K&H has over 35 years of experience in specifying, fabricating and installing custom window treatments for any type of commercial space. See our projects below to see some of the problems we have solved for our clients.

Healthcare Projects

We work in any type of healthcare facility – hospitals, medical office buildings, labs, physical therapy facilities, and doctors’ offices. We can work directly with the end users to provide recommendations or provide specified products to general contractors.

Products we use in Healthcare settings:

  • Solar and roller shades for exams rooms, patient rooms and offices
  • Privacy curtains and tracks
  • Shower curtains
  • Blackout shades

 

Challenges in the Healthcare market we can assist with:

  • Work safely and quietly in occupied facilities
  • Figure the location and layout of privacy curtains to work around lights, monitors, other obstructions
  • Use motorized shades for hard to reach locations or disabled patients
  • Use dual roller shades to provide options for privacy and light filtering
  • Recommend anti-microbial fabrics in shades, shower curtains and privacy curtains
  • Recommend safe and functional products for use in memory care areas
Privacy Curtains K&H Window Treatments

Project Spotlight

LVH-Hecktown Oaks

LVH-Hecktown Oaks, the newest partner in the LVHN family, is a full service hospital in Nazareth, PA. The facility consists of a 201,000 square-foot hospital, a 35,000 square-foot cancer center and 61,000 square-foot health center. Phase I of the project has been completed and the ribbon cutting was in June 2021. In phase 1, K&H worked with LVHN and the General Contractor Whiting Turner to provide the hospital with shower curtains, over 200 cubicle curtains and tracks, and over 160 clutch operated rollers shades which were recessed into the ceiling. Phase 2 is currently in process.

LVH-Hecktown Oaks Privacy Curtains K&H Window Treatments
LVH-Hecktown Oaks Privacy Curtains K&H Window Treatments
LVH-Hecktown Oaks Privacy Curtains K&H Window Treatments
LVH-Hecktown Oaks Privacy Curtains K&H Window Treatments

Our Healthcare clients include

  • Alliance Cancer Center
  • Good Shepherd Rehab Hospital – Allentown, Bethlehem
  • Grand View Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg, Hecktown Oaks, Pocono
  • Lehigh Valley Physicians Group
  • Mercer County Surgery Center
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Scranton Counseling Center
  • St Luke’s Physician Group
  • St Luke’s Physical Therapy
  • St Luke’s University Health Network – Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem and Anderson campus
  • Valley Oral Surgery – Bethlehem and Quakertown, PA

Commercial/Office Projects

K&H works in existing office spaces as well as new construction and renovations. We can work with facility managers, commercial designers, or architects to assist in product recommendation and selection. We can also provide quotations to general contractors based on specifications.

Products we use in Commercial and Office settings:

  • Roller and solar shades including dual shades
  • Motorized shades for hard to reach areas
  • Blackout shades
  • Metal, Faux wood, and vertical blinds

 

Challenges in the commercial and office market we can assist with:

  • Work safely and quietly in occupied facilities
  • Use motorized shades for hard to reach locations
  • Use dual roller shades and blackout shades to provide options for privacy and light filtering
  • Recommend options for controlling glare onto computer screens and work surfaces
  • Provide window treatments that assist with energy management
K&H Custom Window Treatments

Project Spotlights

PPL Building Lights Up the Lehigh Valley

The Backstory
When the PPL Building is lit up in red and green on Thanksgiving Eve, we all know the holidays have begun in the Lehigh Valley. What many people don’t know is that K&H plays a special part to usher in this holiday tradition.

The Challenge
Many years ago, PPL started the popular display using light bulbs and a colored cellophane wrap in each window. Then, after an 18-year hiatus, they turned to K&H to re-institute the holiday light tradition in 1990. Sandy Kuhns, K&H president, remembers, “We were given only a few weeks to come up with a method for projecting the color outside the building.” After noticing several businesses with lit awnings, Kuhns realized that back-lit awning fabric could be used to produce the color effects here as well. Now — all they had to do was plan the designs, buy the fabric, manufacture, and install all those shades — in two weeks! To complicate further, the solution required numerous multi-part shades, designed with both black and color portions to define curves and other graphic details when seen from a distance.

