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JD Blinds brings the
store to the customer

JD Blinds brings the store to the customer
Mattoon-Personalized
shop-at-home
service providers are a rare find in
today’s landscape of big box stores and
online retailers. While a trip to a home
improvement store or a click of a mouse
can provide hundreds of options, one
Mattoon small business owner prefers to
bring the store to his customers.
DaleEveland,ownerofJDBlinds,hasbeen
installing a variety of window treatments for
30 years. He started in the mid-1980s
working with local designers and
decorators, where he says he gained a lot
of knowledge of the industry.
In 1995, Eveland decided it was time to
reach out to customers directly by starting
JD Blinds.
“I actually bring the store to the customer,”
he said.
“It creates an atmosphere where they
can get their questions answered quickly,”
he said. “it’s a more convenient way for
people to do business and hopefully a
more economical way.”
The process starts when a customer calls
to schedule a consultation. Eveland often
hastoexplainthathedoesn’thaveastorefor
the customer to visit, but rather he comes to
their home.
His pickup truck is his mobile showroom,
which he loads with 20 to 25 hand samples
for each consultation. Upon arrival, Eveland
inspects the customers windows and talks
about the type of window treatments they

are looking for in regard to privacy, light
control, and other factors.
Popular types of window treatments
include
interior
shutters,
Roman
shades, soft shadings, woods and
faux woods, cellular shades, roller
shades, vertical blinds and mini blinds,
Eveland said.
For those who aren’t as familiar with the
different styles, Eveland educates them on
theProductswhiledetermininghowtheyare
going to use the blinds and what they want
to accomplish.
“If I can teach them those things, and
answer their questions, it’s pretty easy
for most people to make a confident
decision,” he said.
After taking precise measurements,
Eveland provides the customer with an
estimate for the project. He can typically
schedule installation within 2 1/2 to
3 weeks from the time a customer places
an order.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with my
hands. l believe it’s a business tailor made for me.”
JD Blinds offers a full line of products
from Lafayette Interior Fashions, who
is an industry leader in custom window
coverings manufacturing. Their company
headquarters and production facility is
located in West Lafayette Indiana. “They
are a family owned business started in
1950. I’m so thankful to have such a great
group of people to partner with. Lafayette

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stands behind its products as I stand
behind my service. We have continued
to sell and install their products for
30 years.”
Eveland said the best part of his business
is getting acquainted with his customers
during consultations and installations, and
that he enjoys pleasing people.
His goal is to provide his customers
what they need at a price they can afford
while being able to provide for his family,
he said.
“It’s a pretty simple process and works
well for folks that need help in these areas,”
Eveland said.
Contact JD Blinds at
(217) 276-3190 or
dleveland@consolidated.net

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