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13 01, 2022

Gotcha Covered recognized as a top franchise by Entrepreneur

2022-01-13T10:13:48-05:00January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise ranked in Franchise 500 list.

DENVERGotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has been named one of the nation’s top franchises after being ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list. Up 16 spots from last year, the franchise ranked No. 308 on the list.

“Despite ongoing issues that many in the industry face today, Gotcha Covered continues to grow and thrive year after year,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “It is our goal to provide excellent end-to-end consultative services, and our placement on this list is a testament to the great work our franchisees do to achieve that goal.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 43-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors that go into the evaluation, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“The past year has been one of the most challenging for businesses in recent memory, which made putting together our 43rd annual Franchise 500 list more enlightening than ever,” says Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to this year’s list showed us how being resilient, supportive, and nimble can help navigate extraordinary challenges and also underscore the grit and innovation that define entrepreneurship.”

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

To view Gotcha Covered in the full rankings, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

11 01, 2022

Gotcha Covered opens second location in Illinois

2022-01-11T15:55:23-05:00January 11th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to offer end-to-end window treatment consultations to Naperville community.

NAPERVILLE, Ill.Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, has its second location in Illinois with the opening of Gotcha Covered of Naperville.

The new home-based center is owned and operated by Michael Galli. With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, this business will provide the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in DuPage and Will Counties while offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“Providing a great customer experience is what we take pride in at Gotcha Covered,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “We want to provide more than just products. We want to give our customers a seamless experience from the beginning of a project to its completion. Michael has shown the drive and determination we look for in our franchisees. We know he will be a great representative of the Gotcha Covered brand in the Naperville area.”

With a master’s in psychology, Galli spent most of his career as a sales engineer for industrial automation. Deciding it was time to open his own business, he discovered Gotcha Covered through the help of a franchise consultant. He said the family-like atmosphere is what made him decide the franchise was right for him.

“My experience has been fantastic because everyone has been very helpful,” said Galli. “It’s like drinking from a firehose because everyone is giving me necessary information that I need to succeed. From the beginning, I knew that I had the support from headquarters and other franchisees.”

Galli’s overall vision for his franchise is to open a storefront with a full staff while consistently being in the top 10 in sales every year. He plans on creating an environment that is welcoming and consultative to both clients and employees.

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

14 12, 2021

Gotcha Covered continues expansion in Pennsylvania with new center in Philadelphia

2021-12-14T09:05:56-05:00December 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to provide end-to-end consultative services, window treatments to Bucks County residents.

PHILADELPHIAGotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, continues to build a foundation in Pennsylvania with the opening of Gotcha Covered of Bucks County.

The new home-based center is owned and operated by Drew Robinson. With premium end-to-end consultative services, this business will provide the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Bucks and Philadelphia Counties while offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“This is our fourth center in Pennsylvania, and we plan on continuing the growth within the state,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “The Gotcha Covered brand always takes pride in delivering an excellent customer experience, and we believe Drew will be a great addition to our franchise family. We know he will do whatever it takes to bring top-notch service to the residents of Bucks and Philadelphia Counties.”

At 28 years old, Robinson’s professional experience is based in sales and customer service. After working for several different tech start-ups in Los Angeles, he decided to move back to the East Coast to be closer to his family.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robinson was working in the healthcare industry as a service coordinator. Afterward, he took a step back to re-evaluate his goals and decided to pursue his dream of business ownership.

“I found out about Gotcha Covered while investigating several different franchise options,” said Robinson. “I knew I wanted to build my own company but was lost in the form and direction I should take. I worked with a fantastic franchise consultant who helped me establish my goals as an entrepreneur and introduced me to the wonderful people at Gotcha Covered.

“It was the people behind the name that really won me over. The consistency and professionalism stood out with the Gotcha Covered team. It became clear these were the types of people I could rely on for follow-up and support. Coming from customer service that was huge for me.”

Robinson’s overall vision for his franchise is to prove that Gotcha Covered can be successful in his area, expand his service territory and help other franchisees recreate that success.

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

7 12, 2021

Gotcha Covered continues growth in Texas with new center in Amarillo

2021-12-07T08:09:39-05:00December 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to provide premium window treatment services to local residents.

AMARILLO, TexasGotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, is continuing to expand its footprint in Texas with the recent opening of Gotcha Covered of Amarillo. With the new center, the leading window treatment franchise has 22 centers in the state.

The new home-based center is owned and operated by Larry Boyd. With an emphasis on end-to-end consultations, this business will provide the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Amarillo and the surrounding areas in the Texas Panhandle while offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“Gotcha Covered is not just a window treatment business. We pride ourselves in not only providing quality products but also excellent end-to-end consultative services,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Creating the perfect customer experience is always our goal, and we know Larry has the dedication and drive to give the residents of Amarillo the service they deserve.”

Graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s in business administration, Boyd spent most of his career working in the aviation industry. He retired from Bell Helicopter in Amarillo in January. After trying out retirement, he decided the lifestyle wasn’t for him.

“I found that retirement wasn’t something I enjoyed, so I started searching for a new career to pursue,” said Boyd. “I was contacted by a franchise coach who asked me if I would be interested in purchasing a franchise. I ran a business in the past, so it quickly caught my attention. Gotcha Covered was one of six options presented to me. My wife and I had installed several window treatments in homes we owned and enjoyed it. That’s how we came to the decision that Gotcha Covered was for us.”

Boyd’s overall vision for Gotcha Covered of Amarillo is to provide excellent service to his clients with the hope of becoming their friend for the future while presenting an excellent range of products.

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 nearly 130 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

10 11, 2021

Gotcha Covered continues expansion in Wisconsin with new center in Watertown

2021-11-10T10:36:37-05:00November 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to provide premium window treatment services to local residents.

WATERTOWN, Wis.Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, is bringing its services to Watertown with the opening of Gotcha Covered of Greater Waukesha.

The new home-based center is owned and operated by Rich Schmocker and Robyn Schwantes. With an end-to-end consultative approach, this business will provide the best in soft and hard window treatments to homeowners in Dodge, Jefferson and Waukesha counties while offering a variety of blinds, draperies, smart solutions and much more.

“To be a franchisee under the Gotcha Covered umbrella, owners must commit to providing first-rate quality to their customers,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Rich and Robyn have demonstrated those qualities since the first time we met them. They are dedicated to providing the best customer experience in the area, and we believe they are a great addition to the Gotcha Covered family. We know they will make the residents of Dodge, Jefferson and Waukesha counties extremely happy.”

With a bachelor’s in graphic design, Schmocker worked in pre-press, customer service and sales prior to owning a Gotcha Covered franchise. He initially heard about the franchise from his entrepreneur coach, but it was conversations with Gotcha Covered CEO Vic Yosha, franchise development rep Hannah Erlenbusch, President Paul Linenberg, and other franchisees that helped him make the leap into the world of franchising.

“Gotcha Covered was the perfect option for me because of the culture of the franchise,” said Schmocker. “I consider everyone in the company as part of one big family. My time here has been amazing, and the franchise support from headquarters has helped me be successful. If there is ever a question, I know that I can find the answers I need from headquarters or another franchisee.”

As for the vision of Gotcha Covered of Greater Waukesha, Schmocker said he wants to present customers with the optimal choice for window treatments while building connections and forming relationships along the way.

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has over 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

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 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

11 10, 2021

Gotcha Covered furthers Texas expansion with Carrollton center opening

2021-10-11T11:10:03-04:00October 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to enhance window treatment offerings to Northeast Texas residents.

CARROLLTON, Texas — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, continues to grow its presence in the Texas market with the recent opening of the new Carrollton location.

The new home-based center will be owned and operated by Abel Gomez. This location will provide end-to-end consultative services for soft and hard window treatments to the residents in the areas of Carrollton, Addison and a portion of North Dallas while offering a variety of blinds, draperies and much more.

“Gotcha Covered is a unique franchise because we prioritize and place a strong emphasis on our excellent end-to-end, consultative customer experience,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “We make it our mission to ensure the customer is always satisfied, and we believe Abel will continue that tradition in the Carrollton and Addison communities. We look forward to seeing the tremendous growth his center will add to the Gotcha Covered family.”

Originally employed in the industrial electronics industry, Gomez discovered Gotcha Covered when he received a referral from another Gotcha Covered franchisee. He was sold on the franchise when he realized how their products could truly impact a home’s appearance while also providing savings through enhancing the energy-efficiency of the home.

“My experience as a Gotcha Covered franchise owner has been amazing thanks to the support I have received from headquarters and other Gotcha Covered franchisees,” said Gomez. “I believe that my future is bright with the franchise, and our service area will be pleased with the hard and soft window treatments that are now available to them.”

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has over 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

10 09, 2021

Gotcha Covered expands franchise to Rockwall, Texas

2021-09-10T11:32:35-04:00September 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to bring excellent customer experience to local residents.

ROCKWALL, TexasGotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, is adding to its number of centers in Texas by opening a new location in Rockwall.

The new center will be owned and operated by Mark Rook. This location will provide end-to-end consultative services for soft and hard window treatments to the residents of the areas of Rockwall, Rowlett, Garland, Royse City, Heath and Fate while offering a variety of blinds, draperies and much more.

