Specialty Shades & Interiors

Eden Prairie, MN

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About this pro

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. 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.

In addition to custom window treatments, we also offer furniture/ Ikea products assembly, and handy-man services at reasonable rates.

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.

Location

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Background check

Complete

Years in business

31

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Nancy C. Jul 3, 2017
    Window Blinds Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review Updated
    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!!
  • Verified Review Original
  • Kristi C. Dec 22, 2016
    Window Treatment Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    We love our new blinds!
    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.
  • Isaac R. Sep 11, 2016
    Window Blinds Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    Craig did a great job with our house. He was patient with the ordering process and ensured we made an informed decision. The installation was very smooth and the final product met all of our expectations. Pricing was very competitive. We highly recommend Craig for your next blinds/shades project.
  • Karen F. Jun 9, 2016
    Window Blinds Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    Craig did a great job helping me pick up blinds and handled the installation taking old unsightly blinds down and putting up the new ones. I am extremely happy with the new blinds and Specialty Shades and Interiors. I would highly recommend Craig.
  • Joan M. May 27, 2016
    Window Blinds Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    Was about 35% over another bid
    Craig D. Jun 2, 2016

    Hi Joan, When it comes to specialty products, like skylight shades, prices can vary quite a bit. As I mentioned, there are products that are less expensive, but they are inferior to the ones I quoted you, and won't hold up in the long run. Also as I mentioned to you, I wouldn't even sell you shades until the skylights are replaced or repaired because of the rotting wood. Your "review" is in regard to price only, and doesn't reflect the professional stance I took by not selling you something less expensive for your windows as they are, which would have been wrong on my part. Once your skylights are either repaired or replaced, I would be happy to show you some of the non-motorized, less expensive shades that are available. Thank you, and enjoy your day! Craig Specialty Shades & Interiors www.specialtyshades.net info@specialtyshades.net

  • Lisa M. Feb 12, 2016
    Window Treatment Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    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. :)
  • William M. Feb 10, 2016
    Window Blinds Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Craig A. Dec 19, 2015
    Window Treatment Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    A great experience from start to finish! Recommended highly!
  • Loren K. Dec 18, 2015
    Furniture Assembly
    Verified Review
  • Gary L. Nov 28, 2015
    Window Treatment Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    excellent!
  • Becky G. Nov 1, 2015
    Window Blinds Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Daphne D. Oct 23, 2015
    IKEA Furniture Assembly
    Verified Review
    Assemble IKEA cabinetry. He was ready to come immediately. That was greatly appreciated.

Q&A

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!