On January 1, 1970 a five-vehicle caravan consisting of EJ & Marian Black and their three sons Dennis, Perry, and Ed rolled into Anaheim, CA from Pittsburgh, PA. At that time, the 91 freeway was a two-lane highway. As paint contractors in Pennsylvania, our dream to build a family-owned home decorating business in beautiful Southern California was just beginning to come true.
By the mid 70s we opened our first home decorating center on Alicia Parkway in Laguna Hills. One inch aluminum mini blinds were just coming onto the market and within 5 years we had 6 stores and became one of Orange County’s largest window covering retailers through the 70s and 80s. Through the 90’s & 00’s we were a retail fabricator of Shutters, Faux Wood Blinds, Roller and Roman Shades. With the surge of reasonably priced and good quality off shore window covering products we decided to quit producing our own products and work with off shore companies.
I’ve been working with Onyx over 12 years and when I decided to move to Las Vegas it was an easy decision to work with Onyx on setting up a exclusive distributorship in the Las Vegas area. I have literally 100’s of thousands of square feet of shutters installed in CA and have literally zero reports of product failure. A large portion of this business has been in Palm Springs and Palm Desert which is a similar climate to what we have here in Nevada.
With my experience in retail and Onyx’s quality and quick service we feel we have a lot to offer dealers and home owners.
Perry J Black