Monthly Archives: November 2010

Go Green with Hunter DouglasĀ® Architella Shades from 3 Day Blinds


How can you beautify your home and lower your energy bills?  By choosing Hunter Douglas® Duette® Architella® Shades, a product specifically designed to be energy efficient!  The patented “cell within a cell” fabric construction creates multiple insulating air pockets that keeps your rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 

Deborah Strauss, a top performing Design Consultant in the Chicago area raves about Architella Shades: “They are the ideal environmentally friendly window treatment solution in our market where we have extreme temperature swings throughout the year, plus they are absolutely stunning in the window. With the wide array of fabrics and colors to choose from, I can always find the perfect look for my client’s room.  Opacity levels include light filtering and room darkening, and the seamless fabric provides great privacy.   I also love how they stack tightly when opened, to preseve the view.”

These beautiful shades are available through 3 Day Blinds in a wide range of colors and fabrics, with lots of options and upgrades to choose from.  To learn more, please call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule an appointment with your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant.

Customer Recommendation for Maria Curtis

Maria Curtis made contact with me right away for new office blinds for my psychotherapy business.

The blinds that I had were many years old and needed replacement. Maria was completely professional, knowledgeable, and pleasant. This is a woman who knows what she is doing and better than that, enjoys her work immensely.

I will recommend her to anyone in the near future as she is everything I look for in a professional consult in regards to interior design. She picked out the perfect color and my office now has a simple yet wonderful face life.

Lizbeth H.

Maria Curtis is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Sebastopol, CA areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Shannon Helling

3 Day Blinds was absolutely wonderful to do business with. My design consultant, Shannon Helling, was and is a pleasure to work with. She has a very professional manner and definitely knows what she is talking about.

Once the order has been placed, the blinds are shipped and installed literally within 3 days. I just placed my third order this year with Shannon and every job ends in complete satisfaction.

I would completely recommend 3 Day Blinds to anyone who is in need of a little sprucing up. It is reasonably priced and they have great products. Use 3 Day Blinds and I hope you get as great of a consultant as Shannon.

Jared P.

Shannon Helling is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Porter Ranch, Glendale, and Burbank, CA areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Ray Soltani

I just wanted to send a note of thans for the wonderful service I have received from Ray Soltani. He was very customer focused from the moment he called to confirm my appointment. I thoroughly enjoy the product that he recommended and felt that he had my best interest at heart. I liked him so much that I have suggested my brother call him for his window furnishing needs.

Thanks again Ray, it was a pleasure to work with you!


Ray Soltani is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Lakewood, CA areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Tracey Colann

Dear Tracey,

We are so pleased that we called 3 Day Blinds and found you. We had a good experience with 3 Day Blinds in Northern California, but your service here in the Inland Empire was far superior. Our blinds are great and worth every penny. We will make sure to refer you to all of our friends.

Thank you,

Tracey Colann is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the High Desert, Redlands, and San Bernardino, CA areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Great Write-up on 3 Day Blinds in Supply Chain Solutions Magazine

One of our most prominent value propositions at 3 Day Blinds is “fast”, which we highlight in our ability to schedule same-day appointments with our 200 in-home design consultants, deliver custom blinds and shades in 2 days, and install them within 3 days.

There are many team members involved in making this happen, but we could never deliver on time if it weren’t for our Supply Chain Department.  This group is responsible for working with our 120 suppliers to ensure that the materials we need are available in our factory to fabricate the custom blinds and shades as the orders come in, and ship them the next day.

 The editors of Supply Chain Solutions Magazine were so impressed with our ability to deliver custom product fast, that they featured the 3 Day Blinds Supply Chain Team in this month’s issue.  In the article, written by Luke Gillespie, Frank Gutierrez, our SVP, Manufacturing & Supply Chain is interviewed about what is involved.  Consider this:

  • 3 Day Blinds manufactures 11 different categories of custom blinds and shades in our factory (see them listed in the column to the left), that are available in over 1000 material choices.
  • We carry the 6000 components needed to manufacture these various products, and use an average of 30 unique components, many of which are color-matched, in a typical product.
  • Blinds and shades are custom made to the nearest 1/8″ in length and width and are available in sizes ranging from 8″x8″ up to 188″ wide and 168″ high.
  • With the combinations of materials, sizes, options, and upgrades, virtually each unit we produce is one-of-a-kind.
  • Orders placed by midnight tonight will be manufactured and shipped by 10 am the next business day.

