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Cale Schaefer - Lead Sales - Greater Grand Rapids
Brandi Tuffs- Design Consultant
Samantha Powell- Office Administrator
greg newton

Isn’t it time you framed your windows and your lifestyle beautifully with custom window treatments from Budget Blinds of East Grand Rapids, Hudsonville & Grand Rapids South? One call does it all, and we do it all for you. Click or call today and see what homeowners in East Grand Rapids, Hudsonville & Grand Rapids South are buzzing about!

Meet your Budget Blinds Team serving Greater Grand Rapids!

  • Dan & Stacy Bio

    Dan & Stacy Idema

    Owners

    Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids was founded in 2001, however, it wasn’t until years later that Dan and Stacy Idema became the proud second generation Owners. Dan hails from Byron Center and Stacy from Hudsonville, but the couple now resides in the Grand Rapids area. Happily married, the two are parents to two sons, Tyler and Austin. In his free time, Dan enjoys golfing, racing, and football, while Stacy prefers reading and traveling. Stacy is equipped with a degree from Western Michigan University, and Dan with a plethora of life experience. The skills and experience Dan And Stacy Idema bring to their Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids family have and will continue to greatly aid them in their continuing success!

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    Greg Newton

    Vice President of Operations

    Greg joined the Budget Blinds team in the fall of 2018. He attended Northville High School and graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green!). Greg, his daughter Kelly and their dog Gretta moved to East Grand Rapids in 2016. As a successful business owner and entrepreneur he brings a passion for customer satisfaction and business efficiency to our team. Greg enjoys home improvement projects, live music, biking, hiking, traveling and enjoying all the fun and exciting things to see and do on the sunset side of the state.

     

  • Cale Schaefer - Lead Sales - Greater Grand Rapids

    Cale Schaefer

    Lead Sales Consultant

    Cale Schaefer joined the Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids team in September 2016 as our Lead Sales Consultant. Born and raised in Manistee, Cale relocated to South Florida in 2008 where he attended Palm Beach State College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. A happily married father of two (soon to be three boys), Jordy and Lowen, he enjoys Crossfit and spending time with family and friends. Before returning to Michigan, Cale was selling Window Coverings in South Florida. The over ten years experience he has garnered in the Window Covering business, as well as his effervescent and outgoing personality have made Cale Schaefer an indispensable asset to the Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids team!

     

  • Brandi Tuffs- Design Consultant

    Brandi Tuffs

    Design Consultant

    Brandi Tuffs joined the Budget Blinds serving Greater Grand Rapids Team as a Design Consultant in 2016. Raised in Comstock Park, Brandi attended Grand Rapids Community College, and currently resides in Byron Center. Any spare time she has is spent with her family of which she is extremely fond. Brandi Tuffs has a keen eye for design, an attribute that makes her a perfect fit as a Design Consultant for Budget Blinds serving Greater Grand Rapids!

     

  • Dee Bio

    Dee Popovich

    Design Consultant

    Dee Popovic joined the Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids team in December 2018, and has quickly proven herself to be a competent and talented asset! Growing up in Europe, she resided in South Africa for nine years where she was employed as an architectural and interior designer. Dee finally moved to Michigan in 2000 where she continued her design work with a focus on soft window treatments. Equipped with a degree in Architecture from the University of Belgrade, she is the happily married mother of  two adult children, and one extremely spoiled feline. She enjoys spending time with her family, working on home improvement projects, and attending Zumba classes at the YMCA. The vast array of experience and insight into fashion and design she brings to the Design Consultant position have made Dee Popovic a vital component in the success of the Budget Blinds of Great Grand Rapids team!

     

     

  • Samantha Powell- Office Administrator

    Samantha Powell

    Office Administrator

    Samantha Powell joined the Budget Blinds serving Greater Grand Rapids Team as the Office Administrator in March of 2018. Samantha relishes being the first point of contact for clients, and takes great pride in ensuring each client begins with a positive experience. Born on Halloween, she has been a lifelong resident of the Grand Rapids area and cannot imagine calling any other place home. She has been in the job force since she was 16 years of age, and has found her calling in customer service. She is the mother of two cats, Cora and Midnight, and a Bearded Dragon, Rango. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and being outdoors whenever she can (especially in the sun). Her top notch communication skills, as well as her excellent administrative and organizational skills make Samantha vital to the smooth and successful operation of Budget Blinds serving Greater Grand Rapids!

  • Jon Bio

    Jon Meduna

    Installer

    Jon Meduna was added to the Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids roster as an Installer in 2014. He is a 35 year resident of the Greater Grand Rapids area, and an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Jon is happily married to his wife, Connie, a father to three grown children, and the beloved grandfather of seven grandchildren. He loves attending the football games in which his grandchildren play, and generally spending as much time with them as he can. He has attended trade school, as well as welding school, and is extremely handy. His positive attitude, professionalism, and skill as an installer has made Jon Meduna one of most popular and frequently requested installers at Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids.

  • Karl Bio

    Karl Deschaine

    Installer

    Joining the Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids team in fall 2018, Karl Deschaine has quickly proven himself to be a popular and skilled Installer. Born and raised in West Michigan, he is a husband of 14 years, and the father three terrific sons! A graduate of Ferris State University, he enjoys yoga, tennis, and fishing in his spare time. In addition to his extremely customer service oriented nature, he brings woodworking experience to the position, a skill that isn’t ever taken for granted. His skill set coupled with his personality make Karl Deschaine a valuable and integral part of the Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids team!

     

     

  • Bella- Director of Barketing

    Bella

    Director of Barketing

    As Director of Barketing, Bella is easily the most important and valuable employee you’ll find at Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids. Parented by Dan and Stacy Idema, she is an adorable two year old who keeps clients returning over and over again. She greets each showroom guest with a level of love and enthusiasm that isn’t easily matched. Although she prefers to play ball and receive belly rubs, Bella takes her position at Budget Blinds of Greater Grand Rapids very seriously making her not only our client’s favorite employee, but everyone’s favorite coworker!