About Us

Our Team

37 Year BadgeAwnmaster was founded in 1979 by John Singleton who is the Chairman. In 1984 His son Anthony, and later the same year his son-in-law Leon Grobler, joined the company. Until 1988 Awnmaster manufactured a range of basic awnings of different materials which included aluminium and fiberglass. At that point in time a decision was taken to introduce more sophisticated awnings to the range. Plant and machinery was upgraded for this purpose and with progress we soon became one of the market leaders in awning manufacture in South Africa and currently employ 80 staff. With a sales force of five consultants we are able to offer the customer a total of 100 years of experience in awnings, carports and patios. This, together with the belief that “the customer always comes first”, have equipped us to offer the very best in before and after sales service. All our installations are custom-designed to meet the needs of the client and are to function practically in their environment, whether it is a domestic, industrial or commercial application. Structures are also designed and approved by a structural engineer and they have the approval in principle from all local councils in the Greater Durban area. Awnmaster products are also price-competitive because we firmly believe in giving the customer value for money without compromising quality. Without losing sight of all the domestic customers who have supported us since 1979, some of the more familiar commercial names on our client list include the following organizations: Group 5, Steffanutti Stocks, Grid Construction, WBHO, Grinaker-LTA, Transnet, Liviero Building – to name a few. Well established rapports with suppliers have also enabled us to offer the customer sound warranties and guarantees on all Awnmaster products.

Our Western Cape Branch, Awnmaster Cape, which operates on a similar basis, has also helped us cement national relationships with our clients. Cobus De Wet, owner, runs a very similar operation to Kwa-Zulu Natal under the national umbrella of Awnmaster. Awnmaster Cape was established in 2000 as a small branch and quickly escalated into one of the Western Capes most recognisable brands. Awnmaster Cape follows the same ethos as Durban in supplying our clients with the best possible advice and structures to suit their needs. All our products are design checked by our engineers and comply with all council regulations and standards. Cobus took over the reins permanently as Director in July 2013 along with a dedicated staff compliment, some who have been with us since the beginning. We hope to grow the business to a bigger market share with the help from our new and old clients and have grown our sales team to 5 consultants and only employ in-house fitting teams. Awnmaster Cape does not shy away from difficult installations and client requirements, we strive to always be different and a step ahead of the competition in design and new applications. We are also in the process of expanding into more commercial applications with our cladding and sun control products. Affordability with an unwavering dedication to quality is key to our success as a company and promise to our most treasured clientele.


Level 5 BBBEE rating (View Certificate)
Master Builders Association
Durban Chamber of Commerce
CIDB Registered no. 116745

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Awnmaster Staff Photo


Tony Singleton


Kevin Schumann

Schumann (Sales Manager)

Sales Consultants

Dean Matthewson


Gary Bryce


Mike Ellis Cole

Ellis Cole



Leon Grobler


Veni Govender



Client Liaison


Melissa Naidoo


Finance & Administration


Debra Massey


Irene Fabricius