Meet Our Team
Leadership for Our Bloomin’ Blinds Family
At Bloomin’ Blinds, family is very important to us. We believe that the strong ties that bind us in families should also translate into our business structure. All of our franchise owners and employees are considered part of our extended family. As such, we strive to take care of them so that we can better serve our customers. Get to know the team that will help guide you through your blinds franchise journey.Karen McGuffin, Founder & President
Karen is a lifelong entrepreneur, and Bloomin’ Blinds is version 2.0 of her work in the window covering industry. Starting in a three-bedroom apartment in Dallas, Karen began working on building Bloomin’ Blinds into the national company it is today. Having developed successful companies in retail clothing, food service, and mobile service sales and repair industries, her ability to gauge markets and customers is unparalleled. As much as Karen loves to build businesses, her passion is in giving back to the community and helping feed the hungry in Dallas.
Kelsey Stuart, CEO
Kelsey has been with Bloomin’ Blinds since the beginning and has spent much of his time focused on the marketing and growth of the company. Rising from the “mailroom” to the top chair, there isn’t a part of the Bloomin’ business model he isn’t intimately familiar with. Maintaining day-to-day contact with our franchise owners, Kelsey is the go-to person for most of the questions that they have. Kelsey has two daughters whom he will brag about at any given opportunity and a wife he adores more than the day they were married. Work hard and run away to Mexico—that’s Kelsey’s motto!
Kristopher Stuart, COO
Kris Stuart has been with Bloomin’ Blinds from the beginning. No, really: He was the first team member under Karen McGuffin. Kris is the technical genius behind many of the systems and processes that we use to create success. Gifted with an ability to see problems from many different angles before even getting started, Kris has guided Bloomin’ Blinds over the years in advancing what we do and how we do it. Many of the standards to which we hold our brand are the direct result of Kris’ efforts. A father of two and married to an angel, Kris is also a retired fire lieutenant and amateur gunfighter. If you would like to talk guns, politics, ethics, process systems or anything that stimulates elevated thought, Kris is your guy!
Kevin Stuart, CTO
Kevin Stuart joined Bloomin’ Blinds just a couple years after launch and has been our repair expert from that day forward. He has worked in all aspects of the field: repairs, sales, installation, and cleaning. Kevin is the authority on repairs, answering questions from franchise owners and warehouse management. You will never meet a more positive individual on the planet. Kevin loves three things: Bloomin’ Blinds, his dogs and the Seahawks (though not always in that order). As an owner, your repair and technical questions should start with Kevin; he is amazing at his craft.
With our experienced and knowledgeable leaders to guide you, you will have the support and tools you need to grow your own Bloomin’ Blinds business and be your own boss. Explore our franchise opportunity and learn more.
Contact us today at (855) 908-4047 to take the first step in your franchise journey!