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Happy Custom Shutter Clients-5 Star Reviews

Happy Custom Shutter Clients!

We are so grateful of our happy custom shutter clients! Here are just a few reviews on Google, Facebook and other review sites:

5 Star Custom Shutter Review on Google From Shelly M.

#ClassicStyle! Kirtz Shutters installed custom plantation shutters in my 2018 Tiffin Motorhome & I LOVE them!!!! They are absolutely beautiful and they were meticulous with their installation, making sure they were a perfect fit. I hadn’t really seen wood plantation shutters in an RV and was a little nervous about it, worried they might be bulky or noisy. But now that they are in, they are gorgeous! They are thinner and less bulky than the window treatment that came standard in our RV. And as for noise when your on the road…. silent! Not a sound!(I sorta expected some chattering, but there was none!)
Everyone we dealt with was very professional and wonderful to work with.
If your looking for a beautiful way to update the old school, 90’s RV valance style window treatments that RV dealers, for some reason, Rv dealers continue to put in, I would absolutely recommend Custom Plantation Shutters from Kirtz Shutters!

5 Star Custom Shutter Review on Google From Anita H.

I have my whole house in Kurtz shutters. I love them. They keep the light out when needed and also shield the noise out. My house looks clean and neat without all the heavy drapes. They clean so easily also. This family run company has not only made custom shutters for my house but also for our sons home. Thank you Chris and family for a wonderful shutter.

5 Star Custom Shutter Review on Houzz From Rick and Betty

My wife and I have had two homes in Tulsa with complete custom plantation shutters throughout the house. Absolutely the best quality and great reps and installers. A few years ago we had them add planation shutters to our lake home on Beaver Lake in Arkansas. They matched the wood trim perfectly and we have had many friends comment on how great they look. When anything goes wrong they fix it right away

5 Star Custom Shutter Review on Facebook From Kim D.

The craftsmanship and quality of the shutter we ordered was amazing – I highly recommend Kirtz Shutters for anyone who is looking to have a beautiful shutter. The service we received from Chris Tietz from start to finish was also amazing! Thank you for providing us with such a quality shutter, we really love it!

5 Star Custom Shutter Review on Facebook From Christine H.

Everyone we worked with from Kirtz was amazing – especially Drew. He worked closely with us from start to finish – even replacing a few louvers that had minor flaws (OCD accommodating!) at no extra charge. Our shutters look stunning and are an investment we are so glad we made in our home. I would highly recommend this fantastic family-owned company to anyone looking for window treatment options!

If you would like to have a success story like one of these when it comes to your custom shutter project, give us a call! 

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Kirtz In The News July 2018

Kirtz In The News July 2018

Kirtz In The News! 

Here’s some of the article shared on Click the link at the bottom for the full article!

Stillwater company makes an open, shut case for shutter business success Star quality

Film director and actor Woody Allen is a client, and so are former basketball star Larry Bird, country singer Clint Black, actress Katie Holmes and movie star Julie Andrews.
But to Stillwater business owner Chris Tietz, customers closer to home are the reason his custom-made shutter company, The Shutter Mill Inc. and its Kirtz Shutters brand, is going strong.

“The bulk of our business is Oklahomans,” Tietz said. “That’s my focus.”

Still, interior window shutters handcrafted from domestic and exotic hardwoods produced in his manufacturing facility on N Perkins Road are found in homes across the country and a handful of other countries.

“We’ve probably sold shutters in about every state,” he said, thanks to dealers scattered around the country and from a stylish Web site. And it is recommendations from those dealers that have put his often elaborately shaped shutters into the homes of those in the entertainment and sports world.

“The quality is why the big names have used us,” Tietz said. “But we work for a lot of people who live in more modest homes but who just want the best.”

Background to business
Tietz, who grew up in Payne County, began a carpentry career right out of high school. After working for home builders, he built his first shutters in 1987 from a home workshop with a former business partner.
“We made those first shutters without really knowing what we were doing,” he said, but the pair decided to start showing samples to home builders and then display them at trade shows.

