Gotcha Covered

15 07, 2024

Gotcha Covered expands Oklahoma footprint with second location

2024-07-15T00:15:18-04:00July 15th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Jake and Ashleigh Brownlow to lead OKC West team

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in Oklahoma. Gotcha Covered of OKC West is owned and operated by Jake and Ashleigh Brownlow.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in MustangYukonPiedmontTuttleNewcastle and Nichols Hills by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

9 07, 2024

Gotcha Covered announces new Texas location

2024-07-09T22:25:24-04:00July 9th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Shon and Crissy Essman to lead Northwest San Antonio and Boerne team

SAN ANTONIO — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in Texas. Gotcha Covered of Northwest San Antonio and Boerne is owned and operated by Shon and Crissy Essman.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Northwest San AntonioBoerneBulverdeSpring BranchFair OaksGarden RidgeHelotes and Blanco by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

San Antonio is rapidly growing, and this new location will help us continue to meet their window covering needs,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Shon and Crissy have the industry experience and passion for helping area residents that will make them an asset to the brand and their community.”

Shon and Crissy Essman bring a wealth of experience and a shared passion for customer satisfaction to their role as franchise owners of Gotcha Covered in Northwest San Antonio and Boerne. With 25 years of experience as a communications engineer and personnel manager for a municipally owned utility company, Shon is transitioning into entrepreneurship alongside his wife, Crissy.

Crissy’s extensive background in the window covering industry, including independent business ownership and work with various franchise organizations, complements Shon’s skill set.

“Crissy and I have always had the dream of owning our own business,” Shon Essman said. “We love meeting new people and developing lasting relationships through our interactions with others. The joy we receive from helping our customers achieve their vision and desire from their home improvements is our complete motivation.”

The couple has lived in San Antonio for nearly 25 years and is passionate about Texas A&M sports, going on outdoor adventures and building lasting connections within the community. Embraced by the friendly Texas community, Shon and Crissy enjoy exploring outdoor parks and recreational areas with their canine companions and embarking on water adventures with family and friends on their boat.

“Gotcha Covered has given us an opportunity to take control of our destiny and do what we love,” Crissy Essman said. “We love meeting new people and helping them find beautiful and functional window treatments that meet their needs, but beyond, we’re building a future for our family. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Northwest San Antonio and Boerne, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/nw-san-antonio-boerne/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

4 07, 2024

Gotcha Covered opens Far West San Antonio location

2024-07-04T18:50:39-04:00July 4th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Ruby Lopez joins leading window treatment franchise family

SAN ANTONIO — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in Texas. Gotcha Covered of Far West San Antonio is owned and operated by Ruby Lopez.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Far West San Antonio by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

20 06, 2024

Gotcha Covered expands Texas footprint with Waco location

2024-06-20T21:11:04-04:00June 20th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Jack and Laura Civa to lead franchise team

WACO, Texas — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in Texas. Gotcha Covered of Waco is owned and operated by Jack and Laura Civa.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Waco by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

Waco is a growing market, and the timing was right to open a Gotcha Covered location there,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “With Jack’s marketing and franchising experience, we believe the Civas are going to be very successful in this new endeavor.”

The majority of Jack Civa’s career has been spent as a marketing executive in the restaurant space. About four years ago he purchased a Window World franchise location, which he says is a perfect pairing for Gotcha Covered.

“These two franchises allow us to meet all of Waco’s window needs,” Jack Civa said. “The replacement window business is outstanding, but opening Gotcha Covered allows us to completely beautify someone’s home, both inside and out.”

While running a successful business is the main goal for Jack Civa, he said he is excited to be a factor and asset to a community that is expanding and growing exponentially.

“I grew up in Waco, and it has been very enjoyable to be part of this city’s growth personally and as a business owner,” said Jack Civa.

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Waco, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/waco/https://www.gotchacovered.com/cincinnati-west-side/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

20 06, 2024

Gotcha Covered adds new North Carolina location

2024-06-20T20:31:57-04:00June 20th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Tom Clapham and Sarah Wike to lead Durham and Chapel Hill team

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in North Carolina. Gotcha Covered of Durham and Chapel Hill is owned and operated by Tom Clapham and Sarah Wike.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Durham and Chapel Hill by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

Durham and Chapel Hill are areas that have seen consistent growth, which makes it a wonderful market for the window treatment solutions this new center will offer,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Tom and Sarah both enjoy the collaboration that comes from working with customers, and I know they’re going to be offering the best customer experience to area home and business owners.”

