Yearly Archives: 2012

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Happy Holidays from 3 Day Blinds!

The holidays are a fun and festive time here in the office and around the entire nationwide team at 3 Day Blinds.  Office potluck breakfasts and lunches, pranks like the accounting office and marketing team pulled off include having offices and desks completely wrapped like Christmas gifts (including the ceiling!) and the floors covered in fake snow!

Today marked our annual holiday party, and while it was a fun and festive occasion like always, our Executive Vice President Tikie Holewski led us in a moment of reflection of the events of last week in Newtown, Connecticut:

It was followed by a very poignant rendition of “Silent Night” performed by our own Darrell Wilson from the IT Department.

After taking our time to reflect, the festivities began. We started our “competitions” including Best Ornament, which went to Candace Arellano of the Appointment Sales Team, who fashioned a window with miniature Hobbled Soft Roman Shade underneath a pair of our Custom Drapery Panels in one of our top selling fabrics, Maison/Cafe Au Lait.

Candace with her winning ornament.

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Here is a close-up of Candace’s winning ornament.

There was an ugly sweater parade, here are some of the “fashions” that were on display in the office today:

Melissa Caton and Jenni Su from the Merchandising department show off some of their Christmas fashions. Check out Melissa’s earrings!

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Some of the ugly sweaters on display from the Senior Team through Customer Care and Appointment Sales!

Here is some of the amazing decor that popped up in the office during the last few weeks:

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Appointment Sales and the entire Call Center here in Irivine was filled with the holiday spirit! Here is the winning entry for Best Decorations, Cubicle:

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After all of the excitement of the awards, the talent portion of our day got going!

Were there some amazing performances, including a 6-year-old’s solo to One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful” and some fantastic Jazz Christmas music provided by members of our Irvine team!

Some of the performances brought the house down, like 3 Day Blinds’ Christmas Parody for Santa. Eyvet Walters, Christa Wadley, Bashar Saman, David Andexler, Jennifer Venezuela, Ramona Seneviratne, Amber Neeley, Yanna Washington and Will Padiernos put on a show unlike anything seen at the Irvine Headquarters:

Another team giving them some competition is several of the ladies from the Accounting and Merchandising Departments, lip syncing “The Chipmunk Song” much to many of the office’s delight:

Overall, this year has been a fun and fulfilling one at 3 Day Blinds. We are proud to have such an amazing team here at our Corporate Headquarters, as well as all around the nation in our amazing team of Design Consultants, Installers and Managers.

As 2012 winds to a close, we at 3 Day Blinds would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season, and a very Happy New Year!

Customer Recommendation for Lia Kushnir

 

Dear Lia,
Mike installed my roller shades this week and I wanted to tell you how much I like them.  I am especially pleased with the living room shades.  If you recall, I was very nervous about the fabric but as it turns out you were right, they were the perfect choice. So I just wanted to say thank you for all the help, advice and support through this process.  I think you have great instincts for seeing what is possible and I appreciate all your guidance and patience us.
Happy Holidays!
Thanks again,
Melonie D.

Lia Kushnir is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering Chatsworth, Northridge and Conoga Park, CA.  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 Michelle Plunkett

 

Recently I had your company install window blinds on 5 windows, in my remodel-in-process house that I had just moved into.I am happy with the product, but more than that, I was so pleased with the service provided to me by Michelle Plunkett.  She went “above and beyond” to get the right blinds ordered and installed as quickly as possible, as she knew I was pretty stressed out with the move.  She was punctual, thorough, professional and very nice – I will continue to work with her as I buy more window coverings.

Barbara S.

 

Michelle Plunkett is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the  Santa Barbara, Montecito and Goleta, 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 Valerie Pugliese

 

To Whom it May Concern,
Valerie Pugliese came to my town house on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  She arrived shortly before the appointed time of 9:00 a.m.  She was outgoing and friendly, but also very businesslike; there was no wasted time.  She listened carefully to what I was looking for in terms of quality, décor and price, and showed me samples that suited my needs.  Valerie did not try to persuade me to purchase window treatments that were beyond my budget.  Nor did she omit the “fine print” that some salespersons do in order to close the deal.  The installation is still to be scheduled, and I trust it will go as smoothly as Valerie’s part of the transaction.
Sincerely,
June H.

Valerie Pugliese is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the North Hills, Sun Valley and North Hollywood, 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 Bonnie Campbell

Bonnie,

You were right, I love the way my new blinds look, I guess I worried for no reason at all!  They do just what I wanted them to do. Thanks for all your input in helping me to decide what I wanted.

I am looking forward to getting my bedroom windows done as well, once my budget allows it!
Mary H.
Bonnie Campbell is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Novi, West Bloomfield and Plymouth, MI 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 Laurie Miller

Hi Laurie,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for the beautiful blinds in the family room, kitchen, office, pantry and bedrooms. Your time and talent has helped us make our new house a home. I could not have been more impressed with the service or the products we received. From consult to install, everyone I met was professional, punctual and expert in their field.As you know, with both my husband and myself working full time and family coming for the holidays, we were under the gun to get our home furnished. 3 Day Blinds is the only choice for customers who need to get it right, and looking beautiful, the first time.

I have highly recommended your service to everyone who has complimented our home and I am anxious to have you back!

Thank you again,
Kate F.

Laurie Miller is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the South Shore, Cape and Metro West Boston and MA 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 Laurie Miller

Dear Laurie, 

What a GREAT Experience meeting with you today!! I am so pleased that I was able to work with 3 Day Blinds, now that they have started serving Massachusetts. I really appreciate that you not only brought great ideas with you, but that you listened to what I wanted before sharing any of them. I could not believe the wide variety of samples that you brought in to my kitchen, and that there were more in the trunk of your car!

