Monthly Archives: March 2012

Photo Booth Fun at 3 Day Blinds to Celebrate New Records Set and New CEO!

Ramona Seneviratne, Eyvet Hartooni, Maria Queeno, Chris Amber, Amber Neeley

At 3 Day Blinds, we like to celebrate when we set new records, not to mention the much less frequent event of naming a new CEO, Dave Hall!

The good news is that we continue to reach new highs in the number of free in-home window treatments consultations our clients schedule with our Designers.  The problem is that if we stopped to celebrate every time we reached a new goal, we wouldn’t get any work done!  So, contrary to the evidence in these photos of what happened when Tikie Holewski, our Senior Vice President, planted a Photo Booth in our Corporate Boardroom a few days ago, we are not taking our eye off the ball when it comes to providing superior service and cream-of-the-crop custom blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes!  Here are just a few of the hundreds of colorful shots that were taken that day!

Rest assured, our Design Consultants have much better fashion sense than those of us that support them!  Thousands of your neighbors have trusted their expertise and 3 Day Blinds for their custom window treatments needs.  Why not join them?  You’ll be able to update and beautify your windows and we’ll get to continue celebrating!  It’s a win-win! Just call 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation or click here to schedule online.

Judeann Glover, Scott Mendez,, Tikie Holewski and Augusta Gohil

Steve Marinca, David Vasquez, Bashar Samman, Natalie Niverson, Kendra MacDougall, Karen Morrisseau

Augusta Gohil and Frank Gutierrez

Mike McCarty, Laura DiMario, Abdel Zeyas and Kim Pague

Feri Khosrowpour, Ann Miranda, Tamara Seyhun, Rosa Galindo, Vivian Vo (front)

Dan Lyle, Darrell Wilson, Brian Holt

Ana Aldave and Glendy Gamboa

Natalie Niverson and Scott Mendez

Dave Hall, Tikie Holewski and Ed Scott

Matt Jamison, Cristin Harrigan, Greg Bibas, Ashley Ragland and Mary Kay Stam (front)

Sal Bahena, John Leto, Josh Glackin, and Phil Halbasch

Lucy Ortiz and Karen Chen

Diane Capasso, Candace Beaz

A smattering of senior managersCynthia Ramos and Kellie Proschek

Rosa Aguirre, Ed Scott, Amber Neeley and Jeff Miller (in pictures)Tamara Seyhun and Valerie Bauer


The “Quarter Tour” of the Hunter Douglas Sacramento Fabrication Facility

Jeff Hales, Director of Operations, Fabrication Division, Hunter Douglas, Karin Jeske, SVP, Merchandising, 3 Day Blinds, Randy Liken, President, Fabrication Division, Hunter Douglas, Dave Hall, CEO, 3 Day Blinds, Donna Thomas, Customer Service Manager, Hunter Douglas, Andy Smith, Hunter Douglas Key Accounts Group

An important, and ever growing part of our product line-up of custom blinds and shades at 3 Day Blinds is our Hunter Douglas Branded Products.  We love showing Hunter Douglas products to our clients, because they combine beauty, clever functionality (with many exclusive, patented features) and the highest quality.

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of visiting the state-of-the-art Hunter Douglas Fabrication facility in Sacramento, CA.  Randy Liken, President of Fabrication, who has been responsible for many of the major initiatives that have positioned Hunter Douglas as the market leader provided us with an overview of how the division works.

When visiting a manufacturing facility, the tour guide often asks if you want “The Quarter Tour, the Dime Tour, or the Nickel Tour,” with the Quarter Tour being most comprehensive.

Jeff Hales, the Director of Operations, thoughtfully explained to us the many ways in which this is truly a world class operation, and gave us the “Quarter Tour” for sure!  Some features of their plant included the way they bring natural light into the building to save energy, the sophisticated ways in which they solicit continuous improvement suggestions from every member of the team, their fabrication methods, which use everything from delicate handwork to innovative automated machinery that results in perfectly made product, and their relentless drive to reduce scrap and waste, while providing a safe and positive environment for their associates. 

Donna Thomas, Customer Service Manager, gave us a tour of their Customer Service operation, and the new training center, where their agents spend 7 weeks in training before they start taking calls from their customers.

