Sunburst Shutters Company History: How We Brought Custom Shutters to Chicago Sunburst Shutters was started in the early '70s in Phoenix, AZ, by people who knew they could make a better shutter than any other in the US. The ambition to be the best shutter company has transformed every aspect of the window treatment industry. Sunburst offered an in-home consultation where design experts brought samples into a customer’s house to guide them in picking the best window treatment product. In addition, Sunburst set out to hire sales staff that were well-mannered and friendly – and, at the same time, skilled and helpful. Homeowners across America quickly fell in love with Sunburst Shutters. In the '70s, draperies and blinds were the common window treatments in most homes. That’s when Sunburst Shutters gave consumers a more enduring and energy-efficient window treatment: plantation shutters. At first, the company offered wood shutters solely. But it was quickly apparent that Sunburst should craft the ultimate shutter – one that provides maximum energy efficiency, and looks as elegant 20 years from now as the day you had it installed. After much research, sampling, and testing, Sunburst announced the creation of Polywood Shutters. In 2008, Sunburst Shutters broadened its selection into blinds, shades, draperies, and window film – and changed its name to Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. Now, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions offers any treatment for any size or shape of window – all custom-fashioned and professionally installed. With more than 2,000 window treatment choices and options, Sunburst is the ultimate source of window treatment products in in the US. Bringing Custom Window Treatments to Chicago In 1995, Sunburst spread its services to Chicago so that Chicagoans would have the chance to experience the quality and charm of plantation shutters. Whether we’re strolling by Wrigley Field or the Museum of Science and Industry, we love seeing our custom shutters around town. We are overjoyed to have brought a premium shutter product that is backed by 35+ years of experience to your neighborhood.