Clapham is an Appalachian State University graduate and served in the Army for eight years after graduation. He began a 20-year career in healthcare marketing while working at Duke University Health System. He moved to Dallas after completing a Master of Business Administration at Duke but returned to Chapel Hill in 2017.

“Sarah and I often discussed launching our own business and, when the opportunity presented itself, we decided to take a leap into Gotcha Covered ownership,” Clapham said. “We were impressed by the range and quality of the products as well as the caliber of the company leadership and collegiality of the other franchise owners we spoke to during our due diligence.”

Wike studied international relations at UNC-Chapel Hill before completing a Master of Arts at UNC-Greensboro in Hispanic literature, language and linguistics. She taught high school Spanish for 14 years before transitioning into independent school administration, completing a doctorate in educational technology along the way.

“Gotcha Covered is a ‘feel good’ business,” Wike said. “We absolutely love the opportunity to meet new people and, ultimately, help them transform their spaces. Whether clients’ motivations are mostly rooted in privacy and security, light management, home automation, or aesthetics, we approach each project with their goals in mind and strive to deliver results that bring lasting satisfaction. Seeing our clients happy and getting referrals from them makes for a very rewarding occupation!”

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Durham and Chapel Hill, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/durham-chapel-hill/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

20 06, 2024

Gotcha Covered announces first location in Indiana

2024-06-20T19:58:59-04:00June 20th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Dennis Siebert to lead Southeast Indiana/Cincinnati West Side team

SUNMAN, Ind. — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in Indiana. Gotcha Covered of Cincinnati West Side is owned and operated by Dennis Siebert.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Southeast Indiana and West Side Cincinnati by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“Gotcha Covered has seen amazing growth, and we’re excited to start serving homeowners and business owners in Indiana and West Cincinnati,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Dennis is a natural problem solver and is going to put those skills to good use as he helps design beautiful window treatment solutions that fit every client’s space and budget.”

Siebert has been involved in project management, business analysis, process engineering and operations management in various industries, including insurance, banking and manufacturing.

“I was ready to move away from corporate America and utilize my skills to a difference in people’s lives,” Siebert said. “Windows provide a love/hate relationship to all of us. We may love seeing the sunshine, but not the heat, chill or lack of privacy. Window treatments not only solve those problems but also allow for a home or business owner’s personality to shine through via color or design of the solution.”

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Cincinnati West Side, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/cincinnati-west-side/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

29 05, 2024

Father and son team up to open Gotcha Covered location

2024-05-29T11:43:24-04:00May 29th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Scott and Connor Farkas to lead Mt. Laurel team

MT. LAUREL, N.J. — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in New Jersey. Gotcha Covered of Mt. Laurel is owned and operated by Scott and Connor Farkas.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Mt. Laurel and the surrounding areas by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“Scott and Connor both have entrepreneurial spirits that will thrive within the Gotcha Covered family,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Our franchise culture is a wonderful fit for a father-son team, and I have no doubt their community is going to benefit from their passion and experience.”

With backgrounds in business and consumer goods, Scott and Connor Farkas say they’re looking forward to the freedom and flexibility a franchise will offer.

“I have experience as a small business owner, and I’m looking forward to taking my entrepreneurship to the next level,” Connor Farkas said. “I first approached my father years ago about how we should open a franchise together, but we wanted to wait until the right time. That time is now, and Gotcha Covered is the right opportunity.”

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

“My uncle and aunt owned a window treatment business, and I always remember my Aunt Ruth saying how she loved turning a blank window or wall into a work of art,” Scott Farkas said. “She made all the curtains and drapes herself. I enjoy imagining what customers envision their windows should look like and helping them realize that vision.”

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Mt. Laurel, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/western-suburbs/https://www.gotchacovered.com/mt-laurel/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

19 05, 2024

Navy veteran joins Gotcha Covered family

2024-05-19T22:46:25-04:00May 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Jeff Barnum to lead Western Suburbs location

MINNEAPOLIS — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in Minnesota. Gotcha Covered of Western Suburbs is owned and operated by Jeff Barnum.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in the Western Suburbs including Elk RiverAlbertvilleDelanoChaska and the surrounding areas by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“Jeff’s analytical mind and problem-solving skills make him an ideal fit for Gotcha Covered,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Customers often come to us with unique requests or unusual window designs, but Jeff loves a good challenge. I’m certain he’ll come up with the perfect solution to meet the customer’s needs.”

Barnum served seven years in the United States Navy. He’s spent the last 27 years in engineering, quality and customer experience roles, including 16 years at a consumer durable goods company.

