What We Do

Window Products Management (WPM) is a full service window covering contractor/consulting company that has been a resource for architects, designers, facility managers, and integrators since 2004. We offer our clients a complete turnkey service that includes design support, product selection, project management, and installation.

We work closely with our clients to understand both the design and performance objectives of each project and then work as a team to identify solutions – the product(s) that we recommend will be done so based on the needs of our client and the building and not on partiality toward one manufacturer or another. WPM writes product specifications for both residential and commercial (Division 12) projects, and provides all submittals and product samples needed to support the design and construction of the building.

WPM guides our clients towards products that not only provide the aesthetics they are looking for, but also the greatest performance characteristics possible (i.e. sun control, daylighting, indoor air quality, intelligent building automation, sustainability, and safety). We have a talented team of window treatment and fenestration professionals that can design and implement the installation of both interior or exterior treatments.

Our Team

John Edwards

John Edwards

John has been in the window covering and window industry for over 25 years and has a unique background as it relates to energy and glass.  He has written a series of articles on the topic of fenestration that have been published in several trade journals. He has also contributed to a number of training projects where energy and heat gain/loss are considered.  He has consulted for architects, building engineers, various utility companies, and developed a training program for the Department of Energy.  An Arizona native, John was Chairman of the Arizona Energy Management Council for three years and was President of a shade consulting and manufacturing company in Arizona.  John also served as Vice President of a national window treatment manufacturer in California, which supplied product to chains located in every state of the country.  John now resides in Ojai with his wife and children, and serves on a committee for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.  He has certifications from the Building Performance Institute, Lutron, MechoShade, Hunter Douglas, Somfy Systems, and many others.

Russ Elinson

Russ is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He has over 15 years of experience in the window treatment industry, working his way up to Vice President of one of the largest window covering manufacturers in the Western United States.  In his role as V.P., Russ managed a national sales team, marketing and operations, and was personally responsible for developing the company’s motorization and automation programs.  He also supervised the manufacturing of complex government and commercial window treatment projects that were installed all across the country.  His prior work on the manufacturing side of the window treatment industry provides Russ with a keen understanding of the mechanics and details required to successfully complete residential and commercial automated projects in conjunction with intelligent building design.  He is involved in the design and management of nearly all of Window Products Management’s commercial and automated projects.  Russ has certifications in Somfy, Lutron, Hunter Douglas, and MechoShade systems.  Russ resides in Oak Park with his wife and son.

Russ Elinson
Donna Buice

Donna Buice

Donna is a an original co-founder of the company and former owner.  She currently oversees all accounting, internet marketing, and communications for Window Products Management.  In addition to her managing all of the company’s accounting business, she contributes weekly blogs and posts, in addition to maintaining a monthly company newsletter.  Her extensive background with Window Products Management, as well as her prior leadership and training work experience, makes her an integral part of the management team.  She works closely with John and Russ to gather the latest window treatment news and technology information so it can be shared through our website and social media.  Donna is also a talented interior designer and shares her own insights on color, trends, and ideas through our site.  She has recently become a published co-author.  Donna resides in Simi Valley and in her spare time enjoys reading and working on national and international humanitarian efforts.

Frank Tafuri

Frank has been in the window covering industry for over 12 years and is Window Products Management’s lead field technician.  He has experience in all forms of motorization and automation and intelligent buildings as it pertains to shutters, drapery, blinds, shades, and retractable awnings.  Frank is a former business owner and contractor.  He is involved in designing and installing both residential and commercial window covering projects, and is certified in Lutron, MechoShade, and Somfy systems; he is also a certified Hunter Douglas Installer for all of their product lines.  Frank has not only supervised, but has personally installed, some of the largest motorized shade projects in Southern California and routinely works with building automation integrators to connect our motorized window treatments to systems such as Crestron, Lutron, Control4, AMX, Vantage, Savant, and others.  In addition to his technical acumen, Frank can install and hand-dress elaborate drapery and top treatments.  Frank lives in Moorpark with wife and two daughters.

Frank Tafuri
Larry Mesa

Larry Mesa

Larry is a master drapery designer who can design, build, and install all types of drapery and soft treatments.  As the former business owner of a drapery workroom, Larry has designed and installed thousands of drapery projects.  He has experience designing and building both modern and traditional drapery.  Larry’s unique skill-sets are considered a “dying art” in the window covering industry where it is so difficult to find a craftsman who can not only source fabric and design drapery, but can construct and install drapery as well.  In addition to possessing these old world abilities, Larry is educated and experienced in motorizing his designs and has completed a number of very noteworthy and high profile automated projects.  Several of Larry’s projects have been featured in fashion and design publications.  Larry is a Somfy Certified Automation Expert and has worked with Lutron, MechoShade, Hunter Douglas, BTX as well as other automation systems. Larry lives in Simi Valley with his wife and son. They have a total of four children and two grandchildren.