About Us

Family owned & operated

A Shade Above is the Carolinas’ largest family-owned and operated window coverings company, and in 2018, we celebrated more than 25 years of excellence serving the Charlotte community. We have manufactured our own custom plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC, since 1993.

The ’93 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 top-rated sales, installation, and manufacturing teams care deeply about their profession, and pave the way for unique and beautiful transformation of every home we encounter.

Our family of specialists are equipped and prepared to assist even the most discerning of Charlotte homeowners when selecting new shades & blinds.


Excellence is our hallmark. We’ve amassed hundreds of 5-star reviews during our time in business from highly satisfied customers. We stand by our product and believe in total satisfaction, without fail.

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

Artisan 3.5" Wood Shutters

“Talented Craftsmen, True Professionals”

“A Shade Above is an exceptional company. And, their customer service met and exceeded my expectations. My shutters arrived on time and were installed in a timely manner. They are absolutely beautiful and of the highest quality. The installers are talented craftsmen, real professionals. The absolute best! I will highly recommend A Shade Above to anyone who is looking for superior plantation shutters.”
-Teresa H., Charlotte

“100% Confidence”

“We couldn’t be happier with our shades. A Shade Above was helpful and professional. They worked with me to come up with a solution for windows with arches when others told me that it couldn’t be done. They look great and are very durable. We will definitely use them again when we finish our basement.”
-K. Cunningham., Charlotte

“100% Confidence.”

“As a design professional, I have worked with A Shade Above for many years. I know that when I specify A Shade Above window shades and plantation shutters for my clients, I have 100% confidence that the service will be top-notch and the end result will be flawless. They stand behind their work and their products, which is so important since window treatments can be costly and are such a key design feature in the home.”
-Tamara H., Charlotte

“The quality of the shutters is first class.”

“We just had plantation shutters installed throughout our home and could not be any more pleased! The entire process from start to finish was excellent. From our first contact with our Sales Representative, he was on time, friendly, educated and responsive. Our installers were also on-time, friendly, and very efficient. They even made sure to clean up in every room! The quality of the shutters is first class. What a difference it has made to our home.”
-Niki O., Charlotte

“Made Local, Wood Construction.”

“What a positive experience. This was the right choice for Plantation Shutters. Not only was my bid competitive with others, here is where the true value appeared. Made Local, Wood Construction, Color matched, Prompt Delivery & Excellent Installation. I really enjoy supporting local business, especially when you can truly tell that they value their customers and the experience serving them. They earned a 5-Star rating!”
-BJ L., Cornelius