The Blind & Shutter Gallery was established in 2001 by Peter Haggar. Peter saw the area’s need for a custom window treatment source and opened his doors on Beach Drive in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. As business grew, he moved the business to its current convenient 4th Street North location.
Peter is a third generation window treatment professional. His grandfather started by fabricating shutters in New York City and passed on his passion for quality window treatments and the best client service. Peter and his wife Brenna now run The Blind & Shutter Gallery, along with their incredible team of experienced design and installation professionals.
In 2011, The Blind & Shutter Gallery became Hunter Douglas’ Authorized Service Center for St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas. In 2013, The Blind & Shutter Gallery became a Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer. This is a prestigious designation by Hunter Douglas that requires nomination and a stringent business and customer service review process. It designates window treatment retailers that specialize in providing the finest quality custom window treatments and client service in the industry.
Each of The Blind & Shutter Gallery’s Design Consultants and Installers are professionally trained and are on staff. They do not subcontract any work. This gives their team full control of your experience, which they strive every day to make the best design experience you’ve ever had! Their team has more than 80 years‘ combined experience in the window treatment, design, and installation industry. Together they have covered more than 30,000 windows in Tampa Bay since 2001. Let their experience work for you!
Peter Haggar - Owner
Peter is a third generation window treatment specialist. His grandfather manufactured blinds and shutters in New York City for more than 30 years, before passing the torch to Peter’s father. Peter attended the University of Southern Mississippi on a tennis scholarship, where he earned his degree in Business Administration, before beginning work with his father in the window treatment industry. With over 20 years of experience, he is considered an industry expert. In 2001, Peter opened the Blind and Shutter Gallery showroom in St. Petersburg, Florida. Having grown up in the St. Petersburg area, Peter is dedicated to his community, and runs the Blind and Shutter Gallery with small business ideals. He stands by the company motto of providing quality treatment for Blind and Shutter Gallery customers and their windows.
Connie RhodesInterior Designer
Brandon ConnellDesign Consultant
Edgar RosalesProject Manager & Installer
Connie Rhodes is a military wife and mother of two who is very active in her neighborhood associate. She has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. Connie has been designing interiors for over 15 years in Michigan, Hawaii and the Tampa Bay area. She has experience in both commercial and residential interiors, as well as CAD (Computer Aided Design). Connie was a featured designer on HGTV’s Designers’ Challenge. She specializes in designing custom draperies and upholstery projects.
Brandon is a graduate of the University of South Florida. He also has extensive window treatment training from Hunter Douglas. He specializes in developing creative solutions to help you select the best window treatment that compliments your design style, window type, and application. Let Brandon help you make the right choices using his vast knowledge with all types of window treatments.
Project Manager and Carpet Installer
Joining the Blind and Shutter Gallery team in 2011, Edgar is a Master Carpenter with 20 years of professional home building experience. Edgar is a Certified Installer and leader of our shutter installation department. Edgar is revered for his mastery of cut-out trim and crown molding, and his expertise with hard-to-fit windows, French doors and transoms. Edgar also utilizes his carpentry skills to design custom cornices and specialty valances.
Sales & Installer
Zach is an experienced customer service and sales representative who has reached his one-year anniversary with Blind & Shutter Gallery. Among his skills lie measuring and repairing window treatments, the installation of blinds, shades and draperies, along with their respective motorization technology.
Larry is a newlywed that has been with Blind & Shutter Gallery for two years. He specializes in installations and is the one to look to for on-the-job training. Larry installs blinds, shades, shutters and draperies. He also measures and repair window treatments, and installs motorization technology for them.
Deana is a graduate from Eckerd College, with a degree in Communications and Mass Media. She has extensive experience in customer service and is becoming a knowledgeable showroom representative. She is currently in the process of getting her CADD (Computer Automated Drafting and Design) certification.
"Peter came out to do measurements and discussed different options with us. We came to the showroom to see what the options looked like when installed. Decided on some wonderful window treatments. I would highly recommend using them for any window treatment needs and have used this company at 7 different homes."
- Sara H. | St. Petersburg
"After visits to their office, they scheduled
an appointment and made measurements.
We went to their gallery and picked from a wide
selection of options and colors. The items were
ordered and when the items were received they
made an appointment and punctually installed all
of the pieces. Everything looks great."
- Robert R. | St. Petersburg
"We went to the showroom and met with the owner who showed us the various options in faux horizontal blinds. He was very informative and knowledgeable about all the products. What we liked is that he didn't try to steer us to the most expensive product but took the time to explain the pros and cons of each one so we knew what value we would receive. Definitely top notch professional. Made arrangements for him to come out in two days to do the measurements, was punctual and professional responding to all our questions."
- Dennis B. | North Redington Beach
"I purchased custom woven shades for the majority of my new house. Everyone from the Blind and Shutter Gallery was very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. The product is great quality and looks terrific. The price was significant but I chose high-end materials and had lengthy windows. I was very satisfied with the experience and would definitely recommend them to friends."
- Angel B. | St. Petersburg
"The owner, Peter, was punctual for our first meeting. He examined and measured my blinds and provided me a reasonable quote. He was professional in his demeanor. He told me it would take about a week for the blinds to be created. The installers arrived on time the following week and quickly and efficiently installed the blinds. They look great."
- Stephen W. | St. Petersburg
"As people who tend to be a bit high-maintenance about things like this, we're happy to report that were pleased with the entire engagement. We like the product, and like the company itself. An overall great experience and we'd
recommend them enthusiastically to anyone."
- Nathan H. | St. Petersburg
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