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At Elite Shutters and Shadings, we offer the highest quality window treatments available, and we also provide custom design, measurement, and installation services. Our experts are dedicated to providing our clients with high quality window treatments that can improve your home. Our window treatments are custom-designed to be the perfect fit for your interior decor, your home's energy efficiency needs, and your personal taste.

Shutters, shades, blinds, and draperies play a huge role in the design and comfort of your home, so it's important that they're attractive, high quality, and properly installed. At Elite Shutters and Shadings, we offer quality, custom designed window treatments, that can improve the atmosphere of your home and even make it more energy-efficient. No matter what type of window shades you're looking for, we'll be ready to provide you with personalized service, design assistance, and measurement & installation services.

Manteca (Corporate Office and Gallery)

(Serving Ripon, Salida, Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon, Stockton, Tracy and Mountain House)

Mike Lencioni-CEO

Mike started in the window covering business as a teenager working with his father in 1975. After graduating high school in 1977 he went to work for JC Penney’s as a window covering installer. After leaving JC Penney he obtained his contractors license and worked as an installer for multiple companies around the bay area specializing in Shutter installation and installing large commercial projects throughout the bay area and Sacramento area.

In 1994 Mike opened his own business, MLI Shutters, out of his garage in his home. Through hard work and a reputation for honest business practices he was able to grow the company to the point where he needed a commercial space to accommodate the companies workload.

In 2013 he partnered with Gary Crannell and changed the name of the Company to Elite Shutters and Shadings to better reflect the company’s reputation and expertise. Now Elite Shutters and Shadings is one of the largest independently owned window covering companies in Northern California with its three locations in Manteca, Livermore and Elk Grove.

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Gary Crannell- Operations

Gary joined the Elite team in 2010. Gary has over 50 years experience in the window covering industry with expertise in all sectors of the business with an emphasis on Home Builder option offerings. Gary has an extremely broad knowledge of all types of window coverings from custom draperies to commercial roller shades.

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Shelley Buckner- Design Consultatnt

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(Serving Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Byron, Brentwood, Discovery Bay)

Janice Tracy-Design Consultant

A Bay Area native, Janice joined Elite in 2014. She began her design career in 1999 and has had the opportunity to work for well-known commercial and residential design firms [ AAi and Ethan Allen ] as well as running her own design business. Janice has specialized in window coverings for the past 13 years as a Certified HD design specialist. Janice resides in Livermore with her husband and she is the mother of two boys.   

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Marcus DiFranco-Design Consultant

With 42 years' experience in the window coving industry, Marcus has spent the last 5 with Elite Shutters and Shadings. Marcus started his career in Window coverings in 1979 as an installation contractor and was one of the first contracted installer to work for Hunter Douglas installing shutters. With his extensive knowledge, the transition to designer was easy and Marcus likes to know that he is giving customers the products that fit their needs. Marcus lives with his wife Leslie of 42 years and has enjoyed watching his daughters grow into amazing woman, with families of their own.

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Elk Grove

(Lodi, Galt, Sacramento, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Davis)

Janet Bachelor-Design Consultant

Janet has had over 17 years of Interior Design Sales and Consultation in many aspects of the home improvement industry. A major focus during this time was presenting the features and benefits of the Hunter Douglas window coverings. She enjoys helping customers identify their needs while showing them the multitude of fashionable and effective products that help make their home not only a reflection of their taste and lifestyle but also make a significant impact on energy efficiency in their surroundings. Making her customers happy with the final product is the reward and her goal! 

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Sherry Thompson-Design Consultant

Sherry is a great grandmother of 2, a grandmother of 5, and a mother of 2. Sherry’s first career was in the medical field where she as a surgery assistant. She the joined the army and received surgical technician training where she was able to utilize her training to train others at various MASH units. After her service in the army, she decided that the medical field was not for her. Sherry embarked on a career in design working for multiple companies earning a certificate as a Custom Decorator. Sherry is happy to be with Elite Shutters and Shadings and providing top quality design consulting to her customers. 

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