“I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Hunter Douglas plant and customer service operation and I am more excited than ever to have Hunter Douglas as a partner and in our portfolio of custom blinds and shades,” said Dave Hall, CEO of 3 Day Blinds.  “This meeting was especially meaningful, given that we manufacture our own brand of products in the 3 Day Blinds factory, and strive to provide nothing less than exceptional quality and service.  Because Hunter Douglas is of the exact same mindset, theirs is the only brand of custom blinds and shades other than our own, that we promote.”

Duette® Honeycomb Shades were among the many products we saw being produced at the Hunter Douglas Fabrication facility in Sacramento, CA.

Ready to see these wonderful Hunter Douglas products live, and in person? The 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood will meet with you in your home, at your convenience, and help you select the perfect Hunter Douglas custom-made window treatments for your windows.  They will also take guaranteed measurements, provide an on-the-spot quote, and arrange for professional installation.  Just call 877-614-3329 or click here to schedule online.

The products we carry from Hunter Douglas include CountryWoods® Wood Blinds, Designer Screen® Roller and Roman Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Everwoods® Faux Wood Blinds, Luminette® Privacy Vertical Sheers, Luminette® Modern Draperies, Modern Precious Metals® Blinds, Silhouette® Sheer Window Shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Pirouette® Window Shadings, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, CountryWoods® Wood Blinds, Designer Screen® Roller and Roman Shades, Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Everwoods® Faux Wood Blinds, Luminette® Privacy Vertical Sheers, Luminette® Modern Draperies, Modern Precious Metals® Blinds, Silhouette® Sheer Window Shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Pirouette® Window Shadings and Provenance® Woven Wood Shades.

Customer Recommendation for Helane Kramer

Hi Helane,

I just wanted to say it was a pleasure doing business with you and I very much appreciate your help with my selections and all the money you saved me.  Thanks again.  I look forward to talking to you again soon.


Helane Kramer is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Los Angeles, Hollywood and Pasadena 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 Helane Kramer

Dear 3 Day Blinds Management,

I wanted to express how pleased and impressed I was with the professionalism of your sales associate Helane Kramer. She was courteous and highly knowledgeable about the product line and gave me the features of each product and made recommendations based upon my specific needs.

I had another company come out and the rep was here for over an hour and when he left I still felt totally confused and unsure about what window covering product to use. Helane had all her samples to show me which really made it easy for me to make a decision after seeing all the products demonstrated.

Thank you Helane for your great service. I will definitely recommend her to my friends and neighbors in the Pacific Palisades area.

Cecily, California

Helane Kramer is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Los Angeles, Hollywood and Pasadena 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 Custom Draperies and Roman Shades: Stories from our Designers

Custom Window Treatments from 3 Day Blinds: Draperies mounted over Simply Sheer Shades.

It’s been just over a month since we at 3 Day Blinds launched our new Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program.  We are all thrilled with the number of clients that are choosing these new products, and, as always, we love to hear real stories, from our Design Consultants, who actually work with their clients in their homes to choose the perfect window treatment.

Stefanie CannizzoServing Walnut Creek, Danville and San Ramon, CA:

Two of my clients have chosen our Soft Roman Shades.  In the first order the client was moving into a new home and I talked about our fabulous fabrics that we just launched.  She wanted to see them, and lo and behold she found a fabric she loved for her kitchen valances.  She already had existing honeycombs that she was putting in these windows so we laughed that she really saved a lot of money by only doing the valances!

My second client was updating their children’s rooms which currently had room darkening honeycombs.  They wanted something more “grown-up” and able to stand the test of time as their children moved through elementary and middle school and beyond.  She loved the fabrics so much that she ended up doing 2 roman shades (in addition to the other 4 shades) on her  French Doors in the Master Bedroom.  All of these were sold with room darkening lining.

 Having these new products will greatly improve my ability to serve my clients.

