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Owners and Administration

Charlie Boswell, President, Color Wheel in McLeanCharlie Boswell, President, is a third generation owner who began his career during high school. While he has experience in all segments of the business, his greatest area of achievement and passion is paint. He and his wife have three children, one of whom works in the family business. He enjoys the outdoors, family, and working with customers. 
Renate Eschmann, Executive DirectorRenate Eschmann, Executive Director, was in high school when she started working at Color Wheel in 1977. She worked alongside her grandmother Nellie in the wallpaper department, which grew into Color Wheel’s full service Design Center. Her current focus is Finance and Human Resources, but she sneaks in a decorating client’s project every now and then. She is married to Mark Eschmann and has one son, Carson.  

Mary BoswellMary Boswell started working at Color Wheel in 1980 as a framing fitter. Around 1988 she started taking over accounting from Grandma Nellie, in addition to her other responsibilities. She stopped working in June 2000 to take care of Kimberleigh and Taylor, helping out at Christmastime and whenever an extra hand was needed. She returned in 2004, but left in January 2005 when expecting their third child. In October 2014, Mary returned in an Administrative Support position. Born and raised in Vienna, Mary and Charlie met in 1975, when their families attended the same church. They married in 1987. Mary has been active in Relay for Life of Herndon for five years, serving as Team Whoop A$$ captain for the last three years. She enjoys spending time with Charlie and their three children. Her favorite places are the beach and the mountains. Mary’s passion is and always has been to ensure all customers are treated like family. 
Sandy McCrackenSandy McCracken started working at Color Wheel in 2001, serving as Accounting and Human Resource Manager. She departed in 2006 to pursue her accounting degree and other opportunities. With more than 20 years of experience working in accounting using best business practices, Sandy returned as Accounting Manager in 2015. She feels accounting is a vital part to any business, ensuring that her checks and balances are in working order. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her Chihuahua, Bella, watching a great movie, and time spent with family. Sandy is excited to be back and looks forward to lending a helping hand where needed.