“Thanks for doing such a great job installing and re-installing my blinds, after also having them cleaned for me. I wish that other people and businesses would operate like you do. You came over when you said you would and the work was done within the time frame..customer service – what a concept! I have been in the construction business for over 30 years dealing with subs, suppliers, etc., and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. Thank you so very much for a great product and also for great service after the sale (4 years later)! P.M. Construction, Traverse City, MI

“Trend Window & Design is a terrific decorating source in Northwest Michigan.  From their store in nearby Traverse City, they were able to supply our Suttons Bay cottage with it all — from window treatments to furnishing and accent pieces.  The quality is excellent and the selection vast.  Add a sales staff that excels in customer service and you have a winning combination.  We recommend them 100%!  – R&FG, Suttons Bay/Leelanau County, MI

Along with secret morel hunting patches and secluded deep river holes for steelhead, one of the North’s sweet spots resides along Bay Street at the foot of Traverse City’s West Grand Traverse Bay.


Sid Lammers, owner of Northern Michigan’s oldest and largest window treatment dealer, evinces a flair for words when describing the Trend Window & Design firm he founded in 1980. “We like to tell clients that although they might not recognize our name, there are few places they can go in Northern Michigan that don’t reflect our work.”

From highly visible commercial projects like Munson Medical Center, Turtle Creek Casino, the Homestead, Mercy Hospital/Grayling, Crystal Mountain and Mackinac Island enterprises, to residences of all sizes and configurations along the state’s Tip O’the Mitt and interior, the Trend Window brand of distinctive treatments covers the North.

As the only prestigious HunterDouglas Gallery designated dealer north of Grand Rapids, Sid and sales/décor staffer Kay Johnston, have 55 years vested in the window treatment business. They’re joined by a graduate interior designer, support staff, and two fulltime HunterDouglas certified installers. “We offer full service, design, installation and repair of virtually anything for windows,” notes Sid.

Collaborating with many of the North’s leading residential and commercial building contractors, the firm’s strengths are personal sales and service, and a word-of-mouth reputation over the upper mitt of the Lower Peninsula: Traverse City west to Manistee and north to the Straits of Mackinac.

Energy efficiency and green building are the current window treatment buzz in Trend’s showroom, also the North’s largest, and to which you’re invited anytime: 817 Bay Street, Traverse City; call (231) 941.1241; www.trendwindow.com