Randall co-founded Today’s Interiors in 1990 after managing a sales organization for an international computer franchise. His original focus was to take his franchise expertise, utilize his own company’s window covering model, and develop a franchise based window covering operation that could be operated from the home. And he did just that, successfully executing more than 50 license agreements from operators all over the country.
While franchising remained his passion for many years, he began to notice a shift taking place in the window covering and interior design marketplace that he found more exciting and more rewarding than franchising. That shift was the advent of motorized window coverings. Once again borrowing from his background in computers, Randall began to develop a market that targeted the fusion of interior design elements with motorization and called this field “Window Automation Design.” It was this concept that forged the innovative products and services the company has become known for.
Over the years, Randall was instrumental in securing dealership medallions from Lutron, Crestron, HunterDouglas, MechoSystems, Silent Gliss, ESI and Somfy – the recognized leaders in motorized window treatment technology. The company is now able to objectively offer the widest selections as well as the best automation solutions to their clients – some of the most renowned designers, architects, builders, integrators and discerning homeowners in the world.
Outside the industry, Randall has coached and mentored graduates from Landmark Education and worked on projects raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Habitat for Humanity. He believes in inspiring and empowering others to reach their full potential. He loves all forms of athletic competition, plays golf and is a diehard Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan. He has four incredible grandsons that he adores as well as two lovely daughters.
Founder / Principal Designer
Vicky Smith co-founded Today’s Interiors in 1990. As an Interior Designer herself, Vicky could innately understand what demanding designers needed when they requested window treatments for their clients. When automation became an integral part of their projects, she was ideally positioned to become the designers’s custom window treatment expert; Today’s consequently turned its attention to designing, fabricating and installing window treatments for the design community, especially motorized draperies and roman shades.
Partnering with husband Randall, the company incorporated more and more automation into all of their window covering products. Over the years, the company added interior and exterior shading systems; Vicky now heads up a team of window treatment designers, project managers and automation specialists who serve the design, building and architectural communities.
Vicky brings a passion for fabrics and attention to detail that is evident in her ability to custom design window treatments to fit any client’s design aesthetic. Most importantly, Vicky is a genuine “people person” and she brings a contagious enthusiasm and genuine interest in people to each and every project.
It is also this blend of enthusiasm and genuine interest that Vicky has brought to the charities she chooses to support such as Best Buddies and the Ryan House. She has showcased her skills in the IFDA Tableau fundraiser where she has won awards for Most Creative from her fellow designers and Most Whimsical. She is also a board member for the American Institute of Interior Design.
Vicky is a native to Iowa and proudly refers to herself as a Hawkeye, but has called Phoenix her home for over thirty years. She loves being a grandmother to four boys and enjoys spending her free time with family, friends and Lucky – her beloved chihuahua. Vicky is a fine wine enthusiast and enjoys visiting the wine country in California.
Advanced Window Treatment Specialist
Lou brings an interior design degree and a wealth of window treatment expertise to her position at Today’s Interiors. Before joining Today’s, Lou owned her own company and gained valuable experience in both residential and commercial design projects. When automated window treatments began to take off, Lou knew she wanted to partner with a company where her skills could be used to offer a new and innovative offering – window automation design. Lou’s unique skill set combines fashion and technology and allows her to work as an integral team member with designers, architects, builders, homeowners and automation professionals to provide the smartest and most technologically savvy solution to her clients. In her personal time, Lou loves to travel and is always visiting her family throughout the country.
Lea Ann Hildebrant
An ASU graduate, Lea Ann started out her career gaining valuable experience at a few well-known design firms, both in California and Arizona, working in High End Residential, Commercial and Model Home Interiors.
She has specialized in Model Home Interiors for 20 plus years, transforming Models into marketing successes and Sales Offices into working environments.
She truly believes in the “hands-on” approach and never lacks solutions or enthusiasm.
Her approach to design is working closely as a team to create an environment which is innovative and enticing to today’s home buyer.
When not designing or installing models, Lea Ann can be found on the weekends at various Softball Tournaments, cheering on her daughter’s team, or chasing down homeless dogs and finding them homes.
Melissa originally nurtured her talent blending color and texture as an artist. As a graduate of the American Institute of Interior Design, Melissa further enriched her interior design skills by creating impactful living and working spaces for her clients. Currently, she showcases her eye-catching talent with color and fabric in each model home and high-end residential project she touches. Melissa spends her free time watching her daughter run cross-country and track and her son play soccer.