Cover Up

Privacy in winter. Shade in summer. Window treatments should not be under-rated in both function and style in a home. The right drapes can block a bright afternoon sun, and fresh, modern shutters can transform the look of your favorite room with one quick change.

The year-round value of window coverings is no surprise to Dawris Gomez, who owns and runs the home-based center GOTCHA COVERED ( in Stamford. The parent company was founded in 2009 and now has 145 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, with Stamford’s being one the newest in the company’s expansion plans.

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman shades with UltraGlide are clean looking and operate smoothly—the high-end fabric folds softly

That means you get to shop soft and hard window treatments, including blinds, draperies and shutters, close to home. Stop by for an end-to-end consultation about your specific needs and what look you’re going for. Whether you need privacy from the work-from-home neighbors or add white-and-blue floral softness to your bay windows, you can see options here.

“The Gotcha Covered brand dedicates itself to delivering a first-class experience to its customers,” noted Paul Linenberg, president of Gotcha Covered. “Nationally, we want our window treatments and consultation services to be accessible to those who look to improve the look of their homes and businesses.”

With a master’s degree in public relations and business communications, Gomez is ready to take charge of the new business. She also has twelve years of experience working in retail sales, sales management, retail sales operations and B2B sales. “My goal is to delight and over-deliver for my community,” Gomez noted. “I look to forge many friendships and deliver five-star white glove service for every project. I want to make people fall in love with their home again or fall deeper in love with their new home.”

Dawris Gomez, owner of Gotcha Covered in Stamford

TIP: Spring allergies? Consider going with about roller shades or Roman shades, which are easier to clean than some other options. You’ll be able to stay on top of the dusting.

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