First I want to say the product is amazing, the shutters are second to none. Also, I have no problems with delays as long as I am informed before they happen. The biggest problem I have is being left in the dark and promises to call back never happened.
Alan came to our new house to help us with shutters (Lower level) and blinds (upper level). He was great answering our questions. We were not sure which blinds we wanted so we also went to their new showroom. The prices were competitive and Alan showed us around the new showroom after I gave him the deposit. We were told it would take 3 to 4 weeks for the installation to be completed.
4 weeks pasted by and I did not hear anything from them, so I called to follow-up on my order (It was a Friday). The woman who answered the phone said she would call back in 10 minutes and let me know. 5 hours later she phoned back to tell me that the shutters were in but the blind would be in on Monday and they would call me to schedule the installation by Tuesday. Tuesday past and I did not hear from them, so I called on Wed to follow up again, she said she would call back and 5 minutes. 6 hours later no phone call, so I called back and she rudely told me that Alex would call me to schedule the appointment tomorrow (so I assumed they were in). No one called on Thursday. I was getting tired of dealing with the woman on the phone, so I phone Alan and left a message explaining the situation and asked him to phone me back. He never called, but I did get a call the same day to schedule an appointment (the install date was 6 full weeks after i put the order in) and was told Alex will be doing the installation and it will take 3 hours.
On the installation day Ted showed up and explained that they were very busy and they hired him to help with the installation. It took him 7 hours to finish the installation, I had to scramble to arrange to take off more time off work since I only booked a half day off. Alex came by later that day as there were some small issues with 'side channels' I ordered. He explained he was going to stop doing the installations and focus on other parts of the business. He also checked the install job that ted completed. Make sure you have some touch up paint for the window frame as I showed him a chip/scratch on the window frame that went down to the wood, he said it was normal since the frame is not square. Also, one of the blinds was measured incorrectly (totally understand mistakes happen) so they had to re order it. When I mentioned that I was going to pay most of what was owing and the rest when other blind was installed, he seemed offended but after discussing it he agreed. I also explained the communication problems and he appologized. He then said he will call me on Monday to tell me when they would expect the missing blind would come in.
After all that Monday passed and no one called! I had to call Tuesday to ask when the blind would be in. 8 1/2 weeks after I ordered the shutter and blinds, the job was complete.
Again, the product is fantastic and dealing with Alan and Alex face to face was great as well. But it is unfortunate there is very little communication with the customer after the order has been put through.
I would assume based on the other reviews that if they were not busy, you would get the order in the 3-4 weeks.