Two Blind Guys
17718 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Kris Kinsinger. I'm 24 years old and currently live in Maplewood. I'm a big outdoors person who enjoy camping, snowboarding, off-roading, fishing, wakeboarding... pretty much anything outdoors or action sport related. I have 3 siblings: 2 brothers and 1 sister, all younger. I'm currently engaged and getting married in March.
Tell us about your organization.
Two Blind Guys was founded in 1998 by my father, Dan Kinsinger and another partner at the time, Dave Koupel. Today, it is currently owned and operated by my mother, Debbie Kinsinger who has been in the business for 10+ years. We specialize in custom window treatments, anything blinds, shades, and shutters. Our showroom is centrally located in the Chesterfield Valley and is full of life size displays with all the various products we carry. We offer free in-home estimates, free measuring, and fee installation services.
What differentiates your organization from the competition?
We are a locally and family owned organization. Our company is a Hunter Douglas Gallery which means we offer a full line of Hunter Douglas products and we are full window treatment repair service center. A big difference between us and our competition is that our installers all work for us and are not sub-contracted out so we are able to provide consumers with extensive knowledge of the products we offer and better customer service.
As a young professional, what impact do you hope to have on your organization and/or your community in the next 5 years?
Being that my position is Director of Sales & Marketing, I hope to help our company grow significantly over the next 5 years. That means opening new satellite showrooms in St. Louis & St. Charles county so that we are closer to our customers and can provide them with more services locally. I also hope to continue providing customers with excellent customer service by making sure our staff members are fully trained and suited for their daily jobs.
Why would you recommend OYP?
OYP is a great group to be involved with because it allows you to get plugged into the local community with other business professionals around your age. It's a great place for young professionals to get their feet wet with what it means to network in groups like Chambers and BNI's. It's also a great place to meet people in various industries that you could possibly pass business between or recommend to your clients.
Anything coming up that we should know about?
Next month is the St. Louis Home & Garden Show down at the America's Center and Two Blind Guys has a booth there every year. I encourage everyone to come by and check out our booth with the new products on display and see what kind of specials we are running for the spring quarter.