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Introducing the Dream Team for Shutters


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At The Shutter Source, we know that as a homeowner, you want shutters that will provide beauty, elegance, and distinction to your home, just like fine furniture.  You also want a great deal, the very best shutters at the very best price!  And you want your shutters delivered quickly, by friendly professionals who know their business and who serve you like you’re their own friends and neighbors. The team at The Shutter Source stands by to exceed your expectations by providing the latest shutter technology with good, old-fashioned neighborhood service and quality.

Irv Schnell – Veteran Shutter Professional

irv schnell 150x150Irv Schnell has been in the shutter business for over four decades, beginning as an apprentice for an industry legend, Paul Heinley Shutters, one of the creators of the contemporary custom shutter. During the early 1970′s, Irv mastered every aspect of the shutter business, from the precision wood-working necessary to turn out a beautiful louver to the artistry of designing shutters for custom decors. As Irv’s reputation grew, he became one of the most sought-after shutter designers in California. Irv went on to found his own shutter manufacturing company, which was instrumental in popularizing custom shutters as the window treatment of choice in modern interior decor. Often working with California’s finest interior designers, Irv built and installed shutters for homeowners including Rock Hudson, Bob Dylan, Gabe Kaplan, Lucille Ball, Danny Thomas, Henry Mancini, Paul Newman, Ann Margret, Robert Stack, Roger Moore, Aaron Spelling, Kenny Rogers, Jane Fonda, Janet Leigh, Dyan Cannon, and many others. As the industry grew, Irv developed a reputation as somebody who knows the shutter business inside and out, and worked as a consultant for some of the nation’s largest shutter manufacturers. As President of The Shutter Source, Irv assembled his dream team to serve you.

Kevin Warren – Master Shutter Craftsman

Kevin bio 150x150Kevin Warren supervises The Shutter Source installation team and personally installs the shutters for many of our customers.  Kevin is a master shutter installer, dedicated to the highest standards and insists on the very best service and craftsmanship.  As our customers will affirm, Kevin loves to serve people and make customers happy through the art of shutters.

According to Kevin, he knew he was going to be a carpenter almost from birth.  As a child, he learned fine carpentry at the knee of his Grandfather Jacob, a master craftsman who created fine violins.  One of those children who is always building things, Kevin built his own doghouse in the first grade and was passionate about woodshop throughout his school years.  He professionally developed and honed his skills for ten years as a master finish carpenter designing, building, and installing custom entertainment systems and high end kitchen cabinetry.  He was then hired by one of the largest shutter manufacturers in America, where he perfected the art of shutters for another ten years.  Seeking a venue where he could better express his passion for excellence and personal customer care, Kevin joined The Shutter Source team and has been with us right from the start.  From the beginning, he fell in love with both the beauty and technical excellence of our Duracore Shutters™ and our classic hardwood product lines.  At The Shutter Source, he can fully express his passion for excellent craftsmanship.

When he isn’t ensuring your happiness as a Shutter Source customer, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela, and they have two children.  When you choose The Shutter Source, you know that your shutters are being produced and installed by a real person who serves you like your own neighbor.

Chuck Wilton – Design Consultant

Chuck WChuck Wilton, design consultant for The Shutter Source in the Sacramento area, is a veteran designer who loves helping homeowners create a truly beautiful home. Chuck provides friendly, personalized, professional service for every customer. He has designed shutters for many hundreds of homeowners in the Sacramento Area. Chuck is a valued part of the Shutter Source family providing each homeowner a full design consultation that exceeds their expectations.

Kara Warren – Design Consultant

Kara WKara Warren is a born and raised Nevadan from Reno. She recently graduated from UNR and enjoys hiking with her family and husband. She looks forward to making your home beautiful.

How We’re Different

The Shutter Source “Dream Team” means that your shutters will be beautiful and work perfectly at an affordable price.

  • Choice

    We will feature the widest choice of select brands of custom-made synthetic and hardwood shutters in Northern California, the Bay Area, and Greater Sacramento. Our shutters are The Safe Choice, No Worry Shutters ™. You may also choose our Made in the USA option.

  • Quality

    We will feature the finest shutter on the market at an affordable price. Our beautiful Duracore Shutters™ are also energy efficient, easy to clean, moisture resistant, flame retardant, Greenguard-certified, and they are the most durable shutters in the world.

  • Affordability

    We will provide homeowners with the best shutters at the best price. At The Shutter Source, we can provide the very finest shutters in the world at an affordable price because of our sensible management policies and relatively low overhead.

  • Professionalism

    Our design consultations and customer service will exceed your expectations. Our professional design consultants are experienced in working from an interior design perspective. They’re friendly, knowledgeable, and listen to your needs–true design consultants who work with you to create the right design for you and your home, using the right materials at a price you can afford.

  • Expertise

    We will feature skilled craftsmen who take old-fashioned pride in their work. Our installers are experienced professionals who have been installing shutters for an average of 20 years.

  • Friendly Customer Service

    We will offer the kind of old-fashioned personal care and service you would experience doing business with a local neighborhood shop–updated for the era of high technology.

We Appreciate Your Business! When you choose The Shutter Source, you choose the Safe Choice, No Worry ™ shutter. Whether admiring the enhanced beauty of your home’s exterior or the luxurious look your shutters provide to its interior décor, you can relax knowing that you have made the right choice. Your investment will provide many years of beauty, ease of care, and insulation from light, heat, and cold at an affordable price that holds its value. At The Shutter Source, we pledge to offer you choice, quality, affordability, professionalism, expertise, and friendly customer service. The Shutter Source truly means The Best Shutters at the Best Price. Why Pay More? See for yourself.



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