Founded and independently owned since 1905, Illinois Window Shade Company designs and manufactures custom solar control solutions including PowerMove™ motorized shade systems and SmoothMove™ manual shade systems. Our factory is located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, IL.

Illinois Window Shade Company engineers solar shade systems using evidence-based designs ensuring we deliver the highest levels of comfort, energy efficiency and privacy. The outcome looks beautiful and produces measurable results.

Centrally located in Chicago, Illinois, our products have solved many unique solar control challenges in all 50 states.

Architect + Design communities choose Illinois Window Shade Company
The architectural and design communities choose Illinois Window Shade Company because of our prompt, reliable CAD design services and our diverse array of stunning products and styles. With a cutting-edge production facility, Illinois Window Shade is capable of quickly fulfilling large orders. Let us quote you on your next project. We deliver top-quality products at unrivaled prices.

Commercial + Residential Applications
Illinois Window Shade Company provides solar control solutions for both residential and commercial markets. Our products are used in office interiors, cultural and event centers, educational institutions, houses of worship and restaurants as well as government, healthcare, hospitality, industrial and retail facilities.

Environmental efforts
As an industry leader, Illinois Window Shade Company utilizes lean manufacturing processes to help reduce waste and impact on the environment.

Service + Support
We invest in our dealers by helping them compete in the industry through training, market education and business development services.

Our products are made in America and are among the most technologically advanced in the industry. We design safe, reliable products through processes specifically geared for big projects.

We have invested in highly-automated machinery that includes some of the best technology available in the window coverings industry. Our workshop is a highly dynamic, active environment designed to assist our well-qualified staff in tackling large and challenging projects.

We purchase our materials directly from supplying manufacturers, which allows us to target volume orders at the best price without compromising quality and delivery time.

Quality Assurance

Each of our shades are posted on test racks and thoroughly evaluated for safety, durability and aesthetic design.

Large Fabric Stock

We stock a large amount of top-quality fabric from several different mills allowing us to fulfill orders in a timely fashion.

Our CNC fabric cutting machines are accurate to the one millionth and can cut fabric for over 1,000 shades a day. We utilize impulse heat welders capable of folding and welding hems for large shades with precision and consistency. Our annual upgrade goals include budgeting hundreds of thousands of dollars towards new technology.

As an industry leader, Illinois Window Shade Company utilizes Lean Manufacturing methods including the 5S System to ensure our workforce is optimized for productivity and efficiency. 5S is a system designed to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results.

We also recycle 80 percent of the cardboard, plastic and aluminum waste that we produce annually.

Size and Product Flexibility

Our manufacturing technology and production process allows us to produce very large shades within a reasonable time frame. Our machinery allows for bigger shade size availability with maximum shade width up to 300” and maximum shade height up to 600”. We offer a wide array of shade system options including coupled shades, dual shades, blackout systems, guide cables and custom printed shades.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

For over 110 years, we’ve built an outstanding reputation by building a lasting and durable product. We stand by our ability to solve problems using our expertise, innovative products and exceptional service.


In order for us to provide you with a quote, we will need quantities, widths and lengths as well as product details such as fabric style, control type and shade configuration. Once we have this information we aim to provide a quote within 24 hours. Our quotes are valid for 30 days. To schedule a measure appointment or to schedule a showroom consultation, please contact us at 773-743-6025 or


To place an order, we require a signed quote and 50% deposit, balance due COD. Our standard lead time is 10-15 business days after receipt of order. Credit terms are also available for eligible customers. To request credit terms, please contact us at sales@illinoisshade to receive a credit application.

Pick up/Delivery/Installation

Our Will Call counter is open during our regular business hours. We also offer delivery and/or installation services for an additional cost. No electrical work is included and to be performed by others.

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