Monthly Archives: February 2012

The 3 Day Blinds Board of Directors Names Dave Hall CEO!

In a conference call with all of 3 Day Blinds Managers, Tim Burke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of 3 Day Blinds announced that Dave Hall has been named our new CEO.

On January 3rd, we announced that Dave Hall was “taking over the leadership of 3 Day Blinds,” but yesterday we received the good news that this decision has been formalized, and that he is now officially our new CEO!  “Dave Hall has won our complete confidence and I am excited to announce on behalf of the Board of Directors that we have named him CEO of 3 Day Blinds,” said Tim Burke in a special conference call with the 3 Day Blinds management team.  “We unanimously agreed that Dave is by far the most qualified candidate to lead your team as you continue to exceed even our most optimistic forecasts.”

We never had any doubt that this day would come.  Dave was responsible for implementing many of the strategies that caused our tremendous growth in 2011, and as Tim indicated, the momentum has continued in 2012.  “Everyone is so excited about the news,” said Tikie Holewski, SVP.  “I have heard from the whole senior management team and from associates throughout the Irvine Support Center and across the country, in the field.  Now that we all know that Dave’s role is set in stone, we can fully focus on implementing all of our growth plans.”

Dave had just arrived back from a memorable family trip to visit his daughter in Rome (which had been planned before the January announcement) where she is currently attending college when he received the good news.  Hopefully he enjoyed that break, because we don’t antipate any big vacations any time soon!

Congratulations, Dave, from everyone at 3 Day Blinds! 

Customer Recommendation for Betsey Iko

My husband and I recently remodeled our guest house, and were looking for attractive and affordable window dressings.  Betsey Iko came to my home for a consultation and provided me with excellent customer service.  She is very personable in addition to being quite knowledgeable about the 3 Day Blind products.  I had my hands full with my newborn baby. She was time efficient and to the point, without making me feel rushed, which I appreciated.  When the shades arrived, I was very happy with the final result; they look lovely! Overall, Betsey is a charming and helpful consultant.  I would not hesitate to use her again!

Betsey Iko is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Pasadena, Arcadia and Monrovia, 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.

Celebrations Abound! Draperies are on Fire and VP of Sales Reaches “A Certain Age”

Soft-Shades-Untitled - 5Just introduced by 3 Day Blinds, Custom Soft Roman Shades.OK, our new Draperies and Soft Roman Shades are not literally on fire, but they ARE selling like hotcakes!  This morning, the 3 Day Blinds VP of Sales, Scott Mendez (who incidentally had an important birthday this week that involved a zero) had a conference call with all 200 of our Design Consultants, to recognize the outstanding performance of the team overall, and to call out a few individuals who had particularly successful weeks, thanks to our new products!

drapery-launch-Untitled - 4Scott Mendez, 3 Day Blinds VP of Sales.

Lori Patnode, who serves Seattle and Renton, WA was recognized for placing the first order.  In fact, it came in immediately after our IT team flipped the switch that allowed our Designers to specify the product on their laptops to provide an instant quote for their clients in the home.  “I could not WAIT to begin selling this product,” says Lori.  “For this first order, my client, who lives in one of the most beautiful homes in my community and has very discriminating taste, immediately fell in love with one of the fabrics and HAD to have it custom-made in one of our beautiful Soft Roman Shade styles.  She is accustomed to working with interior designers for her custom fabric treatments, and she was shocked by how low our prices are and how quickly we can deliver.”

Lora Remlinger, who is our Design Consultant in St. Louis, has had the largest single order for our new products.  “I am so excited because our product offering is now complete!  Draperies and Soft Shades offer a myriad of new choices for our clients and new ways for us to tie the window treatments to the rest of the room.  I love color and design, and this program makes it easy for me to confidently deliver a designer look.  The style and quality of these new, made-in-the-USA, custom-made window treatments simply can’t be replicated with off-the-shelf products, and there is something for everyone in this assortment,” says Lora.

