2016 & Beyond
Our grandfather Milton and his brother open a small fabric shop in Mt. Vernon, NY, offering customers great quality, style and value, backed by exceptional customer service. They sold fabric for dressmakers, upholsterers, designers, and for custom window treatments.
Our father/uncle Cliff joins the business and begins to further develop custom window treatments as an emphasis of the business.
We open Home Works – a full-service design firm. We continue our grandfather’s tradition of excellent customer service, outfitting people’s homes with custom furnishings and window treatments. We open locations in NYC, Westchester and Fairfield counties.
THE SHADE STORE® CONCEPT
Using 3 generations of window treatment know-how, we set out to change the way people shop for custom shades, blinds and draperies. We want to offer design-conscious consumers and trade professionals alike a place to go for a great selection, artisan craftsmanship and expertise. All with friendly service and great value.
We call it Custom Made Simple.®
THE SHADE STORE 1.0
We launch theshadestore.com and open an office on 6th Avenue in NYC.
WE MOVE TO LIC
We move our offices to a newly expanded production facility in Long Island City, NYC. It’s here where we begin to formalize and document generations of manufacturing expertise and make our techniques scalable and transferrable.
WE OPEN OUR FIRST SHOWROOMS
First in SoHo, then in San Francisco. Now customers can experience our quality firsthand.
The Gift of Shade®
We partner with the Arbor Day Foundation on a special project — a tree planted in our National Forests for every order placed.
WE ESTABLISH OUR HQ
We expand our workrooms nationally and move our offices to Port Chester, NY.
2016 & Beyond
WE’RE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD…
People are responding incredibly well to the showroom experience. From 2013-2015, we opened more than 30 showrooms, with even more to come in 2016. There are also new and exciting partnerships on the horizon.