2013-12-10 17:31:43 - Window Interiors, an industry-leading window treatment solutions company, finished the installation of more than 900 vertical shades in the new University of Central Florida Neptune Residence Halls
using local resources and labor. As a graduate of the Pilot Program of Grow FL, Window Interiors managed to incorporate production from UCF’s own backyard.
With most construction materials being produced in other countries, Window Interiors has made it a part of their mission to use local resources and materials made in the USA as often as possible.
“As a business owner it has been my focus to work for and with local businesses and support entrepreneurship every chance we get. With the help of businesses in the community we saved in transportation and packaging costs while also expediting time,” said Sandra Saft, President of Window Interiors. “We were able to use Universal Window Coverings, Inc., located right behind the University
on Science Drive, for the Sunteca tracks.”
Window Interiors worked under contract of Jack Jennings & Sons, a locally owned and managed construction company in the Central Florida area. “Jack Jennings & Son is an outstanding partner,” noted Saft. “We have worked together with the firm on a number of UCF housing projects and it is always a pleasure.”
The 665 bed facility is made up of three housing buildings for freshman students and a fourth administration building that supports the Neptune Complex. The job required the installation of vertical blinds in the study rooms and bedrooms. The residence halls opened for students in August.
“Our partnership with Universal Window Coverings, Inc. is what made this project run so smoothly,” said Kelly Garcia, project manager at Window Interiors. “With an accelerated production time we were able to complete Neptune within the deadline because of the help of our suppliers and our workers willingness to work overtime.”
About Window Interiors (www.windowinteriors.com)
Founded in 1989, Window Interiors is an industry leader, serving clients across the country with cutting-edge window treatment solutions which lower energy bills and protect environments from solar damage. Specializing in design and installation of Energy Efficient Solar Shades integrated with Building Controls, Blinds, Shutters and Draperies, Window Interiors is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), certified by the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) as a Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Renowned for its responsiveness, accurate, dependable, on-time delivery and installation, and reliable customer service, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Contract #GS-03F-0111W to the company.
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