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Founded In: 1922

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Architectural Design Shutters, owned by Charles and Frazier Gardella, is a 3rd generation window covering business. Charles and Frazier's Grandfather, Wallis Gardella, started The Shade Shop in 1922 in Washington DC and Springfield Virginia. As a young man, Charles learned the trade from his father and grandfather doing installation and sales. In January 1982, Charles moved to Naples, FL and started his own shop -- Naples Discount Shutter and Awning. Within a few years, Naples Discount Shutter and Awning grew by leaps and bounds. It was clear there was more growth on the horizon as the Southwest Florida housing market was booming and Naples was becoming a hot spot for vacationers and retirees.

In 1984, Charles convinced his brother Frazier to move from Virginia and become his business partner. This launched a successful partnership that continues to this day. In 1986 Charles and Frazier changed the company name to Naples Shutter to attract more high-end home owners, designers and architects. At first, Naples Shutter purchased shutters and window coverings from manufactures in California and Oregon. In time, Naples Shutter started to purchase unfinished shutters. The finish factory would trim, paint and stain on site. Eventually they started an on-site mill to manufacture finished profiles from rough sawn lumber to each customers window specification. After 22 years of business, 50 plus employees and three factories, Charles and Frazier needed a long, well deserved vacation. In 2004, they sold Naples Shutter. Today, Charles and Frazier own Architectural Design Shutters, a shutter and window covering business with an emphasis on customer service, quality and quick on-time delivery. Architectural Design Shutters represents some of the best quality window covering manufactures in the country with a wide range of price points. "Shutters and window coverings are what we know. It's in our blood. It's who we are. It's exciting to be back in business," remarked Charles. "Our strengths are coming up with solutions for complicated windows and our attention to design and detail. An install isn't complete until our customer is 110% satisfied," added Frazier Architectural Design Shutters gladly provides references upon request.

INTERIOR WOOD SHUTTERS

QMOTION MOTORIZED SHADES

INTERIOR POLYWOOD SHUTTERS

WOOD BLINDS, SOLAR SHADES, & MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENTS

SPECIALTY SHAPES & APPLICATIONS

EXTERIOR ALUMINUM BAHAMA & COLONIAL SHUTTERS

EXTERIOR WOOD TRUE LOUVER COLONIAL & BAHAMA SHUTTERS

EXTERIOR SYNTHETIC BAHAMA & COLONIAL SHUTTERS

ROLL DOWN HURRICANE SHUTTERS

Exterior Wood True Louver Colonial and Bahama Shutters

True Wood Louver Colonial Shutters are the most sought after shutters. Wood Louver Colonial Shutters after all are a true American and European cultural heritage object! To keep with authenticity our artisans handcraft your Colonial or Bahama Shutters from solid wood and assemble everything in our facility in Naples, Florida.

What kinds of woods do we use? That depends on your home or business and what you are looking for. We are the architects, designers, artisans, and manufacturers. You deal with direct masters of the shutter craft trade. Our architects and artisans have seen just about all shapes and sizes of windows and doors, over the years. We will know what to do with your unique ideas or project. If a traditional look is what you are after, we have that style down! Our Exterior Wood True Louver Colonial and Bahama Shutters are kiln dried which makes them more durable, lasting for decades!

Our architectural designers are in-house so we can design to your heart’s imagination. Our artisans then will add the finish and/or color that will go right with the outdoor paint of your home or business. The choices are limited only by you! We can advise you on colors that can enhance your home or business outdoor appearance. We have worked in the industry for four generations, with that comes experience! We know shutters!

Exterior Wood Louver Colonial and Bahama Shutters offer you so much more besides a beautiful addition to the outside of your home or business. They give you privacy, for those well deserved mellow Sundays. They protect your windows from the wind. They help insulate your home or business, helping to reduce costs. They reduce noise from neighbor’s or road traffic. For businesses, Exterior Louver Colonial and Bahama Shutters help your business set itself apart from businesses next door or near by. Or in some cases, you’ll want shutters to go with the business district’s theme!

Customize your Exterior Wood Louver Colonial or Bahama Shutters your way. Any size, any shape, not just rectangles, we have worked on full arches, semi arches, circles, and squares. Try to surprise us!

Give us a call and speak to one of our experts at 239-449-8420. We are proud to make USA made shutters. Our manufacturing plant is located on the sunny eastern coast of Florida, in Naples, and we ship anywhere in the USA. We also have a showroom in Key Largo, Florida.

 

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