Charlotte’s Window Treatment Specialists

meet our award-winning team

A Shade Above is the Carolinas’ largest family-owned and operated window coverings company, and in 2023, we celebrated 30 years of excellence serving the Charlotte community. We have manufactured our own custom plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC, since 1993.

Our Team

Todd Williams

Todd Williams

Operations Manager

Hunter Douglas PowerView Pro

Todd is our Operations Manager, and oversees day to day processes of our installation and customer service team. Todd has more than a decade of experience in the window treatment industry, previously owning his own blind & shade company. Todd is a smiling face that is always willing to assist any customer with the utmost dedication and enthusiasm. Todd enjoys hearing from each customer about how happy they are with their finished product and the five star service they’ve received.

Angela Goodman

Angela Goodman

Senior Design Consultant

Angela's dedication to A Shade Above spans over a decade. She was a member of the original Design Consulting team at the former South End location. Angela has collaborated with numerous Charlotte homeowners and top interior designers. Her portfolio includes coordinating projects for local NFL and NBA team members and coaches, as well as a home featured in Architectural Digest. Angela's current role involves leading training and support for our team of Design Consultants, ensuring that each client enjoys a five-star experience from start to finish.

Brandy Bowers

Brandy Bowers

Design Consultant

Brandy joined A Shade Above in 2018 at the Providence Promenade location. She brings a wealth of product knowledge and takes pleasure in helping clients transform their living spaces with the perfect shade solutions. Brandy is a Certified Home Stager and Organization Specialist, guaranteeing that clients find the ideal products to enhance their home's beauty. Among her favorites are Plantation Shutters for their functionality, flexibility, endurance, and aesthetics.

Lynda Del Missier

Lynda Del Missier

Design Consultant

Lynda Del Missier boasts over 20 years of design experience, and comes to A Shade Above from a large luxury furnishings retailer. Armed with multiple art degrees, Lynda combines her passion for design and color theory to bring rooms to life. Her appreciation for the impact of color, pattern, and detail, learned during her art school days, guides her in assisting clients confidently with luxury brands and interior design. Lynda embraces new challenges and keeps pace with design trends to better serve her clients.

Dustin Holder

Operations Assistant

Hunter Douglas PowerView Pro

As a member of our high performance installation and service team, Dustin understands the importance of collaboration and teamwork to ensure a great customer experience. His management background and ability to work in high pressure situations enables him to efficiently and enthusiastically provide our clients the best in customer service. He takes pride in being part of a team that goes above and beyond to make sure our clients are happy.

Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas

Senior Installer

Hunter Douglas PowerView Pro

Alan is a longstanding member of the A Shade Above Team. Since 2006, Alan has installed plantation shutters, shades & blinds in some of the finest neighborhoods in Charlotte. Since joining our team more than a decade ago, Alan has become our lead installer and has received hundreds of five star reviews from satisfied customers. He is well versed in the installation of our full product line up and capable of handling the most complex residential and commercial projects.

Zac Summerour

Zac Summerour

Lead Installer

Hunter Douglas PowerView Pro

Zac is a skilled and passionate member of our installation team. Zac loves to see the customers’ faces once their product is installed. Zac values customer satisfaction and makes certain that each job is completed with the utmost care and precision. Zac is a trailblazer in handling intricate motorization projects, having developed a keen passion for motorization and app functionality.

Blake Patterson

Blake Patterson

Installation Specialist

Hunter Douglas PowerView Pro

Blake is a highly proficient and dedicated member of our installation team, possessing a keen eye for detail and an exceptional ability to tackle challenges and devise innovative solutions on-site. His enthusiasm is contagious, as he greets every task with a warm smile and a natural ability to connect with anyone he meets. Blake takes great pleasure in building relationships with clients and takes pride in contributing to the realization of their projects.



Chief Bark Officer (CBO)

Bandi's responsibilities include overseeing employee stress relief through expertly executed belly rubs, maintaining peak morale with her tail-wagging enthusiasm, and conducting surprise "barkitectural" inspections of the office for optimal treat storage.

