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AL’s Window Treatments is a locally owned and family operated window covering business that originated in California in 1984. Today we serve the greater Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater areas. An authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, we specialize in quality custom motorized shades, blinds, shutters and window tinting for residential and commercial projects.

We sell and install interior window coverings that bring style and comfort to your life which you will enjoy each and every day. Our window coverings are a smart investment that add value to your home. They will anchor the design of your room and make the room sing! We only recommend products that will still look new and operate 20 years down the road. Our clients are pleased with the reliability of our shades and the worry free operation they can count on.

How we got started:

Way back in 1984 Al offered glass tinting in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California. His Mom, an interior designer, liked the window tinting he applied so much she began recommending the product to her friends and clients. Al then decided to start his own business and drove south scouting out the perfect location which he found in Newport Beach. He named his first store, Western Glass Tinting. Al developed many relationships over the years with local dealerships including Sterling BMW, Newport Auto Center, Crevier BMW, and Newport Imports. Western Glass Tinting also worked exclusively for Metal Crafters, the company that created all the print and media ads for Chrysler Corporation and Hyundai for 21 years. One of Al’s regular customers in Orange county was Reggie Jackson. He also tinted cars for Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, and Gary Coleman!

In 2006 Al and Maria sold their business to an old family friend, Bobby Parks, and moved to Clearwater Florida where they started Al’s Window Treatments focusing on interior window coverings such as plantation shutters, decorative blinds and shades. In 2009 Maria’s sister, Diane, joined them to help with marketing and administration. Another family member, Jan, moved to Florida recently from Pennsylvania, Maria’s home state, and is now part of the team.

“We really love what we do and mostly it’s that we meet new people every day. In addition to the enjoyment of creating beautiful rooms, it’s about having fun and meeting people like you!”— Maria Ortenzio

For fun Al is passionate about snow skiing. If you ask him about this watch out! He “lights up” and is going to talk your ear off! His favorite locations are the Rockies and in the Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain. He loves planning his ski trips with his buddies from Santa Barbara. Maria is more of a Pennsylvania farm girl who likes to spend her quiet time in the back yard with her plants and critters. But twice a week she never misses her Salsa dance classes. And there is that occasional shoe shopping trip to International mall and Nordstrom's with her bestie to kick life into high gear!
About Us
About Us

Our Story

About Us

AL’s Window Treatments is a locally owned and family operated window covering business that originated in California in 1984. Today we serve the greater Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater areas. An authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, we specialize in quality custom motorized shades, blinds, shutters and window tinting for residential and commercial projects.

We sell and install interior window coverings that bring style and comfort to your life which you will enjoy each and every day. Our window coverings are a smart investment that add value to your home. They will anchor the design of your room and make the room sing! We only recommend products that will still look new and operate 20 years down the road. Our clients are pleased with the reliability of our shades and the worry free operation they can count on.

How we got started:

Way back in 1984 Al offered glass tinting in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California. His Mom, an interior designer, liked the window tinting he applied so much she began recommending the product to her friends and clients. Al then decided to start his own business and drove south scouting out the perfect location which he found in Newport Beach. He named his first store, Western Glass Tinting. Al developed many relationships over the years with local dealerships including Sterling BMW, Newport Auto Center, Crevier BMW, and Newport Imports. Western Glass Tinting also worked exclusively for Metal Crafters, the company that created all the print and media ads for Chrysler Corporation and Hyundai for 21 years. One of Al’s regular customers in Orange county was Reggie Jackson. He also tinted cars for Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, and Gary Coleman!

In 2006 Al and Maria sold their business to an old family friend, Bobby Parks, and moved to Clearwater Florida where they started Al’s Window Treatments focusing on interior window coverings such as plantation shutters, decorative blinds and shades. In 2009 Maria’s sister, Diane, joined them to help with marketing and administration. Another family member, Jan, moved to Florida recently from Pennsylvania, Maria’s home state, and is now part of the team.

“We really love what we do and mostly it’s that we meet new people every day. In addition to the enjoyment of creating beautiful rooms, it’s about having fun and meeting people like you!”— Maria Ortenzio

For fun Al is passionate about snow skiing. If you ask him about this watch out! He “lights up” and is going to talk your ear off! His favorite locations are the Rockies and in the Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain. He loves planning his ski trips with his buddies from Santa Barbara. Maria is more of a Pennsylvania farm girl who likes to spend her quiet time in the back yard with her plants and critters. But twice a week she never misses her Salsa dance classes. And there is that occasional shoe shopping trip to International mall and Nordstrom's with her bestie to kick life into high gear!

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