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.

Customer Recommendation for Betsey Iko

I want to recommend Betsey Iko if you need new blinds for your windows!  She
was very patient and helpful while I was selecting the blinds.  Basically,
she made the whole process easy and painless.  Plus, the new blinds go
perfectly – I love them!

Thanks 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.

Customer Recommendation for Ray Soltani

Custom Shutters by 3 Day Blinds, specified by designer Ray SoltaniHi Ray, finally remembered to send a few shots of the window shutters. I absolutely love them. Friends that come over, ask where I got them and comment on how nice they are.   They just make the room. Thanks again for your help.

J. Richmond

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.

New Product Introduction! 3 Day Blinds Custom Draperies and Soft Roman Shades in 168 Fabrics

newdraperies3 Day Blinds launched a new collection of custom-made Soft Roman Shades and Draperies today.

It is with great excitement that we at 3 Day Blinds just launched our new line of custom Soft Roman Shades, Drapery Panels and Decorative Drapery Hardware.

“In our 30+ year history, we have been known as the best source for custom blinds, shades and shutters,” said Karin Jeske, SVP,  Merchandising & Product Development.  “However, with the addition of these new introductions, we will be able to take our clients’ decor in a whole new direction.  Custom Soft Roman Shades offer our clients a new category of window shades, one that is softer and more decorative.  Custom Drapery Panels can add drama and a designer touch, while also hiding light gaps, finishing the look over an outside mounted blind or shade, or adding insulation and privacy.”

The assortment consists of 5 Roman Shade styles, 6 Drapery Panel styles, 4 collections of Decorative Drapery Hardware and 168 hand-chosen fabrics.

samplescollectionsSome of the 168 fabrics included in the new, exclusive collection from 3 Day Blinds.

“Our fabric assortment is amazing,” says Jenni Su, Merchandising Manager.  “We shopped the global wholesale fabric marketplace and selected the best of what is available, and created an collection that is exclusive to 3 Day Blinds, which includes stripes, prints, jacquards, textures and solids in a gorgeous color range and in styles that will complement decor ranging from traditional to modern.”

The Design Consultants and Showroom managers received their sample books last week.  “The excitement among our 200 Designers is unprecedented, because this new introduction provides them the ability to serve more clients, and Draperies and Soft Roman Shades are the perfect complement to our existing products” said Scott Mendez, VP, Sales.  “All of our Designers have a list of past customers who are anxious to review the new product line.”

gary-gilbertGary Gilbert, PhoenixThese sentiments were echoed by many Designers who provide free consultations to our clients in their homes. 

Gary Gilbert, from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, and one of 3 Day Blinds’ top Designers, was in town this week to meet with our Board of Directors, and to help us film some training videos for these new products. “In the nearly 2 decades that I have spent helping clients decorate their windows, this is the most exciting program I have seen,” said Gary.  “The different style options and wide range of fabrics will allow me to create the perfect finishing touch, customized to my clients’ decor and budget.”  Gary was also the first Design Consultant in the country to receive our two new fabric books, and immediately presented it to the team in Arizona – click here to watch.

helane kramerHelane Kramer, Hollywood Helane Kramer, also visiting the Irvine Support Center for the Board of Directors meeting, and an experienced interior designer described what this meant for 3 Day Blinds, “Custom Draperies have a reputation for being complex to specify and expensive to make, involving a long ordering process.  This program takes the guesswork out of the design process.  One of the great benefits of working at 3 Day Blinds is the ability to provide an on-the-spot quote.  With this new program, I will be able to design any of custom soft shade and drapery treatments that I can dream up with my clients, and provide a quote instantly,” says Helane.  “Once the order is accepted, it is sent electronically to the factory floor and these products will ship in 10 business days, which is practically unheard of.  I am constantly amazed at how 3 Day Blinds leverages the latest technologies to make it easy for me to provide great service and a trouble-free experience to my clients.”

If you’re ready to meet with Gary, Helane or your local design consultant to review this fabulous new collection of custom fabric window treatments, just call us at 877-614-3329, and we will arrange for a free consulation at a time that is convenient to you.  Your local 3 Day Blinds Designer will help you choose the perfect window treatments for your home, provide guaranteed measurements and an on-the-spot quote, and arrange for professional installation.

Customer Recommendation for Betsey Iko

My sister, Patty, had worked with 3 Day Blinds before and recommended the company to me. I have been extremely satisfied with the overall experience of ordering the blinds and the installation. Betsey Iko has been a tremedous help to me in selecting the best type of window covering for each window. She is very professional, always on time, and a pleasure to work with.


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.

Circle of Excellence Team Members attend 3 Day Blinds Board of Directors Meeting

3-day-blinds-presidents-club-circle-of-excellence-IMG_98523 Day Blinds Circle of Excellence Recipients for 2011. These are the top 10 Design Consultants of the 200 that serve markets across the United States.3 Day Blinds Circle of Excellence Recipients, 2011:
(from Left to Right, with Rank, Name, Cities Served, and Link to each Designer’s Web Page):

#1  Cindy Julia – Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, CA

#6  Kimberly Brock – Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, AZ

#5  Corinne Mar – San Mateo, Redwood City, Palo Alto, CA

#2  Gary Gilbert – Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, AZ

#4  Angela Helton – Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, CA

#9  Sue Gwin – San Francisco, San Mateo, San Bruno, CA

#10 Annie Butler, Galleria, Bellaire, Houston, TX

#3  Eric Horan – Denver, Lakewood, Golden, CO

#8  Helane Kramer – Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena, CA

#7  Jeanette Nouribekian – Calabasas, Woodlands Hills, Tarzana, CA

The best-of-the-best rolled into town yesterday for dinner at Montage, in Laguna Beach, and a meeting this morning with the 3 Day Blinds Board of Directors!  These are our most successful Design Consultants; the ones who have served the most clients by providing their fabulous product recommendations for custom blinds, shades and shutters, and ensuring a trouble-free experience.

greg-moore-cindy-julia-mary-george-3-day-blinds-IMG_9858Cindy Julia, 3 Day Blinds’ top Design Consultant for 2011 (center) with board members Greg Moore (left) and Mary George (right).

At the meeting this morning, each Design Consultant described to our board of directors and executive management team, the secrets to their success:  some common themes included building relationships in their community, both with other businesses and clients, the great marketing tools provided by the folks in the Irvine Support Center, the products that are constantly being refreshed and their confidence that they have a top notch company standing behind them to deliver on all of the promises they make.

Mary George, a board member, listened intently, and observed that each Design Consultant, in their own way, expressed that they love their job and look forward to the new adventure each day working with clients brings.

Collectively, the members of the board expressed what an honor it was to be in the presense of “the most important people in the company, those who work face to face with our clients.”

With our rapid growth, we continue to recruit talented Design Consultants in markets across the country.  Click here to see a listing of current career opportunities.

Or, if you are in need of great custom blinds, shades, or shutters and would rather experience the great service our Design Consultants provide, call 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation now!

eric-horan-annie-butler-3-day-blindsEric Horan and Annie Butler, along with their 8 other colleauges described what makes them successful as 3 Day Blinds Design Consultants.

circle-of-excellence-dinner-3-day-blindsOut to dinner at Montage in Laguna Beach, CA
circle-of-excellence-dinner-3-day-blinds-1Angie Helton, Jeanette Nouribekian, Judeann Glover and Augusta Gohil enjoy conversation and dinner.