Monthly Archives: April 2012

3 Day Blinds Attends Window Fashion Vision, Chicago 2012

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Window Fasion Vision, the annual trade show for the North American Window Coverings Industry is happening right now in Chicago at McCormick Place, a large venue for industry events.  Dave Hall, Karin Jeske, Mike McCarty and Jenni Su from 3 Day Blinds are attending.  We are having a wonderful time looking at new product options with both exisitng and potential suppliers and rubbing elbows with all of the “movers and shakers” in our dynamic industry.

jimmy-zakoor-eddie-z-s-window-coverings-P1030890Mike McCarty and Jenni Su, 3 Day Blinds, John Fitzgerald, Comfortex, Dave Hall, 3 Day Blinds, Corina Santoro, Comfortex, Ronald Bryzra and Jimmy Zakoor, Eddie Z’s and Karin Jeske, 3 Day Blinds

Prior to joining 3 Day Blinds, Dave Hall, our new CEO had a long career as a senior executive in the trade show industry.  “I walked in Tuesday morning thinking about my past life and all of the logistics that brings an industry show like this together, but I will leave with a much greater understanding of the window treatments industry and products, and an appreciation of the wonderful people I met, including our suppliers, both existing and potential, the inventors that fuel innovation, and also our friendly competitors who always challenge us to be the best we can be and to live our core values,” said Dave as he wrapped up his two day visit.  “I would like to thank Grace McNamara, who has orchestrated this show for years,  the exhibitors who commit time and resources to reaching us through this venue and the fabulous speakers who pull together the seminars that provide education.”

In addition, Window Coverings Safety Council, a group made up of top window coverings executives from across the spectrum of manufacturers, distributors and retailers, held a meeting to discuss advancements in child safety.  “I have been a member of the council for more than a decade, and we continue to make amazing progress in developing safer products and making consumers aware of the child safety issues associated with corded window treatments,” said Mike McCarty, the Director of Engineering at 3 Day Blinds.

If you’re in the market for custom window treatments, rest assured that we offer everything from the newest cutting edge innovations to the tried-and-true classics!  Just call us at  877-614-3329 to schedule your free, no-obligation in-home design consultation with one of our Designers who has expertise in specifying their perfect custom blinds, shades,  shutters, and drapes! 

Now, enjoy photos of some of our long-time associates, as well as some new friends!

dave-hall-3-day-blinds-gin-huang-kevin-manning-P1030876Dave Hall, 3 Day Blinds, Gin Huang, Evashin and Kevin Manning, Manning Industries

drew-schubert-charles-kerrigan-lafayette-window-fashions-P1030871Drew Shubert and Charles Kerrigan, Lafayette Window Fashions

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Brian Figge and Mark Baraghimian, Danmer Shutters

don-frenk-martin-gilbert-P1030865Don Frenk and Martin Gilbert


Frank Xu, Pacific Heritage and Bill Harris, ITA Window Fashions

-tamara-meyer-rowley-P1030868.JPTamara Meyer, Rowley

gene-demestre-q-motion-marina-james-P1030853Marina James, Adorn Designs and Gene Demestre, Q Motion Motorized Roller Shades

howard-bornstein-P1030823Howard Bornstein, Montreal Woollens

workroom-P1030839Terri Booser and Cherie Mulhare, the Custom Home Furnishings Acadameyworkroom-P1030847Keith Reed, Minda Ferrish and Leah Reed from the Workroom Association of America

justin-mierta-lutron-P1030873-serena shadesJustin Mierta, Lutron
john-runyon-and-jim-birmingham-P1030821John Runyon, Enhancement Technologies, Jim Birmingham, from the Sample Industry

drapery-pro-P1030825Dian Garbarini, Drapery Pro

karin-jeske-mike-mccarty-dave-hall-jenni-su-Untitled - 1Jenni Su, Dave Hall, Mike McCarty and Karin Jeske from 3 Day Blinds with a Bovine Buddy at Harry Caray’s, a well known Chicago Restaurant.



3 Day Blinds Presents the Hunter Douglas “Celebration of Light” Spring Savings Event

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3 Day Blinds is excited to extend the Hunter Douglas Celebration of Light” promotion to our clients, which includes the following rebates and free upgrades!  Call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home Hunter Douglas consultation, or click here to find your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant.  Offer ends June 17, 2012.

Celebration of Light Spring Savings Event*

  • Save $100* on the purchase of 2 Silhouette® Window Shadings
    PLUS $50 off each additional unit
    PLUS FREE LiteRise® Cordless Lifting System* with the purchase of Silhouette® Window Shadings
  • Save $100* on the purchase of 2 Pirouette® Window Shadings
    PLUS $50 off each additional unit
  • Save $100* on the purchase of 2 Duette Architella® Top Down Bottom Up Honeycomb Shades
    PLUS $50 off each additional unit
  • Save $100* on the purchase of 1 Luminette® Privacy Sheer or Modern Drapery
    PLUS $100 off each additional unit
  • Save $50* on the purchase of 1 Duette® Honeycomb Shade with the Duolite™ design option
    PLUS $50 off each additional unit

Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shades by 3 Day Blinds. Save $100* on the purchase of 2 Silhouette® Window Shadings PLUS $50 off each additional unit!

