My name is Rick Ackerman. I have been associated with the window treatment industry since 1981. I started working in retail for about 8 years where I learned the entire business, including the shop at home sales and installations. In 1989 I started my own company where I sold for various window treatment companies as well as began my own company selling and installing window treatments. I have always operated as a shop at home company. It was always my opinion that I could keep the cost down to the consumer if I kept my overhead low.
Along the way, I found a niche in both motorization and shutters. My motorization training began in 1995 where I was trained by several companies and I really took a liking to it. Not many other companies liked dealing with this product line so it gave me a “leg” up on most of my competition. In 2000 I began selling shutters and installing them for many others. Here is another product category where many other retailers shied away from. In both of these special categories, I only use the top suppliers. I have done many high profile jobs in addition to hotels, nursing homes etc. My objective is always to provide a high-quality product at the best price possible while providing excellent service.