Making Your Home More Comfortable - Automatically!
“Do you know how you have people come to your house and do work only to be disappointed with how they comport themselves or the quality of the work or their products? Not the case here. This is easily the most professional organization I have dealt with in a long time.
This all started with my wife and I deciding that we would like to have some automated shades installed in our living room and master bedroom. In the case of the living room, the problem was that the shades were back behind a fairly large couch and hard to get to so they always stayed down. In the case of the master bedroom, I am very sensitive to light and tend to work odd hours so I need a complete blackout environment (think a photo darkroom) so that I can sleep. We called several companies to come out, take a look at what we wanted and give us quotes. One of those companies was AutomatedShade.Com and, after exchanging some initial email with basic specifications, Nancey and [the installer] came out on a Saturday to meet with us.
As soon as they came in the house, we immediately felt more comfortable with them than with the other people we had spoken to. They were on time, professional and helpful making several suggestions that we would not have thought of. [The installer] and I discussed the engineering of the solution while Nancey and my wife sat down to pick out fabrics. Within 45 minutes, everyone knew exactly what needed to happen, we shook hands and waited for their quote.
Several days later (the time frame that we agreed) I received the quote from Nancey. Just so we are clear, they are not cheap but, I am very particular about quality and was convinced that they were the only ones who had the capability to do exactly what we wanted. We signed the contract and paid the standard half up front.
It takes a couple of weeks for these shades to be constructed which we used to have the electrical contractor come out and run the necessary wiring. This took about a day and was relatively painless.
Then the installation began and was done in 3 phases: Day 1: Drywall repair from the electrical work and hanging and wiring of the bedroom shades. Day 2: Light seal of the bedroom and when I say light seal, I mean SEALED. King Tut never had it so good. Day 3: Hanging and wiring of the living room shades.
Throughout all of this, [the installer] was extremely professional putting down drop cloths, cleaning up after himself and even doing touch up paint where necessary. The crowning touch: My wife watches several babies during the week so [the installer] was kind enough to agree to come in on Saturday, his day off, so as not to disturb the little ones.
What can I say? I am blown away. We love our shades and the experience could not have been better. In this day and age of people who over-promise and under-deliver, finding an organization of this quality is rare. Thank you Nancey, It was a pleasure working with you“ -- David Brand, Houston, Texas (originally published on yelp.com Houston)
Thanks for everything. It look great. Your installers were very professional and nice.
Andrew Huynh DDS
It has been a pleasure working with Automated Shade on the shades for our west facing porch. Even though there were a few "glitches" due to retro-fitting around the existing column capitols, we are very happy with the look and performance of the shades and your company.
As I told you, Hurricane Ike took out a lovely old oak that shaded our porch and it has been practically unusable in the warmer months ever since.
Since installing the new shades there is a noticeable drop in temperature when you come onto the porch from the yard. In fact, at our open house party last weekend, several guests commented on this.
Even though much of the heat is blocked, visibility is great. We can still clearly see the horses grazing in the pasture.
We look forward, with the help of our new motorized shades, to enjoying our porch one again.
We are incredibly pleased with the shades you installed on our home. They look great and work great.
Our guests love it when we press a button and a 30 foot wall of shades gently descends down the side of our patio.
Better than looking great, they are an absolute life saver in the summer for our west facing windows. You can literally feel the temperature drop 20+ degrees when the shades are put down.
Ross and Debbie McAlpine
"The selection was easy...colors and materials that exactly fit our needs and match our natural cedar siding on the house."
"The installers professional, efficient, and personable. We couldn't have been more please with that process. "
"On the basis of this experience we are ordering a 4th shade, measured for our southeast-facing living room windows."
Ted and Sherril Tomball Tx
We are very pleased with the new curtains and the work performed by Al. He’s a great guy and a skilled worker.
Thank you again.
Regards, Sally L.
Dear Nancey, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "Nancey is a pleasure to work with and someone I'm confident will treat my clients with respect while educating them on their different product options. She is knowledgeable, informative, and very eager to make sure clients understand their choices and are happy with their products from concept to installation." Service Category: Window Treatment sales and installation Year first hired: 2011 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
The shades are amazing and perfect! Al was so very efficient and kind, we just loved him. The whole experience was wonderful!
Thank you and when we decide to cover some additional windows, we will be calling you.
The service you provided was great and more importantly the quality of the workmanship is phenomenal. We are very pleased with the finished product!!
Thank you Nancey & Automated Shade!!
Schilling Retail Services, LLC Jason J Schilling 830-765-7377