Blinds, Shades and Division 10 Specialties

About US


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, Zimmermann Blinds & Shades, LLC 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 verified SDVOSB (Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business) & HUBZone Certified, along with holding an ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate. Brian is passionate about helping other veterans, & is proud to be a part of 'The Eyes of Freedom' Lima Company Memorial. For more information about them & Brian's connection to 'Silent Battle' please click: 

Brian's Story on KARE 11 with Lindsey Seavert

Commitment to our Military & Veterans

Brian along with thousands of his fellow veterans are dealing with many combat related health issues.  Brian is proud to have fought for our country however deals with these issues daily.   Zimmermann Blinds & Shades has completed several projects for VA Hospitals, leaving behind a beautiful refined space for his comrades 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 Zimmerman Blinds & Shades performs.  Simple and cliche but reality.  

Brian is proud to be a part of 'Silent Battle' which travels the US with The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial. Silent Battle was created to bring awareness to the silent wounds of war that our returning combat veterans can face, including PTSD and suicide. Our hope is that Silent Battle will bring support, comfort and hope to our veterans and their families.

"The Promise"

Eyes of Freedom

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

Eyes of Freedom

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 as the inspiration for the 'Silent Battle' Sculpture, 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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Company Info



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

VIP Pages

HUBZone Business


Certified HUBZone Business through the SBA

Products & Services

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; MechoSystems; Hunter Douglas; Draper; Western Window Coverings; Western Woods & others. 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.  

Division 10 Specialties


Visual Display Boards, Communication Boards; Markerboards & Tackboards; Lockers, Mail Specialties, Toilet, Bath & Laundry Accessories; Toilet Partitions;  Wire Mesh Partitions; Fire Protection Specialties; and More!    


Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


New Orleans, LA

2 Projects:

MechoShades installed on the 4th floor of the Pan Am Building

MechoShades installed on 4 1/2 floors of the Research Building

Black Hills Veterans Healthcare System


Fort Meade, SD

Draper Shades installed in Primary Care,  Specialty Clinic, & ER

Wisconsin National Guard Armory


Camp Douglas, WI

3 Projects:

Hunter Douglas Horizontal Aluminum Blinds installed at the Contracting Building

Western Woods Top Down/Bottom Up Cellular Shades installed at Volk Air Field

Western Window Coverings Top Down/Bottom Up Cellular Shades installed at other various offices at Volk Air Field

FirstLight Health System


Mora, MN

2 Projects

Draper Shades installed at new Call Center & Gym

Western Woods Cellular Shades installed at the Eye Clinic Building

Augsburg College


Minneapolis, MN 

135 Platinum Markerboards & 11 Tackboards supplied for a new 4 story addition

Olivia & Madison National Guard Armories


Olivia & Madison, MN

Levolor Horizontal Aluminum Blinds installed in offices at both facilities 

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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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