As a young man in the 1920’s, Mayfield Shaw had already played professional football and driven race cars. But now his focus was turned toward the business of making awnings and canvas products.
His business plan was three fold; use the best material, execute perfection in the fabrication, and use the golden rule as the formula in dealing with customers. His famous quote was “Our word is our Bond.” A handshake was his contract.
His desire was not to be the biggest but to be the best. As a man he developed a stellar reputation and was elected president of the Canvas Product Association. In the succeeding generation of Shaw’s we have striven to inculcate and master the same principals in our lives and business affairs. We consider ourselves blessed to live in such a wonderful country as the USA and to have a great business where we can creatively serve the needs of our thousands of loyal customers.