The Els Center of Excellence

Shade for Playground and Basketball Court

Ernie Els


Jupiter, FL


Hip Roof


June 2019



Safe and Enjoyable Space for Kids of All Ages

Project goal:

Create protected cool areas for kids with special needs to enjoy the outside. Exposed rubber surface could heat up to 165F which created a safety hazard. Maximum sun protection was a must-have as some kids cannot be in direct sunlight.


We fabricated and installed several hip roof structures using bright colors to keep the space playful and bright. Mega span structures were installed over a multi-functional court. The project took 3 years to complete as we had to work during school breaks when kids were off campus. Since many kids had sound sensitivity, we had to reduce the noise level while working. Protecting the rubber surface was a priority and spot repairs were also done when project was completed.  

Services Provided

  • Full design and engineering
  • Complete in-house manufacturing and powder coating
  • Fabrication of shade sails
  • Structure installation
  • Surface repairs
Products and Materials
  • Galvanized and powder coated steel columns and frames
  • Special protective pads on all columns
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Commercial 95 shade cloth
  • Quick-release shade sails

Warranty: 20-year on structures, 10-year on sail fabric, 1-year on workmanship

What Our Customers Are Raving About

"We have been working with Creative Shade Solutions and Werner for many years on various projects which exceed well over 1 million in revenue. Werner’s product knowledge, experience, and professionalism are the best in the industry. If an issue arises, he is prompt in responding and has an immediate solution at hand. We would highly recommend Creative Shade Solutions quality products and working with Werner and his staff on any commercial shade project."

---Carrie Otto

Shade Reseller, Shade America

"Creative Shade has installed around 20 shades for us in the past few years for my playground projects. Could not be happier with them. From sales to install and service they are top notch."
---Wayne Armand

Playground Builder , Project Innovations

"They completed 2 shade structures in our church playground. They did the job in one day, on the day they said they would. The price was way less then the other quotes we got. It looks awesome. The Moms love it."
---Randy Gilde

First Presbyterian Church

"Creative Shade Solutions and Werner are the absolute BEST! We had a shade structure installed at a school and it turned out amazing! We already have another estimate for another school. I highly recommend Creative Shade Solutions!"
---John Drag

Charter School Associates, Inc.

"Our community had two cantilever shades installed, they are beautiful. The guys that installed them were great, I can't say enough about them."
---David Worster

HOA President , Waterford Communities

"I had the pleasure of working with Werner and his team as the PTSO liaison for our school's shade structure project. Work was completed on time, shade looks amazing and the pricing was excellent. Do not hesitate to contact them!"
---Heidi Lombardi

PTA President , Sunlakes Academy

"I have 3 sails now from Creative Shade Solutions - outstanding quality, good pricing and quick turn around. Plus if you need installed their guy Dave is very knowledgeable, prompt, courteous and reasonably priced."
---Kim Curtis

Residential Project

"Creative Shade Solution its a great company to work with. I got my second sail, great customer service, great installation. Happy Customer."
---Heike Scheel

Residential project

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