About US

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Company Bio

Founded by Brian Zimmermann, a Persian Gulf War Veteran who served with the First Infantry Division 'The Big Red One' earning the Combat Infantryman Badge along with 3 Bronze Stars for his service, ZimCon provides the most advanced Window Treatments & Division 10 Specialties for extraordinary design options that are sustainable, energy efficient & eco-friendly. Our team of dedicated designers & installers use innovative design solutions along with the latest products & technologies to provide personalized, top quality service to meet the unique requirements of each project. We are a federally verified SDVOSB (Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business), as well as HUBZone Certified. We also hold a 'Healthcare Construction Certificate' from ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association) certifying  training in safe infection control practices for working in healthcare facilities. any Memorial.  

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Commitment to our Military & Veterans

Brian is proud and honored to have fought for and served his country. He, along with thousands of his fellow veterans, now depends on the services provided by the Department of Veteran's Affairs and VA Hospitals to not only treat his various combat-related health issues, but to also meet all of his healthcare needs. ZimCon has completed several projects for the Department of Veteran's Affairs VA Hospitals, leaving behind a beautiful refined space for veterans to receive the specialty care they need.  Brian's promise is to be on-site with his hands working on each and every VA and military project that ZimCon performs.  Simple and cliche but reality.  


Brian is also passionate about helping veterans, and is proud to be a part of 'Silent Battle' and 'The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial' a nationally traveling military tribute, whose mission is to "Honor the Service and Sacrifice of all who answer our nations call".  Acclaimed artist Anita Miller's life-sized portraits of the 23 fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman of Lima Company, with each mans own boots standing at the base of his portrait, is a beautiful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Anita's recent creation, a life-size bronze sculpture entitled "Silent Battle" depicting a grieving veteran holding the dog tags of his friends., honors the losses due to post traumatic stress and veteran suicide, and illustrates the difficulty that many veterans experience as they navigate life after combat. Our hope is that Silent Battle will bring support, comfort and hope to our veterans and their families. Watch "The Promise" to learn more about Brian's Journey :

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Eyes of Freedom

Honoring ALL Who Answer Our Nation's Call; Then, Now, and Tomorrow.

Products & Services

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Window Treatments

 We work with the top window coverings manufacturers to bring you the best selection of Window Treatments to meet your project needs & budget. Our manufacturer's include: Springs Window Fashions - Graber & Bali; MechoShade; Hunter Douglas; Draper; Western Window Coverings; WTShade; and more. We offer a wide selection of Window Treatments including: Manual & Motorized Roller Shades; Horizontal Aluminum Blinds; Cellular Pleated Shades; Vertical Blinds; Wood & Faux Wood Blinds; Woven Woods; Sliding Panels; Folding Doors; Roman Shades; Sunscreens; & more! We specialize in using the latest techniques in daylight harvesting to provide the most advanced, interactive shades for innovative design options that are energy efficient, sustainable & eco-friendly. Our Window Treatments protect against solar-heat gain, brightness & glare, and can provide a savings of up to 70% in lighting costs by using an appropriate daylighting system. Certifications include: GreenGuard; Cradle to Cradle; & shades that meet the design strategies of LEED, the Leadership in Energy & Environment Design. Our professional installers are sensitive to the needs of those around them during installation, and insure to put the unique needs of each project facility first. As part of our commitment to our clients, and those who together we serve, we hold an ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate for safe infection control practices in healthcare facilities.  

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Division 10 Specialties

We also offer a wide selection of Division 10 Specialties including: Visual Display Surfaces,  Wall and Door Protection; Toilet Compartments; Toilet and Bath Accessories; Lockers and Shelving; Wire Mesh Partitions; Fire Protection Specialties; Mail Specialties; and More!    

Projects

Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS New Orleans, LA

VA Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System Fort Meade, SD

VA Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System Fort Meade, SD

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MechoShades installed on the 4th floor of the Pan Am Building, and all 4  floors of the Research Building

VA Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System Fort Meade, SD

VA Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System Fort Meade, SD

VA Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System Fort Meade, SD

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Draper Roller Shades installed in the Primary Care Clinic,  Specialty Clinic, and ER


Jamaica Plain VAMC Boston, MA

VA Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System Fort Meade, SD

St Cloud VA Health Care System St Cloud, MN

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WTShades installed in the ENT Clinic

St Cloud VA Health Care System St Cloud, MN

Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, TX

St Cloud VA Health Care System St Cloud, MN

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Springs Window Fashions Contract Vertical Blinds installed in Building 28 


Fort McCoy, WI

Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, TX

Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, TX

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MechoShades installed in the FY18 DFAC, as well as: Markerboards; Projection Screens and Projectors with Mounts; Corner Guards; Fire Extinguishers and Cabinets; Lockers; Toilet Compartments; and Toilet Accessories supplied for both the FY17 and FY18 DFAC's

Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, TX

Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, TX

Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, TX

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Hunter Douglas RB500+ Roller Shades installed  at 3 DFAC Facilities

Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN

Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN

Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN

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Hunter Douglas Horizontal Aluminum Blinds Installed at the Vehicle Maintenance Shop, Battalion Headquarters, and Enlisted Barracks, with Toilet Accessories and Fire Protection Specialties Supplied for the entire Training Facilities project

Camp Douglas, WI

Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN

Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN

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Hunter Douglas Horizontal Aluminum Blinds and Western Window Coverings Cellular Shades installed at various buildings throughout Camp Douglas and Volk Field


Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN

Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN

Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN

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One hundred and thirty-five Platinum Glass Markerboards supplied for the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion new addition

Grand Casino Mille Lacs Onamia, MN

Grand Casino Mille Lacs Onamia, MN

Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN

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SpringsWindow Fashions Contract Roller Shades installed on all four floors of the Corporate Towers Building

McKesson - Jett 55 Corporate Center

Grand Casino Mille Lacs Onamia, MN

McKesson - Jett 55 Corporate Center

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Mechoshades installed throughout, along with Celare by Digilock Lockers, Super Human Paper Towel Holders, and Hamilton Casework Mail Sorter

Company Info

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SDVOSB

We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Verified through the CVE and Certified through the State of Minnesota

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HUBZone Business

Certified HUBZone Business through the SBA

Travel Fund

Brian struggles daily with PTSD and chronic pain from Gulf War Illness, but he finds his greatest happiness and healing through meeting and talking with other veterans. Brian is determined to do whatever he can to help other veterans who may be struggling or need help.  He truly enjoys sharing his experiences, knowledge, and the resources that he has found helpful in navigating the maze of services that are out there to help our nations veterans. 

Brian also finds comfort and healing in traveling to 'Eyes of Freedom' events across the country, and seeing first hand the impact that the 'Lima Company Memorial' and 'Silent Battle' have on not only veterans, but also their families. At the end of each event, Brian always comes back home with at least one new veteran "brother" that he keeps in touch with. 

Throughout his journey, Brian has developed close friendships, along with a deep admiration for the entire 'Eyes of Freedom' crew. He is not affiliated with or employed by them. All veterans events he attends,  are because he wants to be there for the veterans, and all travel expenses are paid out-of-pocket by him, privately with his own funds. If you'd like to donate to Brian's travel fund, you can do so here. Your support and contributions will help him offset the costs (fuel, lodging, & airfare) involved in traveling the country, meeting and helping other veterans, and are humbly and greatly appreciated.

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To schedule a consultaiton, please give us a call at your convenience. We look forward to serving you.

Zimmermann Blinds & Shades, LLC

Sandstone, Minnesota, United States

612.390.5951 or 763.333.6251

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