Meet Our Team
Bob and Val Falahee
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!"
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Commericial Sales Consultant
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.
In 1987 Chip Graduated from St Leo College with a degree in Business Management / Finance. He spent 21 years in Investment Banking where he was directly responsible for funding over 100 companies. Chip has extensive experience in the Awning and Roll Screen sector after starting Anchor Awning in 2017, a family owned business where he and his sons later joined forces with Sun Protection of FL. Chip has been happily married for 33 years to his wife Jeanine with 3 grown children - Skyler, Calum and Sara.
While working at SPF, Tayler graduated with her BA in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University fully online and is currently working on her MBA in Accounting from Salem International University, graduating at the end of this year. Prior to taking on the books for SPF, she was our customer service representative for two years and has been with the team for a total of four years now! Helping all stay cool on the Suncoast!
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.
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