Our Solution
Originally, K&H used roller shades made of back lit awning fabric; now PPL has devised a special system of lights and a plexiglass casing to enhance the color of the shades. The entire process is computerized and set to turn on at a scheduled time each evening–as long as employees remember to pull down their shades each night!

PPL Building Lights Up the Lehigh Valley by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
PPL Building Lights Up the Lehigh Valley by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment

Five City Center/North Star Construction

North Star Construction built Five City Center in downtown Allentown and contracted K & H to install custom windows treatments for the building. Five City Center’s exterior is almost entirely glass and despite the striking modern appearance, there was a need to allow workers to control lighting. K & H installed Draper Flexshade in a Kool Black Fabric and the tenants now enjoy a comfortable work environment.

In today’s business climate, more focus is placed on having a work space conducive to the needs of the employees and aesthetically pleasing to clients.

At K&H, we can help you choose the right product to eliminate sun glare on computer screens, while reducing the heat, and still allow a view to the outside. The current trend in open-concept office spaces requires additional sound absorption. With our experience, we can help you select attractive, functional window treatments that absorb sound.

We can work with your facilities department, your designer or architect, or even your furniture company to get the right product to solve your window treatment needs.

Five City Center/North Star Construction Project by by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Five City Center/North Star Construction Project by by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Tower 6 Project K&H Treatments
Tower 6 Project K&H Custom Treatments

Our Commercial and Office clients include:

  • ADP – Allentown, PA and Roseland, NJ
  • American Bank – Allentown, PA
  • Antique Auto Club – Hershey, PA
  • APCI Federal Credit Union – Allentown, PA
  • B. Braun – Bethlehem, PA
  • Butz Corporate Center – Allentown, PA
  • City Center Allentown – Three City Center, Five City Center, Tower 6
  • Follett – Easton, PA
  • Gateway at Greenway Park – Bethlehem, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – One City Center Allentown, Mack Boulevard
  • Just Born – Bethlehem, PA
  • Keystone Canna – Allentown, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, PA
  • Martin Guitar – Nazareth, PA
  • People’s First Federal Credit Union – various
  • Piramal Critical Care – Bethlehem, PA
  • Reeb Millwork – Bethlehem, PA
  • Tyber Medical – Bethlehem, PA
  • Visions Federal Credit Union – various

Educational Projects

K&H works with educational facility managers, commercial designers, architects, and general contractors to provide the following products and services. We serve preschools, K-12, charter schools, colleges, and universities. We work in classrooms, dorm rooms, public spaces, dining areas, nursing areas, lab spaces, auditoriums, offices, and conference rooms.

Products we use in educational settings:

  • Roller and solar shades including dual shades
  • Motorized shades for hard-to-reach areas
  • Blackout shades
  • Metal, Faux wood, and vertical blinds
  • Stage curtains and track
  • Privacy curtains for nursing areas

 

Challenges in the educational market we can assist with:

  • Working in occupied buildings in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Provide required background checks and clearances for our installation team.
  • Repair and replacement parts for existing window treatments
  • Removal and reinstallation of existing stage curtains for fireproofing and restoration.
  • Providing a large range of products —basic heavy duty blinds and shades for classrooms and dorm rooms to very decorative fabric treatments for auditoriums and university common spaces

Project Spotlights

Penn State Lehigh Valley

Another amazing project completed by our great K&H team! Here we installed Lutron Electronics Dual Shades at Penn State Lehigh Valley. We are very honored to partner with two great companies The Butz Family of Companies and Architech Spillman Farmer. Special thanks to PhoenixFire Media for our spectacular project video.

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K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley
K&H Window Treatment for Penn State Lehigh Valley

Kutztown University’s Old Main

The Backstory
Old Main, considered to be the centerpiece of Kutztown University, is the University’s most historic building. Built in 1866, the stunning construction hosts many tours, gatherings and classes, and it houses roughly 180 students. In 2015, the University invested in updates and improvements to this prized building, including the window coverings.

The Challenge
The building’s magnificent reception hall, the Georgian Room, features 16 windows, each measuring 15 feet tall, paired with tall ceilings and wood floors. Because the room is used for many musical performances, acoustics were a primary concern for the space. Additionally, the University wished to accentuate the architecture of the windows with dressings, preserve the period and style of the room, and eliminate invasive, direct sunlight.

