• “Would Mom Be Happy With It?”

    Our goal is to build you an awning that looks great and lasts for years, just like our mom would want.

  • Simply the Best since 1898

    Building exceptional quality, American-made products.

  • Unique Designs

    The fusion of shade, art, and architecture. You dream it, we make it happen.

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Special Offers From The Premier Awning Company

Awnings by Bigley and Hogshire has had a great year so far! To celebrate, we are offering deep discounts on our retractable awnings for the early season. Also, take a look at our fabulous shade sails. Let us know you saw the website when you set your appointment to be sure to get the internet sale.

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Discover the Best Awnings in Virginia

Bigley and Hogshire, in business since 1898, is a full service awning company and canvas shop serving central and eastern Virginia, including Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond. The Bigley family still runs the company, and is fully committed to excellence in design, fabrication, installation of awnings in Virginia.

Awnings by Bigley has relationships with the best suppliers in the business. Here is a list and Links to some of our favorite suppliers:

    • Sunair Awnings
      They are the best in the business. The Martennson Family started in the shading business back in the 1850’s making ladies parasols during the victorian era. Today, their products are custom made here in America. Our customers love their awnings, because there is no better awning on the market. The best engineering, the best fabric choices, and the best assembly all in one manufacturer.


  • Eclipse Awnings
    Eclipse Awnings represents quality. Their products are heavily tested, and well matched for the local conditions. Their broad product line, and high quality line gives us many options not otherwise available in the local market. Eclipse is a great ally in the local retractable awning market.
  • Sunsetter
    We are proud to be the regions Sunsetter Pro Dealer. The Sunsetter system is the most popular in America, and we have been chosen to represent them in our Region. Their “off the shelf pricing” makes even the most frugal customer happy.
    • Sunbrella
      Sunbrella fabrics provide great selection with a quality product that has been around for a very long time. With super warranty coverage and a long lasting product, it is no surprise Sunbrella brand fabric is the leader in the US market in marine, awning, and outdoor furniture fabrics.


  • Herculite
    Herculite is a global leader in the manufacture of custom fabric and textile. We provide high performance custom and industrial fabrics. Herculite Fabrics are widely used in the commercial and Military markets. We have used and sold hundreds of yards of Herculte fabric for US Navy, US Air Force, US Army, and Coast Guard applications and buyers.
  • Trivantage
    Trivantage is a marriage of three big companies that were the leaders in their field. Glen Raven, Inc., maker of Sunbrella Brand fabric, purchased their two largest awning and marine canvas supply distributors to create a giant in the industry. Quality goods and quick shipping make Trivantage our major supplier of awning, outdoor, and marine fabrics, as well as fixtures.
  • Somfy Systems
    Most people have never heard of Somfy Systems, but fortunately, we know them well. As a Somfy Certified Expert, we are well aware of the products Somfy has to offer. Motors, controls, and switches are their products. They make a quality awning or shade motor that has all the bells and whistles available such as wind sensors to auto retract the awning, and Sun sensors to shade the house when the sun gets too hot.

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Whether you call it an awning, canopy, or entry Marquee, we can make it look great on your home or business.

Typically, a canopy is designed with legs to the ground, while an awning has no legs. The one exception is that some refer to window awnings, or window pull-up awnings, as window canopies. These are the old style awnings that hang typically over residential windows. These awnings are designed with ropes and pulley’s to be pulled up and tucked away when you want the sun to come into the house. These awnings have been around for more than a century, and are still made largely the same way. The major difference is the materials that are used today are longer lasting.

Retractable awnings represent the largest portion of our sales. We love them for many reasons. Retractable awnings provide Sun when you want it, and shade when you don’t. A single retractable awning can help tremendously in energy efficiency by reducing your air conditioning costs. Especially if it is covering a large bank of windows and glass doors. We also make interior and exterior rolling shades. These are made of shade cloth, or non-translucent acrylic fabrics that can give you total blackout if desired. They can be motorized, or operated manually.

Whether you are looking for a retractable awning, many retractable awnings, window awnings – aluminum or fabric, doorway awnings, entry canopies or entry marquee awnings, we have got you covered.

Please call our office to set a free and no obligation appointment. We will meet with you at your home or business and discuss which of the many shading options we can provide.

Southeastern Virginia: (757) 246-2893
Richmond area: (804) 477-1640
Northern Virginia and Northern Neck: (877) ECO-SHADE or (877) 326-7423

Awnings by Bigley & Hogshire
Hampton Roads: 757.246.2893
Richmond: 804.477.1640
Northern Virginia and Other Areas: 1.877.ECO.SHADE