Serving Madison & surrounding areas, Fox Valley, & Waukesha County

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

Locally Owned & Operated

Made in the Shade – Wisconsin offers name-brand custom window treatments with exceptional service and competitive prices. Our goal is to have completely satisfied clients. We are committed to provide you the highest level of personalized service for your custom window treatments.

Your personalized service includes:
  • A complimentary on-site design consultation with one of our experienced sales partners; complete with precision measuring and a free, no-pressure estimate.
  • Professional installation and labor is guaranteed for one year.
  • We back every purchase with our manufacturer limited lifetime warranty protection on ALL products!

These services allow you to see various custom window treatments in your own environment observing how your options and choices are affected in your home or business. Let us bring our showroom to you for your convenience.

When you need custom window treatments, think Made in the Shade – WI!
We are excited to serve you, so call or email today!

Scott Wedl Made in the Shade WI

Scott Wedl


Scott started his first company in 1980 and enjoys being a business owner. He started as a sales partner with Made in the Shade in 2005 then purchased the business in 2009. He has been successful at continuing the well-respected legacy that Made in the Shade has built over the years. As the business has grown, Scott has found exceptional sales partners to serve Made in the Shade clients. Scott’s mission is that every client receives top-of-the-line products and service.

Service Area: Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Outagamie, and Shawano and their surrounding areas. Central, Southcentral, Fox Valley of Wisconsin

Barb Bredeson with Made in the Shade

Barb Bredeson

Sales Partner

Barb started her window coverings career in 1984 at Springs Window Fashions. She was a fabricator for all custom window treatment departments building the shades from start to finish. In 2001, she left manufacturing to follow her passion in helping clients select the best window coverings for their needs. She enjoys providing excellent customer service for her clients through their in-home consultation experience.

Service Area: Madison area, Central and South Central WI

Blake Wedl with Made in the Shade


Sales Partner

In 2014 we expanded Made in the Shade by including the Fox Valley area and Blake oversees its success. Blake started his career in 2009 by assisting Scott with sales and installations in Southern Wisconsin. His favorite part of this position is meeting wonderful people every single day. The people in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin are some of the kindest in the world. As one of our experienced installers Blake enjoys the challenge of installing window treatments with unique heights and operation.

Service Area: Appleton, all Fox Valley Cities and surrounding areas

Cindy Schroedl with Made in the Shade

Cindy Schroedl

Sales Partner

After running a successful business since 2001, Cindy jumped at the opportunity to be an independent sales partner with Made in the Shade. She has worked in several industries, including communications, technology, and marketing which brings unique skills to our team. Customer service has always been a cornerstone to Cindy’s success. She takes pride in listening to her clients and recommending the best solution that fits their needs.

Service Area: Madison area (Northeastern Dane County), and all Central and South Central WI

Gail Nevins with Made in the Shade

Gail Nevins

Sales Partner

As a mother and as a retired educator, Gail knows how each day can be very hectic and full of demands. When she arrives at a consultation, she enjoys making the client feel at ease. She is very patient and listens carefully to her client’s needs and wants, allowing her to provide suggestions of window treatments that would fit their lifestyle. All clients appreciate seeing colors, feeling fabrics, and having someone guide them in making decisions that will fit with their existing décor. It’s fun to make sure the window treatments they select are perfect for their home. Gail provides convenient times, which elevates the stress from searching big box stores, fliers, and websites. She has been a sales partner for Made in the Shade for since 2010 and serves Eastern Dane, Jefferson, Dodge, Rock Counties.

Service Area:
Eastern Dane, Jefferson, Dodge, Rock Counties

Laura Sargent with Made in the Shade

Laura Sargent

Sales Partner

Laura has been in the window fashion industry since 1984 and is thrilled to be with Made in the Shade Blinds and More. She started her career with Graber Industries, known as Springs Window Fashions. Most recently she was a Senior Window Fashions Field Manager for a major retail leader in the window fashion business. She is passionate about making your window coverings a statement in your home. She has extensive experience with Blinds, Shades, Draperies, Accessories and more.

Service Area: Madison area, central and south central WI

Larry Cooper with Made in the Shade

Larry Cooper

Sales Partner

Larry started working for Springs Window Fashions during 1990 in manufacturing. He fabricated shades and assembled components during his career there. He also served as a supervisor in the Contact Solar Shades department. Since his retirement from Springs, he began working with Made in the Shade. He has used his expertise and manufacturing connections to help his clients understand the quality products we offer.

Service Area:
Dane County and surrounding Areas

Tammie Fischer with Made in the Shade

Tammie Fischer

Sales Partner

Tammie enjoys bringing high quality products, as well as many choices and combinations of our Made In The Shade portfolio to clients through personal home consultations. She believe our homes represent who we are, and it gives her great pleasure to lend a hand in helping each client find something that gives them great joy for an unmatched value. What Tammie loves most about working for Made in the Shade is that we deal directly with you, our clients. We do not have any stores or large overhead, allowing us to pass on this savings to you! As a result our clients are able to get higher quality products that many thought they couldn’t afford.

Service Area: Waukesha County