gicor

About Us

GiCor lodging projects ltd. was established in 2002. President Giles Dupas has a philosophy of exceeding client expectations and transforming vision into reality. GiCor provides professional, qualified, and personalized experiences for both residential & commercial projects. Our fully automated showroom on Edmonton Trail in Calgary displays an impressive collection of window coverings, area rugs, furniture, wall coverings, fabric lines, and some of the most unique and innovative product lines available in the marketplace today. With a strong focus on automated shading systems, GiCor offers one of the most broad range of interior & exterior systems, controls and design options. Our staff are friendly, outgoing and honest, and we pride ourselves in helping our clients create the most amazing spaces possible!

In 2009, GiCor purchased JP custom drapery ltd. from Don and Kathleen Coombes. Kathleen continues to bring her unparalleled window covering expertise to our team and her clients.

In 2012, GiCor launched GiCor home technologies inc. Seeing a shift in the market towards whole home solutions, GiCor uses modern day technology; including voice control to bring exceptional client experiences in the areas of home theater, automation, and green solutions for residential and commercial spaces. Everyday is a new day with exciting new products. Stop in sometime to see the future in connected living!

 

The GiCor Team

Giles Dupas

Giles Dupas

President

Giles Dupas is native to Calgary and has been involved in the interior design industry for almost 40 years. Since the early 80’s, he has consulted, tendered, managed, and installed window coverings for both commercial and residential projects. In early 2003, GiCor lodging projects was created with a focus on window coverings, home furnishings and procurement. In 2012 Giles approached now business partner Greg Fukushima to launch GiCor home technologies inc., offering home automation and a premium entertainment experience. Today Giles continues to develop new business opportunities and ventures with his extremely talented team.

In his personal life, Giles is happily married with 2 young adult children. His interests are his family, cycling, hockey, water and snow skiing, dirt biking and most other sports, too many to mention.

  • Motorization
  • Home Automation
  • Commercial & Residential Sales
  • Procurement
403-984-2924
Patti Sale

Patti Sale

Interior Designer

A true Albertan through and through, Athabasca, Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary have all been home to Patti at one time. While raising her two children, Patti acquired a diploma in interior design through ICS. Patti met Giles in the late 80’s at her design studio in Red Deer. As a manufacturer’s rep, Giles regarded Patti as one of his “favourite“ accounts. With the passing years, their mutual respect and friendship has flourished. Patti is now in her element working with the team at GiCor. With over 27 years of experience she brings extensive knowledge of interior decorating products from drapery and furniture to floor coverings and cabinetry. As a freelance designer, she excels at working with builders, renovators and clients on space planning, architectural detailing and specifying finishes.

  • Space planning
  • Furniture selection
  • Specifying finishes
  • Window coverings
  • Interior decorating
403-984-2927
Kathleen Coombes

Kathleen Coombes

Senior Decorator and former owner of JP custom draperies ltd.

35 years of drapery design experience has given Kathleen an innate ability to come up with beautiful solutions for difficult spaces. Introducing inspiring fabric, designs, and innovation, Kathleen gives every client permission to indulge in texture, colour, and, most significantly, beauty.

  • Drapery design
  • Fabric selection
  • Blinds, shades, and sheers
403-243-1402
Barb Marjoram

Barb Marjoram

Special Projects

With more than two decades in administrative, operational and management experience, Barb Marjoram brings a broad range of skills to her role as Office Manager. Her strong customer service focus and business knowledge have served her well in a variety of industries. Her keen interest in process improvement and policy development supports us to continually work at our best. Barb is often referred to as “Gile’s right arm” and is involved in the areas of accounting, HR and project administration as a strong, collaborative team member.

A rare “born and raised” Calgarian, Barb and her husband Steve are the proud parents of two adult daughters. Her somewhat part-time role at GiCor allows Barb to indulge in plenty of family and recreational activities, including her favorites, camping and golf.

  • Special Projects
403-242-9948
Heidi Peck

Heidi Peck

Sales & Installation Coordinator

Heidi brings to the team a strong administrative background in both the interior design and construction industries with an emphasis on coordinating installations. She considers her specialty to be ‘Organizing the Troops’ to get the business Done!

When shes not working on GiCor business, you can find her running by the river with her dog “Hope”. Cooking, BBQing, Hiking, Camping, Mountain bike rides with her husband and friends, are some of her favorite things to do.

