Watermelon Shade For Shade Sails & More


"Why not become part of a great team and get some real satisfaction from your job, be your own boss but get the support where you need it."

Mike Keys, Managing Director


Interested in joining the Watermelon Shade Franchise?


Personal and Professional Rewards

As one of New Zealand's premier suppliers, Watermelon Shade Ltd is committed to providing nationwide coverage. Working in this industry is rewarding both personally and professionally, with good positive feedback from our growing customer base. Becoming a Franchisee allows you the freedom of running your own business but with the back-up support from an established and successful organisation.

We have Franchises available in the following areas:


  • Numerous North Island Territories

  • Southland Region

  • Queenstown Lakes/Central Otago/Clutha districts

  • Dunedin City 

  • Marlborough/Kaikoura

  • West Coast Region

  • Nelson

Every day challenges

Each day is different in the Shade & Weather Protection Industry - we deal in three quite different markets - residential, commercial and education, giving our Franchisees a variety of challenges and an ability to show their individual flair, which can be extremely rewarding, particularly when satisfying a customers need. Franchisees benefit from learning a real skill and are given extensive training in:


  • Product technical knowledge

  • Measuring-up and quotation development

  • How to prepare indicative drawings and specifications

  • Managing local suppliers to manufacture parts

  • Legal requirements, obtaining Local Authority consent

  • Product design and installation

  • Marketing and customer service

  • Ongoing technical support


Watermelon Shade is constantly sourcing new and exciting products to complement our range, making sure we always have our customers’ needs covered! We therefore provide ongoing training in new products and support when you need it.

Interested in taking the next step?

Applicants should ideally have sound marketing and sales skills and a flair for design, as applications will vary from site to site. Some knowledge of the building/construction industry is preferable, though not critical.


Contact Us...

Send us a message with your contact details and one of the team will respond quickly.

Or phone Mike Keys on 03 339 0673

Thank you for enquiry about Watermelon Shade Franchise Opportunities. We'll be in touch shortly.

Franchise Opportunities

Key Benefits for Franchisees:


  • Being part of the Watermelon Shade Ltd network which has a sound reputation for quality and service.

  • Internationally recognised, cost-effective products with proven performance.

  • Marketing material and back-up to support your local marketing efforts.

  • Ongoing training and development.

  • Operations manual detailing product technical specifications and application data.

Ongoing marketing support

We understand the power of effective marketing and provide you with ongoing support to help get the leads to generate new business. We provide a marketing mix of strategies to build the Watermelon Shade brand. Our marketing mix includes:


  • Press & Media Advertising

  • Website development and support

  • Google Advertising

  • Brochure Development

  • Ongoing business support


When you join Watermelon Shade you become part of our team. Mike will meet with you regularly to make sure all is going well and Franchisees are encouraged to stay in touch with each other and feed through any useful information from the market.

Call Us Now:   0800-1-SHADE

...For a Free Measure & Quote

Keeping You Covered - Whatever The Weather!