Wow!  To manage this very complex process, Frank holds a daily meeting that includes all of his direct reports, both from the Irvine, CA headquarters and the factory team, led by Xavier Esparza, which is located in Ensenada, Mexico.   Every day, his Supply Chain Team reviews forecasts, actual incoming orders, material on hand, material on order, lead times and supplier performance. 

Frank discussed the importance of the relationships we cultivate with our suppliers.  “We choose the best suppliers available to us and work with them with the point of view of equality and respect,” he says.  “Our suppliers understand and support our need to meet our quality and delivery commitments to our customers.  We consider them to be a part of our team.”

And how exactly does “fast” translate when one of our designers meets with a client?  We asked Kathy Trojan of Scottsdale, AZ, our Design Consultant with the highest year-to-date sales:  “Unquestionably, our ability to deliver and install top quality, fashionable blinds, shades and shutters faster than any of our of our competitors gives us an edge.  We often have the product installed in our customers’ windows sooner than other sources are able to return their first phone call!”  

How can you review 3 Day Blinds’ fabulous line and have new window treatments in your windows in as little as 3 days?  Just call 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation, or click here to type in your zip code and meet your local designer.

And, CONGRATULATIONS to Frank, Xavier, Sercin, Kim and Laura for the recognition they received in this month’s edition of Supply Chain Solutions Magazine!

Customer Recommendation for Team San Antonio – Austin

Thanks again for meeting with us at the house, twice! It was such a pleasure watching an expert at work. In dealing with so many of the trades and suppliers during the planning and construction of our new place, you get a feel pretty quickly for those that know what they are doing. Those who take pride in doing it right versus those that are just “doing a job.” Too many of the latter, and lots of “talkers” claiming to be the former, but never living up to it. You feel like the real deal.

Thanks.  Look forward to the finished product!

3 Day Blinds Design Consultants cover the San Antonio, Austin, and Alamo Heights, TX areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Omar Espinosa

Omar was very courteous, professional and knowledgeable!!!  He is an asset to your company.  I have never met the gentleman, but would love to have agents like him working for me.


Omar Espinoza is a 3 Day Blinds Client Care Representative, located in our Irvine, CA Company Headquarters. Call 877-617-3329  to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Working with Antonio Ballatore – What a Treat!

Pictured above, from left to right: Gary, Carl, Richard, Kevin, Angie, Antonio, Frank and Hooper.

Antonio Ballatore, Star of The Antonio Treatment on HGTV, is an expert in highly creative, rapid home makeovers.  Every week he takes on a new project, each with a completely different flavor.  In addition to his talent, creativity and positive energy, part of his success lies in finding reliable partners to help make what he envisions for each home come to life.  One area that had always been a challenge was finding window treatments that could meet his aesthetic and functional specifications and be custom-made quickly.

Enter Angie Helton, 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant!  Antonio and Angie hit it off immediately, and have now completed several home remodeling projects where 3 Day Blinds has supplied the window treatments. 

“It has been a wonderful partnership,” says Angie, “We have over 1000 products in our line, with options for any décor, all of which can be customized and delivered in just 2 days.  That’s what works with the fast turnaround required in television production where time is money!” 

On Tuesday, Kevin Rabbitt, President & CEO, and Frank Gutierrez, SVP, Manufacturing from 3 Day Blinds Corporate, joined Gary Kvisler, and Angie to meet with Antonio, Richard, Carl and Hooper on the set of their latest project.  The main topic of conversation was designing the custom window treatments for the season finale, which will air in 2011.  What will they be?  It’s a secret, but trust us, it will be worth tuning in!

So, can you get the same star treatment as Antonio?  
Absolutely!  If you’re lucky enough to live in the San Fernando Valley or Bakersfield, CA, just call 877-614-3329 and ask for an appointment with Angie Helton.  If you live anywhere else, we will schedule a no-obligation appointment with your local Design Consultant,  who will help you design your new window treatments, provide accurate measurements and a quote, and arrange for installation.  And your project can be done in as little as 3 days!

Style Guide 2011: Making a Good Thing Even Better!

Our free Style Guide is a wonderful asset, a stylish mini catalog, loaded with product information, designed to convert interested buyers into informed future clients. We had a team meeting today to brainstorm how the Spring 2011 version could build on this momentum, and improve.  It was a stimulating session with lots of varied opinions and great ideas. 

It’s not too late to give us your thoughts!  Order your Style Guide and let us know what you think by posting a comment by clicking on the link below, or if you’re ready to meet with one of our expert designers, call 877-614-3329 to schedule your free consultation.