Lora was recognized again because she and Debi Barish who serves the Newport Beach, CA area, tied for first place in the number of orders placed for new products this week;  3 orders each!  “I need to be versatile, because my client base in Orange County, CA  is extremely diverse.  In a typical week I may work with clients in a beachfront mansion, a golf course property, a sprawling ranch, a craftsman-style cottage, a boutique hotel, a mountain hideaway, a brand-new tract home, a dentist’s office, and a modern condo.   After  working with these new products for a week, I can say that our clients universally LOVED our new fabric and product selection, and I am thrilled to be able to offer these new style options to my clients,” says Debi.

drapery-ed-scott-JPGEd Scott leads the team in a sparkling cider toast.

Speaking of ranches, back at ours, in Irvine, CA we did a little celebrating of our own.  Tikie Holewski, SVP, and Ed Scott, SVP of Info Technology recognized the whole team, with special kudos for Amber Neeley, Cristin Harrigan,  Judeann Glover,  Kevin Sanders, Mary Kay Stam, Max Luong, Natalie Niverson and Rosa Aguirre, a few individuals who made key contributions to pulling this whole thing off, and surprised the entire office all with a lovely sparkling cider toast!

Unexpectedly, a few of us even got rewarded with something a little more “real”!

drapery-launch-celebration-Untitled - 3SVP Tikie Holewski presents Jeff Luzadder and Jenni Su with tokens of appreciation on behalf of the company.Jeff Luzadder , who skillfully programmed the new products into our point-of-sale system, and hid a lot of sophisticated calculations in the background to make these products easy and foolproof for our designers to specify, while sending accurate job tickets at lightning speed to the factory floor, was awarded a bottle of Silver Patron Tequila.  It was definitely appreciated, but we’re not quite sure it will make up for the fact that his kids may not recognize him now, after the long hours he dedicated to this project!

Jenni Su accepted a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne for herself, and another on behalf of her sidekick, Ashley Ragland (who was “grounded” during this part of the celebration, in her cubicle, by an important conference call).  Jenni and Ashley worked tirelessly to pull together the perfect fabric line from textile mills around the globe, define specifications with our factory, create the sample books and develop training materials for the new products.  Of course, they are already busy planning our next product update!

Your blogger, Karin Jeske, also received a nice bottle of champagne, and she acknowledged the role that Ed Scott played in ensuring a near-flawless IT deployment, key to the program success.

Drapery-Launch-CelebrationAshley Ragland poses in between a bounty of sweets and our new Top Down Bottom Up Flat Roman Shade.

We then proceeded to devour a myriad of pies in at least a dozen flavors, in honor of Scott’s birthday.

A lunch at Javier’s  for the core team also took place, and in case you were wondering, despite the fact that no one offered to crack open the “gift” they had been presented, contrary to what the photo implies, we were allowed to order a little bit more than water!   When we arrived, we must have looked like we were going to produce a lot of loud laughter, because they put us at a table surrounded by a 10-foot wall – this was no doubt appreciated by their other customers.

_drapery-launch-P1030215From Left to Right: Max Luong, Kevin Sanders, Jeff Luzadder, Natalie Niverson, Karin Jeske, Jenni Su, Ashley Ragland, Ed Scott

So, if you would like to be the first on your block to review the new 3 Day Blinds Drapery and Soft Roman Shade programs, which include an exclusive collection of 168 fabrics, you’d better hurry!  Just call 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation . One of our design experts will help you choose the perfect custom blinds, shades, shutters or draperies for your window, take guaranteed measurements, provide an instant quote and arrange for professional installation.

Customer Review for Deborah Anderson

Hi Deborah,
My office window treatments turned out so beautifully, and I really appreciate all the time you took to make sure I got what I wanted. We are now are ready to update the window treatments in our master bedroom.  We may want to keep the same type of shade (honeycomb) and color, but we’re not sure and need your expertise!  Thanks very much.  Hope all is well with you.

Deborah Anderson is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Benecia, Vallejo, and Livermore, CA area. 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 Lia Kusnir

I’m writing this note to you, to tell you of my very nice experience when your saleslady came to my home.

Her professionalism was apparent from the minute she came to my door.  She was able to narrow down the choices and helped me pick out things that would be good for me in a very small amount of time.  She knew how to use all the conveniences that she had at her finger tips and closed the deal in short time.

I was very impressed with this lady.  You are lucky to have her.  I hope my experience will be as good when your people come to install and that it looks as good as Lia did.

Thank you very much.

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.