A Chat with Sugarhouse Presidents

April 22, 2021

Our 80th Anniversary Celebration continues with a chat with our current president, Mike Peterson, and SH’s former president, Walt Peterson.  We asked Walt what he thought his dad, and SH founder, would think of celebrating 80 years in business. This is what he shared with us: In 1991, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sugar… Read More


Our 80th Anniversary Celebration continues with a chat with our current president, Mike Peterson, and SH’s former president, Walt Peterson. 

We asked Walt what he thought his dad, and SH founder, would think of celebrating 80 years in business. This is what he shared with us:

In 1991, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sugar House Awning and Canvas Products.  My father, Walter Peterson Sr. was then 87 years old and I remember talking with him about what an amazing thing it was to see his little startup business reach that milestone.  He worked many long, hard days to keep the business afloat in the early years, and was justifiably proud to see the fruits of his efforts.

To celebrate those 50 years, we ran a large newspaper ad and invited customers and friends to come to celebrate with us.  We were then located in Sugar House, at 2005 South 1100 East, in a 10,000 square foot building.

Fast forward another 30 years and here we are celebrating our 80th anniversary.  The company has re-branded itself as SugarHouse Industries, reflecting the very diverse nature of our goods and services.  I’ve never doubted the business would continue to carry on and even thrive.  The leadership at SugarHouse is very much focused on caring for the employees (SugarHouse family) as well as providing world-class products and service to its customers.  I just couldn’t be any prouder of the company today.

Watch the interview below to hear Walt’s first memory of working at SugarHouse, what it has been like to pass the business on to his son, and other memories of the last 80 years.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Prepare for Hunting Season with a UTV Enclosure

October 9, 2020

It’s October which means the big elk and deer hunts are underway. Are you prepared? Do you have all your gear? Safety vest, binoculars, rifle? What about an enclosure for your UTV to keep you warm during your hunt? Let the craftsmen at SugarHouse design, produce, and install a custom soft top or enclosure for… Read More


It’s October which means the big elk and deer hunts are underway. Are you prepared? Do you have all your gear? Safety vest, binoculars, rifle? What about an enclosure for your UTV to keep you warm during your hunt?

Let the craftsmen at SugarHouse design, produce, and install a custom soft top or enclosure for your Side-by-Side UTV. Our enclosures are custom made to your exact specifications and installed by our experts who know how to treat your SXS right.

Our UTV and ARGO cab enclosures and storage covers are handcrafted to ensure a precise fit for each model. They are manufactured using heavy-duty, marine-grade polyester that is water-repellent, tear-resistant, and impervious to mildew and UV rays.

Ultimate Cab Enclosure

The full cab enclosure provides full coverage of your cab when combined with an existing hard windshield and roof. 

  • Available in a 2- and 4-door model. 
  • Protects you and your passengers from water, wind, sand, and snow.
  • Doors can be rolled up and secured to create an open-cab environment during warmer months.
  • Windows are made from 20 gauge, anti-scratch, marine-grade vinyl, providing an inhibited view and total clarity.
  • Lightweight and easy to attach.

Premium Storage Cover

We know from experience that because of the high-quality fabrics we use and our proven manufacturing methods, our UTV and ARGO storage covers will provide you with many years of service. We feel confident in guaranteeing our craftsmanship with a 7-year warranty.

  • Made in the USA, using heavy-duty, marine-grade, 100% polyester, waterproof, and fade-resistant materials. 
  • Light yet very strong.
  • Mildew and UV resistant characteristics of the material provide rugged, all-weather protection even in the harshest of Utah weather conditions. 
  • An elastic cord hem under the front and rear bumper produce a fast, snug fit, while straps around the front and rear tires ensure the cover will not blow off in the wind.

What Models Can Be Enclosed

There are so many different makes and models of UTV’s out there. And according to wideopenspaces.com, there are specific models recommended for hunting

Here’s the beauty of coming to SugarHouse to get your enclosure or storage cover. Since we custom make every UTV enclosure, we can create covers for any type, size, and style of SXS off-road vehicle! Polaris, Can-Am, Arctic Cat, Honda, Kawasaki, John Deere, Yamaha, and ARGO are just a few we have worked on.

Call us at 801-563-9600 so we can get your off-road vehicle covered and get you out on the hunt!

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.