The GVS Family

Our Founder: Robert (Bob) Ellison

Our Founder: Robert (Bob) Ellison

In October 2006, Bob founded Gulf View Sliders as a family business that could be passed from generation to generation. Today, GVS is a leader in installation, repair, and maintenance of the finest windows and doors along the Florida Panhandle.

Bob started working for EFCO Corporation in June 1988 as a glazier on the hung window line and then transferred into the office as a storefront factory order writer in October 1991. From there, he was transferred into customer service and promoted to Account Manager in 1993. In August 2003, however, Bob left EFCO headquarters to move to Florida where he went to work for the EFCO Sales Rep in the FL Panhandle, Bassett and Company[Read More]

Corey Ellis

Corey Ellis

Corey Ellis, Bob’s son, is one of the original Managing Members (Partner) of GVS (December 2006).

The idea for GVS was truly conceived largely in prepration for Corey’s future. Currently, Corey does estimating for GVS — the bidding process to procure the jobs. Daily, he works with archtects, planners, and then finally, manages the scheduling for all GVS—supplied materials. [Read More]

Cortney D. Dodds

Cortney D. Dodds

Cortney D. Dodds is one of the original Managing Members (Partner) of GVS (October 2006).

A graduate of Republic High School (Republic, Missouri) and Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), Cortney began working in the manufacturing / construction industry in 1997 for a company called Watson Metal Masters. This company specialized in manufacturing stainless steel process tanks. Beginning as a parts runner and inventory manager, after about a year, Cortney began welding and grinding / polishing. In late 2002, he became a second shift supervisor and ran that shift for about a year-and-a-half… [Read More]

Ray Edward Price

Ray Edward Price

Ed Price is the Field Coordinator and CFO (2008) of GVS

Ray has long been an entrepreneur who wanted to start the business with Bob in the very beginnings of GVS but the timing wasn’t right. However, what is meant to be is meant to be and two years in, in 2008, Ray – Bob’s brother-in-law came on board GVS as well. He currently serves as Field Coordinator and CFO, in addition to being part owner with Bob, Corey, and Cortney… [Read More]

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is the Sales, Business Development, & Project Manager (including estimates) for GVS (2009).

Michael became acquainted with the GVS family while working as an Outside Sales Representative for a glass distributor. GVS was one of his treasured clients for two years… [Read More]