Wayne StapletonServing San Grosse Pointe, St Clair Shores and Warren, MI:

I met with my client who indicated that they wanted Roller Shades for a bay window in their kitchen. During the free design consultation, they said that they needed the shades for about 1 hour during the day when the sun was at its worst. Then they said that they were going to have a Custom Fabric Valance made to cover the shades. I then showed them that with our new Soft Roman Shades we could accomplish everything they needed, both aesthetically and functionally with one product!  They could let the Roman Shades down for that hour or so while the sun was at its worst. Then just pull them up and they will look like a fabric roman shade valance for the rest of the time. We created a highly decorative look and eliminated the need for Roller Shades, saving the client money. As soon as she touched the fabric I showed her it was done. It didn’t matter what her husband said, she was getting those Roman Shades!

I love having a new product that practically sells itself!

Jeffry-Wynne PrinceServing Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay, CA:

The ability to offer such an incredible selection of custom designed draperies and valances right alongside our diverse offering of hard window coverings has opened up clients to a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Historically, blinds and drapes being offered by the same company was an illusion – usually one or both of the products would be outsourced and then coordinated by a designer. This meant multiple visits, multiple vendors, an unrealistically high-price tag, as well as multiple installations and a very long lead time up to several months for completion of the project. This also meant that service after-the-sale was virtually non-existent.

Now, I am able to showcase beautiful soft window treatments side-by-side with counterpart blinds and truly offer a complete project while in the home. Because these are offered by 3 Day Blinds, they come with the same selection, service, and value we’ve been offering on our hard-window coverings for over 30 years. On a personal note, as an interior designer it gives me great pleasure to work one-on-one from beginning to end with a client on their windows. I use one installer for all of the products, so they are all completed at the same time…usually within 2 weeks of placing the order. The clients that have used our soft window treatments have been immensely satisfied and impressed with the entire process, and in each case, have already referred us to their friends and family.

Vada MosesServing Houston, Katy and Cypress TX:

I am so excited to have these new products to offer my customers.  One of my repeat clients fell in love with our new fabrics and was able to add some fashion to her bedroom by adding draperies over the blinds I had previously specified for her bedroom.  The fabric looked great with her bedding.  The result is a finished look that she would have expected from a high end interior designer.  She was thrilled with the cost and the speed of delivery.  Another client chose Roman Shades for her study, which had lots of dark paneling and several book shelves.  She found the perfect fabric!  She also chose a set of custom drapes that she plans to order in a month. 

Debi BarishServing Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Fountain Valley, CA:

My Clients and I are all thrilled with the beautiful selection of fabrics we have for our Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program. We have something to fit every style whether it is modern, transitional or traditional. 3 Day Blinds makes it simple. We’re a one stop shop for taking windows from “Drab to Fab!”

So far, four clients have purchased Soft Roman Shades from me, and one has purchased Draperies.  Our fabric selection is fabulous.  Each of these clients had a completely different style challenge, and I was able to customize just the right treatment for each!  I truly believe that 3 Day Blinds hit a home run with these new products.  When I have a chance to come up for air, I intend to contact all of my client base to let them know about these new offerings.

Deborah AndersonServing Benicia, Fairfield and Vallejo, CA:

My customer was a return customer ready to address the needs in her master bedroom. She had bought  new furniture and new carpet and felt she had made the wrong color selection for her carpet. She had exsisting cellular shades on the windows and wanted to select new cellular shades with a hint of color and then mentioned to me about maybe she needed drapes which her husband did not want. He wanted to  head in a direction that was simple and a clean line.

I told her to wait a moment while I grabbed something out of my car. When I returned I had our new fabric books and my paint swatches. I introduced her to our new beautiful fabrics and told her  that if she were to do Soft Roman Shades she would accomplish two things , she would have a blind for the necessary privacy and light and the warmth of fabric for a more complete look and help her with what she felt she was missing. 

She was so excited that the fabric I had in mind tied in her carpet , we went over some paint colors for additional  warmth and the beautiful fabric we selected along with the  style of the Flat Roman Shade Style will give her a completed look that suited her needs and that of her husband’s. So much fun!  

If you would like to review our Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade Collection, just call us at 817-614-3329 or click here to find your neighborhood designer.  We’ll arrange for your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant to meet with you at your home at your convenience.  They will help you choose the ideal custom treatments for your windows, take guarnateed measurements and arrange for professional installation.  We’d love to beautify your windows while providing you with a fast, convenient, worry-free experience!