About Us

Overview

Peninsulators is a national leader in the sale, installation, and maintenance of commercial window coverings. From motorized shades, to exterior blinds, to fully automated and integrated building systems – we are equipped to transform our client’s spaces into more comfortable, productive, and sustainable work environments. 

For nearly four decades, through our commercial division, Peninsulators has been the premier provider that building owners and general contractors rely upon for their most challenging projects thanks to our unmatched capabilities and service offerings. Peninsulators is known for providing best-in-class solutions within the commercial office, healthcare, hospitality, education, and public sectors. We have long served many of the world's leading technology companies and have scaled our operation with them as they have expanded into new geographies - and we are strategically prepared to continue our expansion.

Through our residential division, A Shade Above, we provide homeowners with custom solutions for their window coverings, lighting, security, home theater, sound, and automation system needs. 

Our teams are comprised of industry experts who are constantly learning, evolving, and adapting to overcome the unique challenges that each project brings. 

At Peninsulators, we are committed to improving our client's environments and providing them with unmatched value. 

“I wish all my sub contracted technicians were as professional as your company's staff is. I will make sure my head office is aware of the excellent job you did for this project! From start to finish everyone at you company has been professional and a pleasure to work with, Thank You.”

Alexander Hughes—Superintendent, Rush Commercial Construction, Inc.

Our History

Founded in a garage on the Monterey Peninsula, best friends and business partners John Thomas and Ross Haisley started a company with a simple goal in mind - to provide a personalized, hands-on approach in the commercial window coverings industry utilizing the best products in the market. That simple thought led to the creation of Peninsulators in 1985. 

Their two-man operation quickly grew. Over the years Peninsulators developed a reputation for being the window covering subcontractor throughout the Bay Area; tackling the most intricate, difficult, and unique projects on the market.

In September of 2020, an investor group led by The Courtney Group acquired a controlling percentage of Peninsulators and its affiliates Peninsulators Northwest and A Shade Above. Partners Tom Courtney, Alan Macksey, and Ed McKenna, Ph.D. of The Courtney Group led the transaction and are assisting in establishing and executing a strategic growth plan. Other investors include Lake Country Capital, a debt and equity provider based in Minneapolis, MN, and Los Angeles, CA.

In August of 2021, Ross Haisley retired and Peninsulators hired now CEO, Ron Johnson to lead the company into its bright future. Today, Peninsulators is one of the largest window covering subcontractors in the nation with offices in four locations and 100+ employees covering the West Coast.

20,000+

Projects Completed

$35M+

Annual Revenue

80+

Employees

35 Years

In Business

Leadership

Ron Johnson - CEO -
Scott Shepherd - CFO -

Frequently Asked Questions

It varies by vendor and product, but 4-6 weeks is the average lead time.

Peninsulators and Peninsulators Northwest are both members of the union. Peninsulators Northwest is the only window covering subcontractor within the state of Washington to hold this title.

California, Nevada, and Washington.

We mainly focus on large, multi-family residential projects (i.e., apartment complexes). For single-family residential projects, please contact our partner company A Shade Above.

To request a service on your window coverings, please fill out our Service Request Form.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:
Stephanie Haisley
Marketing Director, Peninsulators
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Jeanie-Marie Price
Communications Director, Northwest Carpenters Union
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PENINSULATORS NORTHWEST JOINS THE NORTHWEST CARPENTERS UNION AS THE FIRST WINDOW COVERING SUBCONTRACTOR IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

June 23, 2021, Tukwila, WA –  Today, Peninsulators Northwest, a leader in the sales and installation of commercial window coverings, announced that it has become a signatory member of the Northwest Carpenters Union. This agreement between the two parties went into effect June 1, 2021 and further solidifies Peninsulators’ dedication to supporting its employees by providing them with competitive wages, benefits, training, security and safety.

Founded in 1985, Peninsulators has long served many of the leading technology companies in Silicon Valley and expanded to serve these companies in the Seattle region with the opening of their Northwest division in 2016. In addition to installation, the Company provides its clients with engineering, design and maintenance services.

“We are thrilled to welcome Peninsulators Northwest to the Northwest Carpenters Union,” said Organizing Director Juan Sanchez, “We work hard to ensure our members have opportunities to put their skills to work for companies that have a high standard for workmanship, safety, quality and professionalism — and Peninsulators Northwest exceeds our expectations in all categories — we could not be more excited to welcome them to our family."

Before this agreement was signed, the window covering niche was not specifically claimed by the Union, which left room for ambiguity in interpreting Article 6 of the Master Union Agreement. Now that this agreement stands, any General Contractor who is a member of the Union must only subcontract out work to other members within the Union. If the General Contractor chooses to work with a Non-Union window covering subcontractor, they will be charged a penalty for each hour worked on the jobsite by a Non-Union employee – thus, increasing the incentive to work directly with Peninsulators Northwest as the solo signatory member.

As it currently stands, Peninsulators Northwest is the only window covering subcontractor signatory to the Union in the state of Washington. Business Development Manager for Peninsulators Northwest, Sam Blair stated, “As the first window covering subcontractor to join the Northwest Carpenters Union, we look forward to seeing this agreement positively impact not only our field employees, but our General Contracting partners by way of equal and fair pricing – further building upon our foundation of integrity and equality.”