  • Install coordination
  • General administration
403-707-7573
Gary Scruton

Gary Scruton

Sales Professional

Gary has been in the home fashion industry since 1974 when moving from visual merchandising to window fashion sales at Eaton’s design studio located in downtown Calgary. His experiences since that time in both the wholesale; representing Levolor, Maxwell and Duralee fabrics as well as in retail; as owner of Hansen’s Interiors, have served to increase his skills, making him a veteran of the flooring and window covering industries. After a stint at NU-way floor fashions, in 2001 Gary became an associate at Cordell’s window fashions before finally coming on board with the GiCor team.

When Gary isn’t dedicating his time to clients, he enjoys cycling, hiking and curling with his wife Connie. He also enjoys long walks, mainly on the golf course and a “pop” on the deck after a game. If you don’t find him there he will be slugging it out on the ball field in Calgary’s 55 plus league.

  • Motorization
  • Home Automation
  • Commercial & Residential Sales
  • Procurement
403-984-2929
Darren Max Lane, B.COMM., MBA

Darren Max Lane, B.COMM., MBA

Corporate Operations and Business Development

Darren wears many hats at GiCor. He oversees and rolls up his sleeves in the Accounting, Finance, Human Resources and Corporate Operations functions.

Darren loves to use his varied experience to complement the team at GiCor. Drawing from his functional and leadership experience in Business Development, Market Research, Recruitment and Executive Search, Darren has been focused on enabling architectural, engineering, construction and energy firms to grow and thrive with the best people. Darren also taught Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Human Resources at the Bisset School of Business (Mount Royal University). His education at the University of Calgary was focused in Marketing, Human Resources and Finance where achieved his B.Comm. and MBA degrees.

Darren’s work has taken him to across Canada and into the US with some extended times in Fort McMurray and Edmonton. He is a native Calgarian, with Saskatchewan roots, where his Grandfather homesteaded after immigrating from Argentina in 1913. Darren loves to be active and is involved in teaching, coaching, refereeing and enjoying activities like hockey, soccer, skiing, sailing, public speaking, latin dance and is starting to dabble in yoga.

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Operations/Office Management
403-984-2925
Marlene Ashton-Teigland

Marlene Ashton-Teigland

Accountant/Bookkeeper

25 years of progressive experience over a variety of industries within her field of accounting has given insight and innovation to Marlene’s processes and efficiencies. This includes her time at not-for-profit organizations in both healthcare and airport operations. Her most recent and long lasting work has been for a publicly traded oil and gas corporation. During her spare time, Marlene ensures all bookkeeping for her husband’s small business is complete and in order.

Living in cities from coast to coast, Marlene has enriched her life with many wonderful experiences and accomplishments.

When she’s not creating spreadsheets or reorganizing the company books, you can find Marlene hiking new trails, reading her favourite authors, whipping up a decadent treat for her children, travelling to new places, and, most importantly, enjoying quality time with family and friends.

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Provincial taxes
403-984-2930
Isha Arora

Isha Arora

Sales-Design-Creative

Originally hailing from Dehradun, Utarakhand, India, Isha comes from a background of home and commercial designing with a deep understanding of space planning to furniture selection, she enjoys all aspects of the furniture and design world. Her great sense of color, form and design trends makes her an deal team member of Gicor group.

    • Showroom and client support
    • Commercial tenders
    • Window covering products
    • Design Drawings
403-242-9948
Kelly Medeiros

Kelly Medeiros

Procurement specialist

Kelly learned very early on the importance of accuracy, customer satisfaction, and the power of beautiful yet functional aesthetics while working for the family Bridal Boutique. It was here that Kelly discovered how the smallest of details can really make or break how everything comes together. Having a flare for colour, art and design, these skills flourished into a dynamic career in the retail furniture industry. Holding a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from the University of Calgary, a Certificate in Residential Decorating from Mount Royal University and a Certificate as a True Colour Expert, she has spent over 10 years specializing in furniture procurement and marketing. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in visual merchandising, home staging, show home installation and furniture sourcing. She believes your living space should not just shelter you, but be a space to inspire.

    • Procurement specialist
    • Furniture packages
    • Showhome packages
    • Design
    • FF&E
403-390-1784
Sherri Dupas

Sherri Dupas

Born and raised in Alberta, Sherri has had a wide range of employmen experience within the travel industry, teaching, and interior decor. After a long stint in the travel industry, she started a family and began working from home in corporate appreciation. Eventually she moved towards home decor and design. Since she has always had a passion for both home decor, the arts and all things creative , it was natural to become involved with interior design and all areas related. Her role with GiCor is in marketing and more specifically social media and GiCor’s online presence.

