Specialty Shades & Interiors
Specialty Shades & Interiors

Specialty Shades & Interiors

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Introduction
Windows are your home's link to the outside world, and an expression of your personal style. Window shades and blinds affect a room's lighting, it's color and even the temperature. The window treatments you choose can establish your home's mood, whether it is casual or formal. Specialty Shades and Interiors offers convenient, personal service and absolutely the best, proven products for your home or office. A complete line of products including Wood blinds, Silhouette and Shagri-la shades, Cellular shades, Roman shades, Roller screen shades, Skylight and Solarium shades and more. We do not carry traditional draperies or curtains. Cordless options and simple wireless motorization is available on most products, with some cordless and motorization options offered at no additional charge. Free in-home or office design consulting and measuring is standard business within the greater Minneapolis and surrounding areas. You read it right, we never charge for consulting or measuring, and to top that off, we also offer free installation on most products. You never have to worry about hidden costs or fees, and you can always count on professional results. When you consider these features along with the individualized service we pride ourselves on, Specialty Shades & Interiors is your premier source for both residential and commercial applications.
Overview

Hired 20 times

Serves Eden Prairie, MN

Background checked

4 employees

38 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, and Square cash app.

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Kristi C.
Dec 22, 2016
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Craig was very personable, gave us lots of options, and even provided color advice. The blinds look wonderful and we are fully satisfied with the product and installation.
Window Treatment Installation or Replacement
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Nancy C.
Jul 3, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

All of the above. I could not be more enthusiastic to recommend Specialty Blinds. Craig was prompt and professional in his suggestions, delivery and installation. Thank you for a top notch project completion!!
Window Treatment Installation or Repair
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Lisa m.
Feb 12, 2016
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Hired on Thumbtack

Very professional and easy to work with. Came out to measure my windows, we placed the order and a couple weeks later they were installed. Craig did a fantastic and efficient job with installation, we would not be happier with our new blinds. :)
Window Treatment Installation or Replacement
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William M.
Feb 10, 2016
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Ordered Venetian blinds in January, estimate was three weeks. Three weeks later he came out to install the blinds quickly and competently. Very satisfactory transaction.
Window Treatment Installation or Repair
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Becky G.
Nov 1, 2015
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Needed new window treatments but needed help picking what worked for us and our house. Craig was helpful and came to install them as soon as they arrived. So much happier. Left the old shutters for us to dispose of which was sort of a pain to haul out but maybe that's standard, otherwise great.
Window Treatment Installation or Repair
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Craig D'alessio

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Once an appointment has been made, we come to you! Whether at your home or office, we offer consultation on products, color and function. We then measure your windows, and provide you your quote. All of this in the convenience of your home or office, and best of all, this process is free of charge with no obligation to buy anything!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Specialty Shades & Interiors began as Window Energy Systems in 1983, specializing in products that saved energy through windows. We invented the first tracked solarium shades system of it's kind, which created a new company... Suntrak Industries. From there we continued to evolve through the years, and today enjoy working with our customers more than ever.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I've actually been involved in the Window coverings industry since about 1981. My initial participation in the industry was part of a project I put together in college on alternative energy, and energy conservation. The "Energy Crisis" was in full swing at the time, and for the typical homeowner, the #1 area of concern was, and still is, heat loss through windows. There were new products introduced dubbed "movable insulation", and I used props to demonstrate their effectiveness. To summarize... I eventually started a company in '83, which led to the invention of the first tracked, motorized, insulating shade system for solariums and skylights. In '86 I moved to the Mpls area, and established my own division within a global solarium manufacturing company, producing custom shade systems for their units. My experience has allowed me to research the very best products available for residential and commercial applications, and we stand ready to work with you on your next project!

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