T.R. Mann founded Mann Shade Company in 1950, specializing in window shades. The business became MannKidwell Shade Corporation in 1967 when Andrew Kidwell, Jr. purchased it. The current owner, Andrew Kidwell III, began working alongside his father in 1993, learning the business from the ground up before purchasing the business in 1997. Andrew and his staff have maintained the high level of customer service that has become synonymous with the name MannKidwell. In 2005, MannKidwell expanded its product lines and moved into a larger 4,000 sq ft showroom located at 6011 West Broad Street. The expanded showroom allows for full-size samples that can be raised and lowered and tested for light control as well as work space to meet with your designer or builder.
Our trained and qualified window treatment experts are available in the showroom to help you select the products, colors, and options that best suit your needs. Whether you need shutters, blinds, shades, drapes or commercial products, our staff is here Monday through Friday to assist you in the showroom. We can help you update a room or finish an entire home.
Our installers are the best in the industry. We never use sub-contractors, and our professional installers are trained and highly-skilled craftsmen who take pride in their work. We treat them like family, and they in turn treat you like family. You may even catch them giving your dog a belly rub!
MannKidwell has always been thoughtful about the environment, from recycling our packing material to carefully selecting the types of office supplies and cleaning products we use in our own showroom, we have tried to do our part in reducing our carbon footprint. We are pleased to be able to offer products to our customers that continue in this practice. Many of our products are energy efficient, which reduces the cost of electrical heating, cooling, and lighting, and saves energy resources. Most Hunter Douglas products and our Solar Screen shades are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. In addition, many Hunter Douglas and Horizons products are made with recycled or sustainable materials.
Give us a call to learn more about our in-home consultations! You can speak with one of our associates at our Richmond office over the phone or in-person to set up a date and time that works for you.
If you live outside the Central Virginia area, MannKidwell will ship your product to you, anywhere in the continental United States. Call our office or visit our showroom for more information.