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Berek Awend: Staying Nimble In Your Window Treatment Business

Episode 81 of Window Treatments for Profit

Today With Berek Awend:

Welcome to Window Treatments for Profit. Today, I’m joined by Berek Awend, CEO of American Drapery Systems in Minnesota. Berek is at the helm of the e-commerce side of the company, responsible for marketing, fulfillment, and sourcing. He’s sharing how he has perfected the art of finding opportunity and seizing it to grow his business, attract clients, and expand his offerings.

Pick It Apart

[14:33] Berek shares the importance of staying nimble in your business approach.

[21:37] LuAnn and Berek discuss how to notice and seize opportunities to grow your business.

[24:30] Berek shares his insights into the product side of his business.

[34:29] LuAnn and Berek discuss how to channel your superpowers and your values in business.

LuAnn Nigara and Berek Awend’s Ah-Ha Moments

“It’s about looking around and seeing opportunities and leveraging them, seeing how you can work a simple idea, a simple opportunity, into an advantage for you.” -LuAnn

More About Berek Awend:

Berek Awend, CEO of American Drapery Systems from Minneapolis, Minnesota. For over 45 years American Drapery Systems has existed to control light and create environments so our customers can flourish. Berek is at the helm of the e-commerce side of the company specializing in commercial grade curtains and hardware, responsible for marketing, fulfillment and sourcing. 3rd generation in the window treatment business is no small feat, Berek and his brother Josh are proud to take the business to new heights. They have worked on some of the most high profile projects in the upper midwest and have had double digit growth in their product side of their business as well. He and his wife Amanda have 2 wonderful children and he enjoys playing music in numerous local bands.

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A Big Thank You to Today’s Sponsor:

Let’s thank our show sponsor, 38East by Comfortex. 38 East is the original fabric collection designed by our very own Kimberly Serafim at Window Works. This collection features 14 patterns in 9 colorways and can be ordered by the yard to send to your own workroom for your soft treatment projects or you can order roman shades, drapes or roller shades made of these beautiful patterns through Comfortex. You know 

Comfortex, you know their quality and you know the people who run the company. This is top shelf organization and at WWKS we couldn’t be more grateful or thrilled with this collaboration with them. The 38East Collection is printed on a gorgeous linen like ground that has a wonderful hand and makes a truly gorgeous window treatment. 

Call your Comfortex rep today to get your sample books. You are going to love having these fabrics in your library.