Why Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary, & North Raleigh
Meet your Budget Blinds Team of Durham, Cary & North Raleigh!
Here's our team: ready to design the perfect look in new custom window coverings for you!
Dan & Angela Parlin
Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary & North Raleigh has been providing custom window treatments to Durham and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Our highly trained staff of design consultants, office staff, and installers strive to give each of our clients an Extraordinary Experience every step of the way. We sell all types of blinds, shades, shutters, and soft treatments. We carry all top brands including Signature Series by Budget Blinds, Enlightened Style, Pure-Vu Shutters, Norman, and many more. We provide services for both homes and local businesses in our area. Call (919) 361-0495 to schedule your FREE Design Consultation or stop by our showroom, located at 5131 NC Hwy 55 Suite 104, Durham, 27713.
Melissa Merritt is a proud member of the Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary & North Raleigh team as our Scheduling Coordinator! She loves building relationships with people and feels her exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and speedy service are just what her clients deserve. She has a degree from Wake Technical Community College and uses her training and education daily in her work with customers. Melissa is a native of Raleigh and loves spending time outdoors on adventures with her rescue pup, Meeko! Spending quality time with family and friends and spontaneous trips to the beach is typically where you can find her when she's not helping people at Budget Blinds!
Victoria Tomeo is excited to serve The Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary, and Raleigh as the Office Manager! Her high level of customer service, communication skills, sense of urgency, listening skills, and advanced problem-solving skills make her the perfect person for the job! She prides herself in taking swift initiative while creating a positive work environment with professionalism, integrity, and trustworthiness. Victoria is a team player and loves being a part of this Budget Blinds team! She has her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a Business concentration from William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. She moved to Cary, NC when she was 3 years old and has lived in the area her whole life. She now resides in Apex, NC and loves calling the area home. Her passions include keeping plants alive, walking/hiking at least 3 times a week, cooking, shopping, decorating, and trying to new places around the Raleigh area. She loves spending time with her family and friends, play games, watching TV, and attending concerts and hopes to add a puppy to her family soon!
Customer Service Coordinator
Nicholas Hoyt is honored to serve Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary, & North Raleigh team as a Customer Service Coordinator! His special attention to detail and keen eye for problem solving have helped him serve his customers with delight! He grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and recently relocated to the Durham area with his new wife! When he isn't working you can find Nicholas hiking, kayaking and studying history, a subject that thoroughly interests him! Nicholas is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a double major in criminal justice and sociology! Nicholas is proud to join the Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary, & North Raleigh team and would love for you to stop in and say hello!
Get ready because it’s time to meet one of the rockstar team members
here at Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary & North Raleigh! This is Rockelle Gelety, our scheduling coordinator for consultations and we couldn’t be happier to have her on our team! Rockelle provides unparalleled customer service to our prospective clients, and she’s dependable, confident, and a great team player. One of her favorite parts of working here at Budget Blinds? She loves preparing clients and design consultants for success!
Rockelle also enjoys the atmosphere here at Budget Blinds. There are endless fun office runs, a culture of appreciation among colleagues, and everyone—Rockelle included—is super positive and happy to be a part of the team. She also enjoys the fact that recognition for achievements and hard work does not fall short around here.
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Rockelle was born in the North but raised in the South. She is now happy to call Cary her home—though the North will always hold a special place in her heart. When not at work, her passions include gymnastics, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and being the best possible “Auntie Ra” to her two nieces, Sadie and Hazel.
We love having Rockelle on our team—and as a prospective client, you’ll love working with her!
Order Confirmations and Tracking
Here at Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary & North Raleigh, our office has so many amazing team members—and one in particular that we’d like to highlight for her contributions to our success is Melissa Ferguson! She works in our order confirmations and tracking department, but her contributions go much further than that. Melissa loves to use her knowledge and experience to help the team in all aspects of our work.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Melissa and her family moved to Holly Springs five years ago—and they’re loving life in North Carolina. Celebrating 12 years of marriage, Melissa and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, Gabe, and their puggle, Rooney. Melissa brings a solid skill set to the team. She received her bachelor of science at the Western Michigan University, and from there went on to graduate law school with a focus in civil rights at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she passed her bar exam in 2006.