Customer Recommendation for Heidi Allen

Hello Heidi,

Just wanted your company management and prospective clients to know what an excellent job you’re doing for me as a representative of 3 Day Blinds.  Please feel free to share this email with whomever you wish.

During your consultation at my home here in Oceanside, it quickly became evident that you are extremely knowledgeable about 3 Day Blinds’ products.  You fully utilized that product knowledge, and also your own design background and experience, to make just the right suggestions for my window coverings.  Last but not least, you also quoted me a fair price, and after careful consideration I decided that same day to sign the contract with 3 Day Blinds for all my window coverings  

Your cordial personality, professionalism, neat and attractive appearance and your extensive product knowledge and design experience proved to be the winning combination.  

As you know, the plantation shutters are on order and have not yet been installed.  However, based on my experiences with 3 Day Blinds so far I’m assuming that both product quality and installation will be top notch.

Thanks for all your help,

Heidi Allen is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista, 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 Melissa Perez

In March, 2009, we had solar shades installed throughout our condominium in Palm Springs and were so happy with the quality and service we received, we had your company install shutters in our home in Seal Beach. 

When we were at our condo the end of February, we could not raise our main shade in the living room leading to our patio and called your company for a technician.  Armando, your installer, came out and it was determined that the shade was faulty and he requested that it be replaced with two, as the one was too long to be workable.  Melissa Perez, your design consultant came to our Seal Beach residence and worked with me to find a replacement, as the exact color was no longer being offered.  She was so very knowledgeable and helpful and our new shades were ordered and delivered within two weeks.  Because we are not permanent residents in Palm Springs, Armando worked with us and our schedule to install the shades when we were in Palm Springs.  When he installed the shades, the smaller one had a faulty part and the part had to be reordered.  Again, he was very obliging and set up an appointment with us on our next trip to Palm Springs. He replaced the faulty part and the shade is working perfectly.

Both my husband and I are very impressed with your outstanding customer service, Melissa your design consultant, and Armando the installer.  From our two experiences with 3-Day Blinds both in Palm Springs and Seal Beach, we cannot recommend your company more highly!  If we ever need custom window treatments again, we shall definitely call 3-Day Blinds.


Melissa Perez is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, 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.

Which 3 Day Blinds Team is #1?

3 Day Blinds – Team Texas: #1 in Year-over-Year Growth in March. Front Row: Vada Moses, Traci Williams, Robin Simmons, Kyle Gilbert, Annie Butler, Tina Aiena, Yvonne Williams; Back Row: Joe Bechill, District Sales Manager, Bill Hill

At 3 Day Blinds, our associates in each local market belong to a team that consists of a District Manager, who runs the show, the Local Market Coordinator, who is responsible for many things, including training, and our Design Consultants, who serve our clients by providing free in-home window coverings consultations.

The members of these teams usually form deep bonds of friendship and support.  New Design Consultants are brought into the fold with 5 weeks of training, much of which consists on going on “ride-alongs” with more experienced Designers to learn about providing expert advice when showing clients our line of custom blinds, shades,  shutters, and drapes, how to take flawless measurements, and about how to conduct a consultation professionally and efficiently.

There is some friendly competition among the Designers to be #1 on their team, but the REAL competition is among the teams themselves!

“Here in Texas, everything is big, including our year-over-year growth, which was the best in the company last month” says Tina Aiena, the 3 Day Blinds Local Market Coordinator in Houston.  “This is a result of great people, training, teamwork and our relentless focus on our core value of providing a Superior Client Experience!”

What does it mean for a team to be #1?  Well, we’re real good at measuring things around here, so there’s no shortage of charts, graphs and computer-generated reports that could support almost any District Manager in claiming to be in first place based on some metric-or-another.  But what it really boils down to is providing great design recommendations, outstanding products and world-class service!

If you’re ready to give your windows a much-needed makeover, contact us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your in-home design consultation!  These experts will help you choose the perfect window treatments, take spot-on measurements, provide a quote and arrange for a professional installation.  Then they will call one of their team-mates to rave about the perfect window they just designed for you.  You’ll love the treatment!

Team San Diego was #1 in sales of our new products, Draperies – until this weekend! But now they’re beating their forecast by the widest margin! Back row- Sharon Reyes, Tammy D’Aquino, Teri Roberts, Tracy Colann, Karen Clark, Mary Rodriquez, Vince Sabala, Laura Livermore Front row- Christine Scott, Julie Gulliver, Rick Piacenza, Heidi Allen

This past weekend, Arizona moved into the #1 spot for Drapery Sales! From left to right: Valerie Loughlin, Rebecca Cetrone, Victoria Cooper, Jackie Johnson, Keelie Carlson, Juliet Egler, Maria Hauser (District Sales Manager), Gary Gilbert, Tammi Motsinger, Julia Clauss, Gerry Novotny, Scott Mendez (VP Sales), Kimmy Brock, Mike Kopp, Kathy Trojan