Serving Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek & Surrounding Areas

About Us
We look forward to being of service to you!

Meet Kevin & Michelle Barbour

Welcome to Made in the Shade Window and Patio Fashions of the East Valley! Our goal is to offer you the best window covering and patio products in the industry with exceptional service and competitive prices. The Made in the Shade advantage is that we bring the showroom and expert design services to you with our shop-at-home convenience.

Kevin and Michelle met at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. A few years later, they married and were blessed with four boys. Kevin grew up working on a farm and put himself through college doing residential trim carpentry. It was this early experience that gave him a love for detail work and working with his hands. Subsequently Kevin spent 6 years running a California Closets franchise, doing in home custom designs and installation. He then went on to spend 11 years in Hotel Management, where his passions for outstanding customer service and business were refined. Michelle has always had a genuine love for people, and is passionate about making everyone she meets feel special. She considers herself very blessed to have been able to serve others through her career in the medical field as a radiologic technologist while balancing life at home as a wife and mom. Together they enjoy opening up their home and using their gifts of hospitality to bless others.

After years of working separately and in very time demanding jobs, they looked for ways to pursue their dream of business ownership while working together as a family. When they found Made in the Shade it seemed like the perfect opportunity, bringing together so many of their prior experiences, gifts, and abilities. This was an answer to years of prayer.
Our personalized service includes a complimentary design consultation, complete with precision measuring and a free, no-pressure estimate. This service allows you to see various window treatment options in your own environment, enabling you to see how light, room colors and furnishings affect your options and choices. Whether you are looking for guidance or specific products such as blinds, roller shades, solar shades, plantation shutters, custom draperies, faux iron grilles, area rugs, or patio shades – we offer total solutions for your home or commercial business.


Kevin, Michelle, and the Barbour Boys hope you will give them the opportunity to serve you
with excellent designs, fair prices, and meticulous installations.