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Chelle takes us back

1900 From Russia With Love

Here at Blindsgalore, sourcing, designing and providing products and service have been in our blood for generations. My grandfather escaped from the Russian Army in the early 1900's and forged his way to America, making the Midwest his home. To survive, he bought a horse-pulled wagon and peddled produce and home goods in this small town, eventually building up a fleet of trucks with a warehouse to service the community.

1945 Products Galore

After WWII, my Dad returned from San Francisco where he had commanded all the goods and service for the Pacific Theater. With his résumé and professional contacts, he expanded the small family business into a large, diverse and successful operation. As a visionary and dynamic leader, my Dad's mission, even then, was to offer great service and great prices!

1960 Hotel A-Go-Go

With my Dad's entrepreneurial spirit and savvy business acumen, he entered the real estate market, bought raw land and built a landmark hotel and the city's first shopping center. His real estate holdings expanded and he soon owned and operated over a dozen hotels in many states across the Midwest. For over thirty years my family has been building, managing, designing and decorating all kinds of spaces, most of them filled with lots of windows to cover.

1980 Chic Eats

My exposure to all things business and beautiful has informed my own professional life. I have always been on the lookout for new trends and introducing and engaging customers with fresh ideas. In the 1980's, before the "foodie movement" took hold, I designed, opened and operated one of the first specialty gourmet food stores, an emporium of fantastic delights!

1998 First to Market

With the explosion of the Internet, I saw an unclaimed niche in the custom made window covering arena and realized the potential to bring top notch window treatments to everyone. This niche was growing since 1998 as Blindsgalore and I pulled together my family's long-term relationships with design workshops and professional manufacturers. I acquired Blindsgalore in 2004 and accelerated this custom window buying experience to success. As an early innovator, Blindsgalore's mission has always been to deliver beautiful, yet practical, quality products. I always believe in empowering our customers to be able to create their own style.

2006 One Million Windows

With incredible success, Blindsgalore reaches an important milestone in covering one million windows by knowing that our customers always come first and dedicating ourselves to building an easy, intuitive website. Blindsgalore continues to revolutionize shopping and buying window treatments as we march toward the two million mark.

2008 Blindsgalore 2.0

With the DIY movement dominating how our homes are styled, Blindsgalore always strives to offer the biggest and best selection of custom made window treatments. With constant attention to detail, service, quality and prices, Blindsgalore has become the place to be inspired about your windows and how to create a comfortable, safe and happy home.

2011 New Digs

Blindsgalore moves to an innovative, open office space, full of light and good vibes to expertly take better care of all the many kinds of window treatments our customers are requesting.

2013 BG Treats All Windows

Blindsgalore hits the 2 million mark in covering windows in homes, offices, beauty salons, schools, yachts, RV'S, tattoo parlors, patios, and even aviaries, all with panache, guaranteed by our expert design consultants.

2015 Design for Life

As mobile shopping expands and design interest flourishes, Blindsgalore emphasizes the ease of shopping on the go, promoting energy efficiency, child safe windows, smart home technology and our new curated boutique blinds and shades. To enhance our unique design specialty, my daughter, Alissa, will be leading our dedication, giving you the ultimate shopping experience in designing custom, unique window treatments. With her fierceness in leadership and innovation, you can be assured of great windows, great style, and great prices.