Our Experts

 

   
Carolyn Manhatton, President
Phone: (952) 474-5605
Email: cmanhatton@hotmail.com

Owning a business is nothing new to Carolyn Manhatton. Her last business, Move Strategies & Solutions, helped Seniors move from larger homes into smaller homes...it was all about rightsizing, not downsizing. Designing the new home was an important task that often meant moving walls, choosing paint colors, furniture, and carpet for the new nest! Working with people has always been a sweet ingredient in whatever Carolyn has done. When the opportunity to purchase The Color Center came along, Carolyn embraced the change knowing that this would give her the opportunity to use her skills with a wider range of customers. Being from the Excelsior area herself, she knew this was a wonderful location for now and for the future. Having a staff of designers and salespeople dedicated to the same goals was the icing on the cake! She and her staff provide phenomenal customer service, product, and design. Carolyn likes to tell people: “come visit, you'll find the perfect answer for your home!”

 

Jean Thimesch, Designer
Phone: (952) 474-5605
Email: jeanexcpaint@hotmail.com

Jean Thimmesch has been in the design field for over 30 years. She graduated with a BS in Housing from the University of Minnesota and has been helping clients select and coordinate their interior furnishings ever since. Specializing in window fashions and flooring with an eye for color, she brings it all together for residential and commercial settings,making the world beautiful one room at a time.
   

 

 

Jim Hildreth, Senior Colorist
Phone: (952) 474-5605
Email: jim@excelsiorcarpetone.com

Jim started mixing paint in his early twenties. He started at Menards and moved to Lathrop Paint when he was hired by Ralph Olson. Jim worked for Lathrop until it was bought out by Hirshfield’s. He worked both as a handyman as well as a painter at Northwestern Health Science University. Jim was hired by Dale Sherburne and the Color Center and worked for 5 years. Jim has worked for Excelsior Paint & Design since it started. Outside of Excelsior Paint and Design, Jim is a Licensed Mixologist and has worked at various Country Clubs.