Meet Our August Training Class Graduates!

Please help us welcome the newest members of the Gotcha Covered family!

Dawris Gomez and Joel Robinson – Stamford, Connecticut

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dawris moved to the US as a young girl and made her way to NYU as a college student. Always a hard worker, she has had jobs in a variety of roles including tutoring, retail, and management roles in the corporate world. When her job ended during Covid, she started exploring options in franchising which would give her the ability to have more freedom and control over her own business. Joel is a long-time friend who also attended training and is going to be helping Dawris with installations and various support roles as she gets her business started.

Corey, Kenyetta and CJ Parker – Tampa, Florida

Corey and Kenyetta have had numerous opportunities to start their own business in the past, but something always got in the way. They have both worked in housekeeping and food management for over 20 years and know what it’s like to work hard for long hours at a time. Now is the right time to start a business for themselves that will afford them a work-life balance with financial stability. When Kenyetta was unable to attend training, their son CJ (Corey Junior) stepped in to come and learn the new family business. Kenyetta will focus on the administrative business aspects while Corey and CJ will handle sales and installations.

Karen Penafiel – Spotsylvania, Virginia

Karen has made her career in non-profit organizations doing influential work with political groups and with Congress. She was tired of the aggressive industry and was more than ready to look for something that would cultivate creativity and allow her to benefit from her own hard work and dedication. After working with a franchise consultant, Karen was introduced to Gotcha Covered. While she did consider several franchise opportunities, she saw the value that a Gotcha Covered franchise could bring to her growing area. She is excited to build her business on excellent consultation and amazing customer service.

Gene and Aracelli Maupin – Bakersfield, California

Gene and Aracelli are starting their business in central California. They have two teenage sons at home and they are excited to show them firsthand the benefits of working hard and making an investment in yourself. Aracelli is originally from Mexico and has been working in the health care system. She is bilingual and has also taken administration and business courses that will be a huge asset to their team. Gene was an occupational safety consultant. He loved meeting new people and working with them directly to find solutions. He is also incredibly handy which will lend itself well to handling sales, products, and all aspects of installation.

Rachel Miller and Gary Miller – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Rachel and her father, Gary, both attended training to learn the ins and outs of the Gotcha Covered franchise model. Rachel has worked in a variety of roles in education, insurance, hospitality, real estate and mortgage lending. Her most recent job position left her wanting more growth and opportunity so she began exploring options to start her own business. Gary, her father, is a franchise broker and made sure to vet numerous franchise options before agreeing that Gotcha Covered was an excellent fit for Rachel. He plans to continue helping behind the scenes as Rachel gets her business up and running. Rachel’s goals include having a healthier work-life balance, while finding personal growth in learning how best to be her own boss.

Welcome to our new additions! We are so excited to have you join our team!

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.

For more information on joining Gotcha Covered, call us at 1-800-200-0835 (ext. 319) or email us at

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 1-800-200-0835 (ext. 331). You can also email me directly at

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


Paul Linenberg