Blind Appeal


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Frank Arroues - Owner

Frank started the Blind Appeal business over seventeen years ago in the Treasure Valley. His desire was to build a family business through helping people with their window covering needs.  He brought with him over thirty years of sales experience and customer service, which have helped him make Blind Appeal into a thriving business in the Treasure Valley and Beyond.  He truly enjoys the family aspect, and has now been joined in the business by his wife, his son, his son's wife, a sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews.

Mike Van Artsdalen - Director of Operations

Mike Van Artsdalen is the Director of Operationsfor Blind Appeal.  His job encompasses all aspects of the Blind Appeal business, ensuring that all customers, business contacts, and employees are well taken care of.  His degrees in Art Education and Visual Art make him perfect for our team as he has a history of working great with people, has an eye for aesthetics – in particular colors and products that look good in homes and businesses alike.  His enthusiasm and energy, as well as his knowledge of the Boise community make him an excellent addition to the team. In Mike's free time he likes "chillin" with his wife and three children; snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping, and "being creative with home projects."

Sean Arroues - General Manager

As General Manager, Sean is responsible for the administrative-business side of Blind Appeal. His organizational skills are welcome at Blind Appeal, and he joined the family business early on in its inception, bringing with him several years of sales experience. Sean has another full-time job – that of being a father to his five children (3 boys and 2 girls). When he is not working he loves golf, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  His favorite spot in Idaho is McCall.

Wendy Arroues - Sales Development Coordinator

Wendy has been a part of Blind Appeal since its inception over seventeen years ago. Wendy has been in the customer service industry for years, and has a well-established history of “knowing what the customer needs and wants.” She coordinates sales development throughout the Treasure Valley, and enjoys establishing new contacts, always striving to bring the Blind Appeal concept to all those with whom she comes in contact. Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren, hiking and evening walks with her husband Frank, and she is an avid pilate enthusiast.

Samantha (Sam) Arroues - Field Marketing Specialist

Samantha (Sam) is the newest family member to join Blind Appeal.  Born and raised in the Treasure Valley, Sam has a wealth of knowledge of the area which is an asset to our Team as she interacts with our customers (present and future). Sam is an alumna from Boise State University and does her best to serve the community in any way possible.  First and foremost, Sam prides herself in being a homemaker. She enjoys cooking and baking for her husband Sean, and their 5 children. When she does have spare time, she loves gardening, volunteering at her children’s school, going on adventures and watching sports with her family. She is also an avid bowler and has been on numerous bowling leagues for the past 15 years.  We welcome Sam as we know she is an asset to our team!

Chris Meyers - Field Manager 

Chris joined Blind Appeal with six years of sales and customer service experience.  Chris loves meeting new people.  He says that "the best part of what I do is simply getting to know people." Chris is married, has one daughter and two sons (twins), and his hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, hiking, climbing, He also recently picked up golf. Chris enjoys doing all these things in "this great state of Idaho!".


Ryan Van Artsdalen  - Sales Associate

Ryan is one of our sales associates and has been with Blind Appeal since 2016. Prior to joining Blind Appeal, he worked in the wholesale fencing industry as a regional manager for over seven years. His experience in customer service, sales, and management is a tremendous asset to our company. Ryan is the 7th family member to join the Blind Appeal Team. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys family time with his two children. Ryan enjoys working out at the local gym on a daily basis, and also enjoys camping and hiking. He also is a huge fan of basketball, baseball and football.

Wes Tankersley - Sales Associate

Wes joined Blind Appeal as a sales associate after several years of teaching in a local high school. He holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in PE, and a Master's Degree in Education Innovation and Technology. Wes has been a friend of the Blind Appeal family for over 10 years, and we are excited to have him as part of the Team. Wes worked for Les Schwab for 11 years prior to becoming a teacher, is married, and has a daughter and a son. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, golf, and baseball.

Skyler Jackson - Patio Outfitters Manager

Skyler Jackson has worked with Blind Appeal for several years, as a sales associate, installer, and now as the manager for our Patio Outfitters portion of the Blind Appeal business. Prior to coming to Blind Appeal Skyler worked with his family business, Jacksons Shade Company for over 12 years. With over 16 years of installation and window covering experience (including expertise in exterior and motorized), we are thrilled to have Skyler as a team member. Outside of work Skyler enjoys snowmobiling and motorcycling in his spare time.. Skyler and his wife just welcomed a new baby girl to their family.

Dustin Scholes - Install Manager

Dustin is the manager of our Blind Appeal Installer Team. He is an Idaho native, and loves spending time golfing and with motocross, but especially with his wife and three sons. He has known one of our Blind Appeal family members for over ten years; as well as worked with him at Les Schwab where Dustin did sales and service for 19 years. Dustin is an awesome addition to our Installation and warehouse team as he has had so much experience in sales and in public service.

