Pete Lamarre is a sales specialist at Acme Sunshades Enterprise Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2005. He can be reached at (510) 992-4017 or by email.

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Pete Lamarre: A Seamless Connection

  • Pete Lamarre is a sales specialist at Acme Sunshades Enterprise Inc.

Pete Lamarre: A Seamless Connection
"...as someone who loves design, this is literally a dream job for me.”

SAN LEANDRO – When asked what led him to a career in the sunshades industry, Pete Lamarre says he entered through an adjacent field. “I spent more than a decade working in the fencing industry, where I designed custom iron and metal frames. At one point, my path crossed with Acme Sunshades Enterprise and things just clicked. Within three months of being hired, I was promoted to project manager and salesman. Today, I have my hands in every aspect of the process from start to finish. I basically do everything but install the products.”

As a sales specialist with Acme Sunshades Enterprise Inc., Pete points out some similarities between his previous and current livelihoods. “When you’re working with metal, you have to be very precise—otherwise, the entire job will end up wrong,” he explains. “In this regard, transitioning from working with fencing to awnings and sunshades was pretty seamless. Even better, there are a lot more design possibilities with sunshades, so as someone who loves design, this is literally a dream job for me.”

A resident of Livermore (where he lives with wife and daughter), Pete spends his time outside of work on a variety of active pastimes. “I’m French-Canadian, so I enjoy the snow and try to get up to Tahoe as often as I can. I also like spending time with my family and taking my daughter to the park.” Additionally, Pete further engages his interest in design by building custom sheds as a side business.

In his life and career, Pete espouses the importance of treating others with respect. “I treat every customer the way I’d want to be treated,” he affirms. “The same goes for their homes—I always take off my shoes before entering a customer’s home and do my best to respect their space. I believe respect is one of the most important principles for interacting with people, even more so as a professional.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Pete says he’d take a trip back home. “I’m originally from Montreal, Canada, and I’m the only member of my family living on the West Coast. I haven’t been back home in a long time, so the first thing I’d do is plan a trip to visit my family.”

Ask me anything!
Q: What’s your favorite TV show?

A: “Game of Thrones.”

Q: Coffee or tea?

A: Actually, I prefer 5-Hour Energy.

Q: Do you collect anything?

A: Vintage beer mirrors.

Q: How do you like your eggs?

A: Eggs Benedict.

Q: What was your favorite toy as a child?

A: My Big Wheel.

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