When not at work, Melissa loves going for long walks with Rooney. Her son Gabe is active in sports, which means Melissa also loves watching his practices and games. She’s still a Pittsburgh fan, too—black and gold are in her blood! Her family never misses a Penguins or Steelers game!
We are pleased to welcome Nestor Gutierrez to the team here at Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary, and North Raleigh! Nestor made himself at home in our accounts receivable department. Since then, he’s proven himself an invaluable part of our team. Nestor has a head for numbers, an eye for detail, he’s flexible, and he’s a great problem solver. According to him, Nestor loves working with numbers and solving problems—and we love that he brings such passion to our team!
While Nestor grew up in Miami, he and his wife of five years currently live in Raleigh. He brings experience and education to the table with degrees from the College of South Florida, where he studied science and information technology.
When not hard at work here at Budget Blinds, Nestor enjoys comics and video games. He’s also a foodie who loves to travel, a passion that he and his wife share. We wish both of them many happy travels—and we’re proud to have Nestor on our team and helping serve the Raleigh area with the best in Blinds, Window Treatments, and more. So if you happen to stop in or speak to our team members over the phone, make sure to give Nestor a warm welcome!
Here at Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary & North Raleigh, we work hard to not only offer the best in Blinds and Window Treatments but to create a culture where our employees are supported and celebrated!
Nick Dentel has been working with us as a Design Consultant. He’s spent years doing amazing work—as you’ll discover if you have the privilege of working with him!
Nick brings so much to the table here at our North Carolina location. Every day, he puts in his all. His favorite things about the job? Balancing beautiful designs with the functionality that homeowners need to create the ideal Window Treatments for their homes.
Nick has been part of the Budget Blinds scene for years now—and he says he’s loved every minute of it! When he’s not at work, you’ll likely find him enjoying the great outdoors. Nick takes any and every opportunity to get outside, whether that’s an afternoon at Jordan Lake or the American Tobacco Trail.
He also enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and three sharp kids. Together, Nick’s family cares for their dog and a small flock of chickens—enough to keep anyone busy when they’re not creating gorgeous Window Treatments!
Realtor Program Director
Today, our spotlight is on Budget Blinds employee Pam Lenhart, who has been with the company for many years. Pam is our Realtor Program Director and is in charge of connecting our referring Realtors - the service she offers to customers is second to none. In addition, encouraging local non-profits is a highlight of her job. Pam is an integral part of our team, and we feel privileged to have her on our team.
Before moving to Durham, NC, Pam lived in Birch Run, Michigan - where she was born. It was here that she attended Flint Bible Institute and received a Bible diploma, alongside completing a church planting school. Since moving to Durham, Pam has never looked back and loves it so much she never plans on leaving!
In her spare time, Pam leads a neighborhood Bible study group, loves to sing and dance, studies sign language, and enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach. If that wasn't enough to keep her busy, Pam has four daughters and sons-in-law, as well as 10 amazing grandchildren.
Tristi Grant a Design Consultant—one of the best there is! With almost two decades of practice, she’s developed an eye for style. She’s patient, organized, and professional, listening to each of her customers’ needs in-depth. With all of that, she brings an encyclopedic knowledge of her products to the table. Work with Tristi, and you’ll be working with someone who truly cares about finding just the right thing for your home.
Tristi is a longtime resident in the area, making Chapel Hill her home for the past 21 years. Not only does she bring you experience, but education, too. She’s a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, and she also graduated from the Western Truck School of California. In 1997, she married her dreamboat, as she calls him, and she’s spent each day since grateful. Oh—and you know Tristi has an eye for style since one of her interests is making sure that her sneakers always match her dress!
Next time you work with Budget Blinds, make sure to stop by, say hi to Tristi, and thank her on behalf of all of us for so many wonderful years of service!
We're Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary, & North Raleigh
We looking forward to working with you!
Budget Blinds of Durham, Cary and North Raleigh has been providing custom window treatments to Durham and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Our highly trained staff of design consultants, office staff, and installers strive to give each of our clients an Extraordinary Experience every step of the way. We sell all types of blinds, shades, shutters, and soft treatments. We carry all top brands including Signature Series by Budget Blinds, Enlightened Style, Pure-Vu Shutters, Norman, and many more. We provide service for both homes and local businesses in our area. Call (919)361-0495 to schedule your FREE In-Home Design Consultation or stop by our showroom, located at 5131 NC Hwy 55 suite 104, Durham, 27713.