Lisa Brand - Principal, President

American Sun Control was founded in 1969 by Glorio Patsy, Jr, Lisa’s father.  Lisa grew up in the business and started working in the company over  summers and during college.  She has owned and operated the business since purchasing it and now runs the residential division of American Sun Control. With her 30 plus years experience the company has enjoyed  consistent growth and becoming the industry leader in Atlanta/Southeast for window shading & lighting control.  Lisa has a love for all aspects of architecture and interior design, but her true passion  shows amid opportunities to influence and mentor through encouragement, development and sharing of her faith.  Having grown up with two brothers, she is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching golf (especially The Masters) and cooking with her husband.  Lisa and her husband Jim are members of Buckhead Church, and reside in Atlanta.

Sarah Ellis - Managing Principal, VP

As managing principal of American Sun Control Commercial Division, Sarah utilizes her extensive industry experience and relationships to ensure ASC customers shine.  When Sarah started at Cooper Lighting to work her way through college she fell in love with the art and science of both natural and artificial light.  After 3 years at Cooper Lighting, Sarah left her technical support role to join the specification team at a lighting and lighting control agency & dedicated 8 years to the development of relationships with specifiers, contractors, distributors & manufacturers by providing a high level of technical expertise & project development.  When she is not on a job site or at the office you will find her outside doing something active, volunteering for charity, serving at church or entertaining family & friends.  Sarah lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, Brandon, and their two sons.

Community Involvement & Professional Associations


AIA - American Institute of Architects

American Cancer Society

ASID - American Society of Interior Designers 

Boy Scouts of America 

Buckhead Church


Christian City 

CREW Construction Real Estate Women

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Girl Scouts of the USA 

Habitat for Humanity 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

MDA One Love Generation 

Prostate Cancer Foundation 

St. Baldrick’s 

Susan G Komen 

WBENC Certified Women's Business Enterprise

Zaban Couples Center 

Our Team

Charis Riddick - Project Manager

Charis brings her decades of experience supporting C level executives for companies like Coca-Cola and Lucent Technologies to deliver white glove service to our customers by anticipating the needs of others.

Julie Ellis - Office Manager

After nearly 20 years working with Forsyth county, Julie's dedicated and focused organizational skills ensure that ASC runs like a well oiled machine all while providing joy to all she meets.

Our Partners

We partner with leading manufacturers in all window treatment categories including our own patented fabric awning extrusion, FABRI-FRAME ™, 3M for film and many other interior window treatment manufacturers.

Our Installers

All of our installers, workrooms and fabricators utilize their decades of experience to provide seamless installations on tight schedules in complex spaces so that our client's expectations are not only met but exceeded.