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Our Team of Experts

  • Kyle Keefe

    Having been an installer for Gordon’s Window Décor Kyle brings a unique perspective to his clients. He knows the mechanics of the shades and with that understanding he’s able to pinpoint the perfect product for almost any situation he comes across.

    A bit more about Kyle

    What made you choose the window covering industry? Windows are our view of the outside world from the comfort of our home. Adding décor only makes that experience better. Windows are also a primary loss of energy both in the summer and winter so helping people save money while making their home more comfortable, livable and visually appealing is a really great feeling.

    What inspires you? Seeing a project through from start to finish is really inspiring. When I hear a client sigh because they are just so happy with the end result it really makes my day!

    What has been your favorite project and why? It is so hard to pick just one! I have a lot of favorites, but I’d have to say my motorization projects are always a lot of fun.

    What word best describes you? Enthusiastic

    What is your philosophy in design? I like to bring functionality and efficiency to my projects. My goal is for my clients to live more comfortably when the project is complete.

    Is there anything else you’d like to add? Working at a family owned company whose primary product is made in Vermont is very important to me. Keeping money local is a Vermont attitude, I love.

    In my down time I like to: 

    …do odd jobs and favors for others. I also enjoy landscaping and gardening. Odd jobs include maintenance and upkeep of my own and my mother’s home. I also enjoy spending time with my lovely wife antiquing, going to garage sales and just time with her in general. I also like playing with our little doggie, named Bear. He’s very enjoyable and stress relieving.”

    My Favorite word:

    “Thanks!”

    If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?

    “William Shatner. He’s my favorite actor. Having been a ‘Trekkie’ for much of my life, I think I would find him ‘fascinating’, as his co-star Mr. Spock would say!”

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    “Kyle is a fantastic salesperson.  Prompt, courteous, and worked with us. His personality is just right; informative, yet not pushy. We learned from our past, you get what you pay for. And with Gordon’s, you get quality. We will continue our partnership with Gordon’s and will continue to enjoy their product for years to come! Kyle’s personality made this process easy. It was great to work with such a proficient company.” – Jeff and Lisa P.

    “Little did I know that when I showed up at Gordon’s, I would run into one of my favorite people in the land of retail.  Kyle is committed to helping a buyer make the best decision for their situation. To make a long story short, he came to my house, talked over my options, made the correct measurements, advised me on how to take down the old blinds to make ready for the new, and generally helped me to get the biggest bang for my hard earned buck! Did I mention that I love my honeycomb shades?  In addition to giving me privacy (lowering from the top or raising from the bottom), the color is just lovely, adding to the ambiance of the room.  An added bonus is the insulation in the colder months – I did not know how much heat I was losing through the windows! I’ll be back! “  -Tina F.

     

     

  • Jen Josinsky

    Meet Jen! She has joined our design team in Fall of 2016.

    She’s dynamic, has a talent for design and is bubbly as can be.

    In my downtime, I like to…:
    “Spending time with my handsome husband and wickedly adorable son, along with my 2 pugs Ralph & Talulah. I also enjoy crafting custom party decor for my Etsy shop, max factory.”

    My favorite word is:
    “Perfect!” & “Cake”
    If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?:
    “Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys because he’s been “Rhymin & Stealin” my heart since the 80s, Anne Frank- her story and all things WWII are so fascinating to me, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon (self explanatory).

    Want to work with Jen? email her at : [email protected]

  • Holli Keynon

    Say “Hello!” to Holli!

    She has joined the Gordon’s design team at the very beginning of 2017!

    What a way to ring in the New Year!

    In my downtime, I like to…:

    “Spend time with my husband and two daughters. We are close with our extended family as well and often get together just to eat, play games, sit by the camp fire and hang out. I also enjoy cooking, hiking, sewing and binge watching period dramas on the rare occasion that I have that much time! In the spring I love hitting up every tag sale I pass and I am also the family’s go to for any cake needed. I love designing and decorating cakes! They have to taste as good as they look though so that is where my love of cooking/baking comes in.”

