Ohio Awning

Who We Are

Ohio Awning is a unique combination of the craftsmanship and integrity of the 19th century with the technology and innovation of the 21st century.


We were originally founded in 1865, when James Wagner returned from the Civil War to make tents, sails, bags and later, awnings. In 1931, Wagner Awning & Tents moved into its current 78,000 square foot factory on the near West side of Cleveland. For decades, Wagner Awning has continued to make residential and commercial awnings for customers throughout Ohio as well as tents and projects for the military during World War II, the Vietnam War and even the Gulf War. In the early 1990’s, Wagner Awning became known as Ohio Awning & Manufacturing Co.

What We Do

If you are a store, restaurant, apartment, or other type of business owner, Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Company has a wide range of products and services to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for your business to stand out, need extra seating space, or your customers are exposed to the elements while trying to reach your building, OA can help. If you are interested in giving your business that extra space or “pop” that it needs, please visit our commercial section.


Today, Ohio Awning continues to custom make each residential and commercial awning to reflect your individual ideas and needs. Awnings now provide much more than just shade. Our awnings are created to enhance the beauty of your home or business and to provide a visual statement of who you are, through the use of graphics or design. Our awnings enable you to enjoy elegant living space outdoors very cost effectively.

Ohio Awning is a member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Professional Awning Manufacturer’s Association (PAMA), and the Better Business Bureau, as well as an authorized Sunbrella Graphics System dealer.

Let Ohio Awning design, manufacture and install your fabric dreams.

Please call 216.861.2400 or 1.800.756.4471 to talk with an Ohio Awning Representative today.