About Peninsulators
With an extensive history in providing superior service, Peninsulators has escalated the window coverings industry thanks to its innovative thinking, engineering, reliability and experience. With offices in four locations and 100+ employees covering the West Coast, Peninsulators’ team of experts are ready to help you find the solution for your unique project. No project is too small, no job is too difficult. From motorized shades, to exterior solutions, and fully automated buildings - Peninsulators can do it all. For more information, visit: www.peninsulators.com.

About A Shade Above
The Northwest Carpenters Union (NWCU) currently represents more than 27,000 members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming who are changing the industry. With 140 years of history and experience, we are devoted to strengthening the lives of our members, preparing the next generation of carpenters, and building a stronger future for all the communities we serve. NWCU provides the education, training, partnerships, and collaboration that guarantee not just stability, but growth and boundless opportunity in an ever-changing industry. Learn more at www.nwcarpenters.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2020

Media Contact:
Stephanie Haisley
Marketing Director, Peninsulators
Email:
Tel: 831-601-4538
                       

 THE COURTNEY GROUP LEADS ACQUISITION OF PENINSULATORS

San Jose, CA, September 8, 2020 –  An investor group led by The Courtney Group, Incorporated has acquired a controlling interest in Peninsulators Inc. along with its affiliates Peninsulators Northwest and A Shade Above. 

Based in San Jose, California, Peninsulators is a leader in the sale and installation of commercial window coverings. The Company also provides engineering, design, and maintenance services. Founded in 1985, Peninsulators has long served many of the leading technology companies in Silicon Valley, and expanded to serve these companies in Seattle, Washington. Peninsulators is known for providing solutions within the office, healthcare, hospitality, education, and public sectors. In the healthcare sector, the Company installs both manual and automated window coverings, as well as privacy curtains for hospitals and clinics. In addition to its commercial clients, the Company, through the A Shade Above division, provides homeowners with high-end window coverings, audio visual systems, and home automation solutions.

Partners Tom Courtney, Alan Macksey and Ed McKenna, PhD of The Courtney Group led the transaction and will assist the Company in establishing and executing its strategic growth plan. Other investors include Lake Country Capital, a  debt and equity provider based in Minneapolis, MN and Los Angeles, CA.

Co-Founder and CEO Ross Haisley, along with Co-Founder and COO John Thomas, will maintain an ownership stake and will continue in their full-time management roles. Mr. Haisley commented, “We are very pleased to have partnered with The Courtney Group and are excited about what Tom, Alan, and Ed bring to the table. Their experience in backing founder-owned businesses and their expertise in strategic acquisitions, geographic expansion, and technology will be invaluable as we seek the next level of success.” Mr. Thomas added, “We founded Peninsulators 35 years ago in a garage, but, from the very beginning, have enjoyed a reputation for excellent work and attention to detail. We intend to maintain and build on that foundation as we work with The Courtney Group to pursue some ambitious new strategic growth initiatives.”

Tom Courtney said, “Peninsulators is an outstanding company with proven leadership. We are looking forward to a strong partnership, and we have identified many exciting opportunities for growth.”

Mr. Courtney, founder of The Courtney Group, has invested in or served as an advisor to many companies, including American Piping Products. Dr. McKenna was previously Chief Scientist and Engineer at Covidien, where he was responsible for the development of innovative, technology-driven products. Mr. Macksey has extensive experience in acquiring and growing middle market companies, including those in the business services, healthcare, and contracting sectors.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Peninsulators
With an extensive history in providing superior service, Peninsulators has raised the bar in the window coverings industry thanks to its innovative thinking, engineering, reliability and experience. With offices in three locations and 80+ employees across the West Coast, the Peninsulators’ team of experts is ready to provide their customers with unique solutions. From manual and motorized shades, to exterior solutions, and fully automated buildings – no project is too small or too difficult. For more information, visit: www.peninsulators.com.

About A Shade Above
A Shade Above offers integration systems for the highest quality home automation products. Since 2010, A Shade Above has been solving problems for architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners who want their spaces and lives to be effortless, uncluttered and comfortable – all at the touch of a button. A Shade Above sells and installs custom residential products including motorized window shades and coverings, lighting systems, home theaters, sound systems, and design products. For more information, visit: www.ashadeabove.com.

About The Courtney Group, Inc.
The Courtney Group, Incorporated is a private investment firm based in Newport Beach, California. Since 1999 the firm has acquired or invested in 22 companies. The Courtney Group seeks to invest in companies with revenues of $10 million to $500 million, cash flow of $2 million to $50 million, with equity investments of $1 million to $200 million. Targeted industries include business services, consumer, chemical, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. The Courtney Group has a focus on working with founders of businesses to help them meet their goals. For further information please visit www.thecourtneygroup.com.

About Lake Country Capital
Lake Country Capital (LC2) is a debt and equity investment firm providing transitional and growth capital to U.S.-based lower middle market companies. LC2 targets businesses with EBITDA of at least $2 million across a variety of industries, including the manufacturing, business services, consumer-related and medical/healthcare sectors.  The firm invests primarily in debt securities encompassing a range of senior and subordinated, as well as structured equity securities. The firm works in partnership with management teams, business owners and private equity firms to finance growth initiatives, recapitalizations and ownership transitions. LC2 maintains offices in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.lakecountrycapital.com.

 

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