Who We Are

Our Story

Caldwell’s Windoware has been in the window treatment business since 1954, it is family owned, and ownership has gone into the third generation. Our founder, Ray Gensler Sr. based his new company on customer service and it was a success. Then Ray Sr. passed the company to his three sons, Ray Jr., Ned, Greg Gensler and, son-in-law, Stan Nowak. They continued providing good customer service at good prices and Caldwell’s grew.

Today, Ray III, Terry and Erik Gensler strive to continue that policy. We are proud of the number of design firms, businesses, and institutions with whom we work. We provide draperies, window shades and blinds for commercial office buildings, schools, hotels, hospitals and senior living centers throughout the region.

Our own custom drapery workroom is right here in Pittsburgh’s West End, and we have very talented seamstresses. If you can picture it, we can make it. Our custom made Valances, Swags, Cornices, and even Quilted Comforters are beyond compare. Fabrics are available from hundreds of suppliers.

At Caldwell’s we fabricate the new Mesh chain operated shades in our West End shop. Our Premier SunShade products qualify as “Green” building products. We specialize in motorized and computerized shading systems. All of our shade or drapery orders are professionally installed by our and trained, experienced staff.



Our Team

Ray Gensler portrait

Ray Gensler III


Terry Gensler

Vice President

Erik Gensler portrait photo

Erik Gensler

Vice President

Claire Capes

Ray Gensler IV

Chief Operations Officer

Tina Budeit

Melissa Muenz

Christian Kontos