Franchising class August 2016

Paul Linenberg, Hampton Switzer, Dave Green, Rick Lions, and Alex Suto

We are pleased to share with you the exciting news about our newest group of franchisees from Atlanta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.

Rick Lyons and Dave Green

Atlanta, GA

Rick and Dave join Gotcha Covered with a combined background that is a perfect fit for our system and industry. Rick has extensive business experience gained from decades in health care management, and Dave brings retail, decorating, and sales experience to the table. Rick and Dave explored 16 other franchise systems before deciding to join Gotcha Covered, and then spent almost a year getting the pieces in place to make it happen. Their combined experience along with this level of due diligence and commitment prove that they have what it takes to build a great Gotcha Covered business.

Alex Suto

Jacksonville, FL

Alex is an engineer by training and has also spent decades in health care management (with Blue Cross/Blue Shield). Alex will be building his business in Jacksonville, but plans on hiring and managing staff to run the business while he spends his summers in New York. This type of flexibility was one of the key reasons Alex decided to join Gotcha Covered, and he definitely has the business savvy and management skills to make it a rousing success.

Hampton Switzer

Atlanta, GA

Hampton has spent the better part of his career in sales and sales management, and most recently was the strategic director of clients for Equifax, one of the leading credit reporting agencies. Hampton was also involved in starting and building new revenue streams within his company. His sales and management background, combined with his experience building new businesses and the extensive connections he has in community will undoubtedly lead to a great Gotcha Covered business.

Each of our new franchisees bring unique skills and backgrounds to Gotcha Covered, and they have many traits in common as well: a strong work ethic, a friendly and helpful personality, a high level of professionalism, and a drive to succeed (among others). I am very pleased and proud that they are of the highest caliber, and will all undoubtedly build great Gotcha Covered businesses!

About the Gotcha Covered Franchise

A Gotcha Covered franchise provides a lifestyle business with extraordinary profit potential through high margins and low operating expenses, all within a very cash-flow friendly model.

Utilizing our powerful and proprietary design software, our franchisees sell virtually everything for the interior of a window, both for the residential and commercial markets. Our extensive offering includes blinds, shades, shutters, window film, and fabric treatments such as draperies, curtains, swags and cascades, covering hundreds of custom window treatments and accessory options.

A Message from the President

Think of me as a resource to answer any questions you may have about how we like to do business. Feel free to call at 720.407.8618 or 800.200.0835 x331. You can also email me directly at

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


Paul Linenberg