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When we were hired by for a retractable patio cover system that was to be installed on a high-profile building, on a rooftop in Alexandria, Virginia, we were thrilled! is known worldwide for their attention to detail and we knew the job would be a real treat to work on with them. We were even more thrilled to be notified a few months later that the project won an International Outstanding Achievement award! Our sincere gratitude goes out to all involved who made the project a success, and a special nod to our client for giving us the opportunity to exceed their expectations!

Link about the building itself:

Collage of the canopy, before/during/after


Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2013, Inc. was recognized with the 2013 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, that took place October 24 at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Engineering Express designed the support system for the project., Inc. received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its Retractable Rooftop Patio Cover Systems – Metro Park VI project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Retractable Awnings and Canopies category.

IFAI received a total of 236 entries from 13 countries that were submitted for 29 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

“We are honored to receive this award and pleased to be recognized in the Retractable Awnings and Canopies category for a second year,” says Eric Scop, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose 1,800 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

For more information about, Inc. or its extensive line of retractable patio cover systems and much more, interested parties are encouraged to call 1(866) 438-2964 or (305) 628-2424 or to visit the website for more information at

About, Inc., Inc. is a Florida-based company dedicated to superior product quality, excellent customer support, and competitive prices. Through the use of state of the art technology, the company assembles and distributes beautifully designed and scientifically engineered, retractable durable awnings and patio cover systems to customers around the globe. They are a family owned and operated company, celebrating 27 years in the business and a 20 year A+ member of the Better Business Bureau with no active complaints on file.


Inside view of the canopy, a delightful fire pit!

A gallery of the entire project is below.