Custom Blinds & Design’s Core Values:
We’ll coordinate your decorating project from start to finish. Our staff undergoes extensive training on Hunter Douglas window fashions and more – including design, measuring, installation and trouble shooting.
Sherri Tafoya – Owner
As leader of our team, I work hard to ensure your experience with our Gallery®. I started this business by looking for something to be passionate about and grew it from the ground up. I then turned it over to God, (it’s His anyway), and here we are.
Jill Reed – Designer
Jill is multi-talented with high energy and her rapid-fire pace is a joy to see. As one of our custom design specialists, Jill has an eye for selecting just the right fabrics for window panels, decorator pillows and duvet covers. Whether your style is modern, traditional, transitional or eclectic, Jill always seems to find window treatments that make you say: “That’s it! I love it!”
Sally Vandeberghe – Designer
Sally is the person on our team who seems to know everyone, or wants to if she doesn’t already! She’s known for celebrating the successes of others and rooting for staff members, other small businesses or community organizations. Her presence enhances any ribbon cutting or networking event, which makes sense because that’s where you’ll often find her!
Lynn Bolton – Designer
Lynn’s went to UNO as a Marketing major and has worked with the big boys: Nike, Levi’s and Perry Ellis, just to name a few. Yet she thinks Hunter Douglas and Custom Blinds & Design are truly the “best in class”. Her goal is to give her clients “…the same amazing experience I had when I purchased my blinds from CB&D.” Just don’t challenge her in a race; as an avid runner, she’ll probably beat you!
Susan Hall – Designer
Susan has an incredible eye for design and color since growing up in Crete helping her parents with their floral shop. Before her time at Custom Blinds, she owned a very successful faux painting company for many years, until we convinced her to join us a decade ago. We’re so happy she did and you will be too – just ask her clients…they refer Susan to their friends all the time!
Peg Slagle – Designer
Having grown up in Nebraska, Peg is a successful veteran in event coordinating and marketing. As a previous patron of Custom Blinds & Design, she was impressed with the company’s VIP shopping experience. And when you meet Peg, it’s like you’ve know her for many, many years. With her commitment to service and follow-up, she’ll go beyond that extra step for friends, family and clients.
Rhonda Cash – Designer Director
Rhonda is fantastic at many things, especially in developing connections with clients. She excels as a Designer by taking the time to get to know people on a deeper level so she can get the exact shading to fit your needs. In the office, she’s also known as the company chef and do-it-yourselfer, as well as an occasional 32-ounce Diet Pepsi drinker.
Justin Eisley – Certified Hunter Douglas Installer
Justin’s a guy who’s never met a challenge he wasn’t willing to tackle. Not only does he conquer challenges head on, he does so with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. His warmth is infectious so it’s never a surprise to hear a client raving about him. While he may lack hair on his head, he never lacks the energy to go above and beyond for our clients, his co-workers, or his family.
Marcus Ramer – Certified Hunter Douglas Installer
Marcus comes from a construction and architectural background and is the newest installer to join our team, thus giving him a unique ability to view things from a different perspective. He’s skilled in “outside-the-box” thinking to solve issues or tricky situations and will surprise you with his creative solutions.
Joe Micek – Certified Hunter Douglas Installer
As an Omaha native, Joe’s glad to be back home and we’re glad to have him back! Joe helped us get our company get off the ground more than twenty years ago, until a family move took him out of state. His wealth of experience in literally manufacturing our Hunter Douglas shadings, helps everyone as a certified installer. Joe loves meeting interesting people and gives our clients peace of mind because of his focus and efficiency.
Patty Bailey – Gallery Sales Support
With her educational background, Patty sees life in the details and shines in everything she does. She always knew the Hunter Douglas name was top-notch in the world of window coverings, but now she’s even more impressed and loves the mix of service, creativity and finding solutions for a variety of lifestyles and budgets. She loves working with people to help them build a foundation of success.
Sarah Bohlen – Project Coordinator
As a new stay-at-home Mom, Sarah’s role in our company may have changed, but her commitment to serving our clients hasn’t. A go-getter who’s quick to pick up on new ideas, Sarah will make sure your project goes so smoothly you’ll say: “Wow, how did you do that? It’s beautiful!” Sarah has a heart of gold, while her eye for detail and follow-up will help make your home stylish, functional and smart!
Jessica Small – Sales Support
Jessica’s cheery voice is likely the first you’ll hear when contacting Custom Blinds; her goal is to make your day by pointing you in the right direction so you get what you want. Maybe her positive attitude comes from teaching group fitness routines online? Whatever it is, Jess loves the joy she brings to people’s lives and strives to do this with every client connection.
Katelyn Houser – Operations Director
Katelyn is good at pushing our team to do better as a whole and be the best we can be. What she does behind-the-scenes ensures your experience will be truly memorable. Her talent for seeing things in a practical and logical way, proves she is wise beyond her years. This is also why the annual Wahoo Rodeo is one of the best in Nebraska, because Katelyn helps with this in her spare time!
Kelsey Hrabik – Sales Assistant
You’re not seeing double, you’re seeing twins! Yes, Kelsey is Katelyn’s sister and though she may be the quiet one, Kelsey’s always listening, which is why she’s so great with detail. And while her sister is indeed a sibling, Kelsey feels everyone at Custom Blinds is her family and will do what it takes to make you happy.
Tom McNaught – Logistics Coordinator
With his engineering background, Tom brings a keen and analytical mind to our company, coupled with over ten years experience in the exterior shading business. Tom sees how Hunter Douglas brings an innovative approach to window coverings and how Custom Blinds exceeds the expectations of our clients. And, according to Tom, that’s what he wants to do: “When I make your day, it makes my day!”
Kirk Landgren – Certified Hunter Douglas Installer
As an installer, Kirk has over 25 years of experience in blinds and custom treatments. Clients love working with him because he’s quick, efficient, knowledgeable, and punctual. While we hired him for those reasons, we keep him because he’s very tall and doesn’t need to use a ladder for many of our projects! Kirk is a great guy who ultimately makes sure you’re happy with your shadings before he leaves your home.
Jeremy Klein – Certified Hunter Douglas Installer
Jeremy is a power expert! A former accountant, he left the bean-counting world to go into business with his dad, Larry. Now a certified Hunter Douglas Installer, Jeremy is our “geek” and the fastest power-shade programmer in the west. And he’ll coach you on how to operate your shades from your phone or iPad.