Quality & Service Worth Remembering

Our Team

John-and-TraceyTRACEY McGINNIS – Co-owner and Store Manager

Blinds have always meant business for Tracey McGinnis. Growing up in Ontario, her family owned a dozen Slats Blinds window coverings stores. It was only natural that she joined the family enterprise after graduating from high school.

Tracey started by doing bookkeeping, and eventually managed different locations. When she and John moved their family from Southwestern Ontario to the Comox Valley in 2004, they opened the area’s first authorized Hunter Douglas Showroom™ — Blinds, Billiards and Baubles. The name changed to Blinds & Bubbles Boutique in 2011 and focused solely on window fashions and blind cleaning.

Today, with more than 35 years of industry experience to her credit, Tracey has a vast wealth of knowledge to share with her clients.

“I have seen plenty of changes in window fashions manufacturing over the years,” says Tracey, “and my interest and enthusiasm for quality products continues to grow right along with it. I love helping people find solutions for their home décor projects; and I absolutely LOVE being a part of this vibrant community!”

JOHN McGINNIS – Co-owner & Certified Hunter Douglas Installation/Repairs Technician

A true Islander, John McGinnis grew up in the Comox Valley. Like many others, he left the area in his youth, to pursue employment opportunities and experiences elsewhere. He eventually settled in Southwestern Ontario, where he and Tracey started their family.

After several vacations ‘home’ to visit John’s relatives, the couple decided to permanently relocate to Vancouver Island. “The choice to move here was not a difficult one for us,” recalls John. “We absolutely love everything that this community has to offer and felt it was the best place on earth to raise our two sons and start a new business.”

Since opening the store in 2004, John has expertly handled the installation of both hard and soft window coverings, as well as warranty repairs and blind cleaning. He became Hunter Douglas certified in motorization, including remote and hard-wired systems, in 2012.


Michael – Sales Associate

In 2017 my wife Charlotte and I sold the Benjamin Moore store after 16 years in the paint business. Retired at last! Well, it was a short lived retirement when Tracey came knocking at my door and invited me to join the fine team at Blinds and Bubbles. How could I refuse! So I’ve enjoyed learning a different sector of home decor involving window treatments and all that goes along with it. Also, it’s been fun being part of the action at our new location in Home Hardware Downtown Courtenay. I see many new and familiar faces here and enjoy helping them find the perfect product to enhance their windows and ultimately their home.



Samantha – Sales Associate

Samantha is a mom of three boys and joined the team at Blinds and Bubbles in 2020. After a long career in healthcare and administration, she decided it was time for a change. Originally from Toronto Ontario, she travelled overseas for humanitarian work and Vancouver Island was her last stop. She fell in love with the beaches in Tofino, as well as the rainforests along the coast but found the Comox Valley to be where she wanted to plant roots.

She is passionate about helping people, and loves interior decorating so it was perfect fit when deciding to become a design consultant at Blinds and Bubbles. Samantha has also spent some time working in the real estate field where she developed a skill set very helpful to many clients. “I love meeting new people and helping clients bring their vision to life.


“From the very professional and relaxed in-home consultation (at no charge I might add) to the perfectly installed products, all which came at a very reasonable and affordable price. Who knew that shopping for window treatments would be such a pleasant and enjoyable experience? Thanks to Blinds & Bubbles!”

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