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Iris Window Coverings Enters 28th Year Of Business

One of the largest window shade dealers In The Pacific Northwest Grew From Humble Beginnings

RENTON, WA (August 4, 2011) --- Growing from humble beginnings with its opening in August of 1984, Iris Window Coverings is now proud to enter its 28th season of business as one of the largest window shade dealers in the Pacific Northwest, as well as one of the most prestigious in the nation.

Founded by Richard Benton to serve Seattle-area architectural, commercial and interior design trades, Iris Window Coverings has since expanded its scope of operations to all areas of the window covering industry, including lighting control interface. Iris provides design services, engineered solutions, installation and repairs, in addition to a host of sustainable solutions (LEED, Daylight Harvesting, etc.).

“We're so honored and grateful to be in business for this long,” said Benton. “We pride ourselves in providing the finest one-on-one service anywhere, regardless of project size, and this growth is a testament to our way of doing business. We never imagined we'd become what we've become, and we're thrilled to continue to expand our services to offer even more for everyone.”

Well known for its expertise in motorized and automated window coverings, as well as for its skill in accomplishing difficult projects, Iris Window Coverings has provided its services all over the nation, as well as Canada and Germany. In 2007, the company opened a second location in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

In addition to a bevy of residential locations from modest to ultra high-end, Iris Window Coverings has provided window coverings for many of the most prestigious commercial developments in the Pacific Northwest and other regions, including:

  • Campus (Seattle, WA)
  • Seattle Opera House (Seattle, WA)
  • Embarcadero Building (San Francisco, CA)
  • Gap Headquarters (San Francisco, CA)
  • Microsoft Headquarters (Redmond, WA)
  • Qwest Field (Seattle, WA)
  • Seattle Seahawks Headquarters (Redmond, WA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Portland International Airport (Portland, Ore.)
  • Starbucks (numerous national locations)
  • Seattle Aquarium (Seattle, WA)

Iris Window Coverings' product line includes louver systems and shades, skylight window coverings, roller shades, drapery, decorative shades, blinds, specialty window coverings and shutters. These provide a host of interior or exterior options, as well as the ability to motorize or automate selections.


Iris Window Coverings of Renton, WA, is one of the Pacific Northwest's largest window shade dealers, providing the largest selection of quality products, custom products, engineered solutions, installation and repairs, in addition to a host of sustainable solutions.

With offerings ranging from louver systems and roller shades, to draperies and shutters and everything in between, Iris Window Coverings can provide a myriad of interior or exterior window covering solutions, with the ability to motorize or automate most selections.

Iris Window Coverings, established in 1984, is proud to have provided window coverings across much of the United States, as well as in Canada.

Iris Window Coverings' main showroom and corporate offices are located at 505 South 4th Street in Renton. For more information, call (800) 533-IRIS (4747) or (425) 793-9398, or visit