In this ever changing world it is good to see that the old traditions of quality and service count and this is the primary reason for the longevity of our company. We were established in 1894 by John Dean, an entrepreneur who became successful, not just as a manufacture of blinds and awnings, but was also was the Chairman of Fulham Football club for many years before and after The Great War of 1914-1918. During this time John Dean worked alongside Sir Henry Norris in bringing the team up to be one of the best of it’s class. In those days football players were not paid the fortunes they are today and they would struggle to make ends meet during the off season. Deans Blinds employed many of the star players of the era during the summer as blind fitters and this loyalty to staff continues today.
The average length of service of Deans Blinds and Awnings employees is over 18 years (our awning boxes are hand painted by Fred who is 73 years old) and we have been the proud holders of the prestigious Investors In People staff training award for 19 years – for which we have been successfully re-examined every three years.
It is not surprising therefore that more than 2/3 of our business comes from old customers and recommendations – we also like to know how our new customers find us and they frequently just say “we have just heard that Deans are the best”.
Since those days the blinds and awnings business has changed a great deal and Deans have been influencers with our owner’s involvement in the British Blinds and Shutters Association as Ex Presidents and holders of other badges of office and have contributed to the industry changes in respect of technology quality and safety over the years. We have also maintained strong ties with the major European manufacturers like Markilux, Lewens, Weinor and Pratic Somfy & Mermet to introduce modern systems incorporating automatic controls.
Deans also install complimentary products such as Bifold door blinds, Skylight and Roof Lantern blinds and all other electric and motorised internal blinds to meet the demands of a modern sophisticated market.
However, we are also proud that we still manufacture the original Deans Victorian awning in exactly the same way as we did in 1894 and, despite the many copies around, the original is still the best.
Thank you to the many thousands of customers we have met over the past 120 years and welcome to all the new ones we have yet to meet.
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