About Us

Your Trusted Window Treatment
& Awning Specialists

A lot has changed since I started in this business in 1980 as a factory sales rep and technical advisor for leading manufacturers such as Hunter Douglas, Graber, Blind Design, Source, and finally, Skandia Windows Fashions. I retired from running a territory of seven states and started Factory Rep Blinds to serve a smaller group of exclusive interior designers and architects. As the business grew, I discovered that my years of experience and expertise could best be put to use serving not the industry, but the end user: YOU! In one of those instances that can only be described as serendipitous, Factory Rep Blinds became a family affair, with younger generations becoming integral to our company's operations.

Today, we at Factory Rep Blinds are proud to deliver top-notch window covering solutions to residential and commercial clients in Eastern Washington and in the North Idaho area.

Gerry Yates

Founder & CEO

The Factory Rep Blinds Story

Proudly in the business of using our experience to help consumers like you.

We started in 1980 as a family-owned business dedicated to providing factory representation to window covering dealers for major product lines throughout the U.S. Since opening our doors, we have trained hundreds of dealers and their staff members in selling, installing, and repairing blinds, shades, shutters, drapery, and exterior products. In 2016, we branched out to start a window covering business.

After 38 years of training dealers and helping them build their businesses, we found that our true calling was serving the public by helping consumers directly. Because of our experience in factory representation, we have gained sufficient knowledge and resources to help customers with all of their window covering needs. We have also learned what to look for in the products we’ll be using and the employees we’ll be hiring to ensure that we give our clients what they are looking for.

Products & Expertise

  • Blinds & Draperies
  • Sun Control & Screens
  • Shades & Shutters
  • Blinds: Window blinds help you control light, give you privacy, and reduce your energy bills. No matter what style of window blinds you decide on—wood blinds, vinyl mini blinds, aluminum mini blinds, cordless blinds—we offer a huge selection for you to choose from.
  • Draperies: Draperies are elegant, insulating, and come in a wide array of fabric options, from elegant to playful. Let us help you add style and class to your home with stationary decorative side drapery panels or full movable window coverages.
  • Exterior Sun Control: Exterior sun control products are designed to absorb and dissipate 65 to 90 percent of the sun's heat and glare before it reaches window or door glass. Prevent harmful UV rays from entering your home while providing protection from insects.
  • Screens: Whether you need new screens or re-screening of your home or business windows, we offer many custom screen options for windows ranging from casement, single hung, double hung, hinged, and sliding screens. We can also screen arched and other hard-to-fit windows.
  • Shades: Customize with confidence; we offer shades in a variety of styles that are tailored to your personal specifications for color, finish, and more. No matter what window shades you decide on—cordless, cellular, roller, or sheer—we're here to help.
  • Shutters: Shutters can give your home a finished, distinctive look while storm shutters can also add safety. Our shutter selection includes classic and modern shutter styles for perfecting your interior or exterior.

Our Mission

We proudly provide our clients with top-of-the-line window coverings at the best prices available. By bringing them a wide range of products that can meet the demands of every kind of weather, we strive to help our customers reap the long-term benefits of quality window coverings. These benefits include cutting energy costs and allowing our customers to enjoy just the right amount of sunlight inside their homes or offices.

Our License & Certifications

  • License: CCFACTORB831MM
  • Somfy Certified (Expert Service)
  • Certified Installer
  • Certified in Motorization
  • BBB Accredited with A+ Rating

Our History & Core Values

Gerry and Rosa Yates were high school sweethearts who found common purpose in raising a family, serving God, and helping others. We raised four children and have fifteen grandchildren. We have always believed God has a purpose for us and that we are conduits for extending help to others, whether locally or globally. We believe in building a legacy that will provide a livelihood for our family as well as to help people throughout the world with life resources.

We started a home improvement company in 1980 called Home Sweet Home Company. At the same time Gerry became a factory representative for several window covering manufacturers. He traveled seven states, serving dealers who sold window coverings. Most of the major manufacturers today are brands for which he helped build a following in his territories. He has helped hundreds of dealers and trained thousands of people how to serve clients with window coverings.

After 36 years on the road, Gerry and Rosa decided it was time to return to the local market and restart the original company with a new name: Factory Rep Blinds. With knowledge gained by serving others, they concentrated on window coverings. Factory Rep Blinds is now the premier window covering provider in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. From 1980 to the present, we have lived our dream, and are now passing a legacy on through our children. We are proud to have our family driving a company that proudly serves our communities.

Our Family Team

Leveraging Our Expertise to Ensure You Get the Highest-Quality Products
L-R: Ethan Edwards, Jeff Yates, Billy Edwards, Jenny Edwards, Alex Edwards, Gerry Yates, Rosa Yates
Custom cut and fit on job site produces an extension of living space with sun and element protection. Operation is motorized for ease of operation. Our installation experts make a difficult application come out beautiful.


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