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JT blinds participates at genesis house with hope of the valley & local contractors

July 20, 2013

On July 18, 2013, JT Blinds was proud to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to the Genesis House in Pacoima, CA. The Genesis House is a wonderful new project spearheaded by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, California Home Builders and Home Aid in order to provide shelter and restoration for homeless women and their children. 
JT Blinds was amongst 60 honored suppliers and companies that donated their time and services to help make this much needed house a reality. The idea for the Genesis House came about when the building’s original owner offered the former Nun’s training facility to Ken Craft, the CEO of Hope of the Valley. Los Angeles 7th District Councilman Felipe Fuentes was on hand to speak at the event and to offer his continual support behind this project and future one’s to come. The Genesis House is now open and ready to serve the San Fernando Valley community. For more information on the project, learn how to donate services, materials or money, or if you know a family in need, please contact Hope of the Valley at www.hopeofthevalley.org today.


JT Blinds presentation at Architect & Design class at UCLA | January 31, 2014


Steve Tristan of JT Blinds and Paul Heisig of Q-Motion were guest speakers for an Architect & Design class at UCLA on Thursday night. The two discussed the importance and need for window coverings that are positive for the environment, energy efficient and child safe. Both Steve and Paul received a very positive reaction from the students and the teacher, and received an invitation to return in the future to discuss window coverings with the next incoming class.

EPA Announcement

April 22, 2014


JT Blinds is proudly announcing that it has been awarded with the EPA certification by the Environmental Protection Agency. This prominent certification recognizes JT Blinds Inc’s knowledge and ability to protect human health and the environment.   EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from
significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work. Environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic
growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy. JT Blinds INC will be committed and will try to maintain the highest professional standards.

JT BLINDS Donates blinds to lapd

Devonshire Pals

October 1, 2015


JT Blinds provide new vertical blinds to the LAPD Devonshire Pals. Pals is highly effective at deterring gangs and preventing crime. For more than 30 years, PALS has provided after school and weekend enrichment programs for at-risk children and teens that build strong, positive relationships between youth and the LAPD.
JT Blinds is recognized as a friends of Pals at http://devonshire-pals.org/donors-and-sponsors/friends/

March 5, 2012

JT Blinds, Inc. installed the blinds at LA's First Solar Energy home project. 

California Home Builders President Sean Evenhaim accepting recognition award from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaregosa California Home Builders held an official grand opening on February 28th for their Village at Pierce project in Pacoima (Council District 7). This is the first residential project in the City of Los Angeles where each home will be equipped with solar electric service as a standard feature. The Grand opening was held at the project with over 150 guests including subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers, escrow, title companies, and others who were involved in the project. Also in attendance were Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmember Richard Alarcon, and other officials. The Mayor thanked Shawn Evenhaim, the CEO of California Home Builders, for finding innovative ways to continue to build in LA and providing the American Dream to new homeowners. California Home Builders was established in 1994 by Shawn Evenhaim. Since its establishment it has built many residential projects in LA specializing in in-fill development. Evenhaim stated in his remarks that when he saw the economy slowing down, he decided that he will make adjustments and find ways to develop communities that he can sell. He knew that the buyers will buy a quality home at an affordable price and if the home will be an eco-friendly home, it’s even better. “The Village at Pierce was exactly what buyers were looking for and that’s why we sold 20 homes in just a few months.” “We are excited to stimulate economic growth by creating jobs and building eco-friendly homes with solar power service to homeowners in the Village at Pierce. We are proud to do our part to keep America working,” said Mr. Evenhaim. Fourteen homes have been completed and twenty eight homes are under construction at this small lot subdivision project. They have partnered with a solar company to install solar panels as a standard feature on all 57 homes. Homeowners will lease the system for a fixed monthly rate and will not pay for installation or maintenance of the system. The homeowners will pay a fixed monthly rate that will be lower than what they would pay their local utility for the same amount of energy — and are doing something good for the environment at the same time. CHB’s vision is to keep the American Dream alive by “building homes and creating jobs,” said Evenhaim and this is reflected in the street names they have chosen for the Village at Pierce- Dream Lane, Inspire Lane, Believe Lane and on by the banner they post at all their projects that reads “Keeping America Working”..

