A bit about me

My name is Ako and I am a first generation immigrant from Eastern Turkey and Northwestern Iran. I moved to Canada a couple of years ago and decided to settle in Victoria BC and call it home for good.
Window covering was my family business, and I have been involved in it for as long as I can remember. I would go to our small ‘carpet & blinds’ store when I was very young to help assemble vertical blinds and horizontal aluminum blinds. Those two were the only options we sold at that time aside from commercial flooring carpet. There wasn’t any supplier like Hunter Douglas that we could buy assembled blinds from. We had to buy all the various parts directly from manufacturers far away and assemble them ourselves!

I ultimately ended up taking over that small store when I was 23-4, and that’s when I got more involved. I left the carpet side of the business behind and started focusing on the window covering side. I added ‘zebra blinds’ and simple roller Shades and started working on soft window treatments as well. 

I have always been a bit artistic and crafty and very good at creating art with my hands. That good taste for art helped me excel at designing and creating soft window treatments (All draperies and curtains photos on our website are our own work). I was ultimately able to help customers choose the best styles of draperies or blinds and shades for their needs. For many years I ran a very successful window covering business with multiple branches in several locations.

Moving to Canada was a major step; a new start. Initially, I didn’t have the financial means to restart my business, so I started my Canadian Life by getting a student loan and going to school for mechanical engineering. Then switched to part-time school for accounting, which allowed me to have a job and, therefore, save money. After navigating life for about two and a half years, I finally managed to open my own window covering store and go back to doing what I know and like to do.

Our store is small but mighty. It is, I believe, to be the only store that offers everything at one location. Many other similar businesses have to outsource to Vancouver and other locations to have soft window treatments done. We do everything right here at one location!

In terms of hard window treatments, i.e., blinds, shades, and shutters, we offer very competitive pricing. We sell everything the other bigger stores sell while our costs are much lower since we are a smaller scale store. That gives us the ability to offer the best prices in town.

Give us a chance. You won’t regret it. 🙂

I look forward to hearing from you.