courtesy Central Blind
Central Blind & Shade
Submitted July 2011
William and Leah Quinnell
305 S. Third Ave., Suite A, Yakima, WA 98902
Years in business: 12
Line of business: Blinds and shades of all kinds. We locally manufacture blinds and shades, and also repair and install all kinds of blinds and shades.
Number of employees: 3
Greatest challenges and success:
The biggest challenge is getting the word out that we are the only business in the central valley that actually manufactures our own blinds and shades; we are certified in manufacturing blinds and shades.
We bought a mom and pop business they had run from their shop out on their property for 11 years. We moved the operation to a storefront in Yakima, the old Abbot printing shop on Third Avenue.
We set up a retail area in the front and the shop in the back. Our success is the good name and reputation and customer service we offer. We take great pride in providing for our customers.