    • social media
    • design blogs
    • corporate promotion
    • interior decorating
403-242-9948

gicortech

Gicor Home Technologies

Created in 2012 by Giles Dupas and Greg Fukushima, GiCor home technologies provides premium products & unprecedented service to our clients. From small media rooms to executive homes and large commercial projects, we shop the world for innovative products in order to create unique, functional, and cost effective solutions for each project.

Working closely with our clients, our process is to establish detailed goals and expectations, prepare working budgets, working drawings and programming requirements. As each client is unique, so are their projects however our philosophy is that home tech does not have to be high tech. Based on these principals we strive to make each project as simple and convenient to operate as possible, all the while being sensitive to budget and time requirements.

Our wheelhouse: Control4, voice control, home automation, home theater, lighting & climate controls, and high quality multimedia integration for commercial and residential clients. Call Greg or Giles for a demonstration on how we can improve energy efficiency, enhance your entertainment experience & simplify the technology in your home or place of business.

Greg Fukushima

Greg Fukushima

President

Greg Fukushima is a Registered Professional Engineer with APEGA and has had a 24 year career in the Electronics Manufacturing industry. He has progressed through several Technical, Project Management and People Management positions over his Career in this industry.

Over the past 9 years Greg has been a partner in DFS Technologies Inc., a Home Theatre and Automation Company where he developed expertise in all aspects of Home Theatre, Whole House audio / video and Home automation. In 2009, Greg was involved in the design and implementation of a home theatre which won the Electronic House Magazine – Home Theatre award for “Projects Under $100K”. More recently Greg has managed AV projects in residential and commercial spaces including Restaurants, Bars and Commercial Offices with budgets ranging from $50K to $200K.

With his technical knowledge, project management and people skills, Greg is the kind of guy you want on your team.

  • Motorization
  • Home Automation
  • Audio / Visual integration
  • Award winner!
403-560-6617
Giles Dupas

Giles Dupas

Vice President

Giles Dupas is native to Calgary and has been involved in the interior design industry for over 30 years. Since the early 80’s, he has consulted, tendered, managed, and installed window coverings for both commercial and residential projects. In early 2003, Giles and his family decided that it was time to take advantage of his past experiences and channel his energy toward a new direction.

In his personal life, Giles is happily married with 2 children. His interests are his family, water and snow skiing, roller-blading, cycling, dirt biking, camping, and home renovations.

  • Motorization
  • Home Automation
  • Commercial & Residential Sales
  • Procurement
403-984-2924
jp

About JP Custom Draperies

JP custom draperies entered the Calgary marketplace 37 years ago. Owned by Don and Kathleen Coombes for 25 of those years, they built an untarnished reputation for excellent customer care and satisfaction, second to none.

JP was acquired by GiCor in December 2009, and Don and Kathleen remain dedicated and determined to offer nothing less than excellence in service and attention to their clients – some of which include three generations of the same family. From concept to completion they pay diligent attention to every detail, ensuring the transformation of each home into a unique statement as the true reflection of the owner.

Kathleen Coombes

Kathleen Coombes

Senior Decorator Former owner of JP custom draperies ltd.

35 years of drapery design experience has given Kathleen an innate ability to come up with beautiful solutions for difficult spaces. Introducing inspiring fabric, designs, and innovation, Kathleen gives every client permission to indulge in texture, colour, and, most significantly, beauty.

  • Drapery design
  • Fabric selection
  • Blinds, shades, and sheers
403-243-1402
Don Coombes<br />
1952 - 2016

Don Coombes
1952 - 2016

Past Owner, JP Custom Draperies

Don brought his passion & “can do” attitude with him on every project and for every client for almost 40 years. His experience in the window covering industry made him one of the top installers in the city for decades.

Don’s legacy will live on at GiCor, where we continually aim to provide our customers with the best experience possible.

  • Window covering installation
  • Drapery installation
Giles Dupas

Giles Dupas

President

Giles Dupas is native to Calgary and has been involved in the interior design industry for over 30 years. Since the early 80’s, he has consulted, tendered, managed, and installed window coverings for both commercial and residential projects. In early 2003, Giles and his family decided that it was time to take advantage of his past experiences and channel his energy toward a new direction.
In his personal life, Giles is happily married with 2 children. His interests are his family, water and snow skiing, roller-blading, cycling, dirt biking, camping, and home renovations.

  • Motorization
  • Home Automation
  • Commercial & Residential Sales
  • Procurement
403-984-2924