The Chism Company, Inc.

The shops at La Cantera, S.A.

Fabric awnings and shade swags provide sun and rain protection along the thoroughfares of this South Texas outdoor mall.

Architects: Alamo Architects

General Contrator: Whitting-Turner

Main Plaza, San Antonio

These award-winning helical fabric structures add shade and vibrant colors to the city center.

Architects: Rios Clemente Hale, De Duende Design

General Contrator: Jordan Builders

Mosaic Lofts, Austin

Fabric and metal awnings provide shade at these residences which are a part of the larger redevelopment of Austin's former Mueller Airport.


The Pearl, SAn antonio

Fabric structures and traditional awnings with graphics provide shade and signage throughout the mixed-use, former Pearl Brewery.

Architects: Lake-Flato

Chism Company La Cantera Awnings and Shade Sails
Chism Company Shade Sails Main Plaza
Chism Copany Austin Canvas Awnings
Chism Company Tensioned Shade Cloth The Pearl

3d patterning and design


Metal shop


Canvas shop


past projects

Following WWII and his service as a B-17 pilot, Kenneth Chism founded The Chism Company, Inc. in 1951.  Since then we have grown from a small home improvement business into a recognized industry leader in fabric and metal shade and protective solutions.  Our canvas shop and metal fabrication shop in San Antonio utilize some of the most advanced equipment and techniques in our industry.  Ken Chism's committments to quality, personal service, and technical innovation remain the cornerstones of our business in the 21st century.

Virtual Tour

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Our Founder: Kenneth L. Chism

Canvas Shop/Metal Shop in San Antonio