Company History

[icon_timeline timeline_style=”jstime” timeline_line_style=”solid” timeline_line_color=”#3b7c52″ time_block_bg_color=”#fbf8f2″ time_sep_color=”#777777″ tl_animation=”tl-animation-slide-out”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1946″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_height=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]Mileham & 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.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1969″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_height=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]After the move, William Mileham retired and Sylvan King decided to sell his shares of the Company. The construction of the Washington Metro Subway System required Mileham & King, Inc. to move once again. Looking for advancement in a competitive industry they chose Rockville, MD, a more suburban location providing an assortment of customers and new opportunities. In addition to home builders and property management industry, Mileham & King, Inc. began selling to commercial buildings, decorators, and residential customers.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1979″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_height=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]Change to Dennis Speisman, long time Office Manager, acquires company.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1985″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_height=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]Company relocates to Rockville Maryland and begins to focus on Commercial work[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”2015″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]Dennis retires and Jim Bendel, family member of long-time employee Terry Bendel, acquires company. With his experience growing small businesses, he is excited about the opportunities Milehamd & King has ahead. [/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_height=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]Hires the Kenny clan, old family friends, to help with the growth Mileham & King is expereicning.  The Kenny clan includes Josh Kenny as the General Manager, Danielle Kenny overseeing commercial and residential divisions and John & Kathy Kenny as minority investors in the company.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_height=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]As we continued to grow we wanted our name to reflect what we did but we also the history of the name Mileham & King so we added the dba mkBLINDS to better reflect what we do.  So you will now hear us answer the phones as mkBLINDS but make no mistake we are still Mileham & King!  We also decided to expand our residential business as it was an undervalued asset for us.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”2018″ title_font_size=”desktop:35px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:35px;” title_font_color=”#3b7c52″]We hired Marybeth Coffman as our new Residential Sales Manager to help us continue our growth in this segment.[/icon_timeline_feat][/icon_timeline]