Sunburst Shutters Company History: How We Brought Custom Shutters to Minneapolis

Sunburst Shutters was established in the early '70s in Phoenix, AZ, by people who conceived that they could make a better shutter than any other in the industry.

The goal to be the best shutter company has transformed every aspect of the window treatment industry. Sunburst provided an in-home consultation where design specialists brought samples into a customer’s home to walk them through selecting the best window treatment product. In addition, Sunburst set out to hire sales staff that were attentive and friendly – and, at the same time, knowledgeable and helpful. Homeowners across America fell in love with Sunburst Shutters fast.

In the '70s, draperies and blinds were the common window treatments in most homes. That’s when Sunburst Shutters introduced customers to a more enduring and energy-efficient window treatment: plantation shutters

At the beginning, the company offered wood shutters only. But it was instantly obvious that Sunburst should make the ultimate shutter – one that provides premium energy efficiency, and looks as exquisite 20 years from now as the day you bought it. After much research, sampling, and testing, Sunburst released its Polywood Shutters

Once Sunburst offered the premium shutters on the market, they grew extensively, opening stores across the US. In 2008, Sunburst Shutters expanded its collection into blinds, shades, draperies, and window film – and changed its name to Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions.

Now, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions offers any treatment for any size or shape of window – all custom-built and professionally installed. With 2,000+ window treatment choices and options, Sunburst is hands down the best source of window treatment products in the nation.

Bringing Custom Window Treatments to Minneapolis

In 1998, Sunburst expanded to Minneapolis so that Minnesotans would have the opportunity to experience the quality and elegance of plantation shutters. Whether we’re walking by the Science Museum of Minnesota or the Minneapolis Institute of Art, we love seeing our custom shutters around town. We are excited to have brought a premium shutter product that is backed by 40 years of experience to your neck of the woods. 

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