Georgia Blinds & Interiors is a company of integrity – providing quality products & excellent service since 1999.
- In 1999, Pam Cole began Georgia Blinds & Interiors as a shop at home firm with a vision to fill a need in the Atlanta area for a company that would consider of utmost importance the opportunity for consumers to educate themselves before investing in window coverings for their homes and following up such a buying experience with service after the sale.
- In 2003, Bill joined Georgia Blinds bringing a wealth of knowledge from the home building and commercial construction field.
- In 2005, GB& I opened its first storefront as a Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer offering a physical location for realtors, homebuilders, remodelers, interior designers and the general public to get an overview of the vast number of options available in the industry.
- In 2011, we relocated our showroom to the Sandy Springs/ Atlanta area and were honored to become a Hunter Douglas Gallery.
- Today we have a team of well trained experts and are considered an industry leader for sales and installation representing over a dozen different manufactures.
Bill brings 25 years commercial and residential construction and building materials sales management experience to GB&I.
An Atlanta native, Bill grew up in Decatur where he attended Lakeside High School and later UGA.
When he’s not working in the business he owns with his wife Pam, Bill enjoys outdoor sports like hunting, fishing, camping, running, biking, swimming and driving his Red 1996 Porsche Carrera on the Tail of the Dragon. Recent accomplishments include running a half marathon and completing a triathlon.
Pat started his military career in the Marine Corps on Paris Island in South Carolina. In the Marines, he was trained in logistics and operations. Pat deployed in 2004-2005 and 2008 where he used his skills set to maintain the readiness of his unit. He worked alongside other units in the Marines, Navy, and Army as well as civilian contractors from the United States, India, and few nations from the former Soviet Union.
While in the Marine Corps Reserves, Pat worked hard to support his family while attending college at Valdosta State University. Since obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Education from VSU, Pat joined the National Guard working in logistics and supply. He was also employed at T&T Communications where he handled their day-to-day operations and logistics.
Pat’s background brings years of management, organization, team building and retail sales experience to Georgia Blinds and Interiors.
Pat has made it a personal priority in both his military and civilian jobs to strive for excellence and stand out in a competitive and positive way while being a team player and helping the people around him. Pat is an active member at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, a caring husband and father, and enjoys an active lifestyle of playing soccer, running, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting.
Pam brings with her 20 years of window covering and design experience plus a bronze level certification from the Hunter Douglas Window Fashion Institute. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the homeowners, builders and designers.
Once featured in the Marietta Daily Journal for her Windows that WOW (438K PDF), Pam has gained popularity for her residential and commercial window designs.
Pam is responsible for building and maintaining industry partner programs for Georgia Blinds and Interiors for professional interiors designers, architects and home builders assisting on both commercial and residential projects. Also, she is available for speaking engagements for specific product knowledge training in order to align specifications and customer satisfaction. These sessions can be scheduled at our window covering gallery or your designated location.
Pam is a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Enjoys spending time with family and friends. Personal interests include participating in outdoor sports like tennis, running and snow skiing.
Cheryl spent nearly 30 years with a national graphic arts distributor and in retail sales management prior to joining GB&I. She has designed everything from furnishings to window displays.
Her hobbies and interests include snow skiing, boating, travel, gardening, floral design, remodeling, cooking, pets, and supporting her son in track and cross country competitions.
Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and resides in the Smyrna/Vinings area with her husband John. Her son CJ is a student at Georgia Southern University.
Lauren graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. She received honors for outstanding achievement in the interior design department. She has worked for high end design firms in both commercial and residential capacity. Lauren has experience and knowledge in furniture sales and placement and specializes in drafting furniture plans and color renderings.
She also is our Marketing Specialist and Blogger. Check out the latest post on our blog!
Some of her hobbies include playing outside with her husband and two sons, reading, teaching Bible studies, drinking coffee and spending time with her friends and family.
Dick, a former buyer for May Co, Elder Beerman, Hecht and Davidson Department Stores, brings a wealth of fashion merchandising experience to his commercial and residential design projects.
Immediately prior to joining GB&I, Dick was a buyer, manager and owner of several other Marietta-area window covering and decorative fabric retailers.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Dick studied oceanographic research and electronics then attended Duquesne Business School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dick boasts four children and eight grandchildren and spends his free time playing golf, gardening and volunteering with the Knights of Columbus.
She says, “window treatments transform a room and make such a beautiful back-drop for your accessories and artwork.” She believes it to be so much fun to help a customer take their project from an idea to reality!
Melissa lives in Suwanee with her husband of 35 years, Greg, and their three children. Her hobbies include playing tennis, walking with her husband & two dogs and sewing.
Paul has been in the window covering profession since 1990 in the Metro Atlanta market area. He has successfully completed the Hunter Douglas Master Certified Installer Program. Hunter Douglas has taken the leadership role in the industry ensuring that participants in this program complete a 3 days hands on learning experience for installation, adjustment and repair of the most popular products.
We often hear clients rave about his professionalism, on time performance, and attention to detail. Whether you order one blind or a whole house of Motorized Alustra Silhouette Shades he can transform your “house into a home”! When Paul is not installing window coverings he enjoys spending time with his family and fly fishing in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains.