Company History

Mileham & King, Inc. is one of the largest window treatment companies servicing the Washington, DC market and has been in business for 70 years! Today the Company sells/installs thousands and thousands of shades/blinds each year to many of the local apartment communities and office buildings throughout the Washington DC area. They also work with many of the top General Contractors on new condo’s and office buildings that are being built in the region.

In 1946, Mileham and King, Inc. was founded by William Mileham and Sylvan King. The company occupied a two-story building on 21st St. N.W. in Washington, DC fabricating venetian blinds and window shades. Its primary customers were home builders and apartment communities within the surrounding area. Operations continued in Washington, DC for many years until a fire occurred forcing them to relocate to Blair Road, N.W., Washington, DC.

Shortly after the move, William Mileham retired and Sylvan King decided to sell his shares of the Company. In 1969, the construction of the Washington Metro Subway System required Mileham and King, Inc. to move once again. Looking for advancement in a competitive industry they chose 12160 Nebel Street in Rockville, MD, a more suburban location providing an assortment of customers and new opportunities. In addition to home builders and property management industry, Mileham and King, Inc. began selling to commercial buildings, decorators, and residential customers.

In 1973, Dennis Speisman started working at Mileham and King as an office manager. By 1979 he was presented with the opportunity to purchase Mileham and King, Inc., becoming the new President and owner. In, 1981, Window Designs, a retail store located at 12217 Nebel Street became an affiliate business focusing on residential and interior design.

In 1985, the Mileham and King, Inc. moved to its present location, at 15748-50 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville, MD. In 1991, the Company decided to close Window Designs to consolidate and commence operations solely at the one location on Crabbs Branch Way. Since consolidating the primary focus was geared towards working with new construction, commercial, property management and renovations.

Mileham and King, Inc. sells and installs thousands of shades/blinds each year to many of the local large scale apartment communities and office buildings throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. They also work with many of the large scale General Contractor’s on projects such as new townhomes, condominiums, office buildings and schools constantly being renovated or developed in this region.

In 2015, Dennis retired deciding to sell Mileham & King, Inc. to a local businessman named Jim Bendel who is familiar with the area having grown up here. Jim was introduced to Mr. Speisman through his mother Terry Bendel, an employee of the Company since 2009. Jim is experienced having owned and operated a multi million-dollar casework company and knows what it takes to run a successful business. Jim’s goal is to continue providing the exceptional service Mileham & King, Inc. has been known for over the last 70 years creating the foundation of its success.