The Shutter Professionals is a full-service window covering concept offering blinds, shades, and shutters for residential and commercial needs. Introduced in 2014, the company has become a destination one-stop-shop for window treatments with all of the products custom-made locally in Toronto. The Shutter Professionals operates in a niche market with design consultations available in the Ajax showroom, at the customer’s home or business, or digitally through online correspondence. With plans to grow the concept, earlier this year the company introduced a franchise program offering franchises with multiple revenue sources, low overhead, limited inventory, reputable brands, custom software along with training and support. “We are proud to be the first 100 percent owned and operated, full-service window covering franchise in Canada,” said John Goodish, Director of Franchise Development. “Some window covering franchises do operate in Canada, but they are all owned by U.S. companies. Our franchise opportunities will further help to support Canadian business and boost the economy.” In addition to sourcing franchisees, the company is also exploring sites noting that with a lot of the business being on-site and online, large spaces are not necessary. All that is required is 500 to 800 square foot street, centre and plaza locations that offer strong visibility and convenient access. Frank Ruffolo at Core Capital Inc. has been retained to handle the real estate requirements.
Core Capital Inc. – Toronto, Ontario (Frank Ruffolo – 416/827-4999)
Shutter Professionals Inc., 1965 Salem Rd. North, Unit 7, Ajax, Ontario L1T 0J9 (905/239-9900 www.theshutterprofessionals.com)