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Peyman Sadigh is a 32-year veteran of the interior design industry and general manager of PKS Interiors, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (408) 212-0393 or by email.

Peyman Sadigh

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Peyman Sadigh: Best Laid Designs

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SUNNYVALE — Having established a career as a high-tech designer, the last thing Peyman Sadigh expected was to end up designing home interiors. “I got into this business kind of by accident,” he says. “At the time, I was working for a high-tech firm doing mechanical and equipment design. One day, I came in to help my father at his interior design store, and I found that I really enjoyed it. I liked the creativity that went into it, as well as the opportunity to interact with a variety of people. So, I decided to stick around. Thirty years later, I’m still doing this.”

Today, as general manager of PKS Interiors, Peyman says he continues to enjoy the attributes that initially attracted him to the field. “I still really like doing design, even down to the little details like choosing carpet and drapery colors. I also enjoy seeing how excited and grateful people are when it all comes together.”

Peyman was born in Iran and spent most of his childhood living in Germany and England before coming to the United States in 1978. Today, as a resident of Sunnyvale (where he lives with his wife and daughter), he expresses his appreciation for the Bay Area’s characteristic diversity. “It’s neat to see all the variety we have here, with so many different people, cultures and foods.”

Outside of work, Peyman engages in a variety of active pastimes, most notably soccer. “Soccer is actually what brought me to the U.S. in the first place—I was recruited to play for college,” he explains. “I still love it, and I continue to play in the Silicon Valley Soccer League.” Peyman also enjoys spending time with friends and family. “We have a lot of friends with kids the same age as our daughter, so we enjoy getting together with them at local parks and going swimming.”

In his life and career, Peyman espouses the time-tested tenet known as the Golden Rule. “I try to treat people the way I’d like to be treated, and that’s really the basis of our customer service philosophy at PKS Interiors,” he affirms. “We strive to treat everyone with kindness and communicate with them in a straightforward manner, and our customers really appreciate that kind of genuine interaction.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Peyman says he’d do some traveling. “When we were young, my siblings and I used to travel with our dad quite often, so it’s something I’ve always enjoyed. I’d like to travel back to Europe, as well as throughout parts of the Middle East and Latin America—mainly areas with a lot of history and culture.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: Manchester United.

Q: What’s your favorite type of food?
Q: Persian. There’s a really good Persian restaurant in Sunnyvale called Chelokababi that we go to quite often.

Q: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
A: My daughter, especially since I’m a late bloomer in life.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A: Bacon and eggs.

Q: What’s your favorite style of music?
A: Easy listening. However, my musical tastes tend to be pretty eclectic—I also really like AC/DC.

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How to Replace a Broken Curtain Rod Carrier

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SUNNYVALE — If one of your curtain rods isn’t working correctly, you might assume it needs to be repaired by a professional. However, if the problem is being caused by one or more broken carriers, this is something you can easily fix… Read more

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SUNNYVALE — Host, Sarah Rutan: If a carrier on your curtain rod gets broken, you’ll be happy to know this is something you can easily remedy yourself. Today… Read more

Miguel Vega is owner of Magna Shutters, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (408) 758-5660 or by email.

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Miguel Vega: A Passion for Craftsmanship

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SANTA CLARA — After 30 years of creating custom window treatments, Miguel Vega still has a passion for the craftsmanship he was taught as a young man. “I attended a Mexican-Italian trade school where I learned about all sorts of trades, from plumbing and electrical to welding and carpentry,” he recounts. “It was quite an experience—six years of intensive training under Italian craftspeople with extremely high expectations. The field that intrigued me most was fine carpentry, especially designing and fabricating plantation shutters, which requires a lot of skill and precision.”

After graduating from trade school in 1991, Miguel continued to design and manufacture plantation shutters and other window treatments. Eventually, he decided to take his skills to a new locale. “In 1999, I moved from Mexico to the United States,” he says. “I was already a citizen—I was born in the U.S.—but until then I’d spent most of my time in Mexico. I took a job manufacturing and installing shutters for Home Depot. It was a good job and I did well, but I also longed for a chance to do more customized, artisan-style work. Eventually, I started my own business, which enabled me to do that.”

Today, as owner of Magna Shutters, Miguel says his favorite part of his job is creating unique and occasionally challenging designs. “I love to design and create amazing results for my clients. Every project is different, so there’s a lot of room for creativity and innovation. A lot of companies will walk away from a project that seems too difficult, but I always welcome a challenge.”

A resident of Santa Clara (where he lives with his wife and business partner, Sandra), Miguel likes to spend his free time staying active. “The only time I really relax is when I’m sleeping,” he laughs. “I do a lot of road biking and jogging. I also enjoy traveling. Sandra and I both love history, so we usually plan our trips around visiting historical sites.” Miguel also likes tinkering and creating in his shop. “Building is my passion, so when I’m not making shutters, I’m usually working on some other project. Just give me some tools—I’ll build anything!” Additionally, Miguel likes keeping up with his four grown children, all of whom are pursuing their own professional goals.

In regard to a professional philosophy, Miguel embraces the ethos of old world craftsmanship. “As the older generations pass away, the art of making shutters by hand is dying and being replaced by machine manufacturing,” he says. “While there’s nothing wrong with manufactured shutters, you miss out on the care and detail that comes with a human touch. That’s why I’m committed to preserving that old-world, craftsman approach, and I’ve built my business by serving customers who have high standards for quality and service.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Miguel says he would ensure his business is left in good hands. “I have so many things I still want to do, including more traveling and building my dream house. But my business is very important to me, so if I retired, I’d make certain it would continue to run with the same philosophy and practices I founded it upon.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite holiday?

A: The ones at the end of the year because they bring the whole family together.

Q: Do you collect anything?

A: Souvenirs from traveling.

Q: If you could travel to any country you haven’t yet visited, where would you go?

A: Scotland.

Q: Music or talk radio?

A: Music.

Q: Do you play any musical instruments?

A: I play the guitar.

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Benefits of Plantation Shutters

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SANTA CLARA — If you’re planning to replace the window treatments in your home, one option worth considering is plantation shutters. Plantation shutters provide many benefits, including: Durability Plantation shutters are designed to last more than 20 years, which is three or… Read more

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SANTA CLARA — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re looking for a window treatment that will provide a good value for your investment, consider the benefits of plantation shutters.… Read more

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