The business grew quickly, he said, and by 1991 the company relocated from its original Stillwater space into the old Cimarron Ballroom. Tietz has more recently invested about $500,000 to add more than 11,000 square feet to accommodate production. About 50 employees assemble Kirtz shutters in a 33,000-square-foot space softened by a fine film of sawdust.

Tietz maintains an onsite repair shop for assembly tools, and leftover wood shavings are bagged and sold to Remington Park for horse bedding.

After the humblest of beginnings, “It all just mushroomed,” he said.

How shutters are produced
Three tractor-trailer loads of wood arrive at his facility each month, and from a storage area the various wood species wind their way through a production process that is detailed in a computer print-out, Tietz said. “It shows each worker in each department what size to cut the components.”
Shutters make their way through eight different areas, some featuring machines Tietz and his team designed and built themselves. “With someone in each station, we can produce a shutter in 32 minutes,” he said.

The company stocks eight different species of wood, but relies on many more to fill orders. “We have made shutters out of 80 different species of wood,” he said, including lesser known exotics such as bubinga, padauk, zebrawood, purpleheart and wormy chestnut.

Home decor trends spur interest in more unusual woods, and right now an “Old World” trend toward things appearing to be old even though they are new is driving an interest in wood with knots and splits on the finished product that gives it a unique look. Reclaimed wormy chestnut, taken from old barns and buildings in Virginia and West Virginia “is one of the most expensive woods we buy,” Tietz said.

Lifestyle trends also have consumers favoring shutters with wider louvers for better light and an improved view, and more wood stains instead of painted finishes, he said.

Tietz maintains his shutters can be made wider and taller than competitors because the hardwoods he uses are stronger and de…Click Here to finish reading. (By DEBBIE BLOSSOM)

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Kirtz Shutters at the Wichita Home and Garden Show

Kirtz Shutters will be exhibiting at the Wichita Home and Garden Show, which runs from February 10th-13th, 2011 at the Century Two Convention Center.    We will have a new display which incorporates a room setting.  This design will help homeowners get an idea of how custom plantation shutters can impact their home.  Also included in the display is a variety of popular woods and finishes, including distressed shutters made of reclaimed woods and special finishes on shutters such as paint and glazing.  

New for 2011 is our line of custom exterior shutters.  Perfect for outdoor rooms that need privacy and sun protection, these shutters made of cypress reflect some of our most custom work.

Stop by the Kirtz booth and visit with Heather Langhofer, local Wichita representative, and Chris Tietz, owner of Kirtz Shutters.  During your visit you can set of your appointment for our complimentary in home consultation.

Kirtz Shutters at the Oklahoma City Home and Garden Show Jan 21-23 2011

Homeowners have a chance to experience the quality of Kirtz Shutters first hand this weekend at the Oklahoma Home and Garden Show.  

Kirtz Shutters, locally manufactured in Stillwater, OK, are know state wide for their craftsmanship and highly custom capabilities.  At the Kirtz Shutters booth homeowners can see just a few of the many custom offerings available by Kirtz and popular in home construction and renovation today.

New this year are examples of exterior bahama style shutters and traditional louvered shutters made our of cypress for lasting durability.  These exterior shutter panels are popular options for outdoor living spaces, and exterior home accents.

Visit with Mack Tietz, Central Oklahoma sales representative and Chris Tietz, business owner, this weekend at booth 433 in the Cox Pavilion at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

January 21 12pm – 9pm

January 22 10am – 9pm

January 23 10am – 6pm


Plantation Shutters in Architectural Shapes

Occasionally we will get a request to make a shutter shape that is quite unique.   This presents an interesting challenge to the specialties department who builds all of our plantation shutters out of different shapes.

Curved Plantation Shutter
This is not your standard treatment for a bay window.  The window and glass this unit was built for actually curved, and the client wanted curved shutters to treat it.  One of the most challenging shapes we’ve ever built, and the most unique.


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