For many years I have wanted to put indoor shutters in my 1865 home. When I finally decided to do it this past summer, I called both Blinds to Go and Budget Blinds, both of which advertised their plantation shutters. Blinds to Go sent out a rep who measured 20 windows and wrote up a contract, pending measurements to be re-taken by the installer. He came and was aggravated that the rep even sent him out to “ this old house” that had settled and sills were uneven. He said it would be impossible to do and suggested I pick out some other window treat-ment (I only want shutters). Discouraged, I called Budget Blinds. I told them of my Blinds to Go experience and they said they would have the same response, so we cancelled that appointment. I drew the conclusion that their installers are not carpenters or not interested in going the extra mile to accommodate the shutter-happy customer.
Then I called Craig Hamner of Louver Shop of Boston. I explained my dilemma, thinking it was not possible to have this project done. He assured me he could do it, came to the house, took the measurements, wrote up the contract and six weeks later (custom made), they were all up. They look stunning and give this old house character and a newness it hasn’t seen in a while. Long story short, Craig is a finished carpenter who used to build houses. His meticulous work is so appreciated, he was friendly and trustworthy and a pleasure to do business with. HIghly recommended and I will share his name and contact info for anyone interested.