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

Sales Manager

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.

Heather Cope

Heather Cope

Design Consultant

Heather's love for design began at an early age, and she started her career in furnishings and home staging with a local builder. She discovered that refining small details can make an ordinary home extraordinary. Heather entered the window treatment industry in 2010 and has been with A Shade Above in the Cornelius/Lake Norman location for over two years. Her joy comes from working with custom window treatments and helping clients transform their spaces into homes.

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 & Training Manager

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.

Bandi

Bandi

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.

Leadership

It’s About: Our Example

“Show it, Don’t Say It”

Excellence

It’s About: Our Quality

“We Major in the Minors”

Accountability

It’s About: Our Actions

“Do The Right Thing, The First Time”

Diligence

It’s About: Our Consistency

“Go Hard or Go Home”

Enthusiasm

It’s About: Our Additude

“Do What You Love & Love What You Do “

Respect

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.

"Professional, Courteous and On Time"

From measurement to installation of our window treatments, everyone was professional, courteous and on time, and we are very pleased with our new wood shutters and honeycomb shade.

LeeAnn Miller - Cornelius, NC 28031

"I Would Highly Reccomend"

Building a new home brings all types of challenges but meeting Chad Connie and Scott of A Shade Above made the experience of choosing shutters and shades a real breeze. Friendly and helpful does not begin to describe our experience with these professionals. I would highly recommend A Shade Above.

Beverly Mandell - Sunset Beach, SC 28486

"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

"A++++"

Great product. Great service!!! A++++

Therese Bisceglia - Atlantic Beach, SC 29582

"You'll be happy you chose A Shade Above!"

We highly recommend A Shade Above! They've measured & installed plantation shutters for us several times and we've always been pleased with their work. Every installer has been professional and has done a excellent job each time. You'll be happy you chose A Shade Above!

Jill Smith - Dilworth, NC 28203

"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

"A Perfect Job"

This is the second time I have contracted with ASA and once again it was a perfect job.

Debbie Rogers - Mooresville, NC 28117

"Great Customer Service"

I've exclusively used ASA for window coverings since my house was completed in 2017. ASA has a great selection of high quality window coverings. Angela knows her product lines, has good fashion sense and provides great customer service. ASA's installers are professional and have never made any mis-measurements or other mistakes on any of my jobs. Highly recommend.

David Sobul - Charlotte, NC 28207

"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

"A Shade Above the Competition"

Brandy did an outstanding job measuring our new home for shades and facilitating with the team a suuccessful installation. Communications and follow-up were top notch and, above all, delivery was faster than expected during these difficult supply chain challenges and the pricing was very competitive. They all went more than a shade above the competition and that's speaking from a wealth of experience with other providers.

Dan Meade - SouthPark, NC 28211

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Made in the USA

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