Monthly Archives: March 2012

Great Training – a Staple on the 3 Day Blinds Menu

bay-area-3-day-blinds-photo 36Back Row, From left to right: Tony Valli (District Sales Manager), Judeann Glover (Director, Sales & Training Development), Barbara Sloss, Jennifer Ghorman, Ramandeep Virk, Lisa Ome-Wilhite, , Karen Lotspeich, Chris Gallegos, Stefanie Cannizzo Front Row, From center to right: Deborah Anderson, Cheryl White (Training Facilitator), Nancy Farias, Stefanie Cannizzo, Orlando (No Cal Installer)

No matter your role, training is an ongoing process at 3 Day Blinds.  The Design Consultants in Tony Valli’s region of San Francisco and Northern California had a treat last week when Judeann Glover, our Director of Training and Development brought her workshop on maintaining relationships with past customers to their team meeting.  It was very interactive, and a lot of fun!  Above is a team picture taken afterwards.

Customer Recommendation for Helane Kramer

Dear Helane,

Thank you so much for coming to our house today. In about 5 minutes of your arrival I knew we were going to get the help we needed. I loved that you were a little “pushy” – you helped me to see things and make a decision. And your style is perfect – I didn’t feel judged when I chose something different (which I think I only did with one item because overall your suggestions were so good). Your opinions also educated me and showed me a different approach to some of the windows.

You picked a color and style for the kitchen that I didn’t know to look at. And then you explained to me why it was perfect and I got it. You helped me to visualize it. You suggested something simple for the office downstairs – it is perfect and saves us money that we can spend on another window covering. And I can’t wait to see “top-down, bottom up” shade in the 2nd bedroom downstairs – I thought we couldnt afford that but you showed me how to do it affordably.

There are so many choices in window coverings that I just get overwhelmed. I can’t thank you enough for coming in, assessing the situation, and making strong suggestions while explaining why you were suggesting that. I still can’t believe how much we accomplished in the hour you were here.

We are grateful for your guidance and really excited about what we ordered. Thank you so much! We will definitely call you when we are ready to do the other rooms I showed you today.


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.

3 Day Blinds Managers Get “Beachy” With Each Other!

3-day-blinds-beach-party-management-P10304783 Day Blinds Management – Back Row: Vivian Vo – Director of Financial Planning, Feri Khosrowpour – Controller, Greg Bibas – SVP, Marketing, Karin Jeske – SVP Merchandising, Dave Hall – CEO, Kevin Rabbitt – former CEO, now CEO of NEP Broadcasting, Front Row: Tikie Holewski – SVP, Scott Mendez – VP Sales

Yesterday, Dave Hall, CEO of 3 Day Blinds, and his wife, Jackie invited Dave’s direct reports, along with their families, to their ocean front home on the Newport Beach Peninsula.  In all, 30 people showed up, and we spent some fun time getting to know our co-worker’s kids and spouses, playing in the sand, as well as enjoying some delicious food and drink.  The weather was great, the sunset was gorgeous, and it was a wonderful time.  Thanks Dave and Jackie!

3-day-blinds-management-party-mendez1-P1030486Kristie (carrying son #4, due in May), Blake, Scott, Carter and Grant Mendez, Hugo Nguyen3-day-blinds-management-party-P1030480Jackie Hall, Wayne Garton and Kristie Mendez

3-day-blinds-beach-party-gregLilah, Greg and Ariane Bibas3-day-blinds-management-party-P1030481Vivian Vo, Emily Rabbitt and Fer Khosrowpour

3-day-blinds-beach-party-P1030483Back: Emily, Sara and Kristen Rabbitt Front: Michael Rabbitt and Hugo Nguyen

3-day-blinds-beach-party-dave-hall-P1030488Dave Hall, Grillmaster

3-day-blinds-beach-party-vivianVivian and son Hugo Nguyen at dusk.

3-day-blinds-beach-party-P1030498Our hosts Dave and Jackie at the end of the night.

Los Angeles Designers: Our Core Value of “One Team” in Action!

Team-LA-3-Day-Blinds-Santa-Monica-Showroom-P10304773 Day Blinds Design Team from Los Angeles – Gary Kvisler (District Sales Manager), Andrea Pocquette, Cindy Julia, Helane Kramer, Joyce Glick, Karen Scott, Richard Walther, Sharlene Lockwood, Liviu Barna in back, Karin Jeske (Irvine Support Center), Ray Soltani, Barbara Howell and Brent Reeves. Behind the camera: Scott Mendez.

I had the pleasure of attending the 3 Day Blinds Los Angeles Team Meeting in our showroom in Santa Monica yesterday.  The main purpose was to review our new Custom Drapery and Soft Roman Shade program, introduced a month ago.

I LOVED the energy and the interest…  this group of window treatments super stars were incredibly interested in learning how they can create the perfect look with these new products for their clients, as I would expect… but what really impressed me is how dedicated they are to working as a team to help each other succeed!

It takes an amazing person to excell as a window treatments designer.  These folks have a great eye for design, deep product knowledge of the materials, operating systems and functionality of the more than 1000 custom products we offer, technical abilities that allow them to take perfect measurements to ensure a perfect fit, project management skills to ensure that their clients’ expectations are met from inspiration to installation, and great people skills as well!

“My career with 3 Day Blinds offers me a new challenge every day,” says Andrea Pocquette, who covers the South Bay regions in the Los Angeles market.  “I love meeting with my clients and helping them find the perfect custom window covering solution.  I also know that I have a great group of people making sure that all of the promises I make to my customers are kept, including our team of installers, the people making our products in the 3 Day Blinds factory, and everyone in our Irvine Support Center.  Most of all, I love working with the Los Angeles Design Team;  we work together to support each person and make everyone successful.”

If you’re ready to meet with your local 3 Day Blinds Designer, click here to type in your zip code, or call us at 877-614-3329.  Our Designers provide a free consultation at your home or place of business at your convenience.

If you would rather become one of our Design Consultants, check out our Career Opportunities.

Transformation: Delightful Draperies in a Classic Dining Room

3-day-blinds-draperies-Untitled - 4Custom Soft Roman Shades and Drapes add elegance to a traditional dining room.

Dining Rooms have evolved from an everyday room, to the room that becomes a showcase for holidays and special gatherings. The style and design of the dining room is just as important as the food that is served. Here is the three-step evolution of a dining room from basic to elegant:             

1. Without window treatments, the room looks well put-together, but is lacking in color.

2. By adding soft roman shades in a cheerful floral pattern, color is brought in to the room with an elegant touch.

3. The third step is to add custom drapery hardware, with custom drapery panels in a lively green to accent the pattern and complement the décor of the room.

Whether your taste is traditional, modern or eclectic, the patterns, colors and textures offered will meet anyone’s needs.