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 home interiors project experiences. Our staff are friendly, outgoing and honest, and we pride ourselves in helping clients create the most amazing spaces possible!

Our fully automated showroom on Edmonton Trail in Calgary displays our impressive collection of window coverings, area rugs, furniture, wall coverings, fabric lines, and more!

In 2009, GiCor purchased JP custom drapery ltd. from Don and Kathleen Coombes. Don and Kathleen have stayed on, bringing their unparalleled window covering expertise to our team.

In 2012 GiCor launched a new branch of business, GiCor home technologies inc. Focusing on home theatre, automation, and green solutions for residential and commercial spaces, this exciting new venture is already taking off!

 

The GiCor Team

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
403-242-9948
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
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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
Bethany Van Hecke

Bethany Van Hecke

Project Manager / Interior Decorator
Bethany Van Hecke brings diverse experience in design, project management and business development to the GiCor team. Based in Canmore Alberta, Bethany manages Contract Sales for Commercial and Residential projects in the Bow Valley and surrounding communities.
Bethany spends her personal time between the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver Island with her husband, daughter and their beloved family canine, Penny.
  • Commercial and Residential Sales
  • Design and Specifying
  • Procurement
  • Business Development
403-707-7573
Barb Marjoram

Barb Marjoram

Office Manager
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.

  • Account receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Procurement specialist
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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
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Mike Fradette

Mike Fradette

IT / Accounting
Mike balances his love of hockey and football with his work at GiCor. He takes care of the day-to-day bookeeping, and makes sure GiCor continues to operate!
  • IT support
  • Accounting
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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
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Anita Tighe

Anita Tighe

Project Manager / Estimator
Anita has 14 years combined experience in the design, window covering, estimating and project management fields.
She joins the team as a Jane of all trades and has a passion for working on both residential & commercial projects.

Anita also has many hobbies including golf, pickle ball, hiking & travelling.

  • Commercial tendering
  • GiCor home tech project assistant
403-984-2931
Gizmo

Gizmo

Designer dog
Gizmo is our resident canine designer. He is an expert in the areas of fabric snugglability and things that are tasty. He is also responsible for greeting clients as they enter the GiCor office.
  • Official GiCor greeter
  • Napper
  • Design dog

gicortech

Gicor Home Technologies

Created in 2012 by Giles Dupas and Greg Fukushima, GiCor home technologies provides home theatre, automation, lighting controls, and multimedia integration solutions for commercial and residential clients.

Working closely with our clients, we communicate goals and expectations to develop creative and practical solutions while being sensitive to budget and time requirements. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards of quality control while  providing superior value for each project.

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
403-242-9948
Anita Tighe

Anita Tighe

Project Manager / Estimator
Anita has 14 years combined experience in the design, window covering, estimating and project management fields.
She joins the team as a Jane of all trades and has a passion for working on both residential & commercial projects.

Anita also has many hobbies including golf, pickle ball, hiking & travelling.

  • Commercial tendering
  • GiCor home tech project assistant
403-984-2931
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
403-242-9948