What makes us different?
There are plenty of companies who sell window shades. Most have been around for a long time, and most offer a motorized version of their window coverings.
Unlike those companies, Powershades was founded to provide motorized window treatments – it’s our specialty. We think, work, and design with technology in mind from the start – a fresh take on a standard item in a world increasingly filled with fun and functional automation.
But that’s not all – we also believe that state-of-the-art window treatments should be affordable, easy to order, and simple to install and operate for the average weekend DIYer.
It starts with our founders – both of whom have a passion for automation. They believe technology should be used to enhance your daily life – not complicate it – and it should be accessible to everyone.
Powershades are specifically designed to put technology to use to help make life more enjoyable, worry-free, and beautiful.
As a lover of technology in all aspects of his life who experienced frustration when things didn’t quite work together easily, Jason had a distinct (and personal) vision for bringing coherence to the rapidly-expanding variety of home and building automation systems on the market.
Together with his friend, colleague, and fellow technophile Ryan Chacon, he founded Wideband Labs in 2016 to help consumers connect all of their systems into a functioning, performant entity.
After graduating from Pittsburg State University with a degree in electrical engineering, Jason started his engineering career at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Florida. He continued his career in engineering and product development at the S&P 500 company Leggett & Platt in southwest Missouri starting in 2002, and in 2015 was appointed to the position of general manager of the company’s LP Smart Products division. He remained in that position until launching Wideband Labs.
When not devoting time to Wideband Labs and developing innovative and consumer-friendly products like Powershades, Jason enjoys electronics, woodworking, and spending time at a nearby lake.
Vice President of Product Development/Co-Founder
A lifelong inventor and innovator, Ryan partnered with his friend and colleague Jason Turner to found Wideband Labs, a company with a vision for making home and building technology and automation integration accessible to everyone.
Starting his career as a systems engineer for audio companies, Ryan was soon managing partner and co-owner of a U.S.-based electronic systems integration company that specialized in automation and data systems for commercial and residential applications. He went to work at the S&P 500 company Leggett & Platt in southwest Missouri in 2007 as an embedded systems engineer.
Always the developer and innovator, Ryan’s role soon transitioned to one that led the application of the company’s many proprietary technologies to their existing products – bringing automation and technology to a diverse array of products for homes, offices, and vehicles.
Ryan has secured 17 patents throughout his career.