“Gotcha Covered is going to provide a much-needed service for this community while also allowing me to build something of my own,” Barnum said. “I relish having the ability to grow something that will benefit my family and allow me the flexibility and quality time to enjoy the things I enjoy most, like theater and musical events. It also allows me to pursue a passion of mine, which is working with seniors. I’ve been a hospice volunteer for the past four years, and I’ll be able to do even more now.”

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Western Suburbs, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/western-suburbs/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

28 04, 2024

Gotcha Covered expands presence in New York

2024-04-28T19:11:41-04:00April 28th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Tim and Michelle Schultz to lead Saratoga team

SARATOGA, N.Y. — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has announced the opening of a new location in New York. Gotcha Covered of Saratoga is owned and operated by Tim and Michelle Schultz.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, the new center provides the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Saratoga and the Capital Region by offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“The Capital Region is seeing consistent growth, and there’s no shortage of homeowners and business owners that need high-quality products and services,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Tim and Michelle are passionate about this community and helping others, so I know this new location is going to thrive.”

Tim Schultz has over 25 years of technology sales experience, providing consultative service to healthcare, government and commercial accounts who need secure technology solutions. Michelle Schultz has more than 20 years of design experience, having owned a design center that helped thousands of clients achieve their vision within their homes.

“There’s a freedom that comes with owning your own business and creating your own success,” Tim Schultz said. “There are challenges and uncertainty associated with corporate America, but partnering with Gotcha Covered has given us the ability to take control of our future and follow our dreams.”

The couple has lived in the area for more than 30 years and enjoys spending time at the lake, trying new restaurants and enjoying the vibrant arts community.

“We enjoy helping people transform a space to meet their specific design vision,” said Michelle Schultz. “Helping them achieve their design goals within their most important space is always very rewarding.”

Adding 30 new franchise locations in 2023, Gotcha Covered currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To schedule an appointment with Gotcha Covered of Saratoga, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/saratoga/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. They offer end-to-end consultation with the customer’s specific needs and goals in mind. The company currently has over 170 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

19 03, 2024

Gotcha Covered Named a Top 100 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

2024-03-19T21:20:46-04:00March 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Independent survey shows female franchise owners are highly satisfied with the leading custom window treatment provider’s performance

DENVER — Gotcha Covered, the leader in custom window treatment across the U.S. and Canada and part of the innovative, growing Five Star Franchising platform of home service brands, has been named a Top 100 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review.

With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, Gotcha Covered provides homeowners and businesses with the best in soft and hard window treatments, including a variety of blinds, draperies, and smart home solutions.

“Gotcha Covered is committed to the success of all of our franchise owners, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a diversity of expertise,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Franchise Business Review rankings stand out in the industry. They represent the real-world experience of franchise owners and show the true value of Gotcha Covered’s proven support and systems.”

Franchise Business Review, a franchise research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only reviews of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that recognize the top franchises in specific sectors.

Gotcha Covered was among 350 franchise brands, representing over 8,500 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women. Gotcha Covered franchise owners were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training and support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance.

“Franchising is a terrific option for women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “With so many franchise opportunities to choose from, it’s critical to do in-depth research to understand how satisfied current female franchise owners are with the training and support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, culture, and leadership of any brand they’re considering before making an investment. When you look at the brands on this year’s list of the Top Franchises for Women, 89% of women said they enjoy being part of their franchise organizations and 88% said they enjoy operating the business, making them all excellent options for women looking to make the transition to business ownership.”

Gotcha Covered was named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises list in 2023 and 2024. In 2023, the company appeared on FBR’s lists of Top Low-Cost Franchises, Top Recession-Proof Franchises, Top Franchise Cultures and Most Innovative Franchises.

For more information on franchising with Gotcha Covered, visit gotchacoveredfranchising.com.

For more information about Five Star Franchising, visit http://fivestarfranchising.com/.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is the premier provider of custom interior window treatments in North America, offering solutions including blinds, draperies, shutters, smart home systems and much more. The company provides end-to-end consultation inspired by customer’s needs and goals, and proudly celebrates 99% positive customer reviews. Franchising since 2009 and acquired by Five Star Franchising in 2021, Gotcha Covered is quickly growing across North America with more than 160 franchise locations. For more information, visit gotchacovered.com. To learn about franchising with Gotcha Covered, visit gotchacoveredfranchising.com.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of seven home service brands with more than 900 franchises collectively across North America. The company empowers franchise partners’ success with industry-leading tools and support while maximizing profitable growth for their franchise owners. Five Star Franchising’s brands include Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, and Mosquito Shield as well as ProNexis, a leader in growth and customer experience solutions for home services franchises. Five Star’s commitment to its core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are top performers in technology, marketing, operations, local market success, and people. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/digital-guides/.