Our Solution
Using precise measurements and a template of the curved arch, K&H fabricated lined operable draperies and an upholstered cornice to follow the shape of the window. The fabric was a 32-ounce velour, recommended by the acoustical engineer, specially used for acoustics and noise control. The material is thick, highly porous, pleated, and mounted at a specific position for optimal noise control. The design fit the bill, with period-inspired hues and meticulously curved cornice and drapes that matched the arched windows. Additionally, the drapes can traverse closed for light control.

The University was pleased that the curtains enhanced the windows’ architecture, that the treatments significantly improved the room’s acoustics, and that the staff could close the curtains when necessary.

Kutztown University’s Old Main Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Kutztown University’s Old Main Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Kutztown University’s Old Main Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment

Our Educational clients include:

  • Allentown School District

  • Bethlehem School District

  • Brandywine Heights School District

  • Catasauqua School District

  • Central Bucks School District

  • Colonial School District

  • Easton School District

  • East Penn School District

  • Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

  • Moravian Academy

  • Parkland School District

  • Whitehall School District

  • Alvernia College

  • Bucks County Community College

  • Cedar Crest College

  • DeSales University

  • Kutztown University

  • Lafayette College

  • Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
  • Lehigh County Community College

  • Lehigh University

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Moravian University

  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northampton County Community College

  • Penn State University Lehigh Valley Campus

Senior Living Projects

In senior living facilities we provide blinds or shades for privacy in resident rooms, as well as decorative treatments in common spaces. We use our design skills to work with facilities or environmental departments to recommend design styles and fabrics that are functional and decorative while creating a home like atmosphere.

Products we use in Senior Living settings:

  • Solar and roller shades
  • Faux wood blinds
  • Fabric treatments – drapes, sheers, cornice boards and valances
  • Privacy curtains and track, shower curtains in skilled nursing areas

 

Challenges in the Senior Living market we can assist with:

  • Work safely and quietly in occupied facilities
  • Design treatments and styles that are appealing to multiple generations (the resident and their families)
  • Use dual roller shades to provide options for privacy and light filtering
  • Recommend anti-microbial fabrics in shades, shower curtains and privacy curtains
  • Recommend Fire Retardant fabrics for any fabric treatments
  • Recommend safe and functional products for use in memory care areas

Project Spotlights

Moravian Hall Square

The Background 

Moravian Hall Square is a highly desirable retirement community in Nazareth, PA. The facility recently expanded, adding both a new library and a “hub,” a common space for the residents.

The Challenge 
The space needed to be both attractive and functional. The top priority was for the residents to have a place that felt homey, comfortable, and inviting. All of the furnishings were to be kept with that theme, and the window treatments had to follow suit. When we first met with the Moravian Hall Square executives and the project architects, the addition was still under construction. The windows were just holes in the wall, so the planning took some creative imagining.

Our Solution 

We chose to use decorative fabric valances with fabric shades underneath for light control. For variety and interest, we used different color schemes for the two spaces. The residential-looking drapery style that we chose is inviting and homey, specifically avoiding a commercial look. In everything they do, Moravian Hall Square exhibits a very high attention to detail; it was our pleasure to ensure that the window treatments matched the level of excellence of the rest of the facility.

Moravian Hall Square Common Area Is Attractive and Functional project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Moravian Hall Square Common Area Is Attractive and Functional project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Moravian Hall Square Common Area Is Attractive and Functional project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment

Watermark at Logan Square

The Watermark at Logan Square, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Personal Care, Memory Care, and Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing. They are located in the heart of Center City offering the best of everything from fantastic views to cultural events to access to best physicians and medical services Philadelphia has to offer. K&H collaborated with Design Point, a commercial design firm, from Bethlehem, PA on this project. The goal was to provide a skilled nursing room with the ambiance of home within a working hospital room. The window treatments are a custom cornice board mounted over aluminum mini-blinds. The privacy curtains were fabricated to match the bed scarf and pillow. The white bed cover was also fabricated by K&H. All bedding products meet fire retardant standards necessary in public settings and were washable as well.

Watermark at Logan Square project by K&H
Watermark at Logan Square project by K&H

Our Senior Living clients include:

  • Blue Bell Place, Blue Bell, PA
  • Bristol House – Warrington, PA

  • Cedarbrook – Allentown PA

  • Heather Glen – Allentown, PA

  • Heritage at Green Hills – Shillington, PA

  • Juniper Village – Williamstown, NJ

  • Keystone Villas – Blandon, Douglassville, Ephrata, Maidencreek – PA

  • Landis Homes – Lititz, PA

  • Lifequest – Milford Village – Quakertown, Mosser – Trexlertown, PA

  • Living Branches – Dock Woods Lansdale PA

  • Moravian Hall Square/Heritage Village – Nazareth, PA

  • Phoebe Home – Allentown, Berks, Richland, Wyncote

  • Rockland Place – Wilmington, DE
  • Simpson House – Philadelphia, PA

  • South Mountain Memory Care – Emmaus, PA

  • Traditions of Hershey – Palmyra, PA

  • Washington House – Alexandria, VA

  • Watermark at Logan Square – Philadelphia, PA

  • Wesley Enhanced Living – Doylestown, PA, Hatboro, PA

  • Woodbury Mews – Woodbury, NJ

Multi Family Living Projects

Whether we are working with a General Contractor or an owner, we work in multi family units with as few as 15 windows or as many as 1000 windows.

Products we use in Multi Family settings:

  • Solar and roller shades
  • Metal horizontal blinds
  • Faux wood blinds


Challenges in the Multi Family market we can assist with:

  • Installation of a large quantity of window treatments within an aggressive construction schedule
  • Providing and installing products that are best quality within tight budget constraints

Project Spotlights

City Place

K&H is proud to be a partner with City Center Investment Corporation in their revitalization of downtown Allentown.  K&H has provided clutch operated roller shades for all of their apartments starting with the first apartments – Walnut Street Commons.  The original City Place building was 120 units and is now being expanded to include City Place South with 78 units.

Center Square Lofts

Center Square lofts is just one of the many City Place apartments in downtown Allentown developed by City Center Investment Corp. Others include City Place, Strata, Walnut Street Commons, 520 Lofts, and the most recent building The Nine’s (950 Hamilton St) which will be leasing fall 2021. K&H not only provided shades in the living spaces, but also in all the amenity spaces such as fitness centers and yoga rooms, billiard rooms, conference rooms, lounges, cafes, and game rooms.

Center Square Lofts by K&H
Center Square Lofts by K&H

Our Multi Family clients include:

  • Beach Run Apartments – Fredericksburg, PA

  • Chelsea Commons – Bethlehem, PA

  • City Place and City Place South – Allentown, PA

  • Center Square Lofts – Allentown, PA

  • 520 Lofts – Allentown, PA

  • Walnut Street Commons – Allentown, PA

  • The Nine’s (950 Hamilton) – Allentown, PA

  • Strata – Allentown, PA

  • Five 10 Flats – Bethlehem, PA

  • Northpark Apartments – Bethlehem, PA

  • Klein Building Allentown

  • Southside Commons at Lehigh University

  • Lehigh Bridge West at Lehigh University

Hospitality / Community Projects

In senior living facilities we provide blinds or shades for privacy in resident rooms, as well as decorative treatments in common spaces. We use our design skills to work with facilities or environmental departments to recommend design styles and fabrics that are functional and decorative while creating a home like atmosphere.

Products we use in Hospitality and Community settings:

  • Roller and solar shades including dual shades
  • Motorized shades for hard to reach areas
  • Blackout shades
  • Faux wood blinds
  • Stage curtains and track
  • Draperies, sheers and valances


Challenges in the hospitality and community market we can assist with:

  • Work safely and quietly in occupied facilities
  • Use motorized shades for hard-to-reach locations
  • Use dual roller shades and blackout shades to provide options for privacy and light filtering
  • Design decorative and functional fabric treatments to match ambiance of space and meet clients needs for privacy, light control and budget
Northampton 4 Fabric Treatments by K&H

Project Spotlights

Nativity Lutheran Church Allentown

The Background

Imagine yourself on a summer Sunday morning, sitting in your usual pew listening to the sermon. You’re trying to pay attention, but the sunlight through the high windows is so glaring you have to move to the other side of the sanctuary. Fast forward six months, and the winter sun in your eyes now forces you to move yet again. Such was the story at Nativity Lutheran Church in Allentown as they watched their members seasonally migrate from one side of the sanctuary to the other to avoid the sun’s glare.

The Challenge

After researching many options on their own, the church approached us for a budget-wise solution for their trapezoid windows. We recommended Draper Flexshade fixed-frame panels as the ideal solution for skylights, sloped windows, or odd shaped windows.

The Solution

The panels are made of woven mesh fabric stretched tightly over an extruded aluminum frame, and provide solar filtration at lower cost than operable solutions. Panels can be surface mounted or mounted inside the frame with clips (the clips allow for easy removal of the shades for cleaning)

We chose fabric from swatches of varying openness, depending o the amount of light and heat control desired. Then we installed matching operable shades on the lower windows. The new panels filter the sun, cut the glare and heat, but don’t block all of the light. They are aesthetically pleasing, and ended the congregation’s need to shift with the seasons.

Nativity Lutheran Church Allentown by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Nativity Lutheran Church Allentown by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Nativity Lutheran Church Allentown by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Nativity Lutheran Church Allentown by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment

Easton City Hall

Controlling Glare Creatively at Easton City Hall

The Background

At K&H, we enjoy working with contractors that we know we can rely on, so we were thrilled to win the bid with Boyle Construction to work on the newly-relocated Easton City Hall. The new offices, which were built as an addition onto the city’s transportation center, feature industrial architecture that mimics the style of the city’s landmark bridge.

The Challenge

The sleek, three-sided addition features industrial architecture with exposed steel beams and open floors at the windows, making the placement for the shades tricky. Light control and glare were a challenge for the space, especially with employees experiencing glare on their computer screens.

Our Solution

Because of the unique style and layout of the rooms, we had to be creative with the shade placement. We mounted some behind beams, some in pockets, and some shades actually went from one floor or another. This was a large-volume job; we used manual clutch-operated roller shades on 88 windows, each measuring between 8- and 13 feet tall. Specially-made charcoal gray mesh shades help control light and glare. We got the job done so the city hall employees could do their jobs.

Easton City Hall Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Easton City Hall Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Easton City Hall Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Easton City Hall Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment

Civic Theatre

K&H was honored to be involved in the complete restoration of the auditorium of the Civic Theatre in fall 2018. K&H was contracted by AH of Allentown to complete the drapery work in this space. The biggest challenge of the project were the shaped top draperies on the side walls of the auditorium. The drapes were shaped to fit into existing decorative architectural moldings. In order to make these drapes fit perfectly, a template of the shape of the opening was made onsite and then the sewing workroom used that pattern to fabricate the draperies. Velvet was used to keep the historical style of the draperies as well as aid the acoustics of the theatre.

Civic Theatre Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Civic Theatre Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Civic Theatre Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment
Civic Theatre Project by Kuhns and Heller Custom Window Treatment

Vault 634

K&H worked with Howard Kulp architects and David and Zachary Jaindl to design window treatments for large windows on the front of the building and the entrances to the Vault 634 at Hamilton and 7th street. Serfass Construction was hired by the Jaindls to completely renovate the Lehigh Valley Trust building into a premium wedding venue. The window treatments were a collaboration between Howard Kulp architects and K&H to design window treatments that fit the historic style of the 1880’s building while providing function of the draperies to control light coming into the space during events.

Vault 634 by K&H Window Treatments
Vault 634 by K&H Window Treatments
Vault 634 by K&H Window Treatments

Our Hospitality and Community clients include:

  • Bru Daddy’s – Allentown, PA

  • Bethlehem Housing Authority – Bethlehem, PA

  • Civic Theatre – Allentown, PA

  • Coopersburg Diner – Coopersburg, PA

  • Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority

  • Easton City Hall – Easton, PA

  • Groffdale Mennonite Church – Leola, PA

  • Hampton Inn – Bethlehem

  • Lehigh Country Club

  • Melt

  • Nativity Lutheran Church – Allentown, PA

  • New Covenant Church – New Holland, PA

  • Northampton Country Club

  • Parkland Library

  • Prime Steak House

  • St. Francis Retreat – Bethlehem, PA

  • St. Peters Church – Saylorsburg, PA

  • Trexlertown Goodwill Fire Company

  • Vault 634 – Allentown, PA

  • WFMZ TV Studios – Allentown and Bethlehem, PA

  • Zoellner Performing Arts – Bethlehem, PA

We Partner with:

K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner
K&H Custom Window Treatments Lehigh Valley Product Partner