Who We Are

We’ve cleaned over 1,000,000 awnings in Southern California!

Experience makes Awn-Guard a premier awning care vendor.

In 2001, Dawn Wood founded Awn-Guard with a mission to help commercial properties look their best and by preserving their awning investment with professional awning care.

“When I first came to San Diego, I couldn’t believe how many dirty awnings there were here. Restaurants, malls, there was so much need for our niche service.”

Dawn grew up in an entrepreneurial family. “My Dad started his own architectural firm in the basement of our house.” “Now my kids are seeing us do the same type of thing.”

Awn-Guard is based in Oceanside and is conveniently located between the two major markets of San Diego and Irvine. It now serves over 300 businesses.

“We grew Awn-Guard from the ground up. After establishing our reputation as quality awning cleaners, we now offer a range of services to complement our expertise. We provide customized, personal service to property managers and property owners, delivering on the Awn-Guard promise: “Big Company Credibility with Small Company Service.

Wood Family

Dawn Wood


Dawn grew up in Anchorage Alaska. Dawn attended the University of Alaska Anchorage; transferring to earn her B.A. from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. After graduating Dawn broadened her view of the world, spending five years in the personal financial services industry. Moving out of Alaska late in 2000, she shifted gears to build the foundation for Awn-Guard as a family business. By 2004 Dawn transitioned fully away from finance to a full-time position at Awn-Guard and accepted the role as President in 2005. She consistently brings balance and heart to the company.

Dawn is an avid ocean and pool swimmer. She also has taken up bodysurfing and even throws her hat into the competition ring from time to time. Dawn also loves to learn, taking up drawing and woodworking in recent years.