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A Brief History of Hunter Douglas®

In Düsseldorf, Germany, Henry Sonnenberg started a tool distribution and manufacturing company in 1919.

Sonnenberg relocated to the Netherlands in 1933 and founded a machine tool operation. In 1940, he then moved to the U.S., where he established the Douglas Machinery Company.

From 1943 to 1945, Joe Hunter focused on milling contracts for airplane producers such as Lockheed.

In 1946, Sonnenberg created a joint venture with Hunter, which created new equipment and technology for the continuous fabrication and casting of aluminum. Not happy with the name “Sonnenberg,” Henry opted to pick the name “Douglas” from a phone book; thus, Hunter Douglas® was born. This started the production of lightweight aluminum slats for 2-inch Flexalum Venetian blinds.

Hunter Douglas® blinds quickly gained popularity and lead in the American Market. Both the product and the business structure was innovating.

Hunter Douglas® has expanded all over the world and has changed the game with aluminum blinds. The innovation led to the development of revolutionary new products that give consumers a broad range of innovative window fashion products that would satisfy consumer tastes.

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We are your local Hunter Douglas Dealer in the Des Moines area

BrightLine Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

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A Brief History of Hunter Douglas®

A Brief History of Hunter Douglas®

In Düsseldorf, Germany, Henry Sonnenberg started a tool distribution and manufacturing company in 1919.

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Monday, May 25, 2020

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What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments

What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments

There are different reasons to install window treatments in your home. One, to minimize sunlight coming in, another to decorate the window and make your home look more pleasing, and also to help with privacy. They say function is more important than form, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still keep the sunlight out and make your windows a beautiful accent piece for all to enjoy. However, there are some things to steer clear of when choosing the right window treatments for your home. 

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Monday, April 13, 2020

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Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Waking up in the morning can be easy or very difficult for people. Sometimes, the amount of light that comes into our room when we sleep or wake up could make sleeping peaceful, or not.

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