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A1 Blinds was founded by Peter Bott Snr in 1958 under the original name of Deluxe Blinds.
The business originally operated from home in Clayton but soon grew, requiring larger premises. It moved into the first Factory/ Showroom in Westall Road, Westall and then onto Centre Road Clayton. To accommodate the continual growth, a factory was built in 1984 at 1 Olive Street Clayton, where it remains today as the home of A1 Blinds. During the late 80s, sons Peter and John assumed the ownership and running of the business. In 1992 John left the business leaving Peter as the sole owner. The next few years saw a directional change. Moving away from being both a wholesale and retailer to just a retailer. Peter, very focussed on customer service, identified that customers wanted improved times for quotes, manufacturing and installation.
Today A1 Blinds offer some of the fastest turn around times in the industry and has still maintained a reputation for quality, service and competitive prices.
A1 Blinds covers all the extended metropolitan ares and now employs around 35 people. We have become the largest retailer of Canvas Sun Blinds in Melbourne and offer an extensive range of products to suit most applications. We continue to look for new products and services to best service our customers.
Our mission has always been to build a successful business based on service, and that all staff feel a part of and enjoy working in. To build a successful business, you need to understand how important existing customers are and the importance of creating new long term customers. The word 'service' is a broad term, and encompasses many areas. We offer the 'service' in many ways, be it through our showroom staff, the showroom atmosphere, our sales staff or our manufacturing and fitting staff.
Each one of these areas leaves a lasting impression on a customer, and each staff member knows the importance of making the customer feel special and unique. We are prepared to go to great lengths to keep our customers and have them coming back.
This is why our mission is: