• Innovative Shade Solutions

  • Interior Shading Solutions

  • Exterior Shading Solutions

  • Motorized Shading Solutions

  • Professional Installation

  • Fully Customized Shading Solutions

INNOVATIVE Shade Solutions is the newest valley window coverings company specializing in automated window covering solutions, working from both Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ. With 25 years combined experience, Catherine and Seth are excited to provide you with automated and integrated systems that provide solutions to solar heat gain, heat loss, privacy, as well as other window related solutions. 


Catherine Ries / Principal has been in the window coverings industry since for 8 years, working in commercial, production builder, multi-family and retail sales environments. Catherine is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. As a former President of one of the largest window coverings companies in Arizona, Catherine managed the sales, operations, manufacturing and installation, providing her with an extensive understanding of window covering products.


Seth Bartholomew / Principal – INNOVATIVE’s experienced Technical Staff is lead by Seth Bartholomew. Seth has been active for over 15 years with motorization and integration, catering to the needs of designers, custom home builders and home owners wanting the special “white glove” treatment. Seth can engineer and coordinate your design and installation with your builder, audio/video integrator, and interior designer. Our White Glove treatment encompasses all the trades necessary for a complete solution: electrical, drywall and painting.