Raul Bocanegra INauguration

December 15, 2012


JT Blinds President Steve Tristan attended the Inauguration of newly elected 38th District State Assembly Raul Bocanegra.  It started with a wonderful Roman Catholic Mass at Alemany High School and continued with the Inauguration ceremony.  The ceremony started with Presentation of Colors by the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Air Force AROTC, and speakers included State Senator Alex Padilla, School Board Member LAUSD Nury Martinez, Elected Member of Congress Tony Cardenas, Tania Oronoz & Jack Kayajian students of Hon. Raul Bocanegra.  


Photo: (left: Raymond Avila, middle: State Assembly Raul Bocanegra, right: JT Blinds President Steve Tristan.)


March 20, 2014

JT Blinds in Little Tokyo

Installs blinds at famous shabu shabu restaurant


JT Blinds installer serves up Roller Shades at the famous Shabu Shabu House eatery in Little Tokyo Los Angeles California. Come out to Shabu Shabu to check out their new shades and have a delicious serving of hotpot and iced coffee. #eatery #icedcoffee #chopsticks #hotpot #littletokyo #blinds #jtblinds #rollershades #littletokyolosangeles #downtown #restaurant #japanese #japangeles




Local window converings professional joins leading industry organization

January 16, 2014 Jan. 16, 2014 – SAN FERNANDO, Calif.


ST. PAUL, MN  Window Fashion Vision announces that ­­­­ Mr. Steve Tristan, JT Blinds Inc. has become a member of WFCP™. The Window Fashion Certified Professional Program was established in 1991 in response to the need to increase the standards of professionalism in all areas associated with window coverings. Members gain certification by earning credits and advancing through the program’s levels of expertise including the Associate, Specialist, Master and Expert levels and earning Authority in a wide range of window covering niches. By joining the WFCP program, Steve has proven an ongoing commitment to industry professionalism. Today WFCP has become much more than the industry’s premier certification program. It is a community of people driven by a common passion for window fashions, and committed to the belief that this element of interior design is a powerful multi-faceted profession that can positively change peoples’ lives. WFCP’s vision is to act as the liaison between all professionals in the window treatment industry, pledging to be part of building “passion for fashion at the window,” by persuading designers and architects that the element of window fashion should ALWAYS be a part of every room’s design. “I am eager to continue my education with WFCP particularly earning credits on demand and letting the world know why they need a WFCP certified professional working on their job,” says Steve. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Steve Tristan at steve@jtblinds.com or call at 818-361-2300 extension 103. About JT Blinds Established in 2002 out of the home of Steve and Juanita Tristan with nothing more than a dream and a desire to provide for their family, JT Blinds has developed in to a complete source for window coverings through hard work, dedication and a commitment to customer satisfaction.  Our company is specifically designed to service and handle all of the various window covering needs in the market, which is why our clients includes homeowners, apartment communities, commercial buildings, hotels, medical facilities and we do that by offering an extensive variety of high quality products.  We are also a certified dealer and certified installers for brands such as Hunter Douglas, Graber, Q-Motion, Norman Shutters, Suntex, Phifer, Kirsch, and many other top suppliers.



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Habitat for Humanity Blind Drive


JT Blinds February 2012 “Blind Drive”   In February 2012, JT Blinds partnered with Habitat for Humanity to hold its first “Blind Drive” in an effort to provide window coverings to those in need. The event also served as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity to help support their wonderful cause in helping the less fortunate to obtain affordable housing and home materials. The public was urged to come by the JT Blinds showroom and warehouse to drop off their old and unwanted blinds. Sal Rodriguez of the legendary group WAR came out to show his support for the cause. All in all, it was a day of food, music and fun, while helping those in need at the same time.


March 15, 2014

Steve Tristan:

From DJ to Company President


In the city of San Fernando on the outskirts of Los Angeles County sits a family owned window covering company located on First Street by the name of JT Blinds. The story of JT Blinds begins with Steve Tristan and his unusual success story.

Mar. 4, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In the city of San Fernando on the outskirts of Los Angeles County sits a family owned window covering company located on First Street by the name of JT Blinds. The story of JT Blinds begins with Steve Tristan and his unusual success story. Started in 2002 initially as a side business to help supplement the income for Steve and his family, JT Blinds has grown in to an established provider for window coverings and screens to a variety of industries such as apartment communities, hotels, construction, commercial and residential markets. Steve Tristan was introduced to the window coverings business fresh out of High School during his days as a weekend party DJ and a re-seller of out of print vinyl records. After applying for an Installation position at a then-leading blind manufacturer Gilmore Enterprises, Steve was able to climb the corporate ladder from an Installer to Customer Service Representative and eventually to Sales and Management, providing the experience needed to form his own company when he made the decision to go out on his own. It’s not every day that you come across an individual who grew up in a poor area of the San Fernando Valley and managed to make himself a success without much help, support or even prior training.

