Meet Our September Training Class Graduates!

Please help me welcome the newest members of the Gotcha Covered family! This was our first in-person training class in 18 months and it was great to be live rather than virtual!

Michael Galli – Naperville, Illinois

With an educational background that includes a degree in electrical engineering and a masters in psychology, Michael has spent most of his career in control systems for manufacturing processes. Originally on the design side, he eventually transitioned to sales, where he spent the better part of his career. He has worked for both very large and very small companies before being laid off due to Covid. Michael began working with a franchise broker with an interest in either pets or home improvement, and ultimately decided that Gotcha Covered was the best way to help customers improve their homes.

Larry Boyd – Amarillo, Texas

Larry has spent virtually all of his career in the aviation industry. Starting out in the family business after college, his company converted aircraft from piston to turbine engines. Larry was involved in all facets of that business, including sales and management, and ultimately became President and CEO until the recession of 2008 changed the industry dynamics. Larry went to work as a buyer for Bell Helicopter for many years before retiring and finding that retirement didn’t suit him very well. Larry explored six different franchise systems before deciding the Gotcha Covered was right for him.

Erin Stojmenovic – Destin, Florida

Erin and her husband, Alex, just moved from the Minneapolis area to the gulf coast of Florida to start their new Gotcha Covered business. Erin has a degree in business and spent the early part of her career in financial services before opening and operating several companies with Alex, including property management, real estate brokerage, and construction companies. Having grown tired of managing properties and wanting a change, Erin found Gotcha Covered at a local co-op event, and decided to make the move to Florida, where Alex will continue in real estate and helping behind the scenes.

Rich Schmocker – Waukesha, Wisconsin

Rich is a native of Wisconsin and has wanted to have his own business for many years. He has spent much of his career in the printing world, focused on product catalogs. That eventually led to doing online catalogs, which then evolved into becoming a web designer. After getting laid off due to restructuring, Rich has been working in a retail flooring store since March 2020. After meeting someone that sold window treatments for his store, he began exploring business ownership more seriously, and eventually found Gotcha Covered while working with a franchise broker.

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. 305) 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