Apollo Sunguard is a business founded on a sense of purpose to provide innovative solar protection and clean energy solutions to improve life.
COMPANY IS BORN
Company is born (South African roots – where the shade industry was born)
Apollo Sunguard receives first national account
Kevin Connelly purchased the business making it
a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
(SDVOSB) – the first and only SDVOSB shade
manufacturer in the U.S. to date
RECEIVED NASA AWARD
Received small business award from NASA’s Space Alliance
Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) for the first
modular cantilever with specialized keder rail allowing for
continuous shade with no gaps in sun protection
AWARDED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
Awarded a long term government wide contract
through the General Services Administration (GSA)
PATENTS & BIGGER CONTRACTS
U.S. Patent issued for the PlayTower integrated
playground shade (Patent 7,316,237)
First shade manufacturer awarded the prestigious Gold
Triangle from the American Academy of Dermatology
(AAD) for shade designed to protect children from the sun
Awarded contract to shade MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays spring
training facility, Charlotte Sports Park
SCHOOL CONTRACTS ROLL IN
Awarded contract with Collier County Schools
to retrofit playgrounds with Playtowers for 40
CONTRACT FOR ORIOLES TRAINING FACILITY
Awarded contract to shade MLB’s Baltimore Orioles spring
training facility, Ed Smith Stadium
Awarded contract to shade MiLB’s Blue Wahoos Stadium
in Maritime Park – the MLB’s Cincinnati Reds affliate
CHARGEPOINT PREMIER PARTNERSHIP
Became a ChargePoint Premier Partner
Awarded contract to shade MLB’s Pittsburg Pirate’s
spring training facility, McKechnie Field.
SKY MANTA DESIGN IS BORN
New Sky Manta design first installed at Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall
AWARDED $830,000 CONTRACT
New XTL Shade Wave installed – first hybrid
cantilever and shade sail design First Titan installed
over a basketball court
Awarded an $830,000+ GSA Blanket Purchase
Agreement (BPA) for ChargePoint’s electric vehicle
(EV) charging stations.
QRS – Quick Release System™ implemented on all
Awarded contract to shade the spring training
facility for MLB’s Houston Astros and Washington
Nationals, Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Awarded shaded parking contract for West Palm
Beach’s Airport Building II.
Named as one of the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises®.
Apollo Sunguard Systems, Inc. was awarded this BPA by GSA Fleet for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and Ancillary EVSE Data Services.
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Apollo Sunguard celebrates 30 years of providing quality shade structures to its customers.