Iyla Mae

Iyla Mae

Junior Chewologist

Iyla is our resident Houdini-in-training, renowned for transforming ordinary office supplies into abstract art and exploring the uncharted territories of every nook and cranny. With a boundless curiosity and an insatiable appetite for adventure (or at least office furniture), Iyla keeps us on our toes as we strive to puppy-proof the premises.

Our Story

What began in 1993 as a small shutter manufacturing business has grown into Charlotte’s largest custom window fashions company. For nearly three decades, A Shade Above has been providing Charlotte and surrounding areas with the highest quality blinds, shades and plantation shutters. As a family owned business, we have ensured that promise has remained steadfast through the years.

Through economic downturn and unprecedented recovery, we stand with multiple showroom locations throughout the Carolinas and a mobile fleet of A Shade Above vehicles outfitting thousands of local homes with custom window treatments.

Our Values

We firmly believe that every member of our team is a LEADER, and by instilling these qualities within each role, we maintain a company-wide commitment to delivering exceptional customer experience.


It’s About: Our Example

“Show it, Don’t Say It”


It’s About: Our Quality

“We Major in the Minors”


It’s About: Our Actions

“Do The Right Thing, The First Time”


It’s About: Our Consistency

“Go Hard or Go Home”


It’s About: Our Additude

“Do What You Love & Love What You Do “


It’s About: Our Behavior

“Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated”

Our Promise

Excellence is our hallmark. We’ve amassed hundreds of honest 5-star reviews during our time in business from highly satisfied customers. We stand by our product and believe in total satisfaction.

Over the years, our shades and shutters have been installed in the homes of local racing drivers, bank executives and celebrity athletes.

"Prompt and Professionak"

Thank you to the staff at A Shade Above for being prompt and professional. They helped me decide what plantation shutters to choose and communicated with me at every step. They were great to work with!

Ali Naylor - Atlantic Beach, SC 29582

"Excellent Experience"

We had an excellent experience - from planning to execution! Thank you!

Elke Heatzel - SouthPark, NC 28211

"Best Service We've Ever Received!"

We have ordered plantation shutters in numerous homes previous to this but this was by far the best product and service we ever received! From the first phone call, to the diligence measuring, the customer service for installation and the follow up was stellar start to finish. We are building our new home soon and I will be calling on this team again!

Julie Lago - Fort Mill, SC 29707

"We are SO Happy!"

We ordered shutters and a few shades for our new home, and Brandy made the process so easy and enjoyable. We received a few quotes on shutters and A Shade Above was fantastically priced compared to other quotes received. Our installers, Zac and Blake, did a fantastic job as well. They were professional and timely on install day. We are so happy with how everything looks!

Ashley Pokorney - Matthews, NC 28105

"Huge Transofrmation in Our Home"

So happy with our stunning shutters! Huge transformation in our home, great value, very professional staff, easy process start to finish. Highly recommend!!

Lauren Szczesny - Ballantyne, NC 28277

"An Absolute Pleasure to Work With"

Awesome quality shades. Brandy was an absolute pleasure to work with when she came out to consult us on the shades. Zac and Blake did an incredible job installing the shades. Definitely recommend A Shade Above to anyone in the market for shades.

Jeremy Sigmon - SouthEnd, NC 28209

"Definitely Reccomend A Shade Above!"

We’re so pleased with our shades and blinds. It was a pleasure working with Chad and the team. Chad understood the look we wanted and provided helpful suggestions. I definitely recommend A Shade Above.

Kathryn Snow - North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

"Can't Reccomend them Enough!"

Excellent Job by the A Shade Above team on our new interior shades and exterior screen shades. Can't reccomend them enough!

Russell Hunter - Lake Tillery, NC 27306

"Very Reasonably Priced!"

Exceptional products and service! We added plantation shutters to our windows at our beach condo and we can not believe the difference. Very reasonably priced! Would recommend 100%!

Betsey Moore - North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

"Beyond Stunning"

Brandy is very genuine, kind, and knowledgeable. Our shutters are beyond stunning, we couldnt help but immediately place a second order to add roller shades in our kitchen. The entire process went smoothly and we couldn't be happier.

Ashley Nelson - Weddington, NC 28173

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Made in the USA

A Shade Above is proud to feature products designed and custom assembled in the USA.