“Gotcha Covered has an established presence in Texas, but we are happy to be adding another center for the residents in Rockwall,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Mark is dedicated to representing the brand and providing quality services to the community, which is our number one goal as a franchise. We always want to give the customer an excellent end-to-end experience that they will never forget, and we are positive Mark will do just that.”

Rook has been in the industry for over six years. Starting out as a window treatment installer, he has held a variety of positions including working in commercial project management, graphic design and large format printing.

Rook discovered Gotcha Covered when a work ticket came through for the company while he was working in graphic design.

“When I saw the ticket come through, the name really popped off the page,” said Rook. “Once I began searching for a franchise to purchase, everything came full circle. I know quite a bit about the industry, and Gotcha Covered has a good system in place that can be utilized to build my business without starting from scratch. While the name made me remember the business, it was the franchisee support and business model that made me commit to the franchise.”

Rook said his overall vision for the company is to use the platform to help support the community, not only by offering window coverings but also by offering a helping hand when needed.

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has over 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 100 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

19 08, 2021

Gotcha Covered expands franchise to Brentwood, Tennessee

2021-08-19T09:57:01-04:00August 19th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise brings high-quality solutions to South Nashville homeowners.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, is continuing its growth throughout the Southeast by opening a new location in Brentwood, Tennessee.

The new home-based center will be owned and operated by Daniel Grossman. This location will provide end-to-end consultative services for soft and hard window treatments to the residents of the South Nashville and Cool Springs area including Brentwood, Franklin, Forest Hills, Nolensville, Arrington, Eagleville and College Grove while offering a variety of blinds, draperies, and much more.

“Gotcha Covered is known for our amazing customer experience, in addition to our great assortment of window treatments,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “The residents of Cool Springs and the Brentwood communities are getting a service that is unmatched in the industry. Daniel and the new location will prove to be a great asset to the community and Gotcha Covered as a whole.”

A 23-year veteran of strategic arts, marketing and sales, Grossman discovered Gotcha Covered after deciding to embark on his lifelong dream of small business ownership. Wanting a local franchise that would be backed by a strong brand, the 46-year-old said that Gotcha Covered checked all the boxes.

“After researching many brands and funding models, I fell in love with Gotcha Covered’s business structure, value proposition, onboarding process and the overall culture of the franchise,” said Grossman. “I had a strong desire to offer first-class products and a niche but necessary service to my community. Gotcha Covered provides all that and more including best-in-class training and technology and a professional business culture.

“Gotcha Covered has been very supportive and helpful throughout my journey. They believe in my vision to build my business and the brand in my community by serving one customer at a time. With the support of the franchise and community, I’m confident our center will grow and flourish over the years.”

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has over 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information about Gotcha Covered, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com/cool-springs.

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 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

11 05, 2021

Gotcha Covered to expand franchise to Sugar Land, Texas

2021-05-11T10:42:29-04:00May 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to deliver top-notch consultation services to local residents.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, is continuing their growth by opening a new location in Sugar Land, Texas. It is expected to open later in May.

The new center will be owned and operated by Rachel and Matt Leuck. This location will provide end-to-end consultative services for soft and hard window treatments to the residents of Sugar Land while offering a variety blinds, draperies, and much more.

“We take pride in our ability to deliver a product that is specific to the customer’s needs,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “The homeowners of Sugar Land will now be able to utilize our expertise to create a cozy atmosphere while improving the beauty and functionality of their home. We are positive Rachel and Matt will continue Gotcha Covered’s excellence in providing a first-class customer experience.”

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has over 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 100 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.

30 04, 2021

Gotcha Covered announces new location coming soon to North Hills

2021-04-30T12:16:51-04:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading window treatment franchise to deliver top-notch consultation services to Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH — Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom hard and soft window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, is expanding their franchise with a new location in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The new business is expected to open in May.

The North Hills center will be owned and operated by Josh and Julianna Kish. This location will provide end-to-end consultative services for soft and hard window treatments to the residents of southwest Pennsylvania while offering a variety blinds, draperies, and much more.

“At Gotcha Covered, we deliver a customer experience that is second to none,” said Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Our previous clients have given us a 4.9 out of 5-star rating for our efforts in guiding them in their journey for new window treatments. We are confident the North Hills location will continue to showcase our excellence in customer service while also providing homeowners with a product that serves their personal needs.”

Adding 27 new franchise locations in 2020, Gotcha Covered currently has over 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The franchise has been operating under the Gotcha Covered name since 2009.

For more information or to find your local Gotcha Covered consultant, visit https://www.gotchacovered.com.

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 120 total franchises across the U.S. and Canada.