Exceptions of Leesburg, Inc. is owner-operated, continuing a family tradition of quality products and personal service. We sell and install new blinds and plantation shutters, as well as offering repair and installation for most brands of window coverings.

Founded as The Designers Workroom of Plymouth, Michigan, the family and their business relocated to Florida in 1989. Incorporated as Exceptions since 1994, the firm has been operating in the greater Lake County area since 2006.

Michael says, "My expertise has come from working in the interior design business for more than twenty-five years. I learned from the bottom up, and I think that hands-on experience is part of what makes our company different." Another unique aspect of the business is the focus on family. "Our first workroom was attached to my parents' house; I grew up with this so it was only natural to work in this field." Michael and his wife are now raising a daughter of their own.

Michael says, "Since 1999 my personal focus has been on window décor - blinds, shutters and shades. With so many new and innovative products available this has really become a specialty."

Asked about future plans for the business Michael had this to say: "We have chosen to keep our company at a size that allows us to be personally involved in every job. I am able to give great service and also keep costs down because I take tremendous care at every step - from designing, to measuring, to ordering, to installation. You can't get this from a salesperson or a subcontractor; you only get it when the person performing your work truly cares about your satisfaction."
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efrazer147
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

We had this new house with a 4 panel sliding glass door to our lanai and needed a privacy solution.Mike came out and suggested a battery operated horizontal shade.We now have our privacy at night .It ...Read More

Sherry Atkinson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

Mike really helped us out! We had just had our windows replaced and needed wooden blinds immediately to cover our "naked" windows. Mike came out the day I called, a Saturday, to take measurements. He ...Read More

lourigelsky
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

I have had all the vertices replaced in my home in the spring, he did such a great job it was only natural I should call to have matching vesicles installed in my Fla room. He has done an excellent an...Read More

SUSAN albin
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

Mike was extremely clean, caring and professional. I would definitely recommend him to you and will use him again if I decide to add or change anythingRead More

Dennis Long
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2017

The job was for the entire house and was done professionally, within the agreed time frame. Because he is a "one man show" costs are lower and he manages sales and installation. We were completely sat...Read More

James Mueller
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2015

I've used Exceptions Blinds on three occasions - shutters in my old house, shutters in my new house and a fan-fold type of curtain for my sliding door. In all three cases, Mike was prompt, courteous a...Read More

threesell
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2015

Very professional. took all the measurements himself and installed plantation shutters. everything fit exactly and looks gorgeous. He then did another project for me using honeycomb shades. Ag...Read More

John Nicewonger
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2015

Mike was great. He came to our home and measured our sidelight and ordered the perfect wooden blinds for them. His pricing was better than Lowes. When the product arrived (took about six weeks sinc...Read More

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