    My favorite word is:

    “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis! In 7th grade, my teacher required that we learn how to spell the longest word in the English language and to this day, I just love saying it! It is always to myself in my head though. Because really, how often does one find themselves having a conversation about a disease caused by volcanic ash!”

    If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?:

    “My grandmother. She was a big part of my life growing up but passed when I was in my early 20s. I would love the opportunity to hear about her life experiences, talk about my girls and share some of my life experiences.”

  • Kelly Conklin

    After graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication with a degree in film Kelly started a small film company in Vermont. Through that she was able to travel internationally making educational videos. She joined Gordon’s on a part time basis in 2003 and fell in love with the business.

    She loves working in a business that is based in design, manufacturing, innovation and quality. Says Conklin, “The window covering industry is going to play such an important role in helping curb the nation’s dependence on foreign oil so it is really exciting to be a part of that!”

    2016 marks Gordon’s 30th anniversary of providing Vermonters and the world with quality window decor and superb service.

    Q: You went to college for film, correct? How do you think that schooling has benefited your career at Gordon’s?

    Kelly: “I Went to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication for a film degree and it was an incredible demanding program. The excellence expected from the professor’s taught me to hold my work to a higher standard than I ever had before. Though i do not use my specific degree here at Gordon’s; the discipline and rigor with wich I approached my studies are skills that benefit me every day.”

    Q: When did you start working for the company? Was there any ‘child labor’ infringement? *wink*

    “I have been a part of the company since my folks started it in 1986. Instead of getting grounded, my sisters and I had to come to the shop and put weights in vertical vanes or file or clean. Once I had a license, I had the privilege of driving many hundreds of shades to Cornell University on Winter and Summer Breaks. I started working for Gordon’s in earnest in 2003, just after college and to my surprise,(and probably my dad’s surprise as well) absolutely  FELL IN LOVE with the business!”

    Q: How many positions have you worked at, the company? 

    “I have been order entry, front desk, purchasing, receiving, web manager, retail manager, chief operations officer and now am president.”

    Q: How was it working along side your father and mother? Did you find it difficult to remove the family dynamic from the business?

    “Because the business has essentially been another sibling sitting at the kitchen table for our entire lives, there is no possibility of removing the business from the family or vice versa. Our family vacations have always included stops to visit clients and our business trips frequently include kiddos. It is part of what I love about having a family business. The business is so much more than something we do to earn a paycheck.

    It is literally a part of the family.

    In terms of working with my folks, it has added a dynamic to our relationship that is invaluable. Of course, my dad is at his best when he’s playing with his grandkids, but he is absolutely in his element when he working a room for business and to get to see your parent in this role, that you typically wouldn’t get to see, if you didn’t work alongside them. It’s just so awesome. Gord is a legend!”

    Q: Did you ever see yourself becoming president of the company?

    “In the beginning, absolutely not. But about 5 or 6 years ago, I realized just how much I love this company. Even on the really hard days, my passion for this company never falters. I cannot fathom doing anything else. So once that realization hit, I became incredibly eager to learn about every aspect of the business, so that when I did become president, I would be one that the rest of our team could feel confident in.”

    Q: Now that you are the president, with your father stepping down last February, what do you see for the next 30 years for Gordon’s?

    “I’m pausing at this question because, I just get SO pumped thinking about the next 30 years. I think about all the ways that Gordon’s is going to take every standard in our industry and turn it on it’s head in the pursuit creating the most incredible experience for every single client of ours. Our mission statement commits to the delivering a product and experience that makes our clients smile.

    In 30 years, we will be delivering a product and experience that will make them jump up and squeal with delight!”

    More about Kelly:

     In my downtime, I  like to: 

    “Play with my kiddos, hike, swim, ski – indulge in Vermont”

    My favorite word:  

    Mom. Saying it and hearing it, are equally amazing.”

    If you could have  dinner with anyone  past or present,  who would it be and  why?:  

    ” Jon Stewart – no explanation  necessary.”

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