Among other services, the company undertakes canvas repair projects, such as for luxury tents, seen here.
Leo’s Awnings and Interiors LLC recently purchased its property at 150 E. Grove St. in Reno in a deal valued at $799,000, according to the Nevada State Development Corporation, which assisted with financing in conjunction with Heritage Bank of Nevada.
The purchase will allow the company, which has been serving customers across Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fernley and surrounding areas for the past 15 years, to double its workforce, according to a Feb. 1 press release.
“We are excited about buying our property because it fits in so well with our plans for expansion,” Leonardo Quintero Wences, who owns the business with his wife, Carmen Quintero-Ferreira, said in a statement. “In addition to hiring more employees, we’ll be able to bid on more projects and handle client leads more efficiently through our sales team. We also plan to offer apprenticeships for upholstery, sewing and material heat welding.”
The company specializes in the manufacture and repair of stationary and retractable awnings, aluminum patio awnings and vertical drop curtains, along with custom creation of all types of indoor and outdoor upholstery.
Per the press release, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company also started fabricating and retailing PPE products such as clear vinyl dividers designed for social distancing in public spaces such as on public transportation.
Key customers include Wild Island adventure and water park, Frank Lepori Construction, Toll Brothers, Ethan Allen and Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, among others.
“We are so happy for Leonardo and Carmen,” Sandy Gordon, vice president/business development officer with NSDC, said in a statement. “This is a family-run business and each family member has put in a tremendous amount of hard work, effort and dedication over the years serving customers in the community at large. We foresee nothing but continued success for Leo’s Awnings as they move ahead with their expansion plans.”