Buddy Cox and Sheila Ivey, Louver Shop of Charleston

Buddy CoxDesign Consultant, Louver Shop of Charleston

Buddy Cox and Sheila Ivey are the proud co-owners of the Louver Shop of South Carolina and bring a great mix of experiences to help their customers find the right window treatments. Their passion and experience have served their clients well, making them one of the most trusted names in the business.

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Buddy's History & Experience in Window Treatments

Both Buddy and Sheila come from out of state. He was a chemistry major and previously retired. Buddy always wanted to live in South Carolina and when the opportunity presented itself, he opened the Louver Shop of South Carolina in 2012. Meanwhile, Sheila has a background in upscale retail. Both of them love the window coverings they sell through the Louver Shop and consider themselves to be design consultants.

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Get to Know Buddy

Louver Shop of Charleston is a family owned and operated business. Their 2 boys, Butch and Holden, are professional window treatment installers. They began by assisting Buddy on hundreds of installations, attending Hunter Douglas’s professional installation training, and now do all the window treatment installs for Louver Shop of Charleston.

What Buddy Enjoys About the Charleston Area

Buddy and Sheila love the South Carolina lifestyle and people. In their leisure time, they take advantage of all that the area has to offer to include sporting events, taking in a show at the historic Charleston Dock Street Theater, or dinning out in the myriad of Charleston’s great restaurants. Somehow Buddy still finds time to volunteer at some of the local retirement homes playing his guitar for Alzheimer's patients.

Dock Street Theater

Buddy's Business

Their approach to their business is a simple one. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs, then provide them with the best options that fit, be it shutters, blinds, shades, or something else.

Buddy and Sheila say some of the most popular products in South Carolina are window shutters, but shades are likely a close second. Additionally, customers really gravitate toward motorization and love all the conveniences that automation has to offer.


More About Buddy Cox

The duo also says that their commitment to customer satisfaction has benefited their business substantially, stating they regularly receive calls from construction companies and other home services asking them to do jobs that competitors simply won’t do.

Moreover, it’s their reputation that’s served them best.

“Our clients appreciate being serviced by folks that live here in Charleston, part of the community and yet backed by a lifetime warranty from a company that’s been around for over 50 years.”

Together, with their sons/installers (who regularly attend the Hunter Douglas Training and have extensive training and knowledge of motorized blinds and shades), they offer unparalleled service.

Buddy states his personal favorite window treatment product is The LouverWood because this window treatment holds up well and performs great in the humidity that’s so common to Charleston. Sheila likes the classic/hybrid because they have such a clean finish and are great for homes with thin windowsills, especially homes built in the 1950s and 1960s.


Classic Louwerwood Shutters

When You Buy Window Treatments From Buddy Cox, You Are:

local business

Buying From a Reputable,
Locally-Owned Business

5-star service
Getting 5-Star Service,
From Measure to Install
50 year anniversary
Getting Premium-Quality,
American-Made Products
lifetime warranty
Getting Products Backed by
a Lifetime Limited Warranty

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Louver Shop Reviews

New Blinds installed and happy with the service. I used the Charleston location. Their customer service is on point. We had an issue that was resolved immediately.
Mary Shiley
It couldn't be any easier to get what you need for your windows. Very friendly family assisted business. We had our shutters on our wall within one and a half weeks, maybe even sooner. The young men who did the installations did a fine job. They were polite. They got them done swiftly.. We were completely impressed with the professional service we received We are so pleased that we're going ahead to order the three windows. Rusty and Miles also get kudos for great customer service. Dave and Mary Shiley
Mary Shiley
Mary Kay Stensvad
An easy and pleasant experience ordering plantation shutters. Very friendly and professional team to work with. Good communication and quality workmanship. Highly recommended.
Mary Kay Stensvad
david kaufman
Very professional. Great suggestions on the options available. The turn around time on the order, due to COVID, was a bit long but otherwise the quality of material and installation were great!
david kaufman
Keith Cobb
The team was a pleasure to work with and made the process easy. They even made special arrangements to install the same day our order arrived because we had guests arriving that day. We are well pleased with the quality of the shutters and will be calling when we are ready to complete our remaining windows
Keith Cobb
Joe Newton
Turned out so good we need to order more shudders.
Joe Newton
Josh Goddard
What a wonderful company! The process was so smooth from beginning to end and the final result was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Louver shop for making my home look like a million dollars :))
Josh Goddard
Susan Holtsclaw
Friendly and excellent company to deal with! I could not be happier with my plantation shutters!
Susan Holtsclaw
andrew natale
Fantastic company. Great products. Transparent pricing. Buddy and his Team have done two homes. He is responsive and he cares. His passion shines through in everything he does. Installation is swift and clean. I highly recommend this company. We secured prices from others. Clearly, there was a measurable difference in quality for the money. Use Buddy and his Team; You will not be disappointed.
andrew natale
Steve Wesley
What a great job Shelia and Buddy did on our shutters. Shelia covered all the bases during the ordering phase and Buddy did an excellent job on the install, explaining the operation and warranty on the the shutters. Thanks again guys, it was/is a great upgrade to our home.
Steve Wesley
Laura Williams
It was a joy to work with Sheila and Buddy! Her product knowledge, her attention to detail and good taste helped me make good decisions that I've thrilled about!! But most importantly, the customer service is top notch. I'm 100% satisfied and am happy to refer them!
Laura Williams
Jessie Price
Had a great experience with this company! Sheila was so sweet and helpful and made the process so simple.
Jessie Price

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Start by browsing our hundreds of styles and designs for shutters, blinds and shades.

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  4. Professional installation

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