014 Atlanta: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention main campus in Atlanta on Friday afternoon July 11, 2014. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM By Sabrina Cupit The deadliest form of skin cancer is on the rise here in the United...

The EPA on Heat Islands

The EPA has some interesting information on Heat Islands and how to cool summertime temperatures. Read about it here....

Sun Protection Warning by Surgeon General

Sanjay Gupta speaks about sun protection and the CNN article discusses the five new goals set by the U.S. Department of Health. Watch the video here....

ABC 7: Shade Structures Help Passion Foundation

Tara Parla is battling Stage IV cancer, but her resolve is strong. She and her husband Jon Parla run The Passion Foundation. The Passion Foundation builds shade structures over playgrounds across Southwest Florida, starting with Pinewoods Elementary and more recently at Three Oaks Elementary. Rayma C....

Sarasota County Receives First “PerfectPlayground”

Playing safe in the shade is the new direction for Sarasota County Parks and Recreation as officials dedicated the first “PerfectPlayground” at Longwood Park, 6050 Longwood Blvd., Sarasota on Tuesday, May 19....