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Made in the Shade Austin

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Meet Matt & Kelli Houston

Thank you for visiting Made in the Shade Austin.

If you spend much time on the road in our area, you have probably seen the undeniably prominent logo for Made In the Shade® with its catchy purple colors on six very modern work vehicles, including Matt’s Mercedes van and yes, they are always that clean! Matt and Kelli Houston love their business because of the people they serve and the ongoing professional relationships established. They serve homeowners who want more but don’t usually know the myriad of choices available when it comes to window coverings. It is not uncommon for homeowners to continually work with Matt and Kelli on multiple occasions during home upgrades and purchases.

We are proud to serve you and provide exceptional service for your next window treatment project.   Click here to schedule your free in-home estimate.

We look forward to meeting you and servicing your project!

Their love for serving others started in the restaurant business many years ago. Matt Houston grew up in Seguin with 6 siblings. He learned about real “work” early in life. After graduating from high school he joined the US Navy and served for just over 2 years. When he came home he worked in the restaurant business for 13 years. While working as a manager for a local Texas franchise, he met Kelli. Kelli had relocated from College Station with the same franchise. They wanted to start a family, but knew how difficult it could be with the grueling hours demanded by the restaurant business.

Then, one night while watching an episode of the popular show, Undercover Boss, Budget Blinds was featured. They filled out an online request for more information and had many calls and more franchise offers than they care to remember. Made in the Shade® was different. Not only was it a high quality opportunity, but the people were more inviting to Matt and Kelli. Kelli, who also has background in design, was happy to see the quality lines and appreciated that this group was never pushy. They were always ready to answer questions and their relationship with founder Cathy Morse, made growing their business the natural choice and an answer to their prayers. There was a mutual respect for the couple and owners that has grown to an amazing trust and led to a bright future.

They purchased the business in June 2012 and opened in August of 2012. They have been blessed by the continued growth of this business and the franchise in general, which has developed into a family owned and operated company. Both continue to study trends, colors and the craft regularly. In addition to their own franchise, Matt is the national co-trainer for new franchise owners. He is a natural leader with a heart for service. Neither of them have forgotten where they came from with respect to serving others and working hard. This business has truly given them the opportunity to serve in their community.

Matt, Kelli and their team hope you will give them the opportunity to serve you with your window covering needs in the future and thank those who have trusted them in the past. Don’t forget to look for the vans. You can’t miss the Made In the Shade® logo featured prominently on the vehicle wraps. When you see it, just think of “Shade-Zilla” as the boys fondly refer to the company’s very first van. See you on the road!
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How We Work:

The best place to help you find the perfect window treatment solution for your home is in your home. Our business model focuses on a free, no-pressure consultation in the comfort of your home.

Our design consultants will discuss with you, evaluate your space, and show samples to help you choose the right window treatment solution. We want to ensure you have a positive shopping experience and can make well-informed decisions about your window covering needs.

We stand by our five-point value system:

  • Quality: We select manufacturing partners carefully. Our products are made by the top window treatment companies in the world using high-quality materials.
  • Customization: Every window fashion we supply is custom-made for your windows in the color, style, and options you select. We help you to make each window a reflection of you and your style. Dare to be different! We make it easy!
  • Service: We back up every sale with stellar service. We want to give individualized care before, during, and after the sale because each client has a unique story. We want your story to be as amazing as your window coverings.
  • Value: Our industry leading products and warranties give you high value at a great price
  • Warranty: Our manufacturing partners offer excellent warranties, with many having a lifetime warranty. This means you can invest in your window treatments without worrying.

Our goal is simple:

A comfortable shopping experience where you are able to make informed, educated decisions about your window treatments for every room.

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So contact us today to make an appointment and we’ll bring the showroom to you! We would love to help you maximize natural light in your living room with roman shades or help with UV protection with outdoor patio shades. Let us show you how easy and pleasant your in-home shopping experience can be.

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We serve Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake, Dripping Springs, Marble Falls, Cedar Park, and surrounding areas! Let us bring the showroom to you. We offer free in-home consultations. Book your appointment today to see the best name brands for less.

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