About Sun Shades and Graphics
Jeff Carstetter discovered at twelve years old that he had a love affair with the automobile. In 1974, he landed a job as an apprentice in a sign shop that allowed him to begin designing graphics and lettering on commercial vehicles. In 1977, he came to Columbia to look around, loved what he saw, and 2 weeks later packed up and moved here… permanently. After accepting a job in a sign shop for a brief period, he was offered a position with a franchised company designing stripes and graphics for auto dealers. This is when he was introduced to auto accessories, including window tinting. By 1980 he decided to strike out on his own and opened the business that eventually became today’s Sun Shades & Graphics.
While searching for more solar control products Carstetter acquired the Sunesta Retractable Awnings franchise for central South Carolina. Sunesta is the finest premium grade awning in the industry. They are American made in Jacksonville, FL. Since 2002, Sun Shades & Graphics has been able to offer sun control for the exterior of your home as well.