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About Us

Friends of the Sun began in 1975 as a small renewable energy company in Brattleboro, Vermont. We mostly sold books and how-to guides on the new topic of solar energy, hence our name!

As we grew and started selecting products to sell, energy efficiency was the overriding theme. Wood burning stoves and insulating window shades were added to the mix. Not long after, we discovered this wonderful new shade product, called ‘Duette’, by Hunter Douglas.

Over the years, our selection of ‘hearth’ products grew to include gas- and pellet-burning stoves and fireplaces. At the same time, we began to add the new and innovative window treatments that Hunter Douglas was developing. Now, with the opening of our new Hunter Douglas ‘Gallery’ showroom, we can offer energy-efficient window treatments that are beautiful as well!

So visit us today in our Manchester Center store, or call us at 802-362-4070, and discover the latest in what the hearth industry has to offer and energy saving window treatments.



We offer a broad selection of wood and pellet stoves & inserts, gas inserts, electric fireplaces, and fireplace accessories ... read more


We have been in the window treatment business since 1978 and now offer the full line of Hunter Douglas® products ... read more