Enjoy the benefits of your own business today!

Too Young To Retire? CALL (416) 787-8555 today to learn more about our Canadian dealership opportunities.

Work from home as a single owner/operator, hire some back-office or sales help, or even open up your own retail store with signage, dedicated business hours and full-time staff.  The choice is completely yours since your Success is our goal. Some communities deserve and expect to come to a retail store and others clients are comfortable experiencing Shades of Home Shop-at-Home services.

We’ll advise you on what’s best for your community and income expectations and will support you no matter what you choose.  Virtually no other industry offers the same level of flexibility that we do.

No inventory to purchase.  All products are custom made and ordered to your clients specifications


Home Based Dealership – initial investment $15,000

One week training in our Toronto Head Office (including accommodations) 

  • Full sampling
  • Training provided to get your business started
  • Initial and ongoing product training
  • Measuring and installation training
  • Sales training
  • Business success training and support
  • Flyers, Business Cards, Brochures
  • Local Shades of Home Web Site
  • Blinds and shutters ordered only as you need them – no need to maintain inventory
  • Home-based operation

Store Front Retail – initial investment $25-35,000*

One week training in our Toronto Head Office (including accommodations) 

  • Assistance in choice of location, lease negotiations and store setup
  • Training provided to get your business started
  • Showroom product displays 
  • Interior signage
  • Full set of suppliers sample books
  • Initial and ongoing product training
  • Measuring and installation training
  • Sales training
  • Business success training and support
  • Flyers, Business Cards, Brochures supplied
  • Local Shades of Home Web Site

Our commitment to you:

Your success is as important to you as it is to us.

Most startups in the window treatment business spend from 1 year to 5 years trying to establish themselves in their local marketplace before they are able to pay themselves.  You work alone and learn as you go. You will make many small and some costly errors.  Improper measurements, wasted advertising, ordering the wrong product, not getting the support from the manufacturers when things go array.

Our goal is to support you all along the way.

We will actively market your local dealership through Social Media: Facebook, Pintrest etc and search platforms such as  Google, Bing, HomeStars, Houzz when deemed useful in driving inquiries to your location and supporting your local dealership.

We will provide, when appropriate, manufacturers branded print advertising using co-op funds based on the volume of purchases/sales for each local dealership.

*Depending on size of location, number and size of display units


Shades of Home is a Family Owned and Operated Business.  With over 25 years in the business we know the hick-ups, the learning curve, the financial possibilities, the good and the not-so-good aspects of this great business. Nothing beats being your own boss with the support behind you to help you reach whatever goals you’ve made for yourself.

Contact Steve Poxon – 416-787-8555 to see if this is an opportunity is for you

Brands

You will be provided with product sample books (Value $6,000) from the following suppliers:

Hunter Douglas: Full line sampling including Allustra – 22 sample books
Elite Window Fashions: Full sampling – 5 sample books
Sunglow: 3 sample books
MaxXmar: 6 sample books
George Jackson: 4 sample books

Other providers will be added if we feel the value to the consumer and marketplace requires it.  On-going updating of samples, new books will be provided at suppliers cost (if any) to the dealer (one set) when manufacturers update or add/change products.

Manufactures do not issue credit for discontinued product sample books or replace lost or damaged sample books.

Showroom sampling of operable display products and personal supplied at 75% off MSRP