Our History

Explore our Best Experience through the years.



2018
General Interest

Springs Window Fashions is under new ownership, by AEA Investors LP and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.

2017
Growth

Springs Window Fashions acquires Mariak, a leading fabricator since 1986, and Patrician, one of the largest private label wholesale fabricators in the United States.

2016
Growth

Springs Window Fashions acquires SunSetter, leading manufacturer of retractable patio awnings since 1988.

2015
Growth

Springs Window Fashions acquires MechoSystems, solar shade experts for more than 50 years.

2014
Growth

Horizons Window Fashions is acquired, adding their custom shades and soft treatments to our product selection.

2012
Growth

Cesta and June Tailor are acquired to expand our selection of soft window treatments.

2003
Growth

Custom Forest Products is acquired to expand capacity in wood processing.

1999
Growth

Nanik is added to the family of brands to jumpstart growth in premium wood products.

1997
Growth

Contract manufacturing begins in Reynosa, Mexico.

1994
Innovation

“The Springs Engineering Department is one of the largest groups of its kind. Using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology, they design the finest hardware and components, and their list of exclusive patents underlines a true dedication to invention and innovation.”

1989
Growth

The Bali brand was added to the Springs Window Fashion Division.

The Company celebrates its 50-year anniversary with a party at Lakeview Park, Middleton.

1984
General Interest

Graber is awarded an exclusive drapery hardware contract with Sears, and would later garner the Sears “Partners in Progress” award.

1983
General Interest

Pleated shades begin production in Middleton, WI.

1979
Growth

Springs Mills purchases Graber, and the California and Pennsylvania facilities are folded into Middleton operations.

1977
Innovation

Graber begins producing custom horizontal blinds.

1971
General Interest

“Here's high fashion with exciting antiqued colors that brighten your whole room setting.”

–Marie Graber, First Lady in Window Fashions

Early 1970s
Growth

Graber purchases Illinois Shades, Wilkes Barr, Elkirt Vertical Blind Company, Moriarity Manufacturing Company, and Shades Inc. to greatly expand its offerings.

1964
Growth

The current Middleton corporate office/plant facility opens.

1946
Growth

A new plant opens in Middleton, Wisconsin.

1942
General Interest

In-house manufacturing begins.

Wood replaces metal in products, due to scarcity of materials during World War II.

1932
Innovation

John N. Graber created the Badger Drapery Crane, a “Here at last is the all-purpose, fully adjustable drapery crane that will solve practically all drapery problems.”