At Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery, it’s our sales team that truly sets us apart from our competitors. Their experience, eagerness to help our clients, dedication and overall compassion has made our company what it is today.
Debbie Evanich , Interior Designer
Debbie has worked for twenty years in the design business in Phoenix. Her experience and creativity has served a wide range of residential clients throughout the valley, from new construction to remodel. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Waukesha in Interior Design. Debbie builds her client-designer relationships on trust, and she also prides herself on her intuitive ability to understand her client’s tastes and needs. She specializes in the look of up-to-date window treatments, color consulting and room planning. Her signature look is comfortable elegance for today’s lifestyles.
Debi Robey, Interior Designer
Debi moved to the Valley of the Sun with her husband and 2 young daughters 25 years ago. Happy to be out of the snow from the east coast and the midwest, she says there is no place like Arizona! She raised her two daughters here in Scottsdale. They eventually attended the U of A (Go Wildcats!) and then onto graduate school at Penn State and U of FL. She has owned several businesses over the years but really fell in love with the window coverings industry in 1994 where she realized her true passion. Except for a few years away from the business, she has been involved in the window coverings industry for 16 of the past 19 years. With her knowledge of window coverings and design as well as her attention to detail and professionalism, you will find Debi to be most helpful in your choices and decisions for window treatments, etc for your home.
Renee Thurber, Interior Designer
Renee Thurber is a third generation interior designer with over 25 years experience in the window covering industry. She has lived in Tucson since 1970, and attended the University of Arizona where she met her husband Carl in the 80's. They have two children, boy girl twins, and many family members living in and around the Tucson area.
Tracy Doane, Interior Designer, CID
Tracy graduated from Western Design Institute in San Francisco, California as a certified interior designer and has been in the residential design field over 25 years. Her professional experience has been in new and custom home building and remodeling, specializing in window coverings. Tracy had her own residential design business prior to working in the home builder field.
Originally from Minnesota, she relocated to Phoenix from Southern California in 2004.
Matt Funicello, Motorization Specialist
Matt Funicello has called Arizona his home since 1976. As a resident of Chandler he has been involved with local charities to improve the city he calls home. Matt began his career in sales working for Enterprise. After leaving his career as an area sales manager for the window covering industry, Matt has enjoyed his role as a design consultant. Understanding the importance of community involvement Matt is involved with the local Chandler Chamber of Commerce, currently serving as an ambassador. He and his wife Amy have two children; Jack and Sam.
Thomas Dawson, Motorization Specialist
Thomas has been a sales and design consultant at Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery since 2009. Prior to coming to Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery, he was in the semiconductor industry for 18 years as a senior lead in manufacturing and field service with extensive international travel. His bachelor’s degree is in electronics and technical management. Thomas prides himself particularly in design, project management, and customer service. In addition to his work with Arizona Blinds, he provides community service as a Precinct Committeeman in Legislative District 4, coaches youth sports and is an ambassador with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Mehgan have five children; Kamrin, Thomas, Domenic, Savanna and Courtney.
Wes McLaughlin, Vice President, G.M.
Wes McLaughlin moved to Arizona and has been a resident of Chandler since 1999. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served a total of 13 years. After that, he returned to Ohio, and worked many years in sales. Soon, he decided that it was time to get out of the cold and leave his beloved Ohio. He spent his first years in Arizona working at Enterprise, leaving his career as an Area Sales Manager for the window covering industry. He has been with Arizona Blinds since 2006 and enjoys his role as the General Manager. He understands the importance of community involvement, and because of that, he has served on the Board of the YMCA, and active in the Scottsdale and North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. His efforts also helped Arizona Blinds to be voted 2009 Business of the Year from the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Sonja, have three children; Carson, Brennan, and Tatum.
Michael O’Daniel, President
Mike is a third generation native of Arizona. After graduating from Arizona State University in business, Mike held various sales and marketing and management positions with major consumer product manufacturers and lived in several U.S. cities over the years. Mike enjoyed looking for that “fix-up" property when he was relocating. So when it was time to return home and buy a business, construction and/or design was right up his alley.
Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery was a much smaller company in the 1990’s. By 2009, after manufacturing their our own plantation shutters and growing the old fashion way, “Arizona Blinds" was changed to “Arizona Blinds, Shutters & Drapery" and was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the US.
Mike recognizes that being a part of the community and doing the next right thing is important, and that his number one responsibility is to make sure his customers get the very
best quality window treatments for the best price possible
and that his employees and their families have every opportunity to grow. “Trying to be the best in a business full of so-so isn’t rocket science!"