Kidd couple excel at window treating

  • Robbie and Jamie Kidd of Concord are providing custom-made window treatments with their new home-based business, Blinds & More of East Tennessee. - Photos submitted

  • Robbie installs a window valance for a customer. - Photos submitted

Jamie and Robbie Kidd of Concord have started Blinds & More of East Tennessee to provide every kind of window treatment for customers in Farragut, Knox County and beyond.

While handling the design and sales aspects of the home-based business, Jamie, co-owner and designer, has partnered with co-owner husband, Robbie, who handles the installation, business management and marketing.

“This is something we’re both excited about – being able to be a part of helping people feel more at home … making their house their home,” Jamie said.

“All of our window treatments are custom-made specifically for the client’s windows,” she added. “Right now, the big trend is motorization, so we’re motorizing almost every treatment that there is.”

A motorized window treatment is operated with an electronic motor that is controlled with a remote.

“We can motorize everything from woven woods, roller shades to draperies,” Jamie said. “(Clients) can do it from their phone or they can do it from the Alexa app. That just really seems to be the direction things are going.

“We offer roller shades, woven woods, blinds, shutters and all soft treatments: draperies, Roman shades, valances, cornices, bedding. We do all that,” she added. “We have a local workroom that handles our soft treatments, and I have multiple vendors for other (treatments).

“Several of the vendors I’ve work with for 17 years now. I trust them, their quality and warranty.”

The Kidds also offer solar/roller shades, cellulars, cordless and non-motorized treatments, but they do more than just windows. They also provide home décor services.

“I have some clients who want me to do more, they want me to design a room or get some accessories,” she said. “I always remember I’m just a visitor (in the clients’ home), so I try to have them very involved in the process. I’m not telling them what to do. It’s a collaborative effort, so at the end they feel a part of it and they’re invested in the project as well.”

Although the business started in January, Jamie has been in the window treatment industry for 17 years, working for herself and another business before launching their business.

“I’ve always had an eye for design since I was little,” she said.

In 2009, Jamie worked for a company that specialized in only custom-window treatments. “It just really narrowed my focus,” she said. “I think that’s been very helpful because I stay current on all the trends … staying in my lane of window treatments has really given me a specialty.

“So, pretty much, when I walk into a client’s house, I can tell what will work and not work pretty much right away,” she added.

While home-based, Jamie said Blinds & More is a mobile business, working from her car. 

“I go to homes, measure and take samples with me,” she said. “It just seems to work better that way because they need to see everything – colors, fabrics and all that – in their houses anyway.”

“We have a way of dressing up their windows where we think we can help them,” Robbie said.

To book an appointment, Jamie can be reached by calling 865-386-6574, e-mailing or visiting