Meet Our Team

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Bob and Val Falahee

Founders

Bob and Val founded SPF over 10 years ago and began their journey selling sun protection products as a team across Florida after relocating from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their mission is simple: Provide their customers with exceptional customer service, produce high quality products, at the best price and in record turnaround time. The Falahee's commitment to their customers, loyalty to their employees, and love for the industry has been passed on to their daughters who now actively run the retail company. Bob and Val now spend most of their time focusing on the manufacturing of SPF's products and constantly improving production. As always, and in Bob's coined phrase: "Stay Cool Suncoast!"

 

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Mara Falahee

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining SPF, Mara Falahee Graduated from the Claremont Colleges with a BA in Economics & Accounting and a MA in Finance. Growing up around the industry Mara knew she would love to join the family business after spending a few years in sales in Austin, TX. She was a four-year starter and captain on her collegiate basketball team and enjoys cultivating a team forward, family centered culture at SPF. Mara is excited to bring sun & screen protection products to all of the Suncoast!

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Ashlyn Falahee

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Ashlyn Falahee has been around the motorized screen and awning business her entire life. From cutting samples and packing orders to now running the Sales team she truly has seen it all! Her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Selling from The University of Central Florida prepared her for her career in sales and she is thankful to be running SPF alongside her sister and Mara Falahee.

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Haley Simons

Head of Installation Coordination

Before working with Sun Protection of Florida, Haley Simons graduated from The University of Central Florida with a BS in Event Management and Hospitality. After spending a year in Nashville, Haley moved back home to be closer to family and friends where she then had the opportunity to join the SPF team. Haley is now the installation coordinator for the company where she strives to deliver product installation in a timely manner while keeping the 5-star customer experience.

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Terri Drenth

Administrative Team Manager

Terri comes to SPF with an extensive background in customer service. From owning her own pet sitting company to a shift supervisor for Starbucks she has always enjoyed the role of helping others and making their day. Coordinating schedules, troubleshooting problems, and helping with our marketing efforts are just a few hats she wears.  Terri loves to explore the mountains with her husband, garden, and cuddle with her dogs.

 

 

 

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Mark Heisig

Service Manager

After spending 30+ years in the automotive repair industry and having kids out of the house and on their own, Mark and his wife moved to Florida in 2018. Looking for an opportunity to take advantage of the climate in sunny Florida, Mark was fortunately introduced to the SPF family. Mark's role as Service Manager gives Mark the opportunity to utilize his mechanical and people oriented background, albeit in a somewhat different medium, which has allowed the opportunity to enjoy the attributes of The Sunshine State while making life a little cooler and more enjoyable for our customers.

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Charles Sindoni

Electrical Manager

Charles Sindoni is our Electrical Manager, who oversees the electrical side of the installations at SPF. His role is to facilitate all of our customer’s electrical needs throughout the installation process and manage all electrical sub-contractors. Charles hails from Boston, Massachusetts and has worked in the electrical field for 25 years, bringing his work hard mentality and customer service focus to SPF. Charles also spent 13 years owning and operating his family’s business, which first opened back in 1918.

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Lauren Duffy 

Accounting Manager

Lauren Duffy was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Prior to working for SPF, she worked for Jeremiah’s Italian Ice in Hunter’s Creek for four years. Throughout those four years, Lauren worked her way up the company totem pole to eventually manage her own store. When she started becoming responsible for making big-picture decisions, she quickly realized she had a passion for accounting and all things numbers! Upon graduating from the University of Central Florida and making the move to Sarasota in May of 2021, the SPF team is fortunate to have Lauren join as the Accounting Manager for Sun Protection of Florida. Outside of work, Duffy loves to spend time with her family, best friends and sweet Pitbull, Calvin!

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Dylan Dean

Sales Manager

Dylan is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Kinesiology where he found his passion for a career in sales. Dylan loves meeting new people on the job and hearing everyone’s stories as they are all so different and intriguing. When Dylan is not at work you can find him on the water at the sand bar or fishing with his best friends who happen to be installers for SPF!

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Garrett Houge

Installation Manager

Garrett has a degree in Computer Science and many years of experience in the retail service distribution and fulfillment sector. Prior to joining SPF, he owned a successful pet sitting business and can’t wait to meet your fur babies. After working as an installer at SPF he moved to service and is ready to keep your screens and awnings working perfectly. If you want to chat about kayaking, hiking or your latest great read he’s all ears.

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Megan Doane

Sales Consultant - Port Charlotte/ Cape Coral

Megan grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Florida after graduating from Coastal Carolina University. Megan has an undergraduate degree in psychology and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in business. In Megan's free time, she enjoys going to CrossFit and spending time with friends and family.

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Annie Skokos

Sales Consultant- Sarasota

Prior to joining SPF Annie spent multiple years in customer service oriented roles. She has a strong passion for consumer loyalty, product and technical knowledge, and bringing her palpable humor to all her clients. Annie is a rare Florida native - giving her expert insight into the best solution for all her customers' sun, insect, or weather needs.

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Megan Miller

Sales Consultant- Naples

Megan Miller was born and raised in Florida. She grew up in Tampa and graduated from USF. In 2018, she moved to Fort Myers to pursue her career in sales. Prior to working with SPF, Megan was working in medical device sales primarily with physical therapy and orthopedics. She now is the sales representative for SPF from Fort Myers down to Marco Island.

