The company originally started as a hardware store serving the Dartmouth area. After acquiring the machines and tooling from a Venetian Blind Manufacturer in Cape Breton, they started making their own 2" Metal Venetian Blinds. In 1964 the company was officially incorporated as Atlantic Venetian Blinds and Draperies Ltd. In the spring of 1975, the Smith family bought AVB from the previous owner, Mr. MacFadden. In the mid 80's Kirsch approached AVB to be the Atlantic Canadian Distributor and we remain to be that currently. And finally in 2003 the day to day operations were taken over by the second generation of the Smith family. And in the same year we added our own installer and invested in the exciting world of Ultrasonic Cleaning. This process can be used to clean just about anything and we are excited to include this service in our line up! There are currently 4 people working at AVB, with combined experience in the Window Fashion Industry of over 50 years.
Today, not only do we still distribute the Kirsch Window Hardware line, we have tons of complimentary products to the Kirsch line for the wholesale side of the business, we specialize in Commerical and Governement window treatments. This gives you a bit of background on AVB. We trust that this shows that this company has been around for a long time and will continue to be here for the next 40 years!