About Us

Niantic Awning began as a sailmaker in 1938.  Formerly known as Rice’s Sail Loft.  Louis Ernst passed the keys to Peter Lundin in 1989 and he in turn passed the keys to Ted Franklin, owner of Pease Awning Co., in May 2015.  Pease Awning also started as a sailmaker in 1866.  With the knowledge and expanded capabilities Niantic Awning & Pease Awning proudly serve both residential and commercial customers from New Haven to Cape Cod.

Niantic Awning can design, construct & install a variety of various shade weather structures.  Whether your problem needs a solution from Sun, Wind, Rain, Snow or Bugs, Niantic Awning has it. 

For our Residential Customers, Niantic manufactures and installs Shade Canopy products to cover windows, doors, decks, patios or pool areas. Additional products include solar shades, privacy screens and hard roofs for snow protection.  As a custom manufacturer we fabricate locally at competitive prices using 1st quality goods.  Our success is based on integrity, high quality products and your recommendation to family and friends.  We thank you.

For our Business Customers, Niantic can assist in initial stage of design and permitting.  We offer FREE estimates and design concepts.  Our state of the art Sunbrella Graphics System can give your awning that custom graphic solution.  We manufacture and install entrance canopies, handicap ramp covers, stairwell hard roof and awning covers, loading dock awnings, restaurant seating canopies and roll-down curtains, and motorized solar screens.

Call us Today for a Free Proposal for your next project.

Telephone: (860) 739-0161              Email:


Dear Niantic Awning,
We Are Very Happy With Our New Awning! I Have Been Extremely Impressed, From The Day I First Walked Into Your Shop, Not Only With The Quality Of Your Materials And Workmanship, But Also With The Knowledge And Attitude Of Everyone In Your Operation! Never Have I Felt So Comfortable With Spending A Relatively Large Sum Of Money... I Feel That We Purchased A High Quality Product, All Of My Questions And Concerns Were Answered Intelligently, And The Awning Was Installed When Promised In A Most Professional Manner. The Men Who Installed It Did An Excellent Job And Were A Pleasure To Deal With!
Thank You Very Much!


Simply Said "We Love Our New Canopy"
We Can't Wait For The First Rainfall That We Can Sit Under Our Canopy And Sip Our Tea!
Thank You So Much-


Dear Niantic Awning Co,
We Just Love Our Awning! Thank You So Much -We Have Had So Many Compliments On It-
Hope You Enjoy The Summer -Now That It Has Finally Arrived.

Energy Savings

Awnings/Canopies/Shade Coverings on a home or business increases value, adds beauty and saves energy

  • Reduces energy needed to cool room by 80%
  • Cools glass by 35 degrees
  • Reduces direct solar heat
  • Prevents fading of floors and furniture
  • Allows open windows during rain storm

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