What I thought would be an arduous task of choosing styles and colors was quick and simple!! The products look wonderful and my grandchildren are going to be completely safe now that I will be rid of those dangerous cords!

Your attitude and demeanor could not have been more friendly and helpful. You were professional and efficient while still being warm and caring. You heard what I wanted and went straight to find it in your samples. I really appreciate that you took every measurement, showed me exactly what my shades are going to look like and told me when they would arrive, due to the fact that I will be away for some time, as well as who to contact for installation.

Thank you Laurie!
Marilee
Laurie Miller is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the South Shore, Cape and Metro West Boston and MA 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 Valerie Pugliese

 

Hello Valerie,
I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how pleased I am of my purchase of blinds for my kitchen. The style of three blinds in one large window verses the one blind I had previously, was a great suggestion on your part. I am also impressed with the quality of blinds your company produces. Changing to pull strings compared to the turn rod for closing is a great improvement.  I hope to be able do the rest of my windows in the near future.  I am glad you took time to address all my concerns about blinds without being pushy or trying to get me to buy something I didn’t need or want.  Thanks again for all your help Valerie. You presented yourself, your company and product with great professionalism.
Satisfied customer,
Connie R.

Valerie Pugliese is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the North Hills, Sun Valley and North Hollywood, 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.

The Giving Season at 3 Day Blinds Has Begun!

3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Kathy Trojan and one of the Hospice Scottsdale patients on Halloween – all dressed up!

With the first of November here at last, at 3 Day Blinds we like to remember to not only spread holiday cheer around the office, but also within the communities where we are represented by some of our fantastic Design Consultants and team members. 

A great example of this giving is shown by Kathy Trojan, one of our Design Consultants from Scottsdale, Arizona. Kathy spends a lot of her time volunteering at Hospice in Scottsdale. 

“As a volunteer it is my responsibility to visit the patients within the Hospice facility, some of whom are near the end of their lives,” said Kathy. “I sit and talk to them, we read books or magazines together, it’s really about whatever they need. The most important thing is that we have fun!” 

A lot of the volunteers at the Hospice center help out with painting, arts and crafts, and getting the patients dressed up for Halloween in their costumes.

A Hospice Volunteer and her dressed up companion for Halloween 2012“It’s really all about doing whatever we can do lift their spirits and give them life enjoyment. I always hear from them about how happy they are when I come to visit,” said Kathy. “It really gives me more pleasure knowing that I am helping to cheer them in some small way.” 

Last night, Halloween, Kathy and other volunteers (including one of her 3 Day Blinds clients!) went down to the Scottsdale Hospice in their costumes and handed out candy and helped to show the patients a festive time. 

3 Day Blinds client Cathy Vallecorsa, another volunteer with Hospice of Scottsdale, and her dressed up friend!

It is a pleasure for 3 Day Blinds to get involved in the local communities that we serve, and to bring smiles to everyone during this holiday season. 

Vampires, Athletes, Rock Stars?? It Must Be Halloween at 3 Day Blinds!

072Some of our creatively costumed team members here at 3 Day Blinds! #33 is Venita Campbell, who took 1st Place in the Individual Costume Competition.
At 3 Day Blinds we make a point to keep the workplace fun and festive. And boy was that never more evident than on Halloween 2012!

At our Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA the vampires, ghouls, and even Oompa Loompas came out in full force to celebrate the holiday when kids can be grown-ups, and grown-ups can be kids. Throughout the office, cubicles were decorated from top to bottom and team members arrived to work in some extremely creative costumes. The entire team was supplied with pizza for lunch and there were contests aplenty all over the office.

We had several contest winners, including the team of Witches in the Appointment Sales Division made up of Dian Capasso, NAncy Fast, Kellie Proschek and Cynthia Ramos – they took the award for the Best Cubicle Decorations.

076Some of the fantastic decorations that we saw around the office all day! These are our “Vampires” who took 2nd Place Overall.

There was a dessert contest – and it’s no surprise that Willy Wonka and his team of Oompa Loompa’s took first price with their chocolate fountain.

Willie Wonka and his Team of Oompa Loompas showed they know desserts by taking 1st in the contest!There was a questionnaire contest, with several people in the office tying for first place by guessing 12 of 13 questions right, and two of our team members (Dan Lyle and Darlene Fajardo) walked away with gift certificates (for more candy perhaps?) by turning in questionnaires with 100% perfect scores!

Other contests included guess the # of candies in the cauldrons, Ashley Ragland and Glendy Gamoba were the lucky winners. They got to take home cauldrons filled with over 100 pieces of candy each!

The creativity that all of our team members showed made Halloween 2012 in the ISC one for the record books. Rest assured, this creativity takes a completely different form when our local Design Consultants visit the homes and businesses of their clients.  In that scenario, they are using their creativity, along with expert product, technical and fashion knowledge to recommend the best window treatment solution.  Our clients are delighted with the outcome, and most of them report that they had fun in the process!

If you’re ready for a window makeover that can happen in as little as 3 days, give us a call at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free consultation today or click here to schedule online, 24/7!

068Rosa Aguirre, our Appointment Services Supervisor , shows off her fantastic Peg Bundy costume that took 3rd Place overall today.

073Bashar Samman from our Special Orders Department took 2nd place in the individual costume competition. He arrived as “50 Shades of Grey” quite a topical costume!

069Billy Idol (David Andexler) came in to work today, along with several groupies (Eyvet Hartooni, Ramona Seneviratne, Jennifer Valenzuela) and his own private security (Christa Wadley)!