Paul Linenberg and Lori Tobia with new franchisees Julianne & Mike Sixel, Sharon & Mike Cyr and Tonya & Debbie Shook

We are excited to welcome three new franchisees to our company. They joined us for their week-long intensive training in May and are back home, excited to embark on their new Gotcha Covered businesses.

In addition to the unique skills each of our new franchisees brings to their businesses, each brings common traits and skills gained from their years in business. From their strong work ethics, to their friendly and helpful personalities, our new franchisees are of the highest caliber and we are proud to welcome them into the Gotcha Covered family.

Julianne and Mike Sixel – West Portland, OR

Not only did Julianne and Mike begin a new chapter in their professional lives when they joined Gotcha Covered, they also relocated to Oregon, right after completing their training. In building her new business in West Portland, Oregon, Julianne brings her years of customer service and attention to detail as a successful personal chef to her new Gotcha Covered franchise. She looks forward to creating new relationships with her clients and helping them turn their houses into home with custom window treatments. Although Mike will be keeping his job with a large healthcare company, he will also take on the duties and administrative tasks associated with the new business.

Mike and Sharon Cyr – Oshawa, Ontario

Mike and Sharon are a powerful team, both bringing years of business, finance and management knowledge into their new Gotcha Covered franchise. Mike’s strong customer service background and dedication to his customers will be invaluable as they build their new business. Sharon will be helping Mike with the business in various behind-the-scenes roles, as she focuses, for the time being, on her current full-time job. We are thrilled to add Mike and Sharon to our existing, strong Toronto team.

Tonya, Debbie and Jeffrey Shook – Richmond, VA

The Shook family (mom Debbie, son Jeff and wife Tonya) are new to Gotcha Covered from an ownership position but have been working with Gotcha Covered for a while now under previous franchise owner Bill Schwartz. Bill sold his franchise to the Shooks and now they are excited to take the franchise to new levels. Debbie’s decades of experience in soft treatments and workrooms combines wonderfully with Tonya’s business expertise and Jeff’s ability to work behind-the-scenes. Their combination of expertise and skills will allow them to quickly leverage the existing operation and greatly expand their business.

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