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John Cook

Sales Consultant- Boca Raton

Prior to joining SPF, John Cook graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BSBA in Integrated Business. After Graduating in December 2020, John knew sales was what he wanted to do with his professional life. He now serves as a Sales Consultant in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.

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Blake Frey

Sales Consultant- Lakewood Ranch

Blake grew up in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and is a Marketing Business degree graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. Blake brings 6 years of sales experience in the orthopedic shoe industry. As a top producer and natural leader, Blake quickly moved into management where he oversaw the operations of 11 retail locations throughout Florida. Realizing his passion is in customer engagement and satisfaction, Blake joined the SPF team and is a sales consultant in the Lakewood Ranch area.

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Mark Bannon

Commericial Sales Consultant- St. Petersburg

Mark was born and raised in the coastal community of Tarpon Springs, FL and grew up as an avid boater, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. Prior to joining SPF, he received his BA in English from Florida State University and advanced his career in multiple sales roles. Mark knew he was ready to join a team like SPF when he saw a family-owned company that built best in class products and supported you like a family member would. Mark is currently handling builder relations, commercial accounts and is here to answer any questions about residential installs as well.

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Dillon Humphries

Sales Consultant- Orlando

Dillon Humphries is one of the few and proud to call himself an ex-Marine. The stringent requirements of his military service fostered a steadfast commitment to excellence and self-improvement, a commitment that served him well when he earned a PhD. A real-life renaissance man, Dillon is also an experienced specialist in exterior home construction, bringing his vast experience and problem-solving to the Orlando area for SPF’s contracts. And, since we love family and friend referrals so much at SPF when we build our team, it’s not surprising that Dillon is close friends with our Sales Managers, Dylan Dean.

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Cassidy Curtis 

Sales Consultant- Bradenton

Born and raised in Denver, CO. Played football at Eastern Washington University and played professionally in the Canadian Football League for 3 years. Married to his college sweetheart Katrina, who played tennis at Eastern Washington. They have 3 dogs and recently moved from Denver to Clearwater, FL in May of 2020. He enjoys powerlifting with his wife, hanging out on the beach and loves playing games with friends and family.

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John DeCicco

Sales Consultant- Lakeland

John comes to SPF with 35 years of sales experience where he excelled and became the Presidents Club Winner - "Sales at General Parts International" and was the Top Gun Sales Award recipient. John started a screen & awning business (Cool Screens) over a year ago and in November of 2021 brought his expertise and team to join forces with SPF. John is excited to always help his clients find solutions to their outdoor living needs. In his free time John loves boating, the outdoors, and spending time with his family!

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Michael Nabutovsky

Sales Consultant- Miami

Michael was Born in Ukraine, raised in Baltimore Maryland and is now a Florida resident. Prior to joining SPF Michael was in commercial construction sales and has an extensive background in customer service. In his free time he enjoys going to the gym, water sports and snowboarding.

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David Menkin

Sales Consultant- Fort Lauderdale

David was born and raised in Syracuse, New York where he graduated from Syracuse University's Business School. David loves all types of sports - he's a swimmer, baseball player, and bowler (with a high score of 265). David has a passion for meeting new people and creating long lasting relationships. He previously worked at a telecommunications company for six years, with a concentration on enterprise sales. During his time off David enjoys spending time with his sweet dog Allie and hitting the golf course with friends!

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Stephanie Mena

Inside Sales Representative

Stephanie was born and raised in Bradenton and has worked in customer service since 2017. She loves walks on the beach and spending time with her fur babies. In Steph's words "It is an honor to be part of such an amazing team like SPF!"

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Jackie Goin 

Inside Sales Representative

Jackie started here at SPF as an inside sales scheduler. She was born in New Mexico and moved to Florida in 2005. She loves anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Jackie is a long time family friend of the Falahee's and SPF is extremely lucky to finally bring her on our team! Jackie has worked in customer service for over 8 years and is eager to learn more and succeed in sales at Sun Protection of Florida!

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Jenna Burquist

Inside Sales Representative

Grew up in Mass and moved to Florida after college. Jenna's passion has always been bringing people together with the community! Before SPF, she was the Program and Marketing Director for a youth sports organization. She is a results-driven leader who is passionate about what she believes in. She also is on the Operational Committee for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society. When she isn't working or volunteering you better believe she will be working out at F45 or being outdoors!

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Josh Youmans 

Service Administrative Assistant

Joshua Youmans has worked in customer service for many years. Between exceptional friendliness and a commitment to his work, Josh makes calling in for service work something easy to check off your list. In his free time, Josh enjoys illustrating and spending time with friends.

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Anna Youmans

Service & Install Coordinator

Anna Youmans is originally from West Palm Beach and has worked in customer service for almost 7 years. She is currently Administrative Support for Installation and Sales. Anna is proud to work for a company of hardworking family and friends.

Install Team

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Hugo, Eddie, and Marcos Sr. 

 

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Jonathan, Erich, and Daniel

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Garrett, Sean, Tony

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Matt, Mike, Skyler

 

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Jacob, Adam, Nolan, Zach