Learn a little bit more about Steve and his journey from a DJ to a company President. I imagine that 20 years ago when you started as an Installer for Gilmore Enterprises, that you didn’t see yourself owning your business and becoming a company President. Back then, I was just happy to pay the rent with my job but I’ve always had a drive to do “something more.” I remember one of the Sales people at the company that I worked for would tell me often that I was an entrepreneur because he saw all of the things that I was doing outside of the company. You never can foresee life when you’re young. I got married and had kids – and that’s an accomplishment in itself. I also never knew that I would find my faith. That was the biggest change in my life. Back when I was younger, there was no way that I would ever go to church.

You could have easily pursued your DJ record selling business. What made you choose the window coverings path? It was a secure job. At that point, my daughter Mia was born, my view of life changed instantly when she was born. I sold off everything involving my DJ business. In doing so, I committed to my bosses that I would focus my energy on their company. In turn, they had given me a promotion from Customer Service and I was in charge of their Component division. They eventually put me in charge of the Service and Sales of nearly their entire operation. Tell me about the formation of JT Blinds. Everything happens for a reason and I believe that God has a plan for us all and my plan was to be here doing this. When I quit my job, I didn’t want to initially compete against the company I had worked for. I was nervous and a little scared because I had to support my family. I took a couple of offers from a few companies and I was operating JT Blinds as a side business. I figured that I would work in Sales for a window coverings company and do my JT Blinds work on nights and the weekends. I accepted a position from a company based out in Georgia to be their West Coast representative and a two week training schedule was required. By the time I made it out to Georgia my wife informed me that our youngest daughter had been crying for me because she missed me – and that bothered me. That next morning I met with the owner and I saw a corporate environment that I didn’t like. To me, it was a worse situation than what I had just left. I spoke to my wife and told her that I felt this wasn’t going to work out, so I flew back the next day. I called them while I was on my way to the airport to inform them of my decision and they tried to convince me to stay but I was set. Sure enough as soon as I got home, there were a half dozen messages for JT Blinds estimates waiting for me and here we are today.

There might not be a JT Blinds today without those circumstances. I know now that I was destined to start JT Blinds and I think I knew that back then too. It’s scary going out on your own. I had a family to support, so I had to make it happen. When I left Gilmore, I quit, so I couldn’t collect Unemployment Benefits. I started by providing a service to my community first by offering blinds to them. We were using my house to run JT Blinds, starting out from a room at first and then I moved it to the living room. We made a little shop in the garage with a counter and added a table with some saws so that we could produce vertical blinds and screens for our accounts. Later on we opened our first location in Mission Hills, CA by renting a small 900 square foot building with a yard in the back which enabled us to put a container back there and keep an inventory of materials. We were manufacturing out in the yard with a canopy over us which was difficult during the winter sometimes. We did whatever it took to get the job done.

What’s your ultimate goal with JT Blinds? We used to focus primarily on the apartment market but we’ve expanded by going after different markets like residential, construction, tenant improvement, interior designers and facility accounts. We launched product lines for Shutters and Roller Shades and I’m looking to offer more products that would allow for even more opportunities like our Internet venture Best Custom Screens which offers window screens, patio screen doors, security doors and sunscreens.  We have big plans for the Internet market in the upcoming future where a lot of our recent leads have come from. Another goal is to increase the awareness on our PVC recycling program and raise funds for it whether it’s through a private organization or the government. We’re the only window coverings company in the entire country trying to do something like this but we can’t do it alone. I did a seminar at UCLA recently for an Architect and Design class and when I showed them photos of the Pacific Garbage Patch mainly consisting of plastic products, they had a look of shock and surprise. Our company has been trying to encourage people to not throw their PVC blinds away. They can be recycled and we have a program in place which does that. It’s something that I really believe in and would like to focus more on but it’s hard without the support and finances for it.
This year I was able to work with Hope of the Valley, where we donated blinds to a house built for homeless women and their children. Partnering with Hope of the Valley and organizations like them to serve the community is something that I want to do more. I want to do more with my business than just provide for my family and employees. More information available at http://www.jtblinds.com or call JT Blinds at 800-732-6162.


JT Blinds
12987 Arroyo AveSan Fernando, CA91340US
Phone: 818-361-2300 Website: http://jtblinds.com/