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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Testimonials
14 Reviews
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Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2020

Mike knew exactly what needed to be done and did it in fine fashion and very quickly. Well worth the cost especially when the company that sold us the blinds wanted nothing to do with what turned out ...Read More

Patricia Null
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2020

Friendly, knowledgeable and a quick worker. Will definitely use his services again. Have another project in mind for other windows in mind.Read More

Judy Lewis
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2020

Mike had excellent suggestions, very quality work and is highly recommended. We will use him in the future for sure.Read More

Lisa Factor
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2020

I would highly recommend Mike at Exceptions Blinds. He does what he says at the time he tells you he will be there. He helped my with my shade choice for sliding doors to my pool area, and I am thrill...Read More

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

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