Javier Mendoza - Installer

Javier came to the Boise area in 2004. He loves the outdoors and is very active with his two children, Grayson and Bentley.  He and his lovely wife Shannon keep busy exploring the numerous area parks on the weekends with their boys.  Javier came to us highly recommended and his previous experience working at Les Schwab has given him great people and interactive skills.


Brian Tate - Exterior Shade Installer

Brian is an installer with Blind Appeal, joining our amazing installing team of five. He comes to us with 6 years of experience in installing – both hanging doors, and installing barn doors.  Because of his experience, he has a definite eye for detail and great customer service.  Outside of work, Brian enjoys time with his wife and two children, including grilling and camping.

Jake Allen - Exterior Shade Installer

Jake Allen came to Blind Appeal with over a decade of experience in the installation business. He is local to Idaho where his mom, dad, and two brothers reside as well. When Jake is not working for the Blind Appeal Team, he enjoys playing soccer (is on an adult men’s league), and snowmobiling. Jake’s personality and willingness to be a team player make him a tremendous asset to Blind Appeal.

Katy Aguilar - Office Administrator

Katy is the Blind Appeal Office Administrator, and oversees all office matters, including the other four office personnel. She came to us with 17 years of customer service experience, six of those years in restaurant management, and nine of those years in office administration.  Katy has worked with and been friends with the Blind Appeal owners for over 15 years.  Katy is married and has a son and a daughter.  Katy enjoys learning new things and has not only a great attention to details, but is incredibly quick and efficient – of which both are a tremendous asset to Blind Appeal.


Jade Skendrovich - Account Executive

Jade has joined the Blind Appeal Team as an Account Executive. She recently moved to Idaho from Colorado with her husband who is in the military. She comes to us with an abundance of experience in customer service, including working for the United States Space Force. Jade and her husband share a love for dogs, of which they have three. Her hobbies include paddleboarding, wakeboarding and snowboarding, traveling, listening to live music, watching baseball and hockey games, and visiting new breweries. She especially enjoys cars, and in particular watching car races, attending car shows, and off-roading. We are so blessed to have Jade join the Blind Appeal Team!

Mandy Sallee - Account Executive

Mandy Sallee is the Account Executive for our Exterior Shades. Mandy came to us with extensive experience in customer service, having worked in the medical field for eighteen years - seven of those years as an office manager. She excels at problem solving and loves to take on challenges.  In addition to these attributes, Mandy is a people person and enjoys every aspect of customer care.  Mandy loves spending time with her family – especially camping and outdoor activities.  Mandy fits right in with the entire Blind Appeal Team.

Thom Van Artsdalen - Warehouse Service Specialist

Thom is the Service Specialist for Blind Appeal.  He joined Blind Appeal in 2018, after his retirement from over 35 years in the Criminal Justice Field in both California and Oregon. Thom’s years of service helping others will be a great asset to our team.   He joins his wife and two sons on the Blind Appeal team.  Thom enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and pickle ball.  He and his wife Denise recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary and enjoy traveling and enjoy spending time with their 8 grandchildren.

Evan Smith - Exterior Installer

Evan brings a wealth of experience and passion to our team. With over 20 years of expertise in exterior installations, Evan is a seasoned professional dedicated to delivering excellence in every project . Outside of work, Evan's true passion lies in the equestrian world, where he spends his time riding and competing with his beloved horses. From Dressage to Cross Country to Eventing, Evan's commitment to his equine companions is unwavering - they're not just animals, they're his kids. Married for 22 years, Evan's dedication extends to his family life as well. With his strong work ethic and commitment to both his profession and his loved one, Evan is a valuable addition to our team!


Jacob Nelson  - Instaaller

Jacob has been an installer for a few years, consistently bringing an amazing outlook and positive attitude to each job. When he's not transforming spaces with his expertise, Jacob enjoys baking and spending time with his family and friends. We are truly grateful to have him be a part of our team!

Chris Arnold - Installer

Chris is our newest installer who loves all types of trade work. A dedicated father of twins, Chris enjoys arts and crafts in his free time, finding creative ways to express his talent and bond with his children. We are certainly excited to have him be a part of our team!

Jay Spirk - Certified Electrician

Jay, a certified electrician for 24 years, expertly balances his busy schedule with time with his three kids. Passionate about soccer, he enjoys both playing and coaching the sport. In his free moments, Jay loves visiting the Oregon coast, finding relaxation and inspiration in its beauty. We absolutely love having Jay part of our family

Bryan Munshaur - Certified Electrician

Bryan is a certified electrician who loves his profession and finds all electrical things fascinating. When he's not a work, Bryan enjoys camping and fishing with his wife and three kids, cherishing their outdoor adventures together!  We are truly excited to have him be a part of the electrical team!

Christopher Lazar - Certified Electrician

We are so pleased to introduce Chris Lazar, one of our amazing electricians! Chris loves living in Idaho, the "Gem State," where he enjoys geo-hunting and rock hounding. He enjoys the outdoors and fishing on his time off. A music enthusiast with a particular passion for metal, Chris finds joy in diverse musical genres. His dream is to one day join some of his family in the rugged country of Alaska!