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Sanford Verticals

by Shelley Ouellette

Featured Photo from Sanford Verticals

When local businessman Joe Deeds met David Summers, Sr. more than three decades ago, David had no idea he was literally holding his family’s future in his hands. As he installed vertical blinds in Joe’s home, the two struck up a conversation that quickly developed into a friendship and ultimately a business partnership. Within days of their first meeting, based on a solid hunch and a healthy dose of faith, Joe presented David an offer he could not refuse – the startup funds to open and operate a new business – Sanford Verticals.

Thirty-two years later, with his son Andrew Whitlock and business partner James Micheli by his side, David continues to measure, make, and install blinds, shutters, and shades in homes across Seminole County and beyond.  

“We remain a family-owned and operated business, so our customers always work with one of our three owners; from free estimate to measuring, ordering, and installation,” Andrew explains. “We offer that level of service because we love what we do and we love to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing the highest-quality experience, products, and installation.”
“Sanford Verticals provides quality products and installation at an affordable price,” says happy customer George Sellery. “David and Andrew are not only professional, they have the